I don't know how much longer I can handle this bipolar issue.

@nelly5 (1425)
United States
May 9, 2007 7:59pm CST
Okay, so I come home from the grocery store, after working in a hot and sweaty factory today..I am tired and just feeling exhausted. I walk into my youngest (who is 8) saying that his brother (who is 12) had grabbed him by the head and shoved him into the door. So I told my oldest to come out into the room I was in. I asked him, did you put your hands on your brother? As soon, as I did, he starts screaming at me and got right in my face screaming and really just freaking out. I basically pushed him back onto the couch and sat across him and held his hands down because he started screaming/kicking/scratching. I held him down for probably a good 20 minutes while he screamed vulgar and rude things to me and his brother and sister the entire time. He threatened to kill me, he hopes I die and burn in hell (this isn't the first time I have heard this). He even said that maybe our house will catch on fire and we will all die. When he is like this, it just isn't him, I look into his eyes and it is like he isn't in there. Now my other two children who are 8 (boy) and 11 (girl) are afraid and said they are afraid he will try to hurt them tonight, so basically they are afraid to sleep and they are going to sleep in my room tonight (their dad is a truck driver and not home right now). Anyhow, I can't even say much about all this right now, I just had to get some of it out, I am exhausted and just tired of dealing with this. The doctors/psychiatrist say he has bipolar, he is on medications, he sees a psychiatrist...I am just lost at what else to do, my other children and I should not have to live in fear. I would appreciate any input that you all could give. from a frazzled, exhausted, worn out mother.
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@DavidReedy (2411)
• United States
10 May 07
wow, this is a fantastic post, and a very tough situation you are in. Don't the docs have anything better to do than put him on medication? Is he recieving some sort of therapy? If no, I would say he needs to be. Also, how does your husband/the father handle things? Maybe, and this is harsh, but maybe you two should consider some career changes--so that perhaps you can get a little bit of a break now and then, so that the father can spend some time at home with the kids, and so the boy can have a male nurturing/disciplinarian figure around. Sometimes kids go through "phases", but I am afraid for you and your family, because if this behaviour isn't squelched soon it could become, as you are all too well aware, dangerous for all of you. Nip it in the butt, ASAP.
@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
10 May 07
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and for responding. Yes, my husband and I have talked about him making a career change but right at this moment, it is just not possible. We live in an area where the job market is very soft right now, it took me six months to find a job. He has looked into getting another truck driving job where he would be home every night or at least 3 nights a week and the weekend. Oh how great that would be, I don't know how much more of this I can handle on my own. My husband (yes he is my childrens father) does great with the kids when he is home. But you know, my oldest has never had one of these great fits when his dad is home. I have talked with psychiatrist and read about it in books and the reason people who have bipolar may only have these episodes with certain people or at certain places is because it is where they feel most comfortable. But yes, you are correct something has to be done ASAP, my other children and I should not have to live this way, and neither should my oldest, something is wrong, something is going on in his head and I want to help...uuuughh...sigh. =( Thanks again for posting a response.
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@eden32 (3975)
• United States
10 May 07
My eldest had some mental health issues too. It's so hard on everyone in the family. At his age, getting the right medication is even harder. What works for him now may not work in a few months as normal hormone changes occur. We tried lots of things with varying degrees of success. One of his things was going into his room & just throwing everything he owned against the walls. He expressed an interest in fish one year, so for Christmas I bought him a huge fish tank & allowed him to decorate it & buy the fish for it. He never threw stuff in his room again because he valued that tank. If that hadn't worked, it would have been a huge mess! I also taught him how to mediate.(Could just as easily be teaching him to pray if your religion doesn't approve of meditation.)Suggesting that he meditate when he was just starting to meltdown would sometimes help. But once he was in full-blown temper tantrum, it wouldn't do anything. Don't lose faith. Your son is inside of that person you see losing control. It may not seem it, but inside he's just as lost, confused & scared as what he's projecting to you & your family. Switch docs if you're not seeing good results. Even a great doctor isn't going to be a great match for every child.
