It's been a few months since I visited here!
Originally Posted by transformed
I got depakote today ladies. Turns out my ADD/HD may actually be my bipolar II - apparently it has some of the same traits.
They told me even if I was add/hd I couldnt ever medicate for it becauses it would put me in a manic state.Hopefully medicating my bipolar will give me the skills to enact the Feingold Diet, which I have wanted to do for YEARS but lacked the planning skills to do so.
Anyone done Feingold successfully? (Have I already asked that?
I find that profoundly ironic. I've read a bit about the Finegold diet and knew immediately there's no way I could stick to it.
Originally Posted by flminivanmama
Heidi - I hope everyone is OK
Transformed I was on fiengold as a child & it did *nothing* for me...
Sara - where in FL??
That's comforting, actually.
I took depakote for my bipolar II, and had great success with it. It truly changed my life. I mean, it's not like I instantly felt like a cloud lifted and I was happy all the time. But it really helped my brain to slow down enough so that I didn't follow through on some wrong impulses, my driving improved, I got more out of my reading than ever before, I stopped spanking the kids and stopped screaming (as much). I took it for maybe four years and I feel like my brain learned a lot about how it should
behave. That doesn't make sense, I know. But it seems like my brain slowed down enough that I could absorb more signals from the outside world, and it seems like my brain was learning.
Anyway, two years ago I changed from depakote to lamictal, and have had success with that, too. But I will forever be grateful that I had that depakote.
My daughter is half way through eighth grade on concerta, and she's also changed, for the better. With the adhd diagnosis she doesn't feel broken, she feels relieved.
Ah, well, It's late and time to go to bed.
Many hugs to all of you.
Hey, this thread is approaching its one year anniversary!