Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 459929

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when to go into hospital?

Posted by Spriggy on February 18, 2005, at 12:34:06


I really can't take this anymore. I don't know if I'm going crazy, still messed up chemically from the Lexapro, am bipolar, or what but I've never felt more desperate in all my life.

I feel like I'm trying to come out of my skin, my insides literally feel "jumpy" all the time, I can't stop the racing thoughts, and no matter how much I pray and cry out to God for help, I feel no relief.

I can't imagine feeling this way one more day- I am desperate.

How do you know when it's time to in for treatment?

 

Re: when to go into hospital? Spriggy

Posted by ed_uk on February 18, 2005, at 12:54:50

In reply to when to go into hospital?, posted by Spriggy on February 18, 2005, at 12:34:06

Hi S :-)

I think it could be time to go to hospital. I think you might need medication, at least temporarily, and your reaction to any medication would need to be closely monitored- given your history of bad reactions. I still believe you'll recover soon, but if you can't manage another day, it's time to go to hospital.

Best Wishes,
Ed.

 

Re: when to go into hospital?

Posted by Phillipa on February 18, 2005, at 14:13:16

In reply to Re: when to go into hospital? Spriggy, posted by ed_uk on February 18, 2005, at 12:54:50

It's your decision. If you're in the USA, suicidal thoughts are an indication. Do what you feel is right, don't suffer. My thoughts are with you. Fondly, Phillipa

 

Re: when to go into hospital?

Posted by NealMcCoy on February 18, 2005, at 14:36:13

In reply to when to go into hospital?, posted by Spriggy on February 18, 2005, at 12:34:06

I think I read that you got these symptoms after you took the lexapro? Correct me if i'm wrong. Is it akathisia that you believe you are suffering from? Have you stopped the lexapro?

I would go to the hospital. I know how you are feeling right now. I hate recommending medication, but in this case it is probably required. You'll be okay. I have been in similar circumstances and have come out to the other side.

 

Re: when to go into hospital?

Posted by Maxime on February 18, 2005, at 22:10:06

In reply to when to go into hospital?, posted by Spriggy on February 18, 2005, at 12:34:06

Now would be a good time. When you can't cope any more then it's time. Of course you should talk to your pdoc first.

Let us know how you are doing, okay? I will pray for you.

Maxime

 

Re: when to go into hospital?

Posted by Jen2 on February 18, 2005, at 22:30:35

In reply to when to go into hospital?, posted by Spriggy on February 18, 2005, at 12:34:06

I agree with the others here. I think that when you get to the point where you're asking yourself if it's time to go to hospital, it might be an indication that it's time to go to hospital. I'll be sending you my positive thoughts.

Jen

 

Re: when to go into hospital?

Posted by holymama on February 19, 2005, at 0:37:21

In reply to Re: when to go into hospital?, posted by Jen2 on February 18, 2005, at 22:30:35

Hi Spriggy, that's what the hospital is there for! It's no mystery how a psych hospital works, like you might think. You don't have to be 'crazy', just under mental distress. You can go there for a few days and have a second opinion about your situation, and get some help to feel better, whether it's more meds or waiting out a withdrawel. There is a logical answer to this. I went into a hospital once while withdrawing/having side effects from meds, and they helped me a lot, and the experience in the hospital was rather enjoyable. I was able to relax and feel safe and felt like people there knew what they were doing. Good luck, don't keep torturing yourself. Let someone else figure out the puzzle. ~Autumn~

 

Re: when to go into hospital?

Posted by Sebastian on February 19, 2005, at 10:07:26

In reply to when to go into hospital?, posted by Spriggy on February 18, 2005, at 12:34:06

You need a med for bi-polar, like depakote, or some mood stabilizer, befor the hospital, unless you are suicidal, then go to hospital, or if you want to do some thing crazy. If you feel like going crazy try a anti-psychotic like low dose zyprexa, a very good one. Zyprexa can also be used for bi-polar. Usualy they don't just use a anti-depresant like lexapro for bi-polar. also from what I hear lexapro can act like a stimulant. Which can make you feel like crawling out of your skin, when all by it self.


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