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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. S

    Help with fathers mania.

    Hello, sorry for how bare bones this is, I just wanted to get my thoughts out there before i forget (i have memory issues along with my own mental disorders not related to Bipolar) Starting from the beginning, im sure my dads always had mental trouble, frequently depressed and angry . I was a...
  4. J

    How to Handle Girlfriend's Mania

    A girlfriend is currently going through her 4th or 5th manic episode since 2006. All the usual symptoms are there: having higher-than-normal energy levels being restless or unable to sit still having a decreased need for sleep having increased self-esteem or confidence, or grandiosity being...
  5. C

    hey, is this normal or could i possibly be bipolar?

    its something i wonder about occasionally. my best friend had bipolar (lets call her Rachel) and we got along so well. i would always say that she understood parts of me that nobody else did. and now recently my sister put herself in the mental hospital, theyre treating her for bipolar too. it...
  6. J

    My Jewish Manic Episode

    Dear friends, For years after my manic episode, I couldn’t write or talk about it. But I finally got up the gumption and published a short piece about it in a national magazine. It came out this week. I won’t lie - coming out has been scary - but I’ve done it bit by bit and reclaimed my...
  7. O

    Has anyone tried electroshock therapy?

    I am considering getting electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Is it effective, and how was recovery for you? Did it change you in some way? I mean to ask if it changes your personality and functioning. Are the changes permanent? I don't want to go back on meds because of the side effects and...
  8. B

    Every antidepressant I have tried causes extreme mania but without them I get very depressed

    Every antidepressant I have tried causes extreme mania but without them I get very depressed I am diagnosed as Bipolar, PTSD, OCD and anxiety disorders. Less than a year ago I learned the hard way what serotonin syndrome is. By this I have had it to many times to count looking back and each...
  9. M

    I think I may be bipolar

    So basically I’ve been experiencing somewhat worse than ‘normal’ mood swings. I’m currently going through crippling depression, I’ve had very little interest in sex with my partner, I’ve struggled to pull myself out of bed, I have no motivation to do any of my studying for college, I’m...
  10. Cazcat

    Speeding up on Aripiprazole

    Immediaely after starting Aripiprazole and reducing olanzapine, my husband's motivation and energy levels started to increase, which is fantastic. With an increased dose this has continued to increase. He is constantly on the go and wanting to do things, he is even cooking and helping around...
  11. B

    Bipolar with mania VS Brief Psychotic Disorder

    Hi all, I have recently been diagnosed with bipolar with mania. I have had two episodes of psychotic breaks, one in 2013 and one on 12/24/2017. I have been trying to better understand bipolar with mania by researching through credible resources (mostly the DSM), and I truly feel that Brief...
  12. vanish

    Mania and creepy crawlies.

    Does anyone here get mania accompanied by tactile feelings something is crawling on you, but when you look nothing is there? :unsure: Apparently (according to partner and doctor I'm in a hypomanic phase but I keep on feeling like bugs are crawling up my legs, but when I look nothing is there...
  13. Lupin731

    Bipolar and perceptions of the world around us

    So I have bipolar with possible psychosis, and was wondering if anyone had experience with altered senses depending on your state of mind? When I am depressed, it seems like living in a fog, like walking through water in order to accomplish something as easy as getting a shower. But I also...
  14. J

    Hello Friends :-)

    Hello, I'm going to introduce myself and I'll write as I like, I guess, because I sincerely do not mind who knows this. I'm 33. In USA. I have a degenerative spine; it is a disease where the discs degenerate and causes bone spurs and lots of pain. There's no cure for it. So far. I also have...
  15. R

    BPD and mania?

    The GP I saw yesterday asked me the strangest thing. I went there because of the antidepressants and feeling depressed recently, also I thought maybe the medication was responsible for vivid nightmares. Anyhow, he said that wasn't a side-effect and the nightmares are probably due to the...
  16. A

    Hello- and dealing with bad memories of hallucinations

    Hey all, new here. background: been diagnosed as bp w/psychotic symptoms several times. story: first manic episode, only had mild auditory hallucinations (music, etc.) and mild "delusions" (accusing certain people of things they had no link to, convinced they were lying and manipulating other...
  17. B

    Mania, hallucinations?

    Hello. I've been going through an episode of major depression for around two months now, with intermittent feelings of "hyperness" and unusually happy mood. (mostly i have experienced symptoms of depression although with a week long bout of elevated mood) i wouldn't call it "mania" as such...
  18. B

    Overwhelming rage and mania

    Hi all, I'm a 30 (in 2 weeks) year old husband and father of 2. I am brand new to the forum, and decided to seek this out due to a recurring plague of manic rage that I undergo approximately once every other month. It used to happen a lot more frequently, however, after having an episode this...
  19. Z

    Need Advice Please !!! I don t know what to do.

    Hey there. I have a few Questions, which after weeks of research on the internet i can t find answers to. So some of you may have experienced similar Symptoms. First my Diagnosis. My Doc says bipolar. I disagree with that cause i never experienced depression. Now it is important that i tell you...
  20. S

    Uncontrollable mania

    Hi, basically im undiagnosed with bipolar due to me avoiding mental health (anxiety) and the fact they wont help me because i self medicate Cannabis to stop anxiety and silly mania decisions Mania leads to cocaine consumption and obviously makes it worse Im sort of stuck at the same cycle for...
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