Diag. Shcizo-affective; New symp. Exhaustion, Muscle Spasms, Paralysis

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Clare29
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   Posted 5/17/2007 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi. I'm 29 and at 16 I was diagnosed as bipolar. March 17 and 18 of 2006 I had half body seizures and trouble walking (my legs would curl up under me.) At the time I was taking depakote and some other meds for bipolar 2. Last summer I was diagnosed w/ shizoaffective which they say is pretty interchangeable with bipolar w/ pychoses, which is what I had had. In August I was put on Clozaril, taken off Depakote. Since August I have had muscle spasms every day. I also have exhaustion (I often have to crawl around on the floor to get some place,) and I have paralysis of the legs and /or arms for about 5 minutes at a time maybe five to ten times a day. It might even be always that it's only legs or only arms. I can't be completely sure the muscle spasms started in August. I'v had an MRI (inNOv.?)-nothing. I looked up paralysis and came up with someting called "leaden paralysis" which seems to affect people with atypical depression, which is the kind I have. I'm nnot taking anything for atypical depression or any depression. Maybe if I do the "leaden paralysis" will go away.

olivia of course
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   Posted 5/17/2007 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Clare,
 
I don't know much about about Schizoaffective Disorder.  So I did a mini research and I found out a little bit more.  From what you describe of your situation, you seem to have more of the depressive symptoms. (Also, it said that Schizoaffective Disorder and Bipolar Disorder are so similar it is hard to distinguish between them)
 
Here are some of the drugs they suggested as a source of treatment:
 
Mood stabilizers and anti-psychotics such the following - Depakote, Lithium, Carbamazepine, Resperadal, Seroquel, Abilify and more...
 
Also it is stated that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are greatly preferred over the other classes of antidepressants as a treatment for the depressive type of the disorder.
 
From what I have read leaden paralysis is a possibility in the disorder, it can also be other things.  So I would deffinetly have all your symptoms and all your medicines checked out by your doctor.  I am not a professional and do not want to give the wrong information.
 
I hope you find the info that you are looking for.


@~ Olivia

"Don't let your yesterday, ruin your today"

Post Edited (olivia of course) : 5/17/2007 9:06:57 PM (GMT-6)


Birdie girl
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   Posted 5/20/2007 7:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I think I may be bi-polar - but not sure. What are the symptoms exactly. Thank you to anyone who knows..

olivia of course
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   Posted 5/22/2007 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Clare,
 
How are you doing?  Please let us know when you get a chance
 
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Birdie girl,
 
Below is a link that I thought might answer your questions.  If you trully think you have bipolar disorder, then you should seek help from a professional like a psychiatrist, or someone trained in that field right away.
 
What symptoms do you have that makes you feel like you have bipolar.
 
 
I am not a professional and probably won't be able to answer all your questions.  I can only tell you about what I know and from some of of my experiences.
 
Best Wishes!

@~ Olivia

"Don't let your yesterday, ruin your today"


allie1644
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   Posted 5/24/2007 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Birdie-
Bipolar Disorder has many symptoms and every person is different. Check on the internet and research bipolar disorder's symptoms-there is a lot of info out there.
"Stability is a place bipolar people only visit"
 
Bipolar II, rapid cycler, severe depression/hypomania, severe anxiety, and lifesaver- Shadley's Titan, nine-year-old reg. Quarter Horse Gelding.
 
Past: Depakote, Lexapro
Current: Lamictal, Abilify, Buspirome, Minocycline, omega 3, probiotics
 
 

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