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@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
10 May 07
Aww, thank you so much for your response, I cried as I read this, I don't want to lose faith. I am really trying but get this, of course that (faith, church) is just another thing that causes a fight with him. He wants nothing to do with God. In fact during the episode today, I said I am going to pray for you, and he said, (screaming) NO! DON'T! GOD HATES ME!! That breaks my heart!! I can't believe he feels that way...sigh,(tear drop =( I am just really saddened right now). You are so very correct, once he is in the midst of a full blown tantrum, NOTHING will help, and some people can't understand that so I am happy to hear from someone who truely understands. I am presently looking at getting him a new doctor and I certainly think that his medicines need adjusted. Thank you so much for your response and God bless you for making it through with your son.
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@eden32 (3975)
• United States
10 May 07
Thank you for your kind words. Do you have a good support network around you? If you don't, seek one out. Perhaps his doctor can suggest a support group, enlist your friends & family to relieve you sometimes and take time for yourself too. My son still has bad days. But as he's gotten older, he does have more self-control & he has learned safer ways to handle his anger. He also has some perspective now. He does get that it's as "real" of disease as diabetes or heart disease. Mental illness is a real disease. You didn't cause it, and he didn't ask for it. Just like any disease, treatments aren't one size fits all. Keep at your doctors, enlist his school's help (does he have an ed plan?).
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
10 May 07
eden32 - I just wanted to say that it was wonderful of you to offer up suggestions. I have no clue what you all are going through since I have not had any experience with this, but it is refreshing to see that people will offer up help when needed! Sometimes a different way of doing something will be the way that works!
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@rx4life (1931)
• United States
10 May 07
God Bless you..you have a tough job, Mom...this is such a sad disease but can be controlled eventually. Do you have the phone number of the psychiatrist for these outbreaks? Perhaps the medications need to be re-addressed and dosed differently. I feel so badly for you and your family...and you DO have to take some of his threats seriously. Some bi-polar people act out those irrational thoughts..you really need to see if the Dr. can see him soon and discuss this with him..Is he responsible for his own medications? Does someone watch him take them and check his mouth to make sure they are swallowed? This may seem paranoid but is very important as many bi-polar people begin to see their medicines as bad and they avoid taking them which only makes the situation worse... Please try to call the Dr....he should have emergency plans for you and you should follow them..when these things get out of control you are no longer dealing with a rational human being...I don't say this to scare you..but to warn you of the reality of the situation. The proper medication dosage is vitally important and can change the lives of all involved...with children growing and chemicals changing in their lives so fast sometimes things have to be evaluated more often...Even if things are better tomorrow these things need to be reported to the physician so he knows what is going on...Best to you all...You are in my thoughts and prayers...
@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
10 May 07
Yes, it is a very sad disease =( I know I do have to take some of his threats seriously. I have told my mom and my husband, that if I die from being murdered it will be at the very hands of my son. That breaks my heart to say that, but I have seen how he gets when in a rage, and it is very scary. As for the medications, he was lieing to me and wasn't taking them properly, so yes, I started to watch him take them, and so he was taking them, well I just started a new job and I leave in the morning before he eats breakfast, therefore, he doesn't take his pill until after I leave...well I don't believe he has taken it that last few days (well his morning dose). He has taken his evening dose, but it doesn't help if he doesn't have the right dose. This past fall he did stay for about 4 days in a behavioral health hospital and I am afraid that it is going to have to happen again. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and respond to my discussion and thank you so much for the prayers. We need them more than ever right now.
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@SheliaLee (2738)
• United States
10 May 07
Dear Sister, My heart hurts for you. I wish I could give you some more advice but from the other responses I agree with all of them. If you can get him to a doctor and get his medicine adjusted hopefully that will help him and you. I know that you and your family are going through great hardship with this right now and I want you to know that I'm going to be praying for you and your family. I just felt led to stop and pray for you just now. I have been nearly in tears with you and I don't say that lightly. I pray that you will feel God's peace around you and your family even now in a way that you will know it is only Him. Please know my prayers are with you. God Bless You and Your Family. SheliaLee
@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
10 May 07
Shelialee...aww, thank you so very much. You know I have to share this with you, being that you are also a believer. I have fallen back in my walk with God and just recently have began walking strong with Him. It seems that everytime I do get close to God again, my son and I really have problems. I feel that the devil is using him to try to keep me away from God, as I said in another post, it is a huge fight on Sunday mornings to get him to go to church. He is a total grouch at church and wants nothing to do with God, thank you so much for your prayers. I appreciate them more than you know. May God bless you and yours.
