... 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... (0 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. ... (1 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... (7 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. ... (7 replies)
... I've been on nearly everything for rapid cycling mixed bipolar I. The most effective med for me by far is Seroquel XR. ... (3 replies)
... I have bipolar 1, considered severe, with mixed episodes. ... (0 replies)
... You're paying your doc. Be straight with them. This isn't working... ask him to prescribe something else. Good luck (4 replies)
... I'm starting with tegratol And lexapro. Low doses. What can I expect? I was using alcohol to hide symptoms so I don't know how bad it has gotten over the years. I'm afraid it's going to rear it's head in the next few months since I quit drinking. (0 replies)
... I'm sorry to hear you're in so much pain. Unfortunately, I think the best thing to do is go back to the hospital since your pdoc isn't much help. Do you have a friend or relative who can go with you? You are in my thoughts. (1 replies)
... I need help, I went to the hospital and waited over two hours before I cracked it and left. My psychiatrist has said there is nothing more that he can do for me. When I am manic I literally don't know what to do. I feel like I'm running around in circles and not getting anywhere. On top of that I have BPD and Trichotillomania. I run a support group, so damn ironic. (1 replies)
... I have been Bipolar since 2006. I have mostly depressive moods, not many manic. I asked the doctor for antidepressants. ... (0 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)