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olivia of course
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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 9/8/2006 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
about 2 weeks ago I had a hypomanic period that lasted about a week.  Somehow or another, I came to my senses and stopped myself, before it turned into full-blown mania.   This has happened a few times before, but I don't feel like I am back to normal.  I feel disjointed and still a little disoriented.  I thought I would be a lot calmer but feel restless all the time.  Still highly irritable, and have gotten to the point that I do not want to be around people at all. 
My hypomanic period was not a productive time at all, and I am struggling with getting things done after things have calmed down.
I just wanted to share, because you have been such great support to me.


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Ellie 1
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   Posted 9/8/2006 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Olivia,
I don't remember, are you on meds at all? If you are I would call my pdoc and let him/her know whats going on. It doesn't sound like something is working the way it's supposed to.
My hypo periods aren't generally productive either. Just alot of frantic energy and pacing, I feel like I've been busting my butt cleaning house all day when in fact I had just been flitting between one half done task to another. At the end of the day I had accomplished nothing.
Now my pdoc isn't sure I'm even bipolar. Hmmmm.....lets see what he say's next spring when the energy kicks in again.
Anyway, I'd give the doc a call, just to be on the safe side.
Take Care Olivia (Love the name, it's my daughters as well)
Good judgement comes from experience and alot of that comes from bad judgement.
You just have to accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue. 

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   Posted 9/8/2006 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Olivia,

I'm totally with Ellie on this -- a call to your pdoc is definitely worthwhile at this point. Meds often need adjusting depending on whether they've been prescribed originally for a depression or mania phase or are a "maintenance" dosage. There should be something that your doc can do with them to help you out -- though well done to *you* for managing to stave off a full mania!!! :)

Were there any particular triggers / life stressors as far as you can see for bringing this on?

Thanks for sharing hun. -- Always nice to hear from you!!

Rosie x

People are not like fish: they do not work well battered.

When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded...


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