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Old 09-10-2012, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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So glad to know your wife is doing better. My family has a long history of folks with these kinds of probems. Namely my mother and my now adult son.

I know how difficult your life can be and I urge you to do what another poster suggested by getting some great information from the NAMI organization. It is in every state and has their headquarters in DC. We found their support to be life-saving for us. I think you can google and find the information that way. Most communities have local groups - no cost support groups of family members - of those that are ill. Check it out - you won't regret it.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:09 PM
 
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I agree with everyone who said your wife is lucky to have you...we need more people in the world like you.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:45 PM
 
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Yeah. OP...You are truly a fine example of the type support and love people who suffer from mental illness need....mental illness is a biological disorder...not a choice. Thank you for all of us who have fought the fight. God bless you and your Wife and family.
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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You did the right thing, you are a great husband and father and I am glad she is doing better.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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You sound like a very patient, understanding man. I worked as a pysch nurse for many years, and one thing you learn is that hospital stays are part of the BP life at times. They need to have their meds tweeked every so often. BTW. my 23 year old son was just diagnosed with BP last October after a week of manic behaivor and 7 days of NO sleep, hallucinations etc. They have him on new meds (latuda and celexa) and he is doing better, but it will be a life long battle. Remember to take care of yourself as well.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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I work within a Behavioral Health Facility ... my heart goes out to anyone living with a mental illness- It's sad, really ... I work mostly with patients that have Schizophrenia. It can be downright alarming their behavior ... If she is in an actual psychiatric lockdown unit, and is acting out, she has no choice in taking meds- if she won't voluntarily take them, they'll be forced by a doctors order. Once the order comes through, the RNs can administer them.

Like some said, she may just need her meds looked at, and tweeked a bit ...

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Old 09-25-2012, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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Remember I said they need to have their meds tweeked every so often? My son just had his tweeked today. He was having some extra pyrimidal effects.....hopefully, this will resolve it. To the OP, I am glad your wife is better. Be well.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:21 PM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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Remember I said they need to have their meds tweeked every so often? My son just had his tweeked today. He was having some extra pyrimidal effects.....hopefully, this will resolve it. To the OP, I am glad your wife is better. Be well.

hope your son improves. Mental illness can be a lonely road.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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hope your son improves. Mental illness can be a lonely road.
Thank you Pippy. Its been a rough 10 years for me. Had a back surgery that almost killed me, lost my Mom 10 days after that, my husband suddenly, 13 months after that.....then my Dad suddenly on Christmas morning 2008. Finally moved back to NJ, and he gets sick suddenly with BP. I just hope the meds work. I cried for weeks......
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:44 AM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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Thank you Pippy. Its been a rough 10 years for me. Had a back surgery that almost killed me, lost my Mom 10 days after that, my husband suddenly, 13 months after that.....then my Dad suddenly on Christmas morning 2008. Finally moved back to NJ, and he gets sick suddenly with BP. I just hope the meds work. I cried for weeks......
so so sorry. Hang in there. We have no choice-right? HUGS
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