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   Posted 7/15/2010 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,
I'm new to this forum but not new to healingwell. I have a few questions. I hope this is the correct forum to answer them.
I am currently on lexapro, I started taking it 5 years ago after feeling suicidel from my disease of ulcerative colitis and was feeling really low. I currently take 20 mgs sometimes 30 a day.
Here is the issue I have.... I have anger issues/mood issues badly. If I skip my meds lets say for 3 days if I get so angry and *****y (excuse the word) Is this concidered bipolar or something totally different.
My sister had bipolar , my dad has it. It runs in my family on both sides. My dads grandmother had it so bad she was in a metal hospital. Just to give a background.
It scares me because sometimes the lexapro doesnt stop me from getting angry at some things especially my step daughter. Should I ask my doctor to add another medication?
Thanks so much for your responses and and advise
Donna :-)
~~ Donna ~~
Diagnosed with UC in 1987 at age 16
Imuran ~ 2 1/2 pills a day,Pentasa 2x4 a day
Lexapro ~ 20 mgs daily for sanity  :-)

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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 7/15/2010 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
hi there!

I would write down any major mood changes in your past and what it coincides with. See a pattern? If it is concerning you, see a pyschiatrist. If nothing else, you'll be able to stop worrying about it. :)
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