... 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. ... (0 replies)
... polar and I am her "care giver" for lack of a better term. During some of her more out of bounds bipolar episodes, I had her involuntarily committed to our state hospital twice and to crisis stabilization centers 3 times. ... (1 replies)
... i have been on lithium for 6 years , it has helped but i felt it stopped working, my doctor added lexipr, its been 3 weeks, i have no appetite, mood swings, loss of emotions and sex drive, feel lost can't focus, but it was worse without it, is this combination good, should i stop the lithium (0 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)
... When I started having troubles again this past June, I started seeing him again and then my bipolar disorder II diagnosis occurred. ... (4 replies)
... I try to get some good use out of my bipolar disorder. When I'm down, that is usually when I write the best and draw the best. ... (4 replies)
... I'd definitely bring it up with your doctor-- the energy and focus might be nice, but being honest about your mental state and getting yourself fully healthy would be even nicer.
Good luck, and take care of yourself! (3 replies)
... Thank you so very much for the kind words and the support.
It is so awesome to have learned of a board like this where I can interact with people who have knowledge of what I'm dealing with it.
Sooooo glad to hear about your father. I feel fortunate that they figured out what was going on. Having BP II and being on medicine is better than what was going on before.
And... (7 replies)
... I responded to your post many hours ago but it hasn't shown up, so here I am again, lol. I just wanted to welcome you to Healthboards. I am not bipolar but my Dad had bipolar 2. I wanted to let you know that he had a wonderful life, despite his disorder. ... (7 replies)
... I just wanted to offer you some comfort, and hope. My Dad had bipolar 2 his entire life and he had a really good life. Neurontin was helpful for him. Wishing you the best. ... (7 replies)
... Glad to have found this message board and just signed up.
Have experienced a crazy summer and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder II in mid-August.
So looking forward to reading as many threads as I can to learn more about BP II.
Can't wait until lithium fully kicks in and stops those scary depressive cycles. I never have the mania end so no problems there.
And,... (7 replies)
I feel for you, after years of misdiagnosis.
For your husband I also feel - we can be terrible at times; he probably has the skin of a Rhino by now. BUT never forget, walking a day in your shoes is worse than any day in his.
During my divorce my ex claimed I wasn't ill and had an independent expert witness (psychiatrist) interview me for proceedings. this had to be... (2 replies)
... i feel your pain, we have to hang in there. Being confused and then having multiple Dr's with multiple opinions only confuse us more. I am about 2 months into the medication rollercoaster and it is scary, especially with 2 young kids. My job went under so i too am home but going to school.
1 thing i realized is i make myself kinda worse if i spend to much time trying to... (2 replies)
... So it has been a few weeks since my last post, i actually couldn't do anything without cursing so the site wouldnt approve my post. i am thankful though i sounded bad and i guess just needed to vent somehow, anyway.
5 weeks or so ago i was tried on seroquil, depakote, wellbutrin, and i was sooo unpredictable, 1 day i was flipping out and yelling every time i opened my... (0 replies)
... Hi there,
Has anyone here had any success with dr kunin in San Francisco for treating bipolar/schizophrenia? He is an orthomolecular practitioner.
Penny (0 replies)
... o much. I have been on over 25 psychotropic medications, and I am currently on five. I tell my friends it's a good cocktail for now. It may help to remember that bipolar disorder cannot be cured. It can be treated and treated well, you just gotta get the cocktail right. ... (3 replies)
... The only thing that I know is that we need to want to help ourselves. It is hard to stop the alcohol or any stimulant as they give us such high. It is so hard to stay in track but it needs to be done. Your daughter is lucky to have a mother that loves her. She needs to come to terms with the fact of having BIPOLAR. She needs to want to get better. That is the beginning to... (3 replies)
... My husband has finally accepted on his own that I have Bipolar after three years since I got diagnosed. ... (2 replies)