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• United States
10 May 07
Sweetie, it sounds to me like it is either that he is not on the right meds or that he is not actually bipolar, but something else. Perhaps you can talk his doctor into putting him on something else as a trial for a little while. Make sure they keep a watchful eye on his kidneys and liver. Out of pure curiosity, what meds are he on?
@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
10 May 07
He is taking lithium and they do blood draws to keep an eye on things. I don't know what else it could be if it isn't bipolar, any suggestions of what I could be looking at? Thanks for you response and God Bless you.
@nigtvamp (102)
• United States
10 May 07
Yikes! I can only imagine how hard this must be for you. That definitely does sound like a manic episode due to the bipolar. Does he have episodes like this very often? Does he seem to have certain things that trigger it? I will have to agree with the other commenters though. It sounds like he does need to have his medication adjusted. Had he been on this one very long? Maybe it has stopped working? I know some people can become adapted to their medication and it virtually stops working. My mom has CFS and every few years it seems she has to have hers changed so she will be able to function again. Some other questions. Does he do well in school? Do you know if he is having problems with any of his classmates? Any of the teachers? It might be a good idea to visit his school one day an talk face to face with his teachers to see if maybe there is something going on that he hasn't shared, like conflicts with others. It sounds like your family is very spiritual. Perhaps some spiritual guidence might help? Like maybe from a priest or similar spiritual leader for your families beliefs. If he thinks God hates him, then that has to be tearing him up inside. But I can see how easy it would be for him to feel like God hates him. It's hard to witness someone going through these episodes on the outside, but it is hell having to live through them. It would be easy to see it as a curse from God. Don't give up hope! ::hugs:: You are strong, your family is strong. You will get through this together and come out stronger for it.
@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
10 May 07
Yes, it is very hard for me. =( He does have these episodes pretty often. At least once or twice a week he will have a fit of severe rage. Yes, there are certain things that trigger it...ANYONE of authority, me, and going to church are just a few of the triggers. He has only been on his lithium since this past october when they diagnosed him as having bipolar. About school, he does pretty good in school. His grades are usually pretty good. He may have problems with some classmates or some teachers, but he is never happy and he always has problems with so many people...and to him, it is always the other persons fault. He wants nothing to do with God and also wants nothing to do with my Pastor because my Pastor was forced to call the cops on him once when we were there and he went off on me and was refusing to go home with me and was going to run away...a long story..but that is the gist of it. I guess the only thing I could do is see if there is a male figure in the church, other than my Pastor who would talk with him and spend some time with him. Thanks for you post and your advice. God Bless you.
@fox123 (285)
• Philippines
10 May 07
I understand what you feel at that very moment..but you have to be more patient on him and try understanding him more..any mischief he had done , try resolving it in a peaceful way as much as you can ..let him understand about the mistakes he have done in a soft voice..maybe he wont react much.
• United States
10 May 07
I imagine it is hard to react in a peaceful soft voice when someone is coming at you in a physically menacing way and screaming profanities. It is better to restrain him until he is calm - then try to speak calmly. Violence cannot be tolerated, but you don't have to "punish" him with more violence. Restraint is the best option. I think she did the best thing she could do.
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@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
10 May 07
Oh I wish I could express to you just how patient I have been with him. I tried to resolve it in a peaceful way but when dealing with someone who has bipolar, you could be saying something in a peaceful way and it just won't matter...they still do not see it in that peaceful manner, or they may..but, what you say may set them off. When he is charging towards me and basically "freaking" out, I have to control him, I will not let him hurt himself, his siblings or myself, therefore, I restrained him for a good 20 minutes until he had calmed down some. Thanks for your post, and May God bless you.
@emeraldisle (13141)
• United States
10 May 07
I do have to agree with a few others here and say that it sounds like either his meds aren't the right ones for him or there is more going on then just bipolar. I've been bipolar all my life, so has my sister and my niece who is 12 is bipolar as well. I've never seen that violent of a behavior in any of us. Not to that extreme. It could be his medication is making him worse or he has more wrong then just bipolar. You should get in touch with his doctor. Do not put it off please. We had problems with my niece with medications making her worse and it was a nightmare because the doctor kept canceling appointments. We finally got her meds adjusted and she's been doing really good since. If you don't mind my asking what medications do they have him on?
@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
10 May 07
I do understand that not everyone with bipolar will act the same. I have heard from a few different doctors that the violent outburst are a very common factor in many bipolar cases. He is only taking lithium right now. He was taking seraquel to help him sleep at night but that was making him wet to bed every single night so he was taken off of it. He has been sleeping okay, not the greatest though. Thanks for your advice. May God bless you.
