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athmlldy411
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   Posted 12/19/2006 10:30 PM (GMT -7)   
 
  I think i ask this question on here once but i can't seem to find where. i was part of a reply. any way i was just wondering how you know when you are in a state of mania.
 
 Now ..... here is my problem. i can sometimes get up at 6:00 am and it might be 3:00 am before   i go back to bed. this whole time i am on the go and can't seem to slow myself down. i have agoraphobia ( i can't stand being around people) but yet i will go shopping and shop for like 8 hours. i have panic attacks and i fight my way thru them but i can't seem to let myself slow down.
 
  i got up and 10:00 am this morning and it is about 12:am now. i have been to wal - mart, done laundry, cleaned my daughters room top to bottom (stripped sheets off bed and cleaned under the bed) i even organized all of her dresser drawers. and i could go for about 2 more hours still. i have to make myself stop and go to bed. 
 
 then i have days were i just can't stand to leave the house i am depressed and don't answer my phone or anything . does anyone else have this problem or am i way off base when i think that this is a mania?
 
  PLEASE GIVE MY SOME ANSWERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!

wmnak
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   Posted 12/20/2006 2:58 AM (GMT -7)   
i am far from being a pdoc, therapist, or any kingd of a professional and recommend very strongly that you see a pdoc or therapist who has experience with bp.  but from what you describe, you certainly seem to be displaying all of the classic behaviors associated with bp.
 
when i was still able to work, i would regularly work for two or three days straight and then go home and crash.  or i would party for a few days, go to work and be super-productive, than go home and crash.  i would also get super depressive episodes where i didn't want to talk to or see anybody and had my secretary take all my calls,  sound familiar?  i wasn't diagnosed with bp until 2001, so i didn't know what was going on or even that something was really wrong.
 
hope this helps.  see a pdoc or therapist soonist.

athmlldy411
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   Posted 12/20/2006 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
well i did have a therapist but i just didnt work out at all....... he said i just needed to be assertive and answer my phones. i needed to tell myself that i wasn't perfect and to just get past it. i think i am starting to enter the depressed state. i have been wrapping gifts but what i want to do is just sit and cry. i really hate all of this and no one gets it. well that isnt true either because my mom used to feel alot like i do. she doesn't so much anymore. this is just really one of my downs days in a while and i have a christmas dinner today with extended family. i hope i get thru it.


any other comments would be greatly appreciated (from anyone)

thanks wmnak for your post



God bless you all

wmnak
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   Posted 12/20/2006 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
hi.  i'm in a real mood today so please forgive my turns of phrase.
 
i had sex once about 40 yrs ago.  it was only so-so.  i don't think i need any more.  this is exactly saying about pdocs and therapists.  listen, girl:   these people are glorified gardeners - they work for you, you don't work for them.  you, or if you are lucky, tyour insurance company pay their salary.  if you don't like what you are getting, find another one.  yiou aren't married to this person.
 
bp tends to run in families.  it is possible that your mother has an undiagnosed case of bp.  this is fairly common because mental health issues were had severe social repercussions several years ago and also the dsm of the 60s had depression as about its only illness (or schizophrenia).  i was diagnosed several times as depressed and wasn't diagnosed as bp until 2001.  my illness has in the past turned my anger inward in depression and self destruction.  but everybody is different.
 
hope this helps.
 
warren

athmlldy411
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   Posted 12/21/2006 9:40 PM (GMT -7)   
you said that this tends to run in families, well i have a cousin who has bipolar, and aunt with agoraphobia, an uncle who had shizo and just found out that one of my cousin now has it. they say i have ocd , panic/anxiety disorder. i just don't know right now if i am coming or going. got thru the christmas dinner ok. went to court this moring then this evening i went shopping. it is almost midnight and i have been home for like 30 minutes. it is like i just can't slow down. i have taken my seroquel so it should kick in pretty soon so that i hopefully can go to sleep. but i am going to go do another load of laundry before it kicks in because i am tired feeling but i just can't sleep right now i have too many things going on in my head.

sorry these are so long but this is the only place i am getting help right now and i need all of it i can get.


God bless you all

LadyDragonfly
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   Posted 12/22/2006 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
A therapist or psychologist is someone who uses one of the many types of talk therapy. A psychiatrist is an MD who Rxs meds. I think you need to see a psychiatrist for a diagnosis here and tell that doctor what you have told us. In fact, you could print out this page and take it all.

Warren is right about therapy. I have had several therapists, most of them pretty poor. I had one who was good, but then I had a Rogerian therapist who was excellent. I would not be here if not for her. It was some of the worst and hardest 3-1/2 years of my life, but I will never (thank God!) be who was I before she came into my life. It was not succeeding at first, but I tried and tried again. It paid off.

On the lighter side, if you are done with your house, you wanna come and do mine? I have lupus, am in a flare and sicker than.... well real sick. I woke up with pericarditis and pleuritic pain AGAIN and I just want a clean house. I'll make it for about 45 minutes and have to sleep for 2 hours. Perhaps you can bottle that and send it my way?

Keep us posted, we do care. If you are bipolar and you are starting to hate your manic phases you are going to do all right. You know how you feel and you can describe it, you simply want some control over your life again. It is surprising how many people can't describe what they are feeling or what is going on with them, and I think you can. Let your fingers do the walking and find a psychiatrist for a diagnosis and possible treatment. You can call around and find someone who is well versed in bipolar issues and see them. They do exist.
The Lady Dragonfly
Yes, it was me...I know because I was there when I did it. Lupus sufferer, bipolar II sufferer. Currently on Indocin for chronic pericarditis related to lupus, and cherishing every deep breath without pain. Currently in graduate school for mental health counseling, class of Fall 2007. Vegan and loving it!


athmlldy411
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   Posted 12/22/2006 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the post it was really helpful. oh and cleaning house well..........i am at it again i have done my sons room today and we are finished.... it took about 3 hours and i am ready to start killing kids ( LOL) !!!!!
i have taken a valium but it hasn't mellowed me out just yet , well hubby is home and i'm going to talk to him for a while . i'll be back later.
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