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Feeling depressed after exercise

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redcp

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So I have bipolar 2 and for the most part stable (yay) however i am trying to lead a healthy life style and came across this problem. when i do cardio type workouts i feel depressed afterwards for up to a day or two as it progressively gets better.
however when i do bodybuilding i do not feel depressed after....... in fact i feel pretty good after.
so i am posting this to see if anyone else has see this in their life and if maybe there is a solution?
 
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Its possible your heart might be going up too fast. I have to take a beta blocker to slow my heart rate, its in the hundreds resting for no apparent reason. I would understand it correlating with anxiety more so than depression. I would get a physical from your regular doctor, to check everything including blood work. Cardio will increase the heart rate and since body building doesn't, you might need a beta blocker. Just an idea, hope your doctor can help you.
 
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So I have bipolar 2 and for the most part stable (yay) however i am trying to lead a healthy life style and came across this problem. when i do cardio type workouts i feel depressed afterwards for up to a day or two as it progressively gets better.
however when i do bodybuilding i do not feel depressed after....... in fact i feel pretty good after.
so i am posting this to see if anyone else has see this in their life and if maybe there is a solution?
Running is definitely a strong anti-depressant for me...
I usually run 2 times per week for 45min at a good pace so that I feel tired afterwards...
Bodybuilding has no direct psychological effect on me, however body appearance and strength can have a certain impact on my self-esteem and overall health...
 

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