My name is Cherise. I’m 23 years old. I’ve been a Type 1 diabetic since 2000 (I was 16, in my junior year of high school and it was the week of homecoming). I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, panic attacks, and social phobias in January 2007. It has been quite a struggle especially finding a medication(s) that work without affecting my blood sugars. A-Typical antipsychotics raise my sugar count badly so those are out. I was on Depakote until I realized that it was causing some severe side effects that if they would have went on any longer could have possibly landed me in the hospital. I’m not on Lithium and Zoloft combination, plus Atenolol for my panic attacks. I’m still having problems but have basically ran out of options for types of medications they can try. Tried therapy but it didn’t work because they weren’t covering what needed to be covered.
Anyways I’ll quit rambling.