I feel good and she won't like it.
October 26, 2011 4:10 PM Subscribe
My psychiatrist diagnosed me with bipolar disorder and some traits of borderline disorder. She prescribed meds that have me bouncing off the walls, even with a mood stabilizer. I feel great but I know she won't like it.
posted by buck:fuller to Health & Fitness (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
When I'm in a manic phase, which lasts days or sometimes hours, I feel good. I do things, I finish things. I can be productive. It's true that I sleep very little, but I don't mind, as long as I am able to function, to do things like take showers, clean my house, play with my kids, etc.
On our next appointment I would like to pretend that I'm ok without showing her that I'm all excited and chipper because I fear that she'd take these magic pills away and I'll fall into depressive blob state.
(I take Depakine, Elavil and Abilify)
My question is:
Is it unethical to lie and pretend that one is not feeling so good? Is it going to be bad for me in the long run? Should I tell her the truth?