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09 Oct 2006
I never even knew what bipolar disorder meant untill we lost everything to crack addiction about a month ago. My husband was admitted to SANCA and I was left to kick the addiction the hard way........ me and my babies were sent to live with my mother. I still had to go to work everyday and go about dailly routine as normal, or as normal as it could be. I hate the stuff now and cant believe I put my family through this! My husband who was in a rehab had a setback on friday and I was strong enough not to sucumb to temptation. This actually has nothing to do with my question, but I'm just p.......... abbout it! My husband was put on seroquel and cipralex. I did some reserch and discovered bipolar which he definattly has. Me on the other hand, also have most of these symptoms and have had it as far back as i can remember. I am not taking any medication for this because as soon as the depression gets to much i suddenly switch to the mania and all seems well. I am trying to get my family back together and make up for all the lost time with my children and husband, but i find that I am prone to temper tantrims. I dont hit i just scream and I feel that I am doing more harm now than when i was on the drugs. I;m not saying i wanna go back, never!!!!!!!!!!! I have this increadible ringing sensation in my ears ever since my addiction and it is scaring because i have constant head aches. I was taking Alzam while my husband was in rehab and that quited the sound, but now i'm not taking anything and its becoming unbearable.
Neither seroquel or cipralex ( both very expensive drugs in their categories ) have anything to do with treating substance abuse as such. If he has bipolar disorder, then these are popular among treatments for this, though again, other, cheaper alternatives work just as well. Whether or not you also have Bipolar Disorder, or Depression, or anything, can only become clear if you see and get a proper assessment from a shrink and advice, based on those findings, as to what might help you. Irritability can be related to depression, or bipolar disorder, or to crack abuse, or withdrawal from crack ( as can a depressed mood ). Alzam is a sedative tranquillizer to which one can become dependent, too, so be cautious. See a good local shrink and get a proper diagnosis, and advice on treatment based on that.
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