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God, I'm so sorry. Can relate more than you know. When you're feeling that down, it feels impossible to get the very help you need to get out of it. Is there anyone you can ask for help to get the process started? If not, can you try writing down every step of what you need to do, then day by day chip away at that list, take small steps? I know it's overwhelming when you already feel like that. If you can't get help getting help, if you can't write a list then chip away in small bits, is there a need to call an urgent helpline in your area? It's great you're talking here, that is a step. Keep taking these small steps.
 
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Hi all,

I have been diagnosed with bipolar affecttive disored (it doesn't say whther it 1 or 2) and put on lithium. I am also taking an antipsychotic. Recently some of my symptoms came back such as suicidal thoughts, agitation and low mood. The NHS psychiatrist said they cannot give me an anti-depressant(because might go manic) nor increase the lithium (i've been getting side effects such as stomach problems and dizziness from lithium). Instead they suggested increasing my anti-psychotic which I am not a big fan of. I know people here are not doctors but do you think increasing the anti-psychotic is a solution? Should I seek a second opinion? Thanks!
I don't think it ever hurts to seek a second opinion from another qualified doctor.
 
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