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Feel like I’m spiraling

h_put2021

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I feel like I’m spiraling and cannot catch a grip on myself. I’m ultra rapid cycling and I go from happy to anxious to irritable to sad and depressed in a single day and it’s driving me nuts.

I feel like I’m crazy and just want to be like a normal person for once. I hate this.... I really do. Why am I like this.
 
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Your brain doesn't work properly?
You are not taking good care of yourself?
 
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Your brain doesn't work properly?
You are not taking good care of yourself?
I mean I’m trying but it’s not a “fix all.” I try to exercise, I’m on new meds and I go to counseling. My weird brain chemistry is just always going to be my Achilles heel.
 
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I am under the care of a psychiatrist and I used to get this rapid cycling in a matter of minutes. I think the addition on a second antipsychotic (Abilify) and an anti-anxiety med called lorazepam helped
 
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I am under the care of a psychiatrist and I used to get this rapid cycling in a matter of minutes. I think the addition on a second antipsychotic (Abilify) and an anti-anxiety med called lorazepam helped
I may ask if I can be given lorazepam. It helped me previously to bring myself back down.
 
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Just hang in there. I was where you were 6 months ago and trust me it does get better. Eventually you will leave all of this behind and it will seem like just a bad dream you had. Lorazepam can help take the edge off in the short run, but its not a long term solution and is very addictive. I was addicted to Ambien before I got treatment for bipolar disorder and withdrawal from it was hell. I even had a seizure. People say quitting benzos is worse than heroin withdrawal.
 
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Just hang in there. I was where you were 6 months ago and trust me it does get better. Eventually you will leave all of this behind and it will seem like just a bad dream you had. Lorazepam can help take the edge off in the short run, but its not a long term solution and is very addictive. I was addicted to Ambien before I got treatment for bipolar disorder and withdrawal from it was hell. I even had a seizure. People say quitting benzos is worse than heroin withdrawal.
You have a good point. I may ask if there is a similar drug, but with less addictive tendencies.
 
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