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Bipolar Disorder Community

Bipolar Disorder is also known as "Manic Depressive Disorder". This forum is for questions and support for people with, or for loved ones of people with Bipolar Disorder. The forum covers topics ranging from Aggressive Behavior, Affect on friends and Family, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Appetite Changes, Chronic Pain, Denial, Depression, Difficulty Concentrating, Euphoria, Guilt, Manic Depression, Medications, Mood Swings, Poor Judgment, and Sleep Disorders

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Hi all. I have posted to other forums, but never this one. I hate to ask this, because it is asked a lot. How did you know you were bipolar?? I have had horrible physical anxiety ever day for the last 6 months. Headaches everday, and I m...
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I am Bipolar 1 taking 1250 Depakote and 200 Trazadone. Had spine surgery and now on pain meds. Hydrocodone 10, Fentanyl patch 50 mg, Amrix 10 and a muscle relaxer Baclofen 20 mg. Been seeing a pdoc for almost 10 years. Now he wont see me...
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Hello, I just started taking 300 mg of Lithium yesterday. I was nice an calm for the day. Is it too soon to have any effects on me yet? Or was maybe I was just putting my mind on it to make me clam. My husband said I was scaring him b...
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Diagnosed bipolar but has come to light that I never grieved for my parents , grief councillor can't believe I have been diagnosed bipolar , your verdict
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Hello i was diagnosed with bipolar disorder about 12 years ago and i'm being treated for it by a psyciatrist but i have also been clinching my jaw and have started to break teeth. My disorder causes stress to feel worse than it probably ...
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My Lithium level was too high a couple weeks ago, so my doctor dropped my dosage. I take Lithium, I have had extreme buzzing and ringing in my ears and pressure in my head, I see huge black spots when I stand up. Is this normal?
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I am an Egyptian with Bipolar Disorder ..... currently going through a severe mixed affective episodes. If there are any Egyptians - or expats in Egypt - here willing to communicate, talk about our problems discreetly, or even meet an...
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I try to observe &monitore my mood daily. Is this action useful? I'm also write daily notes for my mood scale. Any advice?
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I used to be high sexed. Now I'm dead. I take Effexor. Could that be the culprit ?
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hi.i'm a 35yr old male. after 1 year i've decided to attempt to stop these drugs. it seemed to help me ok. not totally, but ok. i was taking 100mg Lamictal and 150mg Wellbutrin daily. my deep depression(suicidal thoughts) mostly went awa...
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I am on 200mg of lamictal and am keen to try ipl hair removal. Beautician thinks the lamictal in my system might cause bad side effects such as blistering. Has anyone had experiences with this hair removal treatment whilst taking this med?
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I was wondering if any women who are taking Lamictal have experienced facial hair growth?
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I always wondered about whether a difference exists between the brand name and the generic form of a drug. My body failed to accept lamotrigine for example and wondered had i not taken lamictal say etc... so it seems there is a differenc...
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My wife displays all the symptoms of a personality disorder and her destructive, abusive behavior is taking a heavy toll on our marriage. We've been in and out of marriage counseling sessions and we have even attended individual one-on-o...
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As a kid, i have a really short temper i keep to myself. I realize i'm hurting everyone around me once i let my beast out. By beast i mean a rage burst, it ticks by something related to my mistakes or something people told me that hurts ...
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My Psychiatrist suggest ECT for me. I'm hesitating. I'm not respond well to meds. My depression is kindly resistant. I tried many different meds and formula. So, choices become more narrow.
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Do you get unwanted, disturbing, intrusive thoughts that don't stop during manic or mixed episodes? Stuff you can't talk to anyone about? And you are just trying to go about your business, but there they are...and sometimes, you think it...
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Please understan that I am not trying to use BP as an excuse, but for anyone that has been affected by this side of BP, I'd really like to hear your thoughts. I've had a history of sexual promiscuity over the past 20 years - either emot...
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I am unable to go lower then .5mg Klonopins without suffering severe withdrawal: Extreme light headed/dizzines, nervousness, loss of balance and what I read as "Depersonalization" meaning for me, a disturbing sense of "rising" out of my ...
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Hey, do any of you suffer from extreme sensitivity to sound? I cannot handle it. Phones ringing, any sound while I'm trying to concentrate, dogs, screaming children, traffic, etc etc. I seem to be much more sensitive than most people...
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