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  1. libbycrossings

    curious about other people's experiences with lamictal?

    i have bipolar 2 and i started taking lamictal about 5 months ago and i feel like i just feel worse but i do notice i have less hypomanic episodes according to my family but personally i would take a hypomanic episode over this bad of a depressive episode because these depressive periods are...
  2. libbycrossings

    I'm Libby and bipolar depression is consuming my life.

    (TW// mentions of depression, suicidal thoughts, and abuse. please be safe.)This is a vent post basically because I've never spoken to anyone about most of my issues and I'm just spilling over my keyboard so I am sorry it's so so long. Hi there, I'm Libby! I'm currently 18 years old and when I...
  3. H

    Need advice

    A little about me...I'm 47 year olds, recently diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder after years of being treated for chronic depression. I also have ADHD and mild to moderate anxiety. I'm the mother of two teenagers with similar medical conditions. I would like to have other peoples take on a...
  4. T

    Can you see the hypomania in my eyes?

    Since jan 1st I’ve been experiencing a mixed episode and also that’s turned into hypomania for the past few days!! I’ve had fleeting excitement, racing thoughts, enthusiasm and just been feeling great overall. Sleeping at 7am and binging on caffeine! I feel revved up and great. Is it just a...
  5. S

    Is it really bipolar disorder?

    I received a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, but I can’t tell if it’s denial or wrong. since 18, I have had nights of staying up and cleaning my house until 5am then sleeping for 2 hours on my couch then going to class. I have had days with so much energy and stress I needed to go and RUN and...
  6. L

    Hey all I’m Josh

    Hey there, My name is Josh and I suffer with bipolar. My highs are ridiculous, they are sometimes scary, to the extent where my heart races and it feels like someone has spiked me with some top class A drugs. Then the anxiety hits and it all goes downhill from there on. I also have this weird...
  7. frisas45

    I get angry when someone inside my house gets angry.

    I wish to live alone. But I have no money to do so. So I get stuck with my parents. Whenever I had a rough day, I just make someone infuriated. I feel like I'm just a brat. I have to keep my emotions to myself and don't have to express my anger. If I do, I end up getting into trouble and all...
  8. R

    Did my psychologist properly inform me about lithium? Advice

    Hello, I was recently placed on lithium by my psychologist. She told me about how great lithium was, that it got a bad rap, and how it was better compared to *insert a bi-polar medication you've never heard of*. When I asked her about side effects the first time she listed positive side effects...
  9. C

    Schizoaffective in denial of medication

    Hi everyone, I was diagnosed with Schizoaffective disorder with bipolar and obsessive features with PTSD (ahhhh mouthful and a half). Had a psychotic episode in 2017 and I’m 23 now. Whoever reads this will be the first to know I’m not taking my medication as prescribed as I just really don’t...
  10. M

    Is it normal

    I’ve been diagnosed BP since high school- over 16 years ago. I have a wife, 2 kids, and a fairly high stress management job. I function well, but I feel like when I hit a stress point I crack and my whole psyche seems like a spiraling storm cloud of just... sadness and emptiness and...
  11. D

    My depression

    My name is Darren i am a 37 year old who has struggled with depression for the past 19 years. When i was first diagnosed that long ago there was a massive stigma about mental health. I was so embarrassed to admit i had depression. I wouldnt talk to any one for days on end. In the early days...
  12. S

    He lied and flirted with other women, acting manic on medicine

    My boyfriend has been taking lamictal for a few months now, when we first got together he cheated and confessed he cheated on girlfriends before but he also lived for a very long time without any meds and while drinking all the time so I read up on hypersexuality and worked through it the best I...
  13. G

    Does my partner have bipolar???

    I am currently struggling with a situation involving my partner of 4 years. I was told from the beginning that he has schizophrenia, which I accepted and was something I had experience in due to a past job, so wasn’t something that worried me too much. Three weeks ago he suddenly stopped...
  14. C

    antipsychotic meds enough to control hypomania?

    I was wondering if anyone taking a anti psychotic and or a antidepressant, notice that it can control there BP 2 hypo mania alone? Has anyone needed Lamictal as well to have mostly complete control of it? (Not sure if that is for depression or mania) I'm on a low-ish dose of Seroquel (350mg) but...
  15. L

    At a loss...

    Does any one else experience anxiety around their partner? Sometimes when he’s away I feel fine. I don’t have anxiety. I still have these thoughts about if I love him or not. I still have compulsions. But I sometimes want him to go away so I can not have the anxiety and obsessions I have around...
  16. Tixbut

    How do you Relieve stress

    Hi everyone, I hope everyone is doing well 🙂 I have bipolar and extremely bad anxiety. I stress about everything, every minute of the day and now it is making me sick eg getting infections. I was wondering how you destress and relax Or even shut your mind off for a while during the day. I do...
  17. H

    Worried about friend - Bipolar, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression

    Hi everyone, I am worried about one of my close friends whose life has taken a sudden turn mental health wise and what to do. I have been friends with this guy, we will call Matt, for about 8 years, and we go to the same college. I knew a bit about his past (abusvie family) and that he...
  18. L

    End of relationship with SO - never loved me?

    This is likely to be a long post, and I am sorry, but I would really like some reassurance and impartial opinions. My ex boyfriend and I were together for 5.5 years, and were friends for about a year before that. The beginning of our relationship was in person, but the latter half was long...
  19. Sadkittygirl1928

    psychosis and agression, diagnosed as bipolar

    I have another mental health diagnosis as well, but for some reason, I just can't except this one. I am so scared and angry I dont know what to do, Im medicated and I dont want to be. In the past I got very aggressive and went into a psychosis, it was thought to be meds now people are saying its...
  20. Lemonrose1820

    Failing school, no hope

    Hello, I am failing out of nursing school and I don’t know what to do. I want to be a nurse but it just doesn’t seem possible for me. I can’t help but to wonder if I’d be having this issue if I didn’t have bipolar disorder. I can’t relate to anyone in my life because no one I know is failing...
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