I have had manic episodes before. The last one was brought on by stress. The mania
I experience has the effects of insomnia, racing thoughts, and severe depression. I have felt hyper and excited before but not at all to the point of spending sprees, multiple partners, anger, ect. The last time my mania hit was due to the stresses of a new job. I was just too hard on myself, lost 30 lbs. That was over 6 months ago. I am no longer working.
My doctor wants to put me on Abilify.