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4430260 tn?1355103257 Time slows down when you are depressed, well I don't have to tell you anything about depression. If you haven't fell into manic depression in a while I will give you some tips that I have figured out. The manic depression will pass. Sometimes after you make that switch and the mania is gone it in itself can cause depression. Improving your concentration is important as you start coming down. I was put on b12 when I fell back into rapid cycling and it seemed to help.
Avatar f tn It is a very scary thought because I have seen the recklessness and poor judgement. My daughter just had her first full manic episode approximately 1 month ago and had to be hospitalized because it became so out of control.(thinking and looking back I believe she experienced hypomanic phases but never a completely manic phase. At the time, since I was only familiar with her bipolar depression, I was caught off guard and not really familiar with the manic phase.
Avatar n tn Having experienced mania, before my current recovery, I know the basics feelings of euphoria and elation (an excess amount of happinness, that is not logical as a response to what is happenning) as well as a loss of clear judgment and logic. There are many other aspects to a manic episode such as rapid cycling (a rapid change from manic to depressed) and mixed states (episodes with some aspects of depression and some of mania, such as an agitated mixed state which seems like constant anger).
561706 tn?1333950874 has anyone suffered a manic episode while withdrawing from Klonopin or other benzoes? I've seen a shrink once and am tapering down. The past two nights were at a new lower dose and I could not sleep well. Did leave a msg for the doc, but it would be reassuring to hear from other BPs. Any tips, as well.
1334561 tn?1277236886 I have been smoking weed, even with my Manic Depression, and Its not affecting me any differently than it has when I was smoking Quarter (.25 of an Ounce) Before I was diagnosed, should I stop or May I Continue...?
1310468 tn?1274867525 it sounds to me like a manic episode or hypnomanic episode. Iv had a full blown manic episode and its not pretty. usually a manic episode is just like what u described about your symptoms everyone is different though. usually though untreated we turn full blown manic and its not pretty. I was completely ocd, I had the recording thing going on in my head where everything repeated itself alot till it moved on to the next subject then the recorder as i call it started on that.
Avatar f tn Many of us on this board have some kind of mental illness, wether it be depression, PTSD, Manic-Depression or other. Manic-Depression comes in many sizes and is different with everyone.
Avatar m tn Been bipolar for most of my life but did not understand it. have been manic since jan 2010 and it could'nt have come at a better time. my spouse is ill and had to get her through it. I'm concerned that this episode will end and i will go back to being depressed again. Are there any steps to take to avoid another mood swing?
Avatar f tn Hypomania is not as intense as mania. For example, you may be pacing, full of energy, talking fast, and racing thoughts, but at the same time you are not a complete ball of energy. Like you may just be much more energetic but not necessarily clean the whole house at 2:00 a.m. You just don't go up as high. I have hypomania and not mania. Psychosis can happen sort of any time, from what I understand, either in deperssion or mania. I would ask these questions of your doctor, too.
Avatar m tn ( uncle committed suicide, other was manic depressive so it's in his family) He keeps telling me he felt like some force was pushing him thru and that now he has lost most memories, has no emotions from it, and it feels like it never happened even though he knows it did. He said he felt like he had no control over any of it and did not realize he was even in an affair. He has a lot of guilt and is very remorseful. This is very out of character for him. We were both very blindsided by this.
Avatar f tn They can spur a manic or mixed episode. If an antidepressant is used it usually is only used along with a mood stabilizer, and the patient needs to be very alert to changes in mood, and the doctor needs to be aware and watching for signs or symptoms. For some it is that they have history of this happening and so the doctors will be reluctant to use an antidepressant again.
Avatar f tn I've been gone for a while, trying to get my life back together for me and my 3 year after a whole year of CHAOS! It has been a year now that my husband had his first Major Manic Episode (tried to commit suicde, was psychotic, paranoid). He is still in denial and taking no meds. He has left us 5 months ago for good and now lives with a woman woh happens to suffer from Boderline Pers+Bipolar. But here is my question.
Avatar f tn Identifying the things that trigger episodes was, for me, a critical step in reducing them, but yes -- when I'm in an episode, I do have physical symptoms from the adrenaline that is released -- rapid (often non-productive thoughts), racing pulse, can't sleep, often I'll be sick to my stomach, sometimes muscles in my arms and legs will involuntarily shake and/or I feel the need to "run away" (though I've learned that it's not a good idea to drive, go anywhere, or make any major decisio
Avatar m tn Question: Being identified by mixed phase rapid cycling manic-depression in March, 1993. During the time frame starting in 1993 to present, No combination of medication has been found to control the illness. Typically the mixed stage of the illness - causes almost impossible situation to bring the illness under control. A major part of the illness effects my sleep patteren. A true Insomanic...coupled with racing thoughts is a major component of the illness.
Avatar m tn When I was at the hospital they told me it was for a depressive episode later after I got out but the psychiatrist told me I didn't have enough criteria for depression before I was told that while I was staying there which I don't know why they would tell me conflicting information like that. Anyway, they said it was a depressive episode when I actually didn't feel sad at all but rather anxious and stressed out beyond belief.
