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So much energy that I can't physically get it out. I'm agitated and thoughts are racing from one thing to the next. But this is not in a good way like before because it is more anger and extreme frustration mixed with energy like no other. I want it to stop but not at the same time. happen to anyone else?
 
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do you take any meds for your manic episodes ? Something that could take edge off would be good. Go exercise or do try to do something that takes energy or focus. You got to direct energy somewhere.
 
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do you take any meds for your manic episodes ? Something that could take edge off would be good. Go exercise or do try to do something that takes energy or focus. You got to direct energy somewhere.
I don't have anything fast-acting. I have been running in my neighborhood and around the house. I have been reading research papers in between. this is intense.
 
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So you did take something then ? Hopefully it doesnt take too long those sound like good things to do. Just keep trying to do constructive things and stay occupied
 
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I take Abilify for mania, but they lowered the dose and upped the Wellbutrin this past week thinking that would help a depressive episode, then it went completely the other way. is that common? I was diagnosed only 3 months ago but its been trial and error and I am getting sick of it a bit
 
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I was also going to suggest physically exhausting yourself by running. You must be in better shape than me though bc I think an around the neighborhood would land me somewhere between exhausted and almost dead ☺

Joking aside though what if you try the opposite then and like meditate?
 
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Ohh so you’re having like a pharmacologically induced mania maybe? I would assume it might take some time for the new med to even out. But definitely talk to your doctor if you’re concerned.
 
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Ohh so you’re having like a pharmacologically induced mania maybe? I would assume it might take some time for the new med to even out. But definitely talk to your doctor if you’re concerned.
me sitting still for more than 5 seconds is not going to happen so meditation is out haha. and is that a common thing? I am new to this world and figure it all out still
 
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I take Abilify for mania, but they lowered the dose and upped the Wellbutrin this past week thinking that would help a depressive episode, then it went completely the other way. is that common? I was diagnosed only 3 months ago but its been trial and error and I am getting sick of it a bit

That could be leaving your mania unchecked. You need a sedative. Otherwise your mania could go for days. Id suggest if you still feel unlimited energy by morning call your provider and tell them you need emergency appointment for med check cause of manic episode
 
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That could be leaving your mania unchecked. You need a sedative. Otherwise your mania could go for days. Id suggest if you still feel unlimited energy by morning call your provider and tell them you need emergency appointment for med check cause of manic episode
it is definitely not calming down and getting stronger so I will see what happens here in a couple of hours then. last time this happened I maxed out credit cards. but now there are no credit cards to max so I will just continue to clean my house
 
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me sitting still for more than 5 seconds is not going to happen so meditation is out haha. and is that a common thing? I am new to this world and figure it all out still
Idk about your meds specifically but I’m sure anything designed to combat depression includes a stimulant of some sort.
 
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it is definitely not calming down and getting stronger so I will see what happens here in a couple of hours then. last time this happened I maxed out credit cards. but now there are no credit cards to max so I will just continue to clean my house

Yes thats exactly what i dont want ! You getting into trouble. So try best to exaust yourself. If nothing works get into your provider for some strong sedative medicine.
 
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The antidepressant without enough mood stabilizer has the ability to send you into a manic episode. Not a doctor obviously so cannot say for sure that is what is happening but it is pretty common to happen with bipolar. Call your doctor as soon as you can to get it straighten out. Good news is if the mania is being caused from the medication it can usually be controlled by your doctor relatively quickly.

Exercise and cleaning are good in my opinion for working through the energy. Stuff like reading papers online tends to male things worse for me because it starts feeding on itself but it might be good for you.
 
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