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From one extreme to another

pumpkin

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Usually when i was depressed, i was depressed for a long time (a month or so), then i started taking an anti-depressant and things got normal after a while, stopped taking it, it was okay for some time then goes the whole story again...
I've only had one manic episode so far that was when my illness started...
But now, my moods started changing really fast! Like, one day i think i can achieve anything, i'm really positive and upbeat, i can study, have the concentration and the energy... The next day i feel totally down, pessimistic, i can't bring myself to do anything... What is happening with me??? I thought bipolar meant that you are either depressed or manic for a long time... Or did i get it all wrong? Please tell me what your experience is...
 
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I don't know much about bipolar except that mood switches are incredibly individual. Some people have highs or lows that last for years.

Others have "rapid cycling" bipolar where the switch happens much more frequently, sometimes between weeks, days or even in some extremes within the same day.

Maybe that would be worth talking to your doctor or pdoc about? I imagine it must be very disconcerting for your mood to switch between such extremes so frequently and I think any mood changes should be discussed with your doctor so they can help you manage them more effectively.

:hug: xx
 
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depends on your antidepressant i think and how it reacts with you?
I was on flueoxitine and i was stable - or just suppressed (flat).
now ive changed drugs and im high one day and low the next.
yesterday i washed and polished two cars, cleaned all the windows then crashed and burnted.
today i dont feel like doing anything. even routine things like washing my hair. Grrr

its an effect of depression, talk to your doctor about your symptoms. be honest with them.
Hang on in there.
 
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Thanks Razza and Foxjo,
i'm going to mention this to my pdoc i have an appointment soon. It seems strange as i've never experienced this before.
I'm not taking any antidepressant atm, i'm only taking Lamictal and Abilify. Maybe it's got to do with my meds anyway, because i wasn't taking Lamictal for a while, but now i'm on it again.
I'm sorry you're going through similar things Foxjo, it's not fun at all...
 
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Thanks Razza and Foxjo,
i'm going to mention this to my pdoc i have an appointment soon. It seems strange as i've never experienced this before.
I'm not taking any antidepressant atm, i'm only taking Lamictal and Abilify. Maybe it's got to do with my meds anyway, because i wasn't taking Lamictal for a while, but now i'm on it again.
I'm sorry you're going through similar things Foxjo, it's not fun at all...

For me ive suffered on/off for 15 years. each time i get depressed it seems to be different symptoms. i was never hyper before (up till this eposide). in the past ive been angry/ sad/ sleepy/ all at different times. its as if it morphs with me.
hang on in there and Keep in touch, let us know how you get along. x
 
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