Manic depression symptoms test

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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 n tn I know all about being a Manic Depressive because I am one also. He takes Adderall for ADHD, Zoloft for Depression, Depakote for Manic, Coloindine for a hand to face tick, Periactin for itching/to gain weight, and Hydroxyzine for itching. I am also Hypothyroid, as are my sisters and father. My six year old daughter was just diagnosed with ADD and is on Ritalin. I have been researching all of these and have seen that hypothyroid covers them all. I also have a goiter.
Avatar n tn Would this indicate his manic side did exist prior to the clinical depression? He was always very moody, could be up one minute and down the next. Regarding the fear of Alzheimer's, is mania ever a symptom of Alzheimer's? He did take that standard little test at a neurologist's office where the doctor asked him a lot of questions he had to answer, made him draw something, etc. and he passed that fairly well. He also had a CT scan that was normal (he can't have an MRI due to a pacemaker).
Avatar n tn By the way I meant to tell you that manic depression and bi-polar are the same thing. It was called manic depression but has now changed its name.
505907 tn?1258372940 Yes, it will give you hypomanic symptoms and can actually make you truly manic. That's the danger. Everyone is different when it comes to manic states. I was referring more to using Adderall.
Avatar m tn Can depression and axiety cause pain. I have had stomach pain almost constantly for about 1.5 years. I am very depressed as the doctors can't really tell me why.
Avatar m tn But i don't know about depression. I had a test of B12 in my blood perhaps there is a deficiency in it it says 512 i.e. lower normal, if you eat well you may not need it, yet i am sure the shots did a great good for my father. I believe that as far as depression it's the B6 which counts but in my country there is no urine test for it because you can discharge it in urine, you must have this test in your country.
Avatar n tn Some 30 months ago I started getting depression. Loss of interest in everything, sleeping all the time, no energy,a real personality change. I did nothing for at least 6 months. It stay the same so visited a doctor, and having told him I had suffered from depression some years before (well I was told thats what it was), I was put on to anti-depression meds. No change. Another type was tried...no change in mood.
1386425 tn?1280122758 After not smoking for 6mos, I've felt the need to test myself twice in the last few weeks and the depression it brings on is horrendous! "I dont understand wat makes someone get addicted to anything tho....its mind boggling..." People get addicted to substances because they feel so awful either emotionally or physically or both and they will do anything to feel better. No one *means* to get addicted.
Avatar f tn Bell's Palsy and depression are well known symptoms of Lyme Disease, as is a reduced capacity for stress. It can also cause brain lesions (I have 20 of them and was worked up for MS before my neuro decided I probably didn't have MS and referred me off to a teaching/research hospital). I don't know where you are, but cases of Lyme have been reported in every state in the country, far more in some than others.
Avatar f tn Recently my prolactin has been a little elevated and I'm taking my third blood test. It appears the dostinex helped with the anxiety and depression and nothing has since. My questions are: has anyone felt anxious and depressed when off the pituitary meds? Only to go back on and feel better? Also, are most people with pituitary tumors on anxiety meds as well?
Avatar n tn Glucose alone can't tell the full story. The symptoms are not carefully observed during the test - the classic story is of a man who went for his test, drank the sugar solution, became violent, and smashed the furniture in the waiting room. Upon leaving, he was given a bill for the furniture, and a test stamped "normal!" His glucose level didn't go below the level that lab used as an absolute criterion!
Avatar n tn I will talk about the depression with my doc on Monday. I will also have my 4 week blood test so cross your fingers for me....
1725558 tn?1309741096 Is it possible that the ADHD is mimicking mania - possibly but usually manic/hypomanic symptoms last much longer than ADHD moods. I have both. But I deal with the bipolar 2 because that is the main one that causes me issues. The ADD is bothersome but not life threatening.
310333 tn?1193166726 I have had two goes over the last 6 months - both resulting in serious side effects after 2 or 3 days. Same symptoms - sick / dizzy/ crying / depression. So thanks to this forum for sharing this as I know feel I am not going mad - it's hard enough going through menopause without something like this adding to it!
Avatar m tn Lithium is primarily used to treat the manic episodes of BPD, therefore that med can also worsen symptoms of depression. Can you share what all you're diagnosed with? Before he Rx'd these last two drugs, were you Rx'd anything else, besides the Xanax? If you can, I would seek out a second opinion from another p-doc. Update us, okay?