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@emeraldisle (13141)
• United States
10 May 07
Lithium is a standard with it but I never heard of seraquel. My niece is on Trazadone for her sleeping. She's always had trouble with sleeping, even as a baby. It's done wonders for her. They first had her on geadone (not sure on spelling) and that was the worst medication for her. Made her into a zombie. That doctor though didn't want to admit she was bipolar, just had her as ODD (oppositional defiance disorder). We switched doctors and he got her on the right meds. She does have ODD which many bipolars have but it wasn't the only thing she had. I do know each bipolar is different. I've just never heard of such violent behavior in them except when the medications were wrong. That's why I wondered if perhaps there is more going on.
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@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
11 May 07
Yes, he has been diagnosed as having ODD also. I am really looking into more natural remedies for this. I hope that I can find something to work for him. Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it greatly.
@kynni204 (2031)
• United States
10 May 07
Jesus Christ I will pray for your son tonight. That sounds like more than bipolar. The medications that they put children on have them acting worse believe it or not. When your son acts like that u say in the name of Jesus I take authority over you demons...Leave my child immediately. At night when he is sleep lay your hands on him and speak life. Say things the way you would like him to be i.e....you are stable, smart, obedient...ect..God Bless you
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@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
10 May 07
Aww, thank you so much kynni, I have done these very things. I have laid hands on him and prayed for him. He doesn't like it, but I will be doing it when he is sleeping too. You know I thought about saying that when I had to hold him down, I was going to say In the name of Jesus I demand you demons to leave my child but for some reason I didn't, I don't know why I didn't but if I have to go through this again, I will certainly do this. Thank you so much for your prayers and your response. May God bless you and yours.
@kynni204 (2031)
• United States
10 May 07
Don't call Demons.. say evil spirits...I thought about that later and I didn't like the sound of it...be blessed
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@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
11 May 07
Just curious, but do you not consider evil spirits..demons? I guess I consider them to be one in the same. Thanks again for so much help. God Bless You and yours.
• United States
10 May 07
You should check out www.mdjunction.com, it's a health discussion forum and they have a bipolar support group. You could join and have him speak to those their, we could probably help him a little. He could feel that no one understands him. Who better to listen and help himthrough something than other bipolar patients, atleast I consider myself fine, compared to before.
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@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
10 May 07
Thank you so much for the advice. Is this a support group that children of his age can join? Are people going to be considerate of his age...just curious, ya know, that's what moms do..lol Yes, you are right, he does feel like no one understands him. I would love for him to be able to talk to others who have bipolar also. Thanks for the advice and May God Bless you.
• United States
11 May 07
I just joind the group not too long ago, so I'm not sure if there are other kids, I wrote on of the moderators for the forum to ask him, but I honestly don't see that there will be a problem. HE could always talk with me. I'm a good listener and I'ld be more than happy to help.
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• United States
25 May 07
We raised a relative's child from the age of 5 1/2 to 10 1/2. Support groups were few and far between, we both worked full time and we had a teenage son. The child had full blown ODD. Therapists did not really help in that case, the psychiatrists seem to just throw pills, try this, try that. There are some pills that will have the opposite affect - it is immediate though, thank goodness I was home to see it and stop the medicine. It got so bad, I had to call the police, the child was bigger than me, partially from the medication. You mentioned you didn't want to "push him off on a relative, that he is your responsibility." Remember, please, what I had a hard time accepting (and no relatives capable of helping at the time either), that a child is really everyone's responsibility in one sense, and we ALL need help and your getting help so you can both rest and give your other children a moment of mommy time at peace can help prevent them from having more problems of their own. In our case the child went back to the dad in another country. . . it did not get a lot better, but there was more involved. However, a coworker had a teenage son exhibiting the same behavior and in desperation took him 5 hours away to a doctor of naturopathy, who ran many tests and found the teen had many undiagnosed allergies, changed his diet and turned the child around. I do not know the long term, but more and more they are finding connections to diet and disease. . . tp://www.pandamedicine.com/medicine.html We did not have the money to pursue it and those relatives who did just turned their head. My heart is there with you all. (One way relatives could help besides giving you a break from your son is to give the other children a trip for a few hours, perhaps individually, so they can feel special, too. Also, if relatives could do research for you so you don't have to spend so many hours on it. . . . Just a thought.)
