My mom has suffered from bipolar illness since a few days after was born, diagnosed 25 years ago. We have no family history of mental illness other than depression. She's been in and out of hospitals for all of this time. Seems to be about every year or 2 she has a manic episode and halucinations wich forces us to do nothing other than seek medical help. My mother is convinced that she was misdiagnosed and after reading some of the stories here, I have began to wonder the same. Recently, a new doctor tried to take her off the lithium with what seemed to be much failure and we were forced to put her back into a mental health facility... She lives with me now and last night could not sleep, being one of the signs that she will need attention soon or she will return to the hospital again. I feel horrible now, thinking that all this time she could have been misdiagnosed and we're forcing her against her will to be in mental health facilities... My question is, how am I able to have her taken off these drugs to see if she in fact was misdiagnosed? Do we have her go to some type of detox facility? I'm in desperate need of information... There's no local doctors that will see her at the moment because there's waiting lists to have her medical insurance accepted... Please helpReply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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