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Change doctors! Could you describe in a little more detail what symptoms exactly you are experiencing? That would be helpful in order to understand your medication prescriptions and why? Nursing school is probably not the best idea until you can get symptoms and mood stablized. Your psychiatrist should be able to help discuss these issues, if you do not like your doctor, i highly recommend you change doctors. Sometimes things do feel worse before they get better. How long have you been on this medication therapy?
My symptoms are as follows: one day I'll be up doing things non-stop. One day in particular, I took all of the extenion/power/cable cords laying around the house, I wrapped each one separately, and placed each in its own ziplock bag. I'll work non-stop around the house until it is meticulously clean, I'll sweep, mop, dust 3 or 4 times in one day, iron clothes that are already pressed, wash clothes, because I have to do something. On some days, I just don't have the energy to get out of bed. I'll lay there all day under the covers. I was at a point in September, where I was sleeping under the kitchen table in order to feel safe. This is when I first saw a psychiatrist for my situation. I was having a bad weekend, just wasn't feeling like myself. I work up this morning, swept, mopped the floor, went pick up a few groceries, and when I went bring a friend something at work, on the middle of the interstate, I just busted out crying for no reason. Since I was feeling like this all weeked, I called my psychiatrist to get an appointment today, but he told me that until my carbamazepime and lithium levels come back from the lab, he really doesn't want to touch that medicine, so he added Zyprexa. My main point is that in A & P 2, we are studying the endocrine system. I can read the chapter 3, 4 even 5 times, and nothing comprehends. I have NO short term memory and cannot make cohesive sentenances. I was diagnosed as being rapid-cycling manic-depressive in September, but none of my memory problems started until the lithium was added.
Thanks for all the wonderful feedback so far.