She was diagnosed as bipolar @ the onset last year, but recently the diagnosis has been changed to agitated depression. All the symptoms of the disease - she exhibits.
She has taken seraquil, abilify, geodon with the worst involuntary muscle twitching. She was also on risperadone, Prozac, Lamictal & Xanax. When he (psychiatrist) changed the diagnosis, he stopped the Prozac and started lexapro. That was a month ago. This whole month she goes up & down like a switch turning on & off. When she gets manic - she gets wound up & goes to a very unhappy place.
One of my questions - Can it be the anti-psycotic med(s) making this agitated state worse? I need an expert in this field to help my daughter! She has lost a year of her life already to the disease, and CAN NEVER get on with her life until she is well.
Would U recommended to contine anti-psycotic (Risperadone)? Is there an alternative other than geodon, seraquil, safheris (sp?), abilify - these gave her bad motor-like side effects & agitation. I would like to know any alternatives - if case Risperadone is not the answer.
Is there an alternative to the Lexapro for depression/aggitation/panic, etc?
Can the mood stabilizer keep the hallucinations & seeing & hearing things way?