337492 tn?1212458836

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!  
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212753 tn?1275073111
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.
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359674 tn?1197428171
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.  
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337492 tn?1212458836
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!  
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