Aa
A
A
Close
337492 tn?1212462436
Is low energy part of BP?
I have started taking CoQ10 to boost metabolism from what the Lithium drains.  However, is having a low energy level part of BP symptoms?  I notice after being manic that I feel so tired all the time and that makes me more easily depressed.  Does anyone else experience this?  I love stability, I feel my best of course.  The CoQ10 has given me simulated mania, but I love the energy from it and I am still sleeping at night, which is a real treat!  
Cancel
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
212753 tn?1275076711
yeah manic will do that to you. and then you go into the depression.Have you had your thryoid checked?I may have asked you this before but it is really important to get it checcked while on lithium as lithium destroys the thyroid. I am pretty sur ethat is what did mine in.Keep me posted.
Love Venora
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
359674 tn?1197431771
I think low energy is part of Bipolar because here lately I have no energy at all.  I am so depressed and can't seem to get motivated to do anything.  Do u have to have a prescription to take coQ10?  Can u buy it at like Walmart or somewhere?  I have got to try something or I am just going to set around here and waste my life away.  
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
337492 tn?1212462436
Yeah, I got my blood drawn for my thyroid and Lithium levels yesterday.  Thyroid disease runs in my family too, but it is hyper, not hypo.  Anyhow, being on Lithium has put my thyroid in a normal range for once, but I am curious what these test results will be.  CoQ10 can be purchased at Walmart.  WARNING, if you take over 60mg a day it will throw you into mania.  I did some extensive research and reading to know what was safe to take and not safe to take.  I take 50mg a day with Vit. B complex and Flax seed oil for Omega 3 fatty acids.  This combo is restoring some of my energy and I like it!  
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Bipolar Disorder Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Mood Disorders Answerers
1551327 tn?1414146344
Blank
Tompkinsville, KY
1415482 tn?1459706314
Blank
Kingston, Jamaica
Avatar universal
Blank