Hi there all,
Nitescribe, this is a *really* good thing to do -- great that you brought it up. I found an online chart via http://www.manicdepressive.org/moodchart.html, but as you say, a quick google will turn up lots of results.
Sadboy, I hope that you will consider using this -- can be *so* helpful -- for oyu and your prescribing doc -- much rounder picture than what you get from just talking at appointments.
I love it when we're all working together like this. -- Great stuff guys!!! :)
When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded...********************
Correction.. I meant to say that bp 1 is harder to manage than bp2, or so it seems to me. More hospitalizations, having to take anti-psychotic drugs, and the big highs and lows.
For anyone that does not know the difference, bp2 usually do not have to take anti-phychotic meds, and can manage on bipolar meds, specifically like depacoate, lamictal, lithium, ect. and bp2 usually has more depression, rapid cycles of dep and hypo mania ( agitated moods) anger, crying spells, rages, ect. in a matter of days and then back to depression, ect. esp when meds are beign altered. At least for me, this has been the case. I have had at least 2 manic episodes of mania and it was during med. adjustments. It was horrible, so I can relate to bp1. I am grateful that my illness has become managable (whatever that mean) I guess it means I am functioning ok right now, today, thank GOD. I am very, very careful about taking my meds as directed.
I'm glad to be here. I have been looking for a good BP message board.