... For me hypomania is normality. I feel happy and energetic and no depression. Unfortunate the mania episodes don't last very long before the depression kicks in. (8 replies)
... bout what people will think you need to help yourself and get well. Yes I have had people walk away from me even family members because they don't understand the bipolar but I figure if they don't want to be in my life then that is their choice. ... (1 replies)
If your moods are that extreme with only highs and lows, then it sounds like your medication needs to be adjusted. It may take some time so be patient. See your doctor and/or therapist.
Good luck:) (1 replies)
I have been on Zyprexa for 2 months and have gained almost 30 lbs. I have bipolar. It is making me depressed and not wanting to leave the house. I've read good things about Zonegran. Has anyone had a good response to zonegran as a mood stabilizer? I have severe mood swings off zyprexa. (0 replies)
... Hello I am new to this site. I am a teenager who has been diagnosed with depression and am being medicated for that with fluoxetine, as well as body dysmorphic disorder/OCD. But I also have strange periods of highs where I am the most outgoing talkative person anyone has known. I become extremely self confident during these times and do things I normally wouldn't do in my... (1 replies)
... The main focus of this post is to ask about psychomotor retardation and it's link to being bipolar and depressed. ... (0 replies)
... every instance can be linked to a bipolar episode. ... (2 replies)
... Thank you for welcoming me here, much appreciated. So it isn't sleep paralysis but instead night terrors? I'll have to look into and educate myself on that.
When I was 5 years old the shrinks diagnosed me with ADHD (same as any kid in the early 2000's with an imagination) so from age 5 to age 12 I was on either Ritalin or Concerta (I think it was concerta). At that time the... (2 replies)
... Someone else hit the nail on the head and said that you are whatever you call yourself: although I have been fortunate to have a psychiatrist who is a scientist by training and in practice: he calls me Bipolar I: truly depressed with degrees of mania. Mania is judge according to your own standards: what do I say of weeks on end when I cannot produce enough color on my... (8 replies)
... who treated me for awhile with low dose medication and they stopped. The fact that you get some hallucinations during day makes me think it may be related to the bipolar disorder and perhaps that is not under the best of control. Were you on meds when you were 14 or did these start before you were on any meds? ... (2 replies)
... Experiencing terrifying sleep related hallucinations
I have been experiencing strange hallucinations for years now (this one in particular has been on and off for years). I'd like to know if this is related to my diagnosis with bipolar or if I should seek re-evaluation.
Essentially, what I just experienced is a... (2 replies)
... NooooO! Cymbalta is the most likely to cause mania and made my sister worse than manic, like completely psychotic!
I am on lamortigine and quetiapine and love the combination. Everyone is different but I think there's a reason they say no antidepressants for BP... I didn't believe I fit that mould and then just got hospitalized and realized I had had the emotional range of... (4 replies)
... hypomania. A lot of professionals don't know and just kind of take your word for it if you call yourself some bipolar terminology. ... (8 replies)
... I'm bipolar n.o.s. ... (4 replies)
... I have bipolar II and so far Lamictal is the only mood stabilizer that I tolerated best. I tried lots of other meds. ... (4 replies)
... the energy. I think I gained weight too but it was awhile back. I had a doctor tell me once it was good for depression but I wonder if that's not true when it's bipolar depression. ... (1 replies)
... I know that when my Dad was in a bit of a manic phase (also bipolar 2) he would be very pleased. He felt accomplished and on the top of the world. Considering that he slowly cycled back into depression, these were lovely periods of time for him. If you get "little sleep" at night, to me that is an indication that you are in a bit of a manic phase, and that is something you... (3 replies)
... Hello EricaLeigh21,
First off let me begin by telling you I also suffer from bipolar, specifically the mania aspect. I've never had a depressed state. Mainly all mania.
I came off my medication shortly after I married my husband 8 years ago. BIG mistake, coming off the meds. Ended up in the psych ward in a manic state. This happened twice since we've been married. ... (3 replies)
... and all. He diagnosed me with bipolar II. I forgot to tell him about the few times I heard music that wan't there but otherwise I think I've basically held on to reality mostly. ... (3 replies)
... If anyone could offer some support and advice on managing bipolor and withdrawl from tramodol please please I really would be so great full, I tried to explain to my doctor how bad it effects me by just missing one and now he has told me no more!?!?!?
OMG what's this man thinking? The fact is I am a mother and wife living in a respectable house hold. Two years ago I... (0 replies)