Well it aint no darn overactive thyroid!!! LOL!

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Mackem
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   Posted 12/19/2008 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Had my blood tests back today as the doctor insisted on sending me for thryroid tests before referring me to a psych!! He wrote Hypomania????? (the question marks are his!) on the blood test form!!! Hilarious! I told him it wasn't a thyroid problem! He virtually ignored my depressive symptoms before he sent me for the bloods and put Hypomania???!

Fingers crossed ill get my date with the psych soon and i can put the ball in motion to getting things sorted out! Who knows whats gonna happen next!!!???

serafena
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   Posted 12/19/2008 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
He's being awfully thorough, but I guess we can't blame him for that. Thyroid can cause depressive symptoms. It's comorbid with bipolar quite often, actually. But I'm glad your thyroid is alright. Now if we can just get around to fixing the actual problem...
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tyno3
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   Posted 12/21/2008 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Maybe, he meant to write "Hypothyroid". That's quite common with depression as sarafena mentioned. If one's thyroid is lumpy, bumpy and doesn't manage your metabolism, all sorts of nasty's appear. Slowed thinking, dry waxy skin, inability to lose weight, extreme exhaustion and so on. All the women on my mother's side of the family have hypothyroid and Bipolar II (mainly depression with a little irritability thrown in). That's precisely where I'm at. After the positive Thyroid Stimulating Hormone blood test, my doctor asked me if I was standing up. I replied yes, doing laundry, she said Ï don't know how you're standing up your TSH is off the chart, your hemaeglobin is the lowest I've ever seen (like 5, when it should be 14 -16). You better come in. Whilst I was in there we talked about the Bipolar II which had been diagnosed four years earlier while seeing a psychiatrist to try and save me marriage. Hubby just went in, sat down, told the pdoc all the horrible things I'd said and done and said he wouldn't be coming back because he'd moved on cause "there's nothing wrong with me, it's all her".Back to the health thing for a few moments, it was during the work-up on the low iron and exhaustion issues, that I complained to the doc about all over body pain. She did the tender spot check, I scored like 13 of 18 or something like that. I also had endodetrimosis (sp?) and hugh fibroid tumons on my uterus and surronding tissues, Surgery was scheduled. I personally believe all this stuff is connected in some way. Possibly the Thalamus not working properly. That would explain lots.I hope you get some answers soon, it's terrible hanging in limbo and not understanding what's causing the sympyoms.

Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.


Mackem
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   Posted 12/22/2008 6:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Tyno3! Ypu must be psychic! I was just about to put another post on here and you'd just typed a message! LOL! Yeah, it is bad being in limbo, but at least I know that it's not a thyroid problem now and I can at least seea psych and get a diagnosis.  I'd be VERY VERY surprised if it isn't BP especially after everything I've read and the people I've spoken to! Feel a bit guilty and annoyed with myself as I just went out and spent $340 (about £170) on something at the weekend when I really shouldn't have!!! I'm not far off my limit now! Ooops! Don't often do this, but now and again I think sod it and just use the darn thing!!! I know I shouldnt as I feel terrible afterwards!!!
Sounds like you have had a dreadful time of things! I think that like you I may be BPII.  I will let you know!
Anyway, nice to hear from you!

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   Posted 12/22/2008 1:45 PM (GMT 0)   
Remember me BP Gemini? I started the post "Decided I wasn't Bipolar and flushed all my meds?" I had decided that I was not BP, went for a full physical and all blood work known to man and guess what? Everything came out great, Dr. said physically I was in great shape and was not going to touch my mental issues with a ten foot pole! Back to my PDoc, turns out Risperdal was working OK for me but on too low of a dose. Only downside, my PDoc is retiring at the end of the year and I am sad about that. He really tried very hard to get me to the point I am now, which is much better that I have been in a while. Upside, he refilled my Risperdal for one year and Xanax for seven months so I have plenty of time to find a new PDoc to torture. hahahaha.

Does anyone know if a GP Doc. would prescribed these medications if you are in some form of therapy without going the PDoc route, again? Probably not.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year to All.

mommy.michele
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   Posted 12/22/2008 11:04 PM (GMT -7)   
My therapist speaks via email with my regular doctor and my regular doctor usually goes with his recommendations...so it is definately done that way!  Good luck

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending" ~ Maria Robinson


Mackem
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   Posted 12/23/2008 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Michelle!! Fingers crossed I'll find out soon! Please tell me, is it right that some days I actually feel quite normal???! I could still snap if someone pushed me, a bit down and i'm a little on edge but otherwise I feel 'normal'...neither manic or very depressed!!! Is it right to feel this way???! Serafena or anyone else please can you shed some light? Thanks!

Precious Gem
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   Posted 12/23/2008 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   

yes Mackem, even without meds you can have some days that you feel balanced.  You seem to lean more toward the depressive side which may be BpII.  I think your Dr. was trying to make sure it was not a physical problem causing your mood problems and that is good.  Like I said before, if you know that physically you are OK, it is easier to accept your true diagnosis, making treatment easier to pinpoint.  Just remember, the first meds they give you may hit the nail on the head or it may take some trial and error.  My PDoc said in all the years of practice (he is an MD, Neurologist and PDoc) he had never seen anyone like me that had such adverse reactions to meds BUT the good news is, the last one he put me on, Risperdal, is working with no side effects.  That is the best gift I have ever received!!!!!!!!!

Happy Holidays To All My Forum Pals

BP Gemini

 


Mackem
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   Posted 12/23/2008 8:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi BP Gemini!! Yeah, I think its defo BPII and not BPI which I guess is more incapacitating than BPI?
Its nothing physical so in that way I gues im glad.  Its just the waiting that sthe pain!  If I am Im not looking forward to the meds! :-(  

Precious Gem
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   Posted 12/23/2008 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   

Mackem,

Don't think like that!  The right med or medcombo can make you feel so much better!  You can sleep normally, your head isn't on all the time, you start to respond to situations and stressors in a more appropriate manner.  Please, look forward to feeling better!!!!!!!!!!!! And yes, as the great Tom Petty put it "The waiting is the hardest part!" ha ha ha ha

Later smilewinkgrin


Mackem
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   Posted 12/23/2008 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
BP Gemini! Thanks! I know youre right! My real name is Greg by the way! :-)

Precious Gem
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   Posted 12/23/2008 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   

And my real name is Billie Marie.  I come from a fine ole southern family, think "Gone with the wind" or Petticoat Junction! ha ha ha ha

Nice to meet you Greg wink


Mackem
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   Posted 12/23/2008 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Pleasure to meet your acquaitance! LOL! :-) Im from England and live just outside of London. Im a 30yr old father of two little boys! Haaaaard work! :-)

Precious Gem
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   Posted 12/23/2008 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Wait until they hit 13 - 15 yrs old.  Then the real fun begins!  Not................
 
BP Gemini

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   Posted 12/23/2008 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Greg, I'm glad you're sorting through this disorder, if it's BiPolar II which is my situation, you being physicaly healthy will allow you to have a more "normal" life. I functioned for twenty years, 2-3 jobs, raised my two boys, single Mom, took university courses on internet, as I was able to get the appropriate medicine for managing my BiPolar. Since then there's been a series of problems with meds due to ill health(physically). I also have fibromyalgia along with the BiPolar and still did everything that needed to be done, with some common antidepressants, to help. In 2002 I was in a MVA, I was the pedestrian, and ever since my physical well-being has never been restored. It took a truck to bring me to my knees. You howvever are a young man, with a young family and I suspect it's less likely you'll get hit by a truck b/c they use more bicycles, and fewer cars and trucks, yes. Good luck.
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