Hospital for medical reasons, bipolar meds needed – going back on.

Going off the bipolar meds and anxiety meds most likely caused my hospital stay. My sugars were extremely high, my chest was tight and had painful fluttering, my blood pressure was high and so was my heart rate. I was dizzy and out of breath.

They did all the cardiac tests including a cardiac catheterization. My heart is fine which is good news. I caught a nasty cough from my roommate in the hospital. Still have it and it is almost 3 weeks later.

Went to Endochrinologist for my blood sugars. He left me on most of my oral meds and added Victoza which is a daily injection in my belly. Now I have no appetite at all. Sugars too low and the thought of food makes me sick to my stomach. Friends and family want me to eat and I don’t want to.

Extreme anxiety sent me back on Klonopin and now extreme depression has me refusing to get out of bed and also could be part of refusal to eat. Going back on bipolar meds as well. I can’t take this. I tried going without. Just can’t!

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

22 thoughts on “Hospital for medical reasons, bipolar meds needed – going back on.

  1. smilebe4tears

    Your always in my thoughts and prayers! Sorry, I haven’t been around my insurance company decided that it’s okay to deny me insulin, lidocaine patches, and test strips. Out of options except to change insurance and start all over. But barley hanging on!

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    1. Tessa Post author

      I am more interested in getting my health back in control. My diabetes is slower going with the oral meds, but the victoza made my sugars too low and took away my appetite. The thought of food made me sick to my stomach. I think I just might be ready to work on my health. Thanks for all your support.

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      1. Doctor Jonathan

        Sounds like the MIND is prepping the body for some NEEDED healthy changes! Your body may go through some withdrawal as you remove addictive food substances from your dietary habits. This is a NORMAL response. I’m telling you this to make certain you are prepared in advance. This is your body’s own natural detoxification process. Be patient, there will be light at the end of the tunnel. 🙂

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  2. bethanyk

    Oh my gosh you have been through so much. It is so understandable that you have anxiety and depression but I know this combination is so miserable! Wishing you to not have anxiety and depression from the bottom of my heart. It is just so hard to cope with these two on TOP of illnesses. Hoping you have a better day and get over the cold soon

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