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Monday, February 22, 2010 Dawn, Community Member, asks

Q: the crazy things bipolar people do...

Curious about the relationship of things bipolars do that they don't realize are a direct result of the illness.  Ex. affairs, dangerous behavior/activities, lieing, stealing, anger, anxiety attacks, inability to be in large crowds or shop large stores, severe body aches/fibromyalgea, migraines, gaining weight...how much do these types of things directly correlate to bipolar disorder?

And since starting treatment...I only seem to reside in the depressive state and never hit a manic state anymore, which I miss, cause it makes up for all the lost time you lose when you are depressed and unable to function properly.

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animal princess, Community Member
2/23/10 5:53pm

Dawn,

          Maybe your meds need to be adjusted, since you are being more depressed then happy.. you don't want to be in the mania state either since that isn't healthy either, but I agree with you, I like the extra energy. But there needs to be a balance, which is what all of us are trying to achieve, and honestly I have never experinced since I have been on meds. So talk to your pdoc and see what can be done to help your depression. Your not alone on the journey through life living with being Bipolar.

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Dawn, Community Member
2/23/10 8:16pm

Thank you so much for responding to my question.  My previous doc told me that the transition in seasons causes increased episodes in bipolars. Which is odd, I know, cause the change of seasons, particularly spring, summer and fall, are my favorite times of the year!  Thank you...I now realize I am not alone in living with my illness.  It took me more than 40 years to be convinced of it or properly diagnosed.

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