672788 tn?1238120672

Getting sick again

I haven't ever felt so good in my life as I have these past few months.  But now I feel myslef slipping back into my illness.  What happened?  And why so fast?  It's just not fair.....why couldn't I stay well longer?  Now that it's not working anymore, I'm tempted to quit my meds just so I can spiral to the bottom faster so I can be fixed faster.  I don't suppose that would work though, would it?

I don't know what to do.  It's almost worse now that I know what it feels like to be well.  I am desparate to not get sick.  Please help.....
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585414 tn?1288941302
No you definitely need to stay on medication. It just might not be working as well as before. What medication are you on now? There are a wide variety of options as regards mood stabilizers. Speak to your psychiatrist about this.
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yes seek your professionals for advice.
talk to close friends, surport net work.
672788 tn?1238120672
Hmm.  I guess I wasn't clear in my message.  I don't want to stop my meds.  I believe that they are not working as well.

The lithium, in order for it to really work, it seems that I need to be on a dosage that is toxic.  If it's not one thing, it's another.....

What I really need to know is if the downward spiral is inevitable?
585414 tn?1288941302
No its not. When lithium stopped working for me Lamictal was of great help. We have the other known mood stabilizers listed on the links page but Lamictal if you haven't tried it was great for me for rapid cycling. You could ask your psychiatrist about that.
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