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danu
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   Posted 5/17/2010 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
hello,
I am knew to this forum, but needs some advice on this subject. I have bipolar I and have had difficulty with moods swings even on medicine. I have them at approximately same time every month. Does anyone else experience the same issue? Need some thoughts.

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tortoise11
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   Posted 5/17/2010 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   
hi danu, we aren't allowed to talk about SI because kids as young as 13 have access to the board. So don't be offended if your message gets edited by moderators.

Yes, I've had the same problem, starting in my teen years and resurfacing this year in a really bad state. I was in the hospital within a week - not because of SI but because of my state.

You NEED to tell your pdoc. Clearly your meds are not working for you.

O yeah - welcome! lol. I can be scattered like that. :)
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Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder


horse crazy
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   Posted 5/17/2010 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I did the same thing in teen years and recently started up like25 years later, BUT have been having a lot of unstable moods, scarey depressions. Tell your doc. My doc has had to play with my meds a bit. Things are looking better. Keep posting and let us know how you are doing.
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getting by
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   Posted 5/18/2010 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
We are not to talk about self harm on this forum. I will not edit because you didn't go into any detail. But yes we do get 13 year olds on here and it is against the rules.

Don't be afraid of talking to a counselor about this. They can help you. And if you do need meds, that isn't so bad.

I hope that you feel better soon.

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danu
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   Posted 5/18/2010 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone. I did look at the rules, but skimmed them thinking this would be a topic that could be helped by talking online. I really know I should talk to doc, but I feel almost protective with this issue. Does anyone think it could be brought on by med adjustment and manic phases? I have read some about it but didn't really relate it to Bipolar I disorder.

Not2L8
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   Posted 5/18/2010 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello and welcome....you are not alone. As a teenager I used SI for the same reason. As an adult I've fought some serious battles within myself to keep from doing it again. There were times that I caved but now that my children are old enough to notice when mommy is hurt (ages 9 and 6), I fight that much harder. The pain is often unbareable I won't lie and mine usually does get worse around the same time each month. Usually a week or 2 before my cycle. I believe it's due to a hormone change, but haven't checked it out to be certain. I've changed meds 3 or 4 times in the last several months and are still trying to stable out. I know it's scarry but remember you're not alone.
"Consult not your fears, but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed at, but with what is still possible for you to do." You are special and loved!!!!!

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Borderline Personality Disorder
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tortoise11
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   Posted 5/18/2010 11:14 AM (GMT -7)   

Not2L8 - do your symptoms go away the first week of your period, but are otherwise there and worst 2 weeks before?

Your symptoms match up almost perfectly to PMDD if that is the case.  Here is info from Mayo Clinic:  http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pmdd/an01372

My BP is TOTALLY unrelated to my cycle.


Bipolar 2
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder


Not2L8
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   Posted 5/18/2010 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I notice they do appear less intense once I start. I've learned that when I'm in a depressive state I can sense when it's going to get worse and try to prepare myself. I have what I consider a normal state for short periods of time, mild highs that generally force me to seek out attention, followed by long periods of lows generally triggered by stress or my PTSD. It's rare that I feel genuinely happy. Only brief moments when I can block the world out for awhile. The week or so leading up to my periond I do become more easily agitated and tend to jump from one extreem to another. While I was on birth control these periods of severe depression were more random.
"Consult not your fears, but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed at, but with what is still possible for you to do." You are special and loved!!!!!

Bipolar Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
PTSD

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