Is this Bi-Polar Disorder?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

djdaz_1985
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 2408
   Posted Yesterday 4:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Guys,
 
My sister is being queried for BP (I think its BP1 but they are not sure) and on the surface it does sound like BP. She has depressive and manic episodes etc... but there is something that doesnt fit. She has auditory hallucinations. These cant be caused by meds as the AD she is on she has had before without any problems and she has had the hallucinations prior to starting Serequol(sp). Could this be BP or is my gut reaction right that there is something else/different going on? Also, any info on serequol would be greatly appreciated.
 
Darren
Everyone has a guardian angel. They help pick you up when you fall, comfort you through your times of need and help you appreciate the times when things are going well.
 
Moderator - Epilepsy Forum
Co-Moderator - Depression Forum
 
Help support the forums so we can support you:  http://www.healingwell.com/donate
 


darntired3
New Member


Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 3
   Posted Yesterday 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Auditory hallucinations can certainly be a part of BP. My son has them occasionally. As far as Seroquel goes, there are certainly some ill effects however, it can do a lot for improving quality of life for your sister. Probably the worst side effect is that it can put you in a zombie like state if it's too heavy a dose or for those that don't handle it well. Hope my little quip helps...

Tracey

obinder26
New Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 11
   Posted Yesterday 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, people can hear things in a manic state I think. I'm only Bipolar II, so I've never really experienced that. As far as Seroquel, I just started it a few weeks ago. I can't raelly comment on any of the positive effects, but I know it does knock you nearly out cold. That wouldn't be so bad for me but it's the end of the semester so I have been sleeping through class... it's that strong. I figure my body will adjust soon enough, and It'll start helping me out.

djdaz_1985
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 2408
   Posted Yesterday 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   

The seroquel does seem to be making her very tired at the moment. I didnt know BP1 got auditory hallucinations. Thanks for your responses.

Darren


Everyone has a guardian angel. They help pick you up when you fall, comfort you through your times of need and help you appreciate the times when things are going well.
 
Moderator - Epilepsy Forum
Co-Moderator - Depression Forum
 
Help support the forums so we can support you:  http://www.healingwell.com/donate
 


serafena
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 3715
   Posted Yesterday 1:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Darren,

Hallucinations can be bp in advanced stages. I'm so sorry about your sister. There is also a version of bp that is called schizoaffective disorder. Here's a link:
www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=By_Illness&Template=/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLid=54&Contentid=23043

serafena
Serafena
Co-Moderator, Bipolar Forum

It is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples, extracted from many objects, and indeed the sundry contemplation of my travels, in which my often rumination wraps me in a most humorous sadness. -- William Shakespeare


JEFF123
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 40
   Posted Yesterday 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
How often are the visions? Im bp and have seen things from time to time when under stress. I dont pay them any attentition. there are megs that will help your sis just get her a very good Dr. MEIER CLINIC IS VERY DEDICDED PEOPLE GOOD LUCK BP FOR 40 YEARS WITH ONLY ONE MAJOR MELT DOWN IN 1974 IT HAS NOT BEEN EASY.....JEFF

djdaz_1985
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 2408
   Posted Today 3:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Im not sure how often the hallucinations are as it is difficult to talk to anyone and my sister cannot reliably tell me anything. I never thought about Schizo-Affective Disorder... I will definately have a look at that.
 
Thanks Guys and Gals
 
Darren
Everyone has a guardian angel. They help pick you up when you fall, comfort you through your times of need and help you appreciate the times when things are going well.
 
Moderator - Epilepsy Forum
Co-Moderator - Depression Forum
 
Help support the forums so we can support you:  http://www.healingwell.com/donate
 


sukay
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 1432
   Posted Today 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Darren,
 
I just wanted to let you know that I think your sister is so lucky to have you.
When one has this type of illness, we need all the support we can. You are
doing great with getting all kinds of information and checking into things for her.
 
I hope you are able to get all the answers you are looking for.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
~Sukay~
 
 


Honey Bee
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 114
   Posted Today 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Darren

My hubbie is severely BP1 and we think he has definately had auditory hallucinations. In fact we were only discussing this with a friend the other day. However, another thing to think about is that my hubbie and I have noticed that when he is in an elevated state his hearing becomes super sensitive (apparently this is true for a lot of people in this phase) and he can hear things that I cannot. So it is a possibility with him that it is not actually having auditory hallucinations sometimes just 'better' hearing.

Also I have posted on this before but my hubbie has had (and continues to have) a very positive effect from the Seroquel. It is the only think which has worked to get him to sleep and after months of insomnia last year has literally been a lifesaver for him. He takes 2 tablets each night and within about 45 mins feels sleepy and relaxed. Also (and I know others have had bad experiences with feeling dopey the next day) he gets up and feels good pretty much straight away. He tried lots of other things and they all made him feel like a zombie the day afterwards and Seroquel luckily doesn't do that to him.

Good luck with your sis, like sukay said she is very lucky to have you.

Honey Bee :-)

Post Edited (Honey Bee) : 12/5/2007 3:08:13 PM (GMT-7)

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Sunday, December 04, 2016 3:16 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,732,437 posts in 301,021 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151185 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, monjurmuradd.
179 Guest(s), 2 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
George_, Lamilla


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer