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Bipolar Affective Disorder

Also known as Hypomania, Mania

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  • Very long post. Plz read. Bipolar 2. Recovered & have questions.

    This will be a very long post but I hope you read it and help me. My life greatly depends on this. I’m a 25 year old female and I strongly believe that there’s hope for me and that I can live a healthy, normal and functional life. I think I’ve had low grade depression since I was in middle school. It...

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  • Aggravated

    I have felt aggravated for a few weeks, no particular reason. Can't sit for even a minute. My husband has been ill and still is, I have been looking after him, not that I grudge him that. Back and forth to hospital where doctors don't listen I suppose this isnt helping me xxx

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  • bi polar

    hi ive been with my boyfriend a year and a half and i strongly suspect he has bi polar he is showing ALL the signs... evefything.. endless sleeping (hes only 26) funny eating patterns... outbursts of mania and excitement.. then long peripds of wanting to be by himself locking himself away not speaking...

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  • Bipolar

    Hi my sister she was on lithium she run out her medication and there was no prescription in pharmacy as GP fail to send one so she try get through the weekend with out it.First thing Monday she phone GP and ask him to get prescription to pharmacy which never happened until Thursday which was to late...

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  • Information to help families understand

    Kind of having an off day today, can't be bothered. Families friends all say they understand but really how can anyone truly understand bipolar if they don't have it. My husband does understand but at times I can't actually say anything cos the words won't come, it isn't like I can't...

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  • Suicidal thoughts with bipolar?

    Does anyone randomly get hit hard with an overwhelming fear and urge to kill yourself? Like bad.  Nothing I do helps, I can’t just breathe or relax, it’s severe and if it wasn’t for my partner I wouldn’t be here. I don’t want to die, but when I’m hit with these attacks my body takes over. I’m on...

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  • Information new to bipolar

    I have a friend who was recently diagnosed with bipolar and I am not sure what that means. I would like more information about this because I think he has had a bad reaction to his meds and I am not sure what to do

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  • Any advice for me to help my son, please.

    Hi, my son has only recently been diagnosed with bi polar, years ago they said it was ADHD and O D D, he is having manic episodes all the time brought on by alcohol and cocaine, he takes all his diazepam at once and any pills he can get hold of when he coming down. The episode last night, after 2...

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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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  • Long term side effects of lithium carbonate

    I have been taking lithium carbonate for nearly eight years. I have recently had my meds upped to 1000mg at night. I am not bi-polar but suffer from severe recurrent depression. I would like to know the effects both reversal and irreversible of long term lithium use? I have regular blood tests where...

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  • Fiancé breaks up with no explanation. Devastated

    So my fiancé has bipolar. March is a very hard month for her as her sons birthday who was adopted is in the month and her beloved cat who comforted her through being molested as a child died in this month also. We both lost our jobs so have little or no money. We have been together 7 weeks and in...

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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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  • Bipolar Mean Average Award For PIP

    This is my first post My friend with Bipolar 1 is waiting for the result of her paper based assessment, thePIP people within the next three weeks Having read the way in which PIP is operating I’m preparing for my friend to go right through to the Tribunal The government and most websites will say that...

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  • Husband issues

    I have been diagnosed with Bipolar mood disorder, I was in an institution, I was and am still under the treatment of a specialist Psychiatrist. I take my meds regularly.  I am just at a point where I actually do not like my husband anymore, I do not want to be around him, he works away during the...

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  • What to do?

    Hello. I written here before looking for advice on how to deal with bipolar disorder. Maybe thinking with my head I know what to do. I have tried everything with my boyfriend, we have periods when he is very well, our relationship is good, lots of communication, even when he is down which is something...

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  • Boyfriend has bipolar disorder and left me randomly?

    So I have, well had a boyfriend who suffers from bipolar disorder (unmedicated), We talked on and off for 4 years because he would always randomly leave but then come back. Then we finally started dating and we dated for over a year, we always had some problems because of his mental health but overall...

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  • My fiancé is undiagnosed bipolar 2

    Where do I start my fiancé is undiagnosed but I’ve researched enough to know that a normal function of behavior is not what he has. I realized it when I constantly was on a roller coaster ride with him some days he is talkative but then he is distant. He can go a week acting normal loving me babe...

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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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  • Symptoms of Bipolar?

    Hi guys just wanted to ask a few questions on Bipolar, First question is do bipolar people have a tendency to say they’ll do something (especially when they’re feeling manic) but then they’ll never do it ?  For instance if you got told to come in every day for college and you’ll say yes you’ll do...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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