Hi, Looking for some advice really. My wife was diagnosed with medication induced manic episode last week. She'd been on Duoloxetine to treat migraines for months and when coming off began having withdrawals, agitation, irritability etc. The GP prescribed Fluoxetine which triggered a full blown manic episode. It's been awful. She's been in local Psych hospital for 10 days. We live in Highlands and hospital is 130 miles away so I've been staying in Inverness in hotels haemhoraging money while my father 75 looks after the kids. She's home on pass for the weekend but doesn't seem any better. It's been really hard for us both. We both work as CPNs locally for 20 years, we know all the staff etc. She's mortified when she does have insight about her mood swings, aggression and disinhibition. I know she doesn't mean what she says but deep down know there's truth in it all. It's like she's taken a truth drug. Every little issue is being cast up and magnified. I'm trying to protect the kids 15 and 13 from hearing and seeing her like this but it's impossible. If/when she does come down I can't see how we can move on, it's like the genies out the bottle.
Does anyone have any similar experience?
We're meant to be going back to hosp tomorrow to see Psych but she's saying no, threatening to stop the Quetiapine, saying she's moving out, leaving etc. I really don't know what to do.