Our expert says:
Cymgen is NOT a sleeping medicine, it is a new antidepressant, and antidepressants are NOT usually helpful in grief rather than depression ( and a psychiatrist should be able to tell the difference ). Azor is a medicine for high blood pressure. But maybe you mean a similarly named sedative tranquillizer of the benzo family. That would help you sleep at least initially, but is not recommended for long-term use - certainly not for taking for 2 1/2 years. It can cause dependency and be difficult to stop without discomfort and problems.
Its unfortunate if your marriage became an unhapy one, but neither men nor women usually respond by having " a string of afairs" and doing so inevitably worsens the situation.
It is not true that "most men are pigs" but the sort ypou will find if you look for "a string of affairs" probably are.
Maybe your husband was indeed "mentally abusive" ; but getting angry and trying to stop your procession of affairs is not in itself abusive, but a rather udnerstandable reaction to his discovery of how you had been behaving ( which would have risked your health and his, apart from everything else ).
Maybe a divorce is appropriate, but he can't just "take your kids away from you" - that would have to be decided through legal procesudes, though your choice of a "string of affairs" would have made it very much easier for him to achieve this.
Its understandable that you were upset and tearful at the suddent prospect of a divorce and losing your home, and that you cried about this - but this is not bipolar disorder, and grossly over-diagnosed condition hese days, and one that should only be diagnosed with great care and using internationally accepted criteria.
Were you actually "very depressed" in the sense of having a serious Depressive illness ? Or were you very upset and sad at the mess you had, between you, created ?
The medicines you describe don't work as quickly as your story suggests - you probably felt much better in the clinic because you were in a safe and supportive and encouraging place. That's not quite how Bipolar Disorder typically responds.
I'm puzzled by the remarkably complex and heavy range of medications you were placed on, which for early in a first episode of whatever disorder this might have been, is an overwhelming and perhaps excessive response.
Lying in bed zonked out for the day is no solution to anything, and complex interpersonal and emotional problems are never sorted out by medications alone.
If you were a friend or family member, I'd like to see you get a second opinion from a good shrink entirely independent of the person or group who are looking after you at present. The diagnoses and the treatment plan need to be carefully examined.
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