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Bipolar Affective Disorder

Also known as Hypomania, Mania

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  • Any Lithium users out there

    ive only been on it a month but I can honestly say I have never been so ill. I’ve had enough and although it’s early days, I can’t cope. I’m crying most days, shaky, diaroaha, and very irritated about the least thing, feel dizzy, ears ringing constantly and have no concentration...actually no memory,...

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  • Does this sound like a Mixed 'state' or 'episode'?

    So I've failed miserably on SSRI's over the past two years.  I've tried eight different drugs between ssris/snris/and a few off labels.  I was taking Lamictal 12.5mg for 6 days, and around day 3, an all too familiar feeling hit me.  I was in bed, exhausted, yet extremely agitated...

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  • My bipolar (ex) girlfiend - should I walk away?

    Hello all.Well, where to start? My partner (currently ex-partner) got sectioned about 4 weeks ago. I was with her for about 7 months and she told me she was bipolar and had been sectioned twice. (About a year between episodes). She was taking meds and although she went through periods of being down,...

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  • I don’t know how to control myself I messed up

    I messed up badly. I thought mania felt wonderful so triggered it and now I’m really going through it.  I think I’m hypomanic not full blown manic. Sleeping around which is making me feel s**t and ended up ODing on paracetamol the other day. Vomited 3 hours after though so think I got it up but...

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  • Will this induce mania?

    Hi so I know most of you won’t approve and I don’t need a lecture, sorry to be blunt, but I just want to be manic again.  I’m on 400mg of aripiprazole monthly. Introduced coffee and I’ve noticed I’m starting to go up in mood and quite fast paced.  Just got fluoxetine off the doctor and it’s...

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  • Girlfriend is Bipolar and I'm at breaking point

    I'm a private guy and this is my last resort! I've been with my girlfriend since June last year - we are both 40 next month - I love her too bits without question and outside work this is the first time I've been exposed to mental health issues ( I hate the phrase mental health as it purports...

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  • Can't kick the dark depression!!!! Limactil not working

    I've been on 300mg of limactil for months. I feel it has helped a lot with my agitation moods but I think I'm more hopeless and depressed than I have ever been. I feel like my Dr. Is no help to me and my family and friends think my depression is not real. DESPERATE for a solution!!! something...

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  • screaming fast thoughts

    Hi my names allison and im 31 ive been diagnosed with ocd and panic disorder ive never gotten a reason for a ongoing issue that ive suffered for the last 7 years about every 6 months or so i get this strange sensation out of nowhere were my mind feels like its going so fast and my mind feels really loud...

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  • Bipolar 2 new diagnosis

    Hi, I hope some of you can advise me. After being treated for over 20 years for Major Depression and anxiety,  plus OCD, I've just receieved, form a new psychiatrist, the news that I am in fact suffering from Bipolar 2. The Fluoxetine I've been receiving during this time helped my depression...

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  • My girlfriend has bipolar disorder...

    Hi, so 3 months ago I began to date this wonderful girl; everything was absolutely perfect and she has treated me better than I could ever ask for. Around Christmas time, she became hospitalized, for ended up not being anything serious, but was still stressful. On top of that, she has been working 75-80...

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  • Hypomania only lasts a few hours

    I’ve recently been diagnosed with bipolar II after years of depression followed by an antidepressant-induced hypomanic episode. My psychiatrist has me on 50 mg Lamictal and 10mg Zyprexa (we’re trying to titrate the dose of Lamictal up and Zyprexa down). The Zyprexa was prescribed to me by my pcp before...

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  • Advice For A New Bipolar Relationship?

    Hi all I have just joined this site as I'm in a new relationship with someone with a diagnosed cyclothymic bipolar guy who is medicated with lithium. I'm sorry if this is too long but this is all very bizarre to me! We have been dating for over two months now, he has been sweet, attentive,...

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  • i feel like giving up....

    I think I've finally had enough.....I don't wanna deal with this pain anymore....my mind is basically made up already....what should i do? 

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  • I'm sorry

    If I die anytime soon I ask that I'm not forgotten ive made horrible decisions in my years of living that I agree I should die for and I'm sorry I know very sorry person that has no right to breathe if you all take my life away just don't forget the good times that I did have no matter what...

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  • When to get hospitalized for Bipolar 1??

