Any of you who pray, PLEASE pray for our 18 yr old daughter Michae'la and any of you who don't please cross your fingers for her, or send her good energy and light, anything, whatever, PLEASE and thank you!
She is ONE of our kids who suffers from Bi Polar disorder, anxiety disorder, MILD OCD and ADHD. She was diagnosed at 12 and has been on VERY helpful and effective adhd med, mood stabilizer and anti psychotic meds that gave her back her self control and quality of life.
1. When she became sexually active we talked to her psychiatrist about what will happen WHEN she chooses to become pregnant someday bc she does want to be a mom eventually and I KNOW she will be an exceptional one. HE really scared and saddened us when he explained she would have to STOP ALL HER psychiatric medication during her entire pregnancy if at all possible but for SURE for the first three months.
2. We are VERY grateful Michae'la had medicaid to cover her treatments and very expensive meds up until now but when she turned 18 they take the medicaid away and so that's what they did. She works fulltime but only at Dunkin Donuts and her medications for GENERICS and WITH a pharmacy assistance discount her meds are STILL over $600 a MONTH. She is trying to be accepted by the actual pharmaceutical companies charity programs where they donate the meds for little or nothing but we dont know if they will take her and that will take time.
3. SO NOW as of today she is out of meds and went through her first 24 hrs with NO Meds. She is going thru withdrawals, her face feels tingly and numb (this part will ear off) and she is very hyper and talking super fast but thankfully she is in a very good mood but will snap if you irritate her in a snappy voice but then she corrects herself. (she is manic in other words)Michae'la's mania doesnt reach dangerous levels or at least it hasnt in the past what I am worried about is when she crashes or if she gets depressed. Bi polar people have THE highest rate of suicide among ALL mental health disoders.
She is trying very hard to focus and use mental exercises I taught her to help herself and she said it is a type of experiment (she is trying to think of this situation in a positive way or as a blessing in disguise bc at first she was terrified and crying thinking of losing her meds) so now she is thinking "I can see HOW I would do when it Sam and I decide to have a baby in the future. "
PLEASE keep her in your thoughts. Thanks
I am a worried mommy and I spent these kids ENTIRE LIVES going through llving hell to get them properly tested and diagnosed and treated and balanced so they could have a good quality life and as normal of a life as possible and thanks to the health care and insurance situation in our country that just gets YANKED away bc she turned 18 like at 18 your kids magically dont matter anymore. : (