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Why am I so angry?
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by Bunkyburman, Dec 02, 2012
I have lost my temper all day!  I have screamed at my husband and my daughter!  I woke up pissed at the world!
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by schizofriendia, Dec 02, 2012
Mania or depression if you've been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
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by Bunkyburman, Dec 03, 2012
I have recently be diagnosed and am only on week of lamactil so 50!  I woke up angry!  And got so mad it scared me!  I have never had rage that bad!  Don't get me wrong I rage but this was bad!
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by Bunkyburman, Dec 03, 2012
I have recently be diagnosed and am only on week of lamactil so 50!  I woke up angry!  And got so mad it scared me!  I have never had rage that bad!  Don't get me wrong I rage but this was bad!
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by schizofriendia, Dec 03, 2012
Maybe the medication set you off then due to chemical changes.  Ask your doctor about what's going on.
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by lindahand, Dec 03, 2012
I agree that if the rage is getting worse it is time to talk to the doctor about it as some medications can do this to a person. Or it could be the bipolar getting worse.

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by Bunkyburman, Dec 05, 2012
I am only on my first week of 50 lamactil .., should I wait to see if I balance out better?
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by BubulousBlank, Dec 05, 2012
Of course all bipolar meds can have side effects that can be troubling and scary.  I myself and my "soulmate", girlfriend are both on Lamictal and it works very well.  Without knowing more about you it would be hard to determine what could likely be wrong, if anything actually is.  Here are a few questions:  How old are you?  Have you been using drugs before or after your diagnosis?  The rage comes from a lot of things.  One of them can be the meds you are on.  Some of them can be cognitive.  Also some of them can be from some codependency issues.  I can likely help because I have been coping with a lot of this.  The main thing is give the meds a chance.  It is not likely that the Lamictal has anything to do with the rage because like any other medicine it is not immediate.  Feel free to share a little if you wish or message me if that is easier....good luck and have a blessed day.

Larry
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by Bunkyburman, Dec 05, 2012
I am 37 and was originally treated for my lack of motivation and was given pheterimine (speed). This was before my BP diagnosis!  I loved it because it kept me manic!  Which I did not know what it was at the time!  Then my dr took me off of it and I went into deep depression and almost suicidal!  Then after finally sharing with my doctor she put me on antidepressant meds!  That was last year!  It worked to stop some voices but I got worse shortly after!  I thought I was going crazy!  Truly crazy!  I made an appointment with her and she decided I was bipolar and started me on lamactil !   I am working up to the appropriate dosage now!  I think my bipolar is getting worse!  
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by BubulousBlank, Dec 05, 2012
I am on Lamictal, actually the highest dose of Lamictal.  I think it is a great medicine and it works a little for me but I still have breakthroughs of mania and depression.  Sometimes during a manic attack you will feel like you are going crazy expecially after being up for days on end.  Hallucinations and impulsiveness as well rage are also part of it.  My last doctor called it hyper-sensitivity.  Over time, although the mania is a euphoric high, the ultimate goal is to not enjoy the mania when it comes.  That is the point I am at now.  Mania is just as dangerous as the depression and in fact the mania leads to depression.  The illness can progress and that is the main benefit you get from medication.  There is no cure for it but with the proper medication you can learn to cope with both the mania and depression.  Also it can slow down the rapid cycling which is scary and dangerous.  I do get suicidal when I go into deep depression and it seems as reasonable as the will to live that most people get to experience.

Anyway, I am just human, I don't have all the answers and never will.  I have, however learned alot about my illness and although I lose some days, I win more often than I lose.

Good luck and knowledge is truly power.