Not sure what you mean by saying the words in your head - does that mean hearing them aloud when you read? I do that, I don't know if it's really related or not, I just always have. If you are HEARING voices in your head otherwise, then you have a problem.
You didn't say what else you are on. Are you on an antidepressant? If you could write back and give a list of all the meds, the mgs and how many times a day, it would be helpful.
When were you diagnosed? I or II? Have you told your pdoc about the racing thoughts? How old are you? male or female?
Need more info, hon.
I say the words in my head (ie I talk to myself aloud in my head ..conversations... but this has slowed down since taking the depakote). I heard this was called racing thoughts.
I wasn't sure if it was normal to repeat the words in your head when reading since I do have racing thoughts.
I am only taking 4x500 mg of depakote per day and I am a male.
How long does this take to cure? Since taking the depakote my head has gotten a lot better but hasn't fully cured.
I was diagnosed back in April/May but my pdoc never said if it was I or II. All he said was you have racing thoughts.
Post Edited (zNon234) : 8/24/2005 3:43:49 PM (GMT-6)
Kittycat is right, there is absolutely no cure, it's permanent and the best we can do is try to stay stable.
Ok, as you can see here, there is much more to mania than racing thoughts. Many people have racing thoughts, thinking about everything, but it's not the same.
Read these over and let us know if most of them apply. You have to have had at least one episode of mania/hypomania lasting 4 days or more to be diagnosed as BP.
Post Edited (zNon234) : 8/24/2005 9:07:20 PM (GMT-6)