hi my mom is bi-polar

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yellowluna
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   Posted 10/14/2004 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
hey everyone. my mom is bi-polar but is not taking meds. she refuses to believe she does. she took meds a long time ago and was doing pretty good but then thought that since she was doing good she did not need them anymore. argh! i figured that this is probably common but i'm not positive. i have epilepsy and heard that can trigger bi-polar disorder and since my mom has it, is there a risk that i'm pre-disposed to develope it? i'm not quite sure how thats works, i'm open for any comments. thanks, yellowluna

RanMan
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   Posted 10/14/2004 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi yellowluna,

First off I'd like to say that I don't think that your mother should have went off her meds, even though she seemed much better.

That is the worst thing that she could have done. She was feeling better because the meds were working, now the symptoms could come back at any time twice as bad. She shouldn't have gone off the meds without seeing her Doc. first.

Second-epilepsy can trigger bi-polar and visa-versa.

Signs to look for re bi-polar are listed in the post reply below to AuSsieG1rl.


Alabama
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   Posted 10/18/2004 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I am new to all this I have been living with the father of my 2 1/2 year old for six years.  Shortly after entering into this realtionship I realized he had major issues. I belive that he and his six year son may be bi-polor please If you can reply back with symptoms and advice.  He is abusive verbally and physically.  breaks things, sometimes he is fine others he will not reply when spoken to.  He don't think he has a problem. I have tried jail, consuling, and doctors with whom he is not completely honest. I am hoping to find enough resources on the net to show him that he has these symptoms.  He can not hold down a job and I am hoping to help my step-son with the same symptoms to lead a close to normal life.                    Looking for help in Alabama  

RanMan
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   Posted 10/18/2004 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Alabama.

These are some of the signs to look for re bi-polar/manic depression. I copied this from one of my previous posts.   I hope there is something in here that can be of use for you.

Your friend could be showing signs of manic depression, it is always triggered by season change.(late Sept.,Oct., and spring  around Easter weekend) Other signs that you should watch for are unusuall behaviour such as: depression.....suicidal thoughts........aggression, anger, lack of motivation or initiative (could be why he can't hold a job) and/or violence......rapid mood swings..........always talking religion(saw the Lord).........rapid cycling (always talking about things that arn't making any sense(won't shut up)).........Dual personality.......kind hearted (more than usuall).........urge to want to spend money on things he doesn't need or urge to spend other people's money.......poor sleeping habits.....poor eating habits......these are some of the signs to look for.

If he is showing more than one of these symptoms than he should be reffered to a Doctor.

Good Luck

Randy (Ontario, Canada)

I would say that if he is displaying more than one of these symptoms than it's POSSIBLE that he may be manic.

 

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