can't take it
My husband was offically diagnosed with Biopolar II and he has a serious rage issue. In May 2011, he was given Abilify but gained 30 pounds which made him depressed. He got the Abilify and was convinced there was nothing wrong with him. Well, of course, there was and then went back to the Psych in June 2012, he was given Geodon, we talked to the Psych and he started by husband with 60mg in the evening.
He seems so relaxed. He has lost 25 pounds so far. The irritability is gone and he seems happier. We are in the middle of a separation and so it's hard on him but it so obvious this medication has really helped. He was supposed to add two pills (total 120mg) in the evening but so far he is only taking one pill. It makes him very sleepy and sometimes at night it takes him forever to sleep but he so much better overall. I am trying to get him to take a 9pm and not 10:30pm but we keep forgetting.
It really took a toll on our marriage; and during my pregnancy I have no idea how i got through and we have a beautiful baby girl that we love so much. I could live with him but he wants his 3 other kids and to continue taking care of MIL and -- i just cant do it. The 3 teenage age kids have issue and so does the MIL.
Diagnoised with Hashimoto 2005, but probably have had it since 2001.