Yes, meds can cause symptoms of bipolar, especially steroids--but usually for those who are prone to becoming bipolar. I had steroids several times with no bipolar symptoms before actually developing obvious hypomania later in life. BUT, you could be an exception.
Lamictal is fairly activating, which would explain the anxiety. Depacote is usually somewhat of a downer. Even if you did have bipolar, there are other medications to try that may not make you feel as crappy.
Best of luck
i didnt add in previous post i have been on steroids 2 times previously lower doses shorter times, thank you for getting back to me
see my post ...
I had been on a tremendous dose of prednisone prior to my misdiagnosis of bipolar. The insomnia and increased stamina (after years of pain) stood out in my mind along with the depression I was experiencing as bipolar. The insomnia and increased stamina went away when I tapered off the cortisone. The depression began to lift when I was diagnosed as PTSD and faced many ghosts including my abusive husband -- who was newly diagnosed as NPD
read my earlier post
When I first started Lamactical it made me sick, too. Unless you are a psychiatrist, I would say you should listen to your doctor. If you are a psychiatrist, you know better than to diagnose yourself.
HI there . Too much synthroid will cause you to go manic. I am bi polar and thryoidless. I have just had to adjust my throid med cause I lost 20 pounds and the 200 MCG I was on sent me into a manic phase. I am now on 175 and I am getting stable again. You have to stay on top of your med when you take synthroid.It takes alot of tweaking to get your dose just right.
I would greatly suspect your synthroid dosage had alot to do with feeling manic and the anxiety . Once you get your throid med stable then see how you are doing..
Come over to the thryoid board. There are lots of great folks that can help you interpret your labs and help you learn about how to stay on top of your thyroid issues.
Good luck and let me know how you are doing.
I know I am not a doc but I am a throidless bi polar that has learned alot in the past 2 years on how to be my own best health advocate,