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@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
25 May 07
Oh thank you so much for your words of wisdom. I appreciate all the kind and helpful words from so many mylotters. It is great to see how many people here support eachother. I will certainly be looking into the diet/allergies issue. Something has to be done and/or figured out, I just feel like I am at my wits end with him...grrrrr Thanks again and have a great day. =)
@loujac3 (1188)
• United States
10 May 07
I have been doing alot of research on this subject due to a recent diagnosis I had. I also suffer from PTSD and severe depresion. My doctor reccommended the book Why Am I Still Depressed? by Dr. Jim Phelps, M.D. He has a very informative web site that you should also check out. www.psycheducation.org. It will help explain many issues that you have and information on things to talk to your doctor about. Please check this out. I know that my worst times are when I am under extreme stress and when I was going through a very bad divorce. I had an abusive situation and my ex was terrorizing my on a daily basis. Good luck and check out that website!
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@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
10 May 07
Thank you so much for the link and the name of that book. I will check them out as soon as possible. I wish you the best of luck and hope that your situation is under control and stays that way. May God bless you.
@tammyr (5954)
• Etowah, Tennessee
10 May 07
I feel for you and all of your children. I am at a loss as to what to do besides talk to the doctor. I have a website that I think might help a little. It is about getting your mads/angies out.Here is a link: http://www.angriesout.com/ This has lots of info for you and your son. I have a girl in my troop who had a problem for a while of being angry all the time. I printed pages from here to help her, maybe they can help ya'll too. This link: http://panicdisorder.about.com/cs/shanger/a/angerhelp.htm has lots of links to other helps as well as an article. I hope you can get something to help your family. You are all affected by this and it might be a good idea to ALL see a therapist or counselor.
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@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
10 May 07
Thank you so much for posting the addresses for these sites. As soon as I have some more free time I will take a look at them. Thanks again, and may God Bless you.
• United States
10 May 07
I decided to answer this post because all of my life I have suffered severly from Bipolar Disorder. No one can ever understand exactly how it feels to have to deal with this mental disease, not even the psychiatrists who study it but have never actually dealt with it's cripling episodes. When I get episodes it's as if I black out and I barely remember what happened, what I said...it's scary sometimes. After years of therapy and meds, I finally found the meds that work for me and keep me stable. There's no easy way to deal with it hun.
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@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
10 May 07
Yes, my son is the same way, (two of his uncles are too) and he says that he doesn't remember doing some of the things he does do when he is in a fit of rage. He also made the statement before that he feels like he blacks out. There are times when we will argue because he will think I am a liar when I repeat what he has said. He will stand up and not give in and deny saying things he said while in a fit of rage. His brother and sister even tell him that yes, you did say that and he still doesn't believe it. Thanks for your post and I wish you the best of luck. May God bless you and renew your mind. =)
• Canada
10 May 07
I'm so sorry that you're going through this. Looking after three children at any stage is tough, let alone one who has mental health problems. I read what you said about your husband looking to hopefully make a career change or get a job where he's home more often than now, and thats good. But I think you need a break in the short term, till that change can be made. Is there any way that your son would be comfortable staying with a trusted family member for the night so you have a chance to relax and re-energize? In the long term, changes will have to be made though. Simply having your son sleep out one or two nights a week won't work well for long. Is it possible that his medication could need to be changed? I've heard sometimes that certain medications can make some children worse. And also it might be an idea to try counseling for your son too. As he gets older, he will get better. At 12 years old, his body is also starting to go through the changes of puberty and you can almost guarantee that is contributing to the severeness of these fits. I wish you and your family the best of luck in working with your boy to overcome these rages.
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@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
10 May 07
Thank you so much for your kind words. I did get in touch with my sister-in-law last night and she was going to allow my son to come spend the night at her house for the night..but then I started to feel bad and felt like that would just be like me just pushing him off on someone else, so I told her to just forget it that she didn't have to come get him. I also believe as you do, that since he is going through/starting puberty things may be even harder for him right now. I just wish we could get it all figured out..thanks for the post. May God bless you.
• United States
10 May 07
Eliminate sugar from his diet. For further information, consult a professional nutritionist.
@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
10 May 07
Okay thanks for your advice, I have never heard of this, but will look into it and the benefits of it. Thanks again and May God bless you.
