OMG……. That’s about the only way to sum up Gavin today. He is all over the place and extremely manic. Obviously the meds aren’t working yet. It’ll take a little while for them to take effect, that is if they’re even going to.
If I were to describe Gavin being manic, I would say that he’s scattered.
By that I mean while talking, he’s bouncing from one subject to the next. It’s like one giant, never ending run on sentence. It only makes sense to him because his thoughts are so scattered. He also talk a mile a minute and is very, very difficult to understand.
As far as physically goes, he’s walking into things, tripping over his own feet and possesses even less impulse control than usual.
He can also experience rapid changes of emotions.
Don’t get me wrong, he’s not hurting anyone or anything like that. He is however, exhausting and difficult to manage, simply because he’s all over the place. Quite frankly, it’s more annoying than anything else, at least at this point.
For me personally, the incessant talking is what wears me on me. It’s endless and it makes my head hurt because it’s almost nonsensical. I love Gavin, I truly do but OMG……….
We haven’t had the pleasure of dealing with him being this manic in quite some time.
It was bound to happen and we knew it was only a matter of time before his meds would need adjusted once again. Adjusting his meds is more of an experiment because we don’t know how he’s going to react to any changes.
It literally took us years to find a good medication combination that worked well for him without exacerbating his other symptoms.
With a child as complex as Gavin, it truly is a fine balance and requires a great deal of love and patiences.
I would love to hear your experience with bipolar disorder and how you cope with a manic child.