- Jun 12, 2016
Hello. I'm new to this forum. I look forward to participating when I can. I've seen a lot of comments elsewhere in the net from people who have clumsiness with bipolar disorder. Some think it's just part of being bipolar. Anything here want to discuss this? I never used to be clumsy. I was highly coordinated. I could type 90 words a minute and was a professional. I even started and owned a secretarial service, and did reasonably well financially. What prevented me from doing even better financially was bipolar, but I didn't know that at the time. My stamina has never been good, and I need to rest, as well as "get away" from other people and be by myself. I'm very social, but also need much, much alone time and rest. I now take Lamictal and Lexapro. My pdoc and I raised Lamictal from 200 mg/day to 250, now 300. The increases were due to me getting to feel irritable and underlying anger all the time. I know that Lamictal can cause clumsiness. I will talk to my pdoc about it next week. I have a new pdoc because my other one went to a different clinic. My previous one said he had never heard of the Lamictal or Lexapro causing clumsiness. I hope my new one has more info on that. My clumsiness is harrowing. Today I knocked over a whole new carton of catnip all over a dresser with all sorts of stuff on it -- so the catnip is everywhere in that area. I plan to get the vacuum with the hose and try to wipe out the catnip. Later in the day I was attempting to kiss my boyfriend goodbye. He was in the driver's seat in his car, I was standing next to the car. I leaned over to hug him, and crashed my head on the roof of the car. Whack! It didn't hurt near as much as it p...d me off and majorly annoyed me that I just keep on, and on and on making stuff like this happen, every few minutes of every day. I always have a least one accidental minor cut or prick on my hand/s. As soon as one heals, or as soon as I take the band aid off one, I cut myself again. This clumsiness is really bothering me and getting me down and irritable at myself.