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Re: Lithium

Posted by roscopeeco on February 2, 2011, at 4:41:19

In reply to Re: Lithium, posted by MissThang on January 31, 2011, at 4:58:34

No. I have a friend that is really bad off and she has tried tegretol and didn't like it. She is pretty much antimeds right now. Her mom is a psychologist and says she is bipolar. My friend, on the other hand, doesn't think she is bipolar at all. I know she is a hypochondriac for sure. She called me up desperate saying her mom was going to put her in a day program and start her on lithium. She said they were going to "kill her". She said she has been picking at her face and pulling her hair out. She is doing very bad right now. I told her to give the lithium a try, but she didn't want to hear any of it. According to her she was on amphetamines for ten years and was stable, but moved back to memphis and had a psychotic break and her Dr. and her mother forced her off amphetamines. She is now going to NA and they have her convinced she is a drug addict, which is garbage. I won't go into the definition of a true addict. Part of me wants to tell her to start up the amphetamines for a quick fix until she gets her head on straight, but I don't know if that is the right thing to do. Who knows. I would like to help her more but she kind of wears me out. She is all over the place during a phone conversation. I am so busy these days. Not to mention the fact that talking to her brings me down. To tell you the truth it kind of makes me depressed. I was hoping she would try the lithium because it is the gold standard in bipolar therapy and has a relatively quick onset of action, but she isn't going to do it. When I was at my bottom I could tolerate talking to her, but now that I am feeling a little better I don't want her to bring me down. It sounds selfish I know. I am just too sensitive to what she talks about. It is scary. I know that I was depressed and still am, but she is on another level with very odd behavior. Whenever I talk to her, I think to myself ... "I hope I never get like her". I don't think it passingly like some people would say and never get it another thought. I dwell on it sometimes.




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