Monday, May 17, 2010

Where I've Been

In crisis, that's where. Okay, well, that may be a little dramatic. But it has been not so fun around here. Taz has been completely unstable. So much that I called the psychiatrist on Friday morning and demanded he do a med change over the phone. He wouldn't. But he gave us an emergency appointment for tomorrow afternoon.

But alas, sometimes life hates me. And after Friday, Taz has totally mellowed out. He had a great weekend and a pretty good day today. But such is the way bipolar works. We get week of hell then a few days of sunshine. It feels great but also has me on edge waiting for the fall-out. Well, tomorrow we go see Dr. S and I have a feeling he is going to switch the risperdal for abilify. Honestly, I am eager for the change. Risperdal seems to have almost entirely lost it's effect and Taz went off the Depakote a while ago because he was in a depressed state pretty much all the time while on it. Not to mention gaining 5 pounds in just a few weeks.

So...we're probably back to square one. I'll update after tomorrow's appointment.

Oh, by the way. My posting might be a bit sketchy this next week or so. We are in the middle of moving this week and it's been a little hectic.


  1. I am sorry to hear about what has been going on. Can't wait to hear about the appointment. And a exciting but you must be stressed.

  2. My 17 yo daughter had the best 2 weeks she'd had in the past several years - smiling, hanging out with me, all sorts of good stuff - and then saturday she came to the pool with us and then we traded hair cuts ... last two days, nothing but angry and depressed and mean again. I need to figure out how to ride these waves without taking it personally, cuz she had seriously bad reactions to the first three meds they tried, and she's unwilling to try again atm.

    good luck w the move!

  3. I'm sorry it's been rough, and I really hope the move goes well!