Son has Bipolar and maybe OCD?

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uniquelyme
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   Posted 8/2/2010 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
My 17 year old son was DX'ed 1 1/2 yrs. ago with Bipolar....He has been lucky as Geodon is helping him....but now a new and disturbing thing is happening...he is now taking multiple showers daily....like 6 a day. He is not a clean freak, hell, I have to tell him to brush his teeth and to put on deodorant. So, is this something that happens with Bipolar? Also, his room is a pigsty, and I can't get him to clean anything...so what's up?
Spinal Stenosis, DDD, DJD, HBP, Type 2 Diabetes

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Oxycodone 30 mg. 5 X daily
Lisinopril HCTZ 10/12.5 2 X daily
Metformin ER 500 mg. X 2 @ bedtime
Novolin 50-0-50-50
Novolin R 0-50-0-0

That's all....but OMG!! isn't that enough?

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   Posted 8/2/2010 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Never heard of it with bp. Maybe some of the bp/ocd people can comment?

Definitely worth mentioning to his pdoc.
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uniquelyme
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   Posted 8/2/2010 1:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Actually when I typed it in the search engine I got thousands and thousands of hits....and read about many people that have both...Also saw an article about it....so it's more common then you think....so anybody out there have the same problem? and how can I figure this out?
Spinal Stenosis, DDD, DJD, HBP, Type 2 Diabetes

Methadone 120 mg. X daily
Oxycodone 30 mg. 5 X daily
Lisinopril HCTZ 10/12.5 2 X daily
Metformin ER 500 mg. X 2 @ bedtime
Novolin 50-0-50-50
Novolin R 0-50-0-0

That's all....but OMG!! isn't that enough?

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   Posted 8/2/2010 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   

 

  You know my teenage son went thru that phase also, three showers a day. Sometimes more. I think it was calming for him.  Anyway all the rest the same as yours, messy room, the works. Only mine doenst have BP.  Could be just a phase.

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winnie1
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   Posted 8/4/2010 11:15 PM (GMT -7)   
hi,  I have bipolar, ocd, depression, and aniexty.  I think what happen to me is that when am really manic the ocd is really bad.  When I am the downside of a manic phase my ocd gets better.  During my manic phase i got 3 cell phones with contracts,  so now i have to pay the cancellation fee.  The trouble I get myself into when I am manic.  when i am out of the manic, i ask myself what has happened.  I just keep going because i know i will come out onl the other side.  It will be okay. wink

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   Posted 8/5/2010 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I have OCD, an anxiety disorder, and PTSD with my Bipolar I. I do the same thing as Winnie1, when I'm manic my OCD kicks into overdrive. I have issues with it when I'm not manic, but it gets worse when I am. My thing is cleaning; everything and anything. My doctor but me on Celexa to help...it helps a little, but not too much. Maybe you should talk to his doctor about this and see what they say. Best wishes to you and your son.
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   Posted 8/5/2010 9:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I think every 17 year old's (boys especially) room is a mess.
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