- May 25, 2019
- Ft Lauderdale
Hi all. I had a hysterectomy last December, which was a terrible experience with a doctor who ditched me to go on vacation and his backup doc was unavailable and I’d been newly on Buspirone for like a month prior. After the surgery, I did not sleep more than an hour a night for three weeks because of pain and the constant urge to go to the bathroom, which no one told me about. This I guess threw me into a manic episode and I couldn’t turn off my brain. I wrote a novel but wrote another one at the same time. It was so crazy. I had all sorts of strange thoughts and experiences I won’t go into but now I’ve been diagnosed as bipolar. One psych in the hospital, where I checked myself in, said so and put me on lithium, but I gained a ton of weight in a month, very upsetting for someone who lost a hundred lbs on her own. Another psych now switched me to latuda. And topomax. Can’t taste anything and I’ve been suicidally depressed and ready to leave my husband and quit my job. I feel hopeless for getting proper help. I’ve been depressed my whole life, chronic depression and GAD the typical diagnoses, but I’m not sure I’m bipolar or that it matters. I just need help and am losing faith that any doc or shrink or drug will cut it. I have been much worse since surgery. Hormone check shows they’re not to blame. Please help!