574118 tn?1305138884 about sunshine bpchrisb wrote and others don't stay in the sun for example. sleeping yes in order not to get manic but not in lifting depression. I think one of the best thing really to lift depression is sex, yet i don't do it for religious reasons, it also removes anxiety potently, therapists in egypt they don't exist. I met one he was dumb keep talking nonsense.
Avatar f tn One or more major depressive episodes At least one hypomanic episode There has never been a manic or mixed episode Another disorder is not responsible for symptoms Symptoms cause distress or impair functioning Symptoms and characteristics of depression include: Decreased energy Weight loss or gain Despair Irritability Uncontrollable crying Symptoms and characteristics of hypomania include: Grandiosity Decreased need for sleep Pressured speech Racing thoughts Distractibilit
Avatar n tn It makes the anxiety bareable, but doesn't do much for my depression. However, there has always been one thing that has relieved all my symptoms; pain medications. First I would like to say something that Im sure everyone knows; these medicines are very addictive and should not be abused. Unfortunately, they are the only things that work for me. The make me completely calm and relaxed, and not wozy and out of it like benzos do.
924817 tn?1244038009 I did not take antidepressants before tx, and at this point I have cut my dose in half, but I still have episodes of rage and manic-type behavior, and some depression. I'm not ready to quit the AD's yet because I don't feel like myself yet (my daughter says I'm usually a very "sweet" person, lol, but not these days). I still have GI symptoms, I tried to quit taking the Prilosec and am still having heartburn without it.
Avatar f tn Trish/ Paxil covers a wide range of symptoms including PMS, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, and PTSD. Hoping you feel better soon, the holidays are stressful enough and I know about commitments to our children. I tx'ed my daughters senior year and put on a brave front face through it all to keep her happy. I look back and wonder how the hell I did it sometimes...but I did!
Avatar f tn If your thyroid were optimal, you wouldn't have symptoms. Depression is a major symptom of hypothyroidism. Many doctors prefer to throw antidepressants at their patients, rather than treat the thyroid issue. I agree with gimel; we need to see your latest thyroid lab tests in order to see if you are being tested properly and where, within the ranges, your results fall. As gimel said before: just being in range isn't good enough and doesn't make your treatment optimal.
Avatar n tn Poor balance Depression Decreased cognitive skills Dry skin Thyroid tests come out normal SED Rate normal Slightly elevated liver enzymes We've had two children since we've been married and while she is pregnant she does not have any of these symptoms. When she isnt pregnant the symptoms will come and go. About every 2 months or so this will flare up and she is miserable for about 1 to 2 weeks.
Avatar n tn 24 hours after your last shot, you will JONES hard and rip a person's head off for a fix. It's Manic Depression in a syringe really. It's not your son's ONLY problem...but it's definitely happening and one of them. People on heroin don't rob banks and/or liquor stores...it's the people that have RUN OUT of heroin that do that. Life's a ***** and so are opiates. But she sure is enticing.
401095 tn?1351395370 New medical evidence suggests the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish - called docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) - can help drive away depression. Even just fish oil capsules helped people with bipolar disorder, or manic depression, who go through periods of extreme highs and lows. The omega-3 fatty acid in fish oil may slow down neurons in your brain, much like the drug Lithium, which is used to treat manic depression.
Avatar m tn While sinusoidal mood is related to manic depression (bi-polar) it can just be depression too but it really sounds like manic depression if you are experiencing really high ups and really low downs. A number of medical conditions could be the cause of your depression but you say it's been 7 years so I would probably rule out any serious medical condition requiring imaging but if it can help your mind to have an MRI I'd go for it. I would also do a complete blood count.
1150172 tn?1302136101 Doctors first test for Lymes, Thyroid disorder, etc., but end up writing it off as depression or CFS because blood work comes back OK, making me feel like a crazy person. I am actually GRATEFUL for the fever/gland thing, because at least they're observable.
1742748 tn?1311300062 im pretty sure i am bipolar, my manic episodes few and far between. when im manic, its only for a few minutes, then im mad at myself for being so happy and stupid and smiling like an idiot. most of the time im depressed, sometimes just feeling kind of sad, but most of the time im straight out depressed. i cut myself and write poetry and all that. sometimes, i hear people saying my name but then i'll turn around and there will b no one there, who knows me that is.
Avatar m tn in this case I exercised until exhaustion, much above my predicted maximum. The second test did showed ST depression, but not to a level considered diagnostic of ischemia. In this case, I was asked whether I exercised to a maximum, and had to say no. The nurse stopped the test somewhere near my predicted maximum, but I could have done more. Does the second test result dilute the first one? No. In the first test we see the very first indications of a partial blockage.