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@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
10 May 07
Are you sure he is actually TAKING his meds? My experience with bi-polar clients is that when they are in the manic phase they don't want to take the meds. They like the feeling of power they have when they are manic. They say the meds make them dull and lazy and that they feel terrific when they don't take them . . . until they get deeply depressed. It is difficult to keep them motivated to take their meds no matter how they feel. If you are having to work and your husband isn't there, there needs to be a way to moniter his taking of the meds. Maybe the school nurse, a neighbor? I really feel for you. Parenting is difficult enough with "normal" kids. Adding bi-polar to the mix really puts it over the top.
@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
10 May 07
Yes, you are correct, addiing bi-polar to the mix of parenting does make it very hard. I know that there are times when he wasn't taking his meds correctly. In one of his rages he admitted to me that he had not been taking them. Well I started watching him take them and then thought that after a while I could trust him but I now know that I can't. I have to watch him take them every single time. It is pretty bad but I had to leave this morning before he had to take it, so his eleven year old sister had to watch and make sure he took his meds. She seen him take it and told me when I got home. Thanks for your post and God bless you.
• Canada
10 May 07
Ok so I'm bipolar mixed which is actually worse than normal bipolar and much more common... I might even be able to help you... what is he on? What he on could have a lot to do with the fits especially if they seem to stand around anger... if you dont want to post meds on here private message me and maybe I can help you with that... also how many is he on? and what do the doctors say these pills do? was he diagnosed with bi-polar or bi-polar mixed (they may be similar but with so many differences) looking forward to hearing from you and hope I can help
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@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
10 May 07
He was diagnosed with bipolar. He is just taking lithium right now at this time. I feel like he needs more. The doctors have said that lithium is a mood stabelizer but I don't see it doing very much right now. I would appreciate any other help you can give. Thanks and May God Bless you.
@blueskies (1186)
• United States
10 May 07
Our sons sound so alike, Nelly. I am afraid to leave my 12 yr old son alone at home with his 15yr old sister, for fear that he will get upset and do something to hurt her or himself. I will only leave them alone for an hour, maximum, if he is having a very good day. My son is currently not on any meds, as we are on a waiting list to get in to see a psychiatrist to prescribe them. We've tried having the family doctor prescribe them in the past, with very bad results. My son's rages are just like those that your son has. My son is afraid of god and the police because he feels that he's a bad person. Does your son hallucinate (visual or auditory)? This is something that you might want to ask him. My son has hallucinations and hears voices that "tell him to do bad things". The doctors don't feel that it's schizophrenia, thought. I see that your son can take pills (my son can't). Have you looked into Omega3 supplements? Do a bit of internet research and you will find lots of information that Omega3 supplements seem to help children with bipolar. I wish I could try it with my son, but I can't figure out how to give it to him when it's not in a pill form.
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@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
10 May 07
Wow, I wish we could get together to talk, I think our sons do have so much in common. I feel the same way, my son is 12 and I can't leave him with his siblings unless it is for a very short time and now I have to make sure he is having a good day before I even do that. Yes, my son has hallucinated. He said that he has heard voices that tell him to "do bad things, like kill and physically harm others". His doctors also say it isn't schizophrenia. I have never heard of Omega3 helping children with bipolar but I will certainly be reading up on it. Thank you so much for your advice. I hope and pray that your sons condition is figured out too. I will be praying for you...may God bless you and yours.
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@mummymo (23707)
10 May 07
Nelly don't really have any advice for you on this matter as haven't really had any experience of children who are bi polar - all can say is I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and I hope that things improve for you all soon! xxx
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@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
10 May 07
Thank you so much for your kind words and most of all, thanks for the prayers, we need many of them right now. I really appreciate the prayers more than you know! Thanks again and may God Bless you and yours.
@mari123 (1862)
• China
10 May 07
to cope with the bipolar issue,first you should scheme you time of day,rest well for us is need,if we are always tired all day,we will can,t have strong energy to handle things,time is fast gone,and health is also important to us,in order to keep health and energetic,we should scheme time well.
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@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
10 May 07
Yes, I understand that I need proper sleep but I am a mother of three children. I work first shift and have a ton of things to do every day after work. I can't sit and rest until evening, that is just how it is, I do try to get to sleep at a decent time..but sometimes life just doesn't allow that. Thanks for your post and God Bless You.