cant seem to get out of house

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samoascookies
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   Posted 6/30/2009 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello
 
I have been diagnosed with depression and after some time discovering hypomania.  Since that discovery a year and half ago I have separated from my wife (her choice) and bankruptcy.  I do seem to be continuing my recovery but have a problem of motovation.  I find myself staying in the house (alot) even when things need to get done.  If your not familar with hypomania it is a soft bipolar, very functional condition and folks with this condition are creative and super outgoing. 
 
Is this a reversal?
 
Is my depression coming back?  I feel fine (considering the stressfull personal hardships) and continue my depression meds (bupropurion).  I have been under the supervision of a pyscoligist until recently.  I am not "affraid" to go out, just dont care to! This is a continuing pattern which i had for years outgoing but a homebody, but it is problemactic if things need to get done.   It is sometimes difficult to determine red flags with both depression and hypomania, it is a happy-sad condition which is why i have been undiagnosed for over 25 years. 
 
Suggestions welcome and thanks 

samoascookies
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   Posted 6/30/2009 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Opps It seems my post from yesterday did post!  I thought I had accidently deleted it,  but apparrently it went through.......sorry for the repeat. 

sukay
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   Posted 7/1/2009 5:23 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi samoascookies,

What type of doctor diagnosed your depression?  Have you seen a psychiatrist?


samoascookies
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   Posted 7/1/2009 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
A GP medical doc. I have a family history of depression.

sukay
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   Posted 7/1/2009 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Samoascookies,

Since you asked, my suggestion would be that you make an appointment with a pdoc.  They are the only doctors best qualified to make an accurate diagnosis.  You would get more accurate treatment.  You shouldn't have to go through this.

Wouldn't you see a specialist concerning and other serious issue of your health?  It's the same think regarding mental health.

Good Luck to you.


Bipolar chick
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   Posted 7/3/2009 9:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Samoacookies, I can relate to your hermit condition.  I too don't feel motivated or social enough to leave the house.  I am always afraid of what people will think of me after having been a loser (lost my job, marriage troubles husband cheated on me, not conncected to any friends) for the past few years.  I used to be very outgoing and friendly with people, didn't have problem talking to people or making friends but have always had relationship problems with others and haven't been able to keep long term relationships that's why i have no connection to any friends in my life right now.  It is really troublesome because I try to avoid going out and I have chores to do like buy milk or go mail something and it gets pushed aside bc of me wanting to stay in my shell.  I recently started seeing a psychiatrist and they have prescribed Wellbutrin SR and Abilify so I am just starting to take those meds now lets see what happens.  I hate being like this, I don't want to be a hermit, I want to live a full healthy and vibrant life.  But me being a recluse and a hermit prevents me from doing basic every day things.  Hope you are able to get help with a real psychiatrist.
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