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Hypersexuality **POSSIBLE TRIGGERS**

I have been diagnosed Bipolar since I was 17. I am now 27 and recently had to go off of my medication for financial reasons. During my manic episodes I am prone to hyper-sexuality. I have been married 7 years but when I am in a manic state I crave sexual attention from anyone except my husband. Is this strange?

If more info is needed let me know. This is my first post! Thanks!
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967168 tn?1477584489
I was just dx this year; but have been BP my entire life if I'm honest with myself.

looking back over my lifetime; I saw patterns of the same thing when I was in a manic state...it was horrible when I was single and when I met my husband he just thought I had a high sex drive and craved sexual attention but then a few things happened while we were dating that I now know were due to bp and makes alot of sense.  

I used to have alot of guilt over my behavior but through therapy I'm learning to go forward and deal with things alot better.

I used to run also; it's a great stress and anxiety reliever and really used to get rid of all my pent up nervous energy.  Luckily for me the past 2 years I haven't had to deal with anything other than depression issues.  

Now I know what I'm dealing with I make sure I go through scenearios in my mind of "what if" I start feeling this a certain way again and hope it helps the next up or down I go through.
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520191 tn?1355635402
Yes I do know. What helped me was i took up running and every time i had a high sex drive i would go for a run, and i would run it off, so to speak. It does help but it doesn't make it go away. I bet you are trying hard, it is just a matter of finding things to do, to curb it.
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Thanks. I just thought maybe since I was being discriminate that it might be strange. And I am as careful as possible. I try very hard to keep myself and my husband safe and use as much reasoning as I can, even though as I'm sure you know, it's extremely difficult.
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520191 tn?1355635402
Nope it not strange, I think that is quite common when manic, i for one have experienced that, can be very destructive with relationships. It is easy to hurt poeple, so be careful.
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1694492 tn?1372902994
No, it is not strange. Everyone is different when it comes to the manic side of being bipolar. I'm bipolar and my main manic episode is spending money a lot.
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