- Mar 13, 2018
As the title says, if you went on antidepressants as an undiagnosed bipolar how would they affect you?
Can you go into more details? I suspect i could have bipolar as a counsellor i saw twice hinted that he thinks i have it and that i should go get a psychiatric evaluation. I ended up not going for the psyche eval and just went on antidepressants for my anxiety (which i was diagnosed with) and things were working out well and i was feeling really good and stable until like a week and a half ago when i crashed and feel depressed and have all the physical symptoms of anxiety and depression again like fatigue, edema in my face, skin issues, sinus issues.. etc. I'm going back to my doctor tomorrow to see what she can do to help me but i'm wondering if my up and down reactions to antidepressants could be a sign of bipolar?When I first saw a psychiatrist she started me on venlafaxine suspecting I had bipolar and if so the venlafaxine clearly wouldn't be enough to stabilise my mood, it would elevate any manic symptoms so after 2 weeks my mood was further elavated
Yeah it really is an umbrella term for lots of symptoms. I'm scared to get an eval in case i get mis diagnosed.I was diagnosed bipolar, I was on antidepressants for 3-4 months at a time before I stopped them and had hypomania/mania symptoms. Then I'd crash and end up back on them again. Even after I swore off antidepressants I had the same pattern of depression - hypomania, up and down constantly for years. Now I seem to be able to take antidepressants but they may as well be smarties for all the good they do. I'm now diagnosed recurrent depression + anxiety, as I stopped getting hypomanic symptoms a couple of ago.
To be honest I think everyone reacts differently. If you are prone to mania I think taking antidepressants can make you go high within a short space of time. But bipolar has become such an umbrella term for lots of symptoms that maybe aren't classic manic depression it's hard to tell.
Thanks! My psychiatrist said that I should be okay with lamotragine as far as affordability but who knows. The latuda is a different story, but he said he’d keep me going with the sample packs. He’s a gem.Yes I have heard about the job losses at general motors that's terrible,
Fingers crossed medication wise.
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