Avatar f tn Smoking although clearly a good idea to stop does of course have withdrawal symptoms and also in noting why people with schizophrenia often smoked scientists are studying a new generation of antipsychotics based on the effects of nicotine (without the harmful effects). Clinical findings aside stopping smoking is rough for anyone so you can expect things to be difficult for a while and for standard symptoms from bipolar to worsen for a while.
Avatar f tn My father has Manic Depression/ Bipolar Disorder his first Manic episode that he went in the hospital for was at age 24. I know that I don't have extream case of Manic like my father does because I am aware of what I do. Unlike my father who is not aware and when he is Manic he thinks that it is normal behavior and after is Manic he does not remember. I have been depressed for 3 months straight now some days a better than others but I find myself depressed durning the day.
222267 tn?1253305810 We tried to max out the Wellbutrin to 300mg but I instantly started to become manic. The Wellbutrin mixture has saved me from the crippling depression. I don't want to call my doctor. I know he will put me on some sort of tranquilizer and try to kill me. I refused last time and he told me to just have fun then and call him when it gets really bad. Did I just say my doc was trying to killl me? Oh boy. Here we go. Hold on to my seat belt. I don't know what i'm saying but I can't stop.
915369 tn?1355318410 It might be helpful to ask your doctor exactly why he/she feels you're in a manic episode, and to ask for the specific details and symptoms to be explained to you. You can also ask your girlfriend what things she has been noticing about your behavior that suggests you're manic. Are you on a mood stabilizer in addition to the antidepressant?
1614914 tn?1325564159 I find this sentence and your novel-long blog, BUT THIS IS BECAUSE I HAD THIS EXPERIENCE NEARLY WORD FOR WORD, EXACTLY. I was depressed all my life, but my manic symptoms started around age 16. I did not know then that this "mania" because I did not know anything about bipolar disorder and that it was a serious medical condition. I was ignorant and believed it was an excuse for people to be "moody" and make excuses. I did terrible things as the years went on.
Avatar m tn Why do you have ativan in the first place? Was it prescribed for these episodes, for something else, or are you getting it illegally (like from a friend, family member, or off the street)? Honestly, an "adrenaline rush" that takes ativan to calm it down, especially if that's what the ativan was prescribed for, sounds more like anxiety/panic attacks, but none of us can diagnose you over the internet.
Avatar f tn My best friend of 17 years and roommate is currently being hospitalized for bipolar hypo-manic symptoms and is planned to be released on Monday. She had her first depressive episode almost 5 years ago (directly after high school). She has experienced severe intense periods of depression a couple times since and was hospitalized twice. But had been happy (or at least stable) for more than a year up till recently.
1550026 tn?1299339682 Some people with autoimmune thyroiditis (hashis) go for many years without noticable symptoms, or symptoms that would come and go making a diagnosis difficult. My doctors thought I was just suffering from on again off again depression. They never questioned my 30 lbs weight gains & 30 lb weight losses. They prescribed anti-depressants. I developed high cholesterol regardless of a good diet.
1252901 tn?1271135468 I'm having my first major manic episode in a long time. Don't know what to do. Can't concentrate to type well. I'm an introvert so all day i've just been cleaning and clenching my teeth and talking to myself inside my head. Does anyone else talk to themselves in their heads? It's like just a running dialogue that goes too fast to write or type or say. What do you do to calm down when you're out of anxiety meds? I'm just scared. and paranoid.
Avatar f tn To make a long story short I was also recently diagnosed with bi polar disorder as well. What I originally believed was just post partum depression I now believe is a mixed bi polar episode. I have been having the most irrational thoughts that seem to plague my all the time. It's like my mind is being tormented with thoughts of people I know and love dying or my house catching on fire or even crazier that my house is haunted.
Avatar f tn So I thought that I would try and trigger a manic episode so then I can track my mood and I'll know if somethings wrong or not, if so I'll go to my GP, which I've been putting off and if not I can stop worrying about bipolar. I know that mania can get out of hand so I've asked one of my close friends to watch my moods and if I get too out of hand to sort me out and make me get help if it gets bad, she's very forceful so it'll work. So, what triggers mania?
Avatar n tn I second the idea to attend a therapy appointment with him to discuss in a safe environment any concerns you may have and how you best can help him. It was a great help for my parents and oma when they went with me as they were able to find out how to help, what they were doing that was hindering my progress and therefore they needed to stop, and were able to understand the illness a lot better. Definitely be supportive.
1685280 tn?1305435653 I have made the internet my best friend when it comes to finding out about my Bi-Polar/Manic Depression. Medications, symptoms, different types of episodes and every other question i have. I have been dealing with this for 16 yrs and treating it for most of that. I still have questions that are unanswered, and med's that don't work. Not to mention i still ride the roller coaster every day with not real cure.