What is the diffrence between Bipolar 1 and Bipolar 2?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

_Christina
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 553
   Posted 11/10/2009 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
What is the diffrence between bipolar 1 and bipolar 2?
confused  I am dx with BP1 and I don't know what the diffrence is.
Thanks.
 
 Christina
Even though I do not understand where I am going on the path that God has laid out for me, I must submit to His plan and trust that He will take me where I need to be. 
 
Current medications:
Bipolar treatment-Lamictal, 200mg, Mood stabelizer, daily(main side effect: brain fog) Bipolar treatment-Cymbalta, 40mg, Antidepressant, daily(main side effect: GI upset, decreased clotting, insominia) Anemia, Fatigue treatment- Iron supplement, 65mg, daily(main side effect: constipation) Insominia treatment- Ambien, 10mg, daily(main side effect: amnesia eppisodes between taking pill and falling asleep) Mania treatment- Alprazolam, .25mg, Very rarely(main side effect: fatigue, slowing of thoughts, depression of CNS, can't take ambien or vicodin when on it) RA treatment- Plaquenil, 400mg, daily(main side effect: GI upset, decreased clotting) RA treatment- Methotrexate, 25mg, 1X weekly(main side effects: hair loss, stomach upset, mouth sores, sore muscles, fatigue, brain fog, compromised immune system, decreased Folic Acid absorption) GI upset treatment- Leucovorin Calcium, 10mg 1x weekly(main side effects: ?) Folic Acid defintioncy- Folic Acid, 1mg, daily(main side effects: ?) Multi-mineral Supplement (main side effects: constipation, GI upset) Constipation treatment- Docusate Sodium, 200mg, daily(main side effects:?) pain control- Motrin, 800mg, PRN Q6hours daily(main side effects: GI upset, decreased clotting) Pain Control- Vicodin, 5-500mg, PRN Q12hours 3-4 times weekly (main side effects: brain fog, fatigue)
 
 
 
 


serafena
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 3715
   Posted 11/10/2009 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Christina,

The main difference is in the manias: the depressions are pretty much the same. But BPII's have hypomania, not true mania. Here's a link that discusses it:

www.mayoclinic.com/health/bipolar-disorder/DS00356/DSECTION=symptoms

serafea
Serafena
Co-Moderator, Bipolar Forum
Bipolar II

"Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It's a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life." - CARRIE FISHER


exhaustedwife
New Member


Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 11/11/2009 10:06 PM (GMT -7)   
That link says that hypomania only lasts a few days.  My husband is bipolar 2 with hypomania and it lasts MUUUUCH longer than a few days.  It can lasts anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months but usually 6-8 weeks. 
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, December 03, 2016 8:55 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,732,386 posts in 301,013 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151175 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, melissapsa.
283 Guest(s), 14 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
PeteZa, desert bound, Ides, Girlie, mpost, DennisinNY, Hawaii3654, Duffykani, Canaveral, poohcheez, puppylover, Labradorite, Mister Mike, julymorning


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer