I have been in extreme pain all over for the last 20 days at least. It has been putting my body at a level 8 pain. It has been a long time since I have felt that way. I have been doing so many things for it at the same time and nothing was really helping. I was doing 800 mg Motrin, Baclofen, Fentinyl, oxycodone, Heating pads, marinating myself in Biofreeze and Thermacare pads, lidocaine patches. All at the same time. The pain was so bad and I was agitated and anxious. Plus the cymbalta I was taking should have been helping with pain and I take a really huge dose of Lamictal which is suppose to help with pain.
So I go to my Psychiatrist and I tell him how I have been feeling. He associated my feelings with my bipolar, the anxious and the agitated. But i told him it was like withdrewl feelings not like bipolar. I haven't felt that way for at leat 5 years. Then he told me it was a medicine he put me on that was causing all the pain and symptoms called Abilify. Another me for bipolar.
I am not your typical bipolar person. Many of them have highs for a few days then lows for a few days. I am a rapid cycler. I go high and low several times a day. But not to extreme. But I choose to focus on the gifts that come with bipolar. It has made me a creative person. So I don't mind. I do mind painful medicine though.