    I'm definetly having a mixed episode. Little energy but can't sleep for crap. I have been slammed with recent family deaths, 3 within the past 2 months. One committed suicide. I'm terrified from my last IP experience and this would only be my second time going IP since being diagnosed 7 years...

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  • Confused. Anyone like me?

    I have suffered with depression since I was 15. I'm not sure when this crossed over to fibro and also I have been diagnosed with a personality disorder. Woah makes me feel so wacky. Different meds all the time. Symptoms cross over with all 3. I really feel I have bipolar but they won't believe...

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  • Possibly bipolar...need some advice

    I've dealt with severe anxiety and depression since I was 7, but now (almost 2 yrs later) I'm dealing with a lot of "mental struggles" I guess one could say. It's almost like I can't control myself anymore. Lots of rapid mood cycling. I'm no longer just depressed or anxious,...

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  • newbie needs advice on a partner/ex partner who knows...

    hi there,really need some advice from fellow people who have a partner with bipolar or from people who have this horrible and heartbreaking disease ok so sorry that this will be long but i need to try put as much info as i can... ive been single for about 6 years but decided id like to get back into...

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  • Dating a bipolar

    I’ve been dating a guy for 3 months . He did not disclose that he was bipolar but all his lifestyle confirmed it to me .  So everything was great and planning the holidays and stressing on the points that holidays are sad if alone .  The next day after a really nice night spent together . I...

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  • Am I becoming unwell again?

    I don’t have pressured speech or racing thoughts which are key indicators that I’m usually unwell.  However, I have this desire to not sleep, have lots of energy at the gym, spending money that I shouldn’t be spending but have this intense need to buy things (mostly gym things) - the money spending...

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  • Will I have to take medicine for Cyclothymia?

    (Sorry for my low English level, it isn't my first language) I think I have Cyclothymia. It started at 12 and 10 months, and now I'm 13 and 8 months. Through the months I had 5-7 hypomanic periods, and other 5-10 mild hypomanic ones. I sometimes crashed after them with depression, and I sometimes ...

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  • Lithium Carbonate—messing up my communication skills?

    So I have Bipolar II. I was on Lamictal for a little bit but I stopped because it wasn’t working and I was forgetting how to spell words. Now I am on Lithium and I feel like I am forgetting how to order my words in a sentence, if that makes any sense at all. It’s like I can’t speak well at all in a coherent...

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  • Son's girlfriend exhibits rage and self harm

    My son's new girlfriend has exhibited frequent bouts of rage, and most recently began slamming her head against the door and violently scratching at her wrists. This was all brought on because she is obsessed with my son's ex-girlfriend. He is in the middle of a custody battle with his ex-girlfrieend,...

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  • Bipolar II and chronic pain

    I’m bipolar II. I also have chronic back pain, 7 herniated disks, and have tried all non prescription and most prescription therapies. My pain specialist is refusing to prescribe me a mild form of opiate therapy because of my high risk of potential abuse. I was honest with everything and also told him...

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  • Mood stabilizer stopped working?

    My doctor prescribed me an antipsychotic to help control a nasty mixed episode. It worked pretty well for about a week, but now I've noticed that it doesn't seem to be working nearly as well. Has this happened to anyone else?? Do I need a higher dose or just a completely different med?

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  • I am seventeen and possibly bipolar

    Hello, I was hoping I could get some feedback or advice regarding certain mental healh issues. In January 2017, I started feeling depressed and I would frequently cry, at first my family thought it was just a phase but it went on for months. I eventually tried to get help but it was futile as my suicidal...

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  • Bipolar

    Im a bipolar suffer who has been telling gp for thirty years now thet theres nothing wrong with me now i know i was right all along because tje goverment has said so dy stopping pip for these illnesses so every time i was sectioned for telling doctors i was not ill i was right all a long so can i now...

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  • Mania with only mind paranoia?

    After experiencing a antidepressant-induced mixed episode, I began to be paranoid that the police were after me all the time; I would be scared by passing lights and my own brake lights, and think that whenever someone looked at me it was because there was something wrong with my car. At first I thought...

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  • Chester Bennington and Robin Williams

    Today I am P****d!! I haven't slept for a few days so l am a little off my rocker. My thoughts will ramble all over the place as I am manic but depressed at the same time. Anyone else go through this crap?? I have been in the Batcave for a few days now with my thoughts and it just struck me... I...

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