Severly depressed for many years, I was just diagnosed as Bipolar 2. I am confused as to how I went this many years and seen so many doctors to only now learn that I am Bipolar. Don't quite understand how it is determined, don't like having to wear another label, don't like the thought of taking another medication. I have been taking Ativan which will continue; psych has discontinued Prozac and will start Zoloft again; will begin taking Lamictal at night. I have had many legitimate reasons for the depression and haven't been able to pull myself out of the hold it has on me. Can only hope and pray that the Lamictal will make a difference. Has anyone experienced any type of side effects from this medication? My mother is in the final stages of Alzheimer's and is now a Hospice patient. I am having a really difficult time watching her deteriorate day by day. My husband of almost 35 years is disabled and although he has been pretty well for the past year or more, during the last month, he has started getting sick again. Naturally, I am scared and feel alone. How does one cope? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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