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I have had depression and anxiety since a teen. I had my son when I was 33 and I can't even explain what I went through after him. I thought it was just postpartum. I had anxiety so bad I couldn't eat lost 20lbs, couldn't sleep and wouldn't allow myself to sleep past a certain time, felt like I lived in a bubble and wasn't even here, racing thoughts so bad wanted to hit my head against the wall.
Got on an antidepressant got worse, added lamical then finally abilify which was a life saver.
3yrs later I ended up getting off meds thinking maybe I could in a matter of months happened again. This time Lexapro, Lamictal, and Zyprexa which helped get me thru it. I'm off Zyprexa now and take the other two been doing good.
That being said my doc diagnosed me with bipolar 2 never had been before. Could I have gotten worse after pregnancy? I wondered if hormones also had a bad delivery, c-section, blood transfusion. Also could what I felt been a manic episode?
Lately I have had this feeling like I'm a caged lion, I want to go wild, think about sex a lot but not acting on any of it. Could that be some mania?
 
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I don't know. I'm sure you could ask your doctor, right?
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