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I'm completely new to forums and am just trying to get my head around my diagnoses. I've always known there was something going on with my mental health. I was diagnosed with PTSD 9 years ago which I have under some control. But the last 6 months+ have been extremely difficult. I have experienced mild manias followed by extreme lows. I am on mirtazapine and am in the process of upping my quetiapine.
I am hoping to just hear other people's experiences and try and process my diagnosis.
 
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hey welcome to the Forum! i hope you find help here:):welcome:
 
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Hi Jovik. I was diagnosed last year and am trying to stabilise (rather unsuccessfully it would seem currently!) on various medications. Quetiapine didn’t work for me, I am now on Lamotrigine, Pregabalin and Vortioxetine.
 
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Hi Jovik. I was diagnosed last year and am trying to stabilise (rather unsuccessfully it would seem currently!) on various medications. Quetiapine didn’t work for me, I am now on Lamotrigine, Pregabalin and Vortioxetine.
hey welcome to the Forum! i hope you find help here:):welcome:
thank you. Feels good to speak to other people going through this.
 
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I am just starting out on trying to stabilize my moods with meds. Not sure if the quetiapine will work. It's all a little scary but I'm lucky to have a very supportive husband and good family. I'm so hopeful that we find the right combination of meds and I'm really pleased to have found this forum. It's so helpful reading other people's experiences and knowing that I'm not the only person going through these highs and lows. They really are exhausting.
 
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I am just starting out on trying to stabilize my moods with meds. Not sure if the quetiapine will work. It's all a little scary but I'm lucky to have a very supportive husband and good family. I'm so hopeful that we find the right combination of meds and I'm really pleased to have found this forum. It's so helpful reading other people's experiences and knowing that I'm not the only person going through these highs and lows. They really are exhausting.
i think i have bipolar 2. i dont just have highs and lows. i also have some other weird moods that im not sure are related to the highs and lows. not sure if they are even related to the bipolar or caused by something else. its hard to describe moods that are different then the usual high or low serotonin.
 
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It really is hard sometimes to understand the highs and lows. So I understand how confusing it can feel. I've thought about trying to keep a note book or journal to try and keep track of my moods but not sure yet.
 
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