I think I might be depressed

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   Posted 5/28/2010 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor gave me the option to take 200 or 300mg of seroquel at night and I've been opting to take the 200 because when I take the 300 I feel really even in the sense that I don't have any moods, I'm just bleh all day. But on the 200 instead of getting depressed now I'm having all sorts of manic mood swings. I actually spent my entire bank account in a week on the lower dose which I don't even know how that happened (other than I know I went shopping way too much)
But I've realized that maybe the higher dose does work and I'm just depressed even if you take away the bipolar. I hate myself and I hate my life and I really think I'm depressed on top of my bipolar. is that even possible? I just feel like the only time I am ever happy it's just another mood swing. When I'm not having mood swings I'm almost as miserable as I am when I'm having depressed moods. :(
"crazy" french girl with bipolar II

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   Posted 5/29/2010 3:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I take 400mg seroquel...200mg at night and 200 mg in am. Serquel does level me out, but also seems to keep me mildly depressed.  I sometimes thinkk I get depressed and not a necessarily like a bipolar depressed....just a disinterested,blah feeling.  I do not think if I remember correctly been manic on seroquel.  It was initially given to me for psychotic stuff going on and seroquel is the least likely to cause tardis dyskenesa (which I have mild TD from some of the other anti-psychotics).  If 300mg keeps you from being manic then guess in interest of your dwinding check book, i personally would opt for the 300mg or discuss with doc, but maybe 250mg would work for you.
  I have always liked the "happy" of hypomania or mania, but have also experienced the financial ruin it can cause.  I do know I have had deoressions unrelated to BP, but they are usually short lived and can be tied into something that is happening at that moment (fight w/hubby), sick horse, financial distress.  etc.  Once those issues have been addressed my depression definitely gets better.  But I do think BP people REACT to some of these everyday issues with depression rather than simply dealing with it.  I just wish there was some magic pill combo that kept me "happy" and I did not experience all the insane mood swings
Horse Crazy
Bi-polarII; rapid cycler; Lithium 900 mg; Lamictal 200 mg; seraquel 450mg, klonopin 4mg

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   Posted 5/29/2010 3:28 AM (GMT -6)   


   My doctor felt that when we took away my manias it unmasked a depression that was always there. Its allways fun playing with meds, you get one result and 2-5 unintended  results.



   "If Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade"
   "It isn't my fault that i am BiPolar, It is my responsibility how i treat it so that i don't hurt others or myself."  Happy Bill
   Meds. Respirdal  0.5 a day, more if needed.

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