i usually post on the anxiety and ulcerative colitis forums, but I have a situation that I thought you all could proably help me with. I have been taking 75mg of Wellbutrin to treat my anxiety and mild depression for the last few months. I've also made some dietary changes, and have been feeling much better. I went to see my doctor the other day and she said she thought I should push my dosage up to 100mg since I've had occasional "breakthrough" depression. I was hesitant because for the most part I was feeling okay, but on Thursday morning I pushed my dose up to 100mg. Since then I've been feeling very strange. I feel hyperactive and have noticed a strange mood swing that seems to come and go throughout the day. I'll feel pretty normal for a few hours, then out of nowhere I'll start to feel depressed for a few hours then I'll feel hyper and weird for a few hours, and the cycle just keeps going like that all day. I should also mention that the hyperactive phase is always accompanied by anxiety and rapid heart beat. The thing that is freaking me out though, is that when I'm hyper I've also noticed racing thoughts. The other thing is that sometimes when the thoughts are racing I'll think of words that rhyme, or when someone else says a sentence where words start with the same letters I'll notice that too, and then I'll feel like I"m going to panic.
I should mention that part of my anxiety is paranoia about health/mental health and I have a bit of OCD, and I've read on the internet before that the rhyming words and illiteration can be signs of mania, so there's a chance that I could just be freaking myself out since I'm going through a medication adjustment and feel strange anyway. Even though I think these strange thoughts, I don't say them out loud. I've talked to a handful of close friends about this, and they all say that I seem normal. When I'm around friends or family and am distracted, I notice that I forget to look for signs of possible medication side effects and feel pretty normal. But as soon as I'm alone again I start to freak out that I might be slightly manic. I haven't been thinking about doing anything risky or putting myself in jeopardy or anything like that.
What do you all think? Does this sound like just anxiety, or should I be concerned that it may be more of a hypomania? I'm going to call my doctor on monday and see what she thinks. Thanks everyone,
Diagnosed Ulcerative Pancolitis