Could controling my manias have unmasked my depression?

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happy bill
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   Posted 12/24/2008 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
        I have been dealing with a mild/moderate depression since i went on abilify. Do you think that in controling my mania's i might have opened myself up to dealing with depression? By that  i mean was my manias, which i got very often, could have been helping me deal with depressions?  And what are the safe depression meds for me to talk to my doctor about? I heard that there were some that biplolars shouldnt take.
      Thanks  Bill

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   Posted 12/24/2008 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi bill,

remember that everytime we go up, we must come down. Talk to your doc about dealing with the depression as well.

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Precious Gem
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   Posted 12/26/2008 7:58 AM (GMT -6)   

Happy Bill,

I never thought about that aspect until I read your post.  I have always been manic with very very few depression issues.  about a year ago my mania got way out of control and I have spent the last year trying to find a mood stabilizer that worked well with me.  During this time I notice I was having more and more depressive episodes especially when I was getting off of one med and waiting to start another.  I now am on a good mood stabilizer, Risperdal, that does not send swinging too far in either direction.  It is very nice to feel calm and as stable as I can be but it took alot of work and trial and error to get here.  I would call me PDoc and really what helped him most was the notes I jotted down when I was really feeling bad or going up and down, maybe you just need a med tune-up!  I can not ever be on anti-depresssants, they send me soring out of control.

I hope your holiday was a good one.

BP Gemini



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