sharonamy, dont feel you cant have a partner because of BP. once you are stabilized you can meet the right person as long as you explain it to them. I explained it to Dan when he was just my BF back then, and he stuck around we had a hard time, but I can not do this alone!
I tried Prozac for 4 days and hated it so I cannot help you there, but Tsohl is correct that with meds, you wont feel normal (what is that anyways? he he) until you are at your correct dose.
Let me know how it works, when it does, as that is one of the meds I was thinking of asking as I tried LIthium and Depakote and hate them.
I also think Lamactil might be good everyone says good stuff. And maybe seroquel if I still need one more.
I am American but live in London, so I use NHS for now too. What is a CPN? I thought it was a nurse, so that makes no sense why a nurse would help you with a mental situation. It must not be a nurse right? Maybe that is what it is in USA! But not in UK/
and Tsohl, yes the UK do things very different to the states, why I am finding it so hard, as I already had a diagnosis from 7 yrs ago and now we are going back to the beginning, first they said I was just depressed and need coping skills then said ok try Prozac and no counseling or psychotherapy or whatever kind of help or change in meds. (because they were not working)
well good luck, I hope your meds level works out and you stop feeling anxious and weird. that is how Prozac made me, but worse I flipped out to manic for a month! on and off and I am BPII and don't get manic much!