Re: hello everyone need help - daughter is bipolar
Manic occurring most of time, during night, both Bipolar I and II, as you've been witnessing already.
I truly understand your overwheling emontion and feelings over your daughter's Bipolar I with psychotic. Sounds to me like she was recently dx'ed and you, the Mom and also your daughter, herself does not know about Bipolar well. Unfortunately, Bipolar is a life-long and also a long and hard-road journey to get under control, next to Schizophrenia.
Along with the NAMI as suggesting, above, it's also a local mental illness support group or exclusively teen-Bipolar web-support-sites might be a BIG help.
Furthermore, Bp may get worse if untreated and NOT-right medication/med. combo she's on. Normally, any newly-dx'ed Bipolar are needed frequent visits, twice weekly to her pdoc., becauuse her pdoc. needs to know whether rx'ed med./Abilify is truly working on her. As reading your two threads on this board, it sounds to me like she needs A.P. combo., like Abilify and Zyprexa. Zyprexa is said to be calming effect while Abilify is effective to Bp I manic, such as psychosis. Besides, Zyprexa is so calming that most of folks sleep all nights without interruption/bathroom. Unlike healthy folks, any mental illnesses needs sound and good night sleep with at least 8 hours', that is said to help brain chemical. Also, daily excercise, like walking and biking for good blood circulation to the brain.
In my suggestion, you, as the Mom, call her pdoc. not twice, even more to explain about an urgencyof your daughter's unstable and angry outbursts.
There are a number of pdocs., however severe mental illnesses such as Schizo and Bipolar needs a good and EXPERT pdoc., who is capable to find a right med. combo. with less side-effects. Everyone's brain chemical is so different that one med. works on is not necessary to work on other Bipolars.
Plese post back if there is question/questions to ask.
Last edited by Amanda06; 11-19-2007 at 09:39 AM.