Would appreciate very much any information regarding bipolar question. I do not take any medications in this matter, however there’s my wife who is currently prescribed and is taking 3 different bipolar medications and they are: Seroquel, Lithium as well as Tegratol. These are medications that she takes for her bipolar disorder, however she is also taking a thyroid medicine too which is called Levothyroxine and to give a full list of her intakes she’s also on birth control. My wife is 23 years old and you know… basically. She needs to continue taking these medications for the rest of her entire life… as I said, she’s 23, and she has her entire life ahead…
Well, what I am finding myself being concerned about is that there are sometimes when I am thinking about is what if there is a worldwide shortage of those medications because of a war or maybe economic depression or whatever else might be. that’s obviously going to be a really big problem. And what I am trying to say is that my wife have had severe psychosis and has been in the hospital for 6 full weeks because of it. it was SO SO bad that she didn’t even know who I was.. she actually didn’t know me, I mean, didn’t recognize me. I couldn’t bare to see her like this once again.
And now, so, me, being a very prepared person (I’m always trying to be prepared for everything and I’m always thinking about all possible outcomes out of any situation) looked into getting a 6 month to one year supply of those medications and when I have brought out this idea to my doctor he looked at me as if I lost my mind and there’s a madman in front of him. I do understand that there are people selling these medications and so on and so forth, but I definitely don’t have any intentions to sell them!
If this does matter in any way, of course, I would love her not to take absolutely anything at all… I would actually love this a lot, of course, to see her not to need to use any medications ever again and I guess that’s for some good reasons I don’t need to explain them here. However in the same time I’m trying to be realistic and now that is what she needs to use in order to be stable, those are medications that are keeping her up and as long as she needs them – I will try my best to give them to her. Maybe in the future they would make a magic pill which if taken it would take care of all her needs once and forever. But until then I want to be prepared. And with this said… do I really sound like I’m crazy for wanting to be prepared in your opinion? I can now guess that in such a horrible event that there’s going to be something catastrophic and she is not going to be able to get her medications… then her only option is going to be to use something herbal like for example medical marijuana that you can grow… however, I am not actually sue how actually helpful this thing is and plus to that, she doesn’t even like this thing.
What is your recommendation? What is your opinion on all of this? truthful, even if harsh responses, are always welcome. Thank you for everything.