Weather and Bipolar symptoms

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RanMan
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   Posted 6/27/2005 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
 
It's 98 degrees (34 celceus) here in Ontario at 11:45pm.
This has been the hottest June on record, strange because April and May were the Coldest ever on record.

We don't have a spring anymore, just winter and then to summer. That's probably why so many people with mental disorders have been having more flare ups than usual for this time of year. Since the body is made mostly of water and the sun and moon control the tides and it only makes sence that it would affect the body and with the seasons changing so quickly, that's why people act weird during a full moon or season change.

What's happening to our weather?
 
 
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psychnurse
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   Posted 6/28/2005 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Weather is a major factor in bipolar illness - it's actually the amount of sunlight we get.   The more sunlight, the more prone to mania, the less, depression.  With your extremes, I'm not surprised of the drastic mood swings.
 
I battle this something awful, even if it's cloudy 2-3 days in a row, I start getting depressed.    Too much sun and I have to increase my meds, haha!

RanMan
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   Posted 6/28/2005 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   

psychnurse,

As you probably know from past posts, my son has bipolar 1/manic depression. The recent quick weather change effected his mood to the point where he was acting out, getting violent, yelling at everyone etc. and we had to call 9 1 1 to have him removed. He was admitted to the psych ward for 3 weeks to try and stabilize him. 

He's home now but still not right, gets very agitated very easily. I think he's worse now than when he went in.

The last time he was hospitalized was July, 2002 for the whole month. If you recall, the weather was exactly like it is now, every day in the high 80's every day for about a month so far.

Another thing I've noticed, when it's hot like this, he tends to where black clothes and sweat shirts and a b-ball hat with a "rag" underneath. The same as last time. I wonder if this is part of the condition because I haven't found any liturature on it.

Randy

 


Diagnosed with epilepsy and ulcerative colitis in 1979,
Been on meds ever since.
 
275mg-dilantin/day
120mg-pheonobarb/day
3,000mg-Mesasol/day
20mg-Celexa/day

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