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athmlldy411
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   Posted 1/2/2007 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
 you mentioned that in a state of mania ppl experiance a higher sexual desire, lots of spending, etc.  well with christmas just passing i have spent alot but i don't think more than normal. my manias are more like. staying up for almost  24 hrs at a time and then only sleeping 4 or 5 hours and i am good to go for another 24. i go go go go and go some more. it's like i just can't slow down. i constantly clean and talk ALOT more than usual. i don't have as much of a problem leaving the house either.
 
now that i have bottomed out i cry constantly and most times i don't even know why. i just start feeling really alone and scared and boom i bottomed out. this happened on friday and has only gotten worse.
 
i guess i am sending this specifically to you because you do seem to have alot of good advice to give. so does this still sound like bipolar or maybe something completely different? i also have
p/a disorder , agoraphobia, and ocd. 
 
just wanted to see what your opinion is  by giving you a little more detail.
 
thanks for understanding
 
God bless you all

CRANKY 1
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   Posted 1/2/2007 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey athmlldy411,
 
Not to snag your post away, but I do know a fair amount of being "manic" or "bi-polar".  I have a first cousin, Hal, who is bi-polar. 
 
A manic episode is usually first identified by the lack of sleep you need to function.  Just a couple of hours of sleep and you can stay awake for days, even weeks on end, with maybe only a couple of naps thrown in.  You can become obsessed on doing some activity over and over again, or a whole list of things that never seems to end.  You can do things that might usually be totally out of your normal comfort zone.  You can become paranoid, and stop believing your friends and family have your best interest at heart. 
 
Often, early in a manic episode, you may feel so good, and you may convince yourself that you no longer need to take your medication.  This is the most dangerous part of having a manic episode.  Without your medication, the longer and more extreme a manic episode can last.  Most bi-polar people eventually crash and burn themselves after a manic episode, which leaves them in a deep depression or funk. 
 
The depression can be identified by sleeping for long periods of time, avoiding contact with people and the outside world.
 
Hopefully, the person's friends or family don't have to intervene, or have to get the person back on their meds. 
 
The good news is that some people only experience the "manic" portion of the disease, and get to skip the "depression" end of things.  Everyone's experience is different.  Some bi-polar people cycle back and forth rapidly, several times a year.  Others may have years between cycles.  Regardless, staying on the medication is vital.  There are also lots of support groups for people with bi-polar disorder.
 
If you are interested, you can email me, and I'll be glad to give you some specific examples of my cousin's epidsodes with the disease.
 
Hope this helps,
Leigh Ann cool

"The weather is here, I wish you were beautiful."
                                             - Jimmy Buffett


athmlldy411
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   Posted 1/3/2007 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
in your opinion does what i posted above sound about right to you as far as me having a reason to think that bipolar may be something i need to consider? if so then i will definately be e- mailing u to get some more detailed information

CRANKY 1
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   Posted 1/3/2007 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I do think the examples you gave in your post DO very much sound like a "Manic" or "bi-polar" condition.  Please email me as some of the detailed information, specifics of my cousin's case, could be very helpful to you.
 
Waiting to hear from you.
 
Leigh Ann cool
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                                             - Jimmy Buffett


wmnak
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   Posted 1/3/2007 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
ath,
 
would you buy a used parqachute at a discount house if you were sky diving?  some might, but i hope that you have more brains than that.  so if you wouldn't buy that parachute, why would you solicit a diagnosis form us?  i don't think that chris is a doctor or nurse practioner.  as far as i know, noone on this forum has either of those qualifications.  if someone says that they hear voices and that the voices tell you that you do (or don't) have a condition, then that person may be a psychic (there are a few legitimte ones that i have met) or schesophrenic.  if that person is actively  hearing voices, they probably belong in a psych ward where they cannot harm themselves or others.
 
this is the depression forum.  people on this forum suffer from the hell of depression.  there is another forum for bi-polar.  the people on this forum are probably more qualified by their personal experience to help point you in the right direction.
 
hope this helps.
 
warren
That light at the end of he tunnel?  It's an on-coming train.
 
Some day you'll learn that a good bm is better than sex.
 
Insanity is defined as doing the same actions over and over again and expecting a different outcome.


athmlldy411
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   Posted 1/3/2007 10:33 PM (GMT -7)   

Wow what did i do wrong? I am only trying to get information and as much as possible. I know that those here are not doctors. Oh and you want to talk about depression........ Just wait until you 12 yr old daughter has to run most of the house because all you can do is sit and cry. You can't stand the thought of leaving the house and ever time the phone rings you break into tears because it is life calling and you just don't want to be part of it anymore. Ohh and your 12 yr. Old knows by looking at you when to tell the person on the phone that well.........mom isn't having a good day so she can't talk right now. So i know all about depression and anxiety/panic attacks and my up and downs is why i have ask about bipolar and yes i know there is a board for that

however a met a couple of people here with some info to share so i thought that i might stop and listen to what they had to say. And as far as professional help goes .......well every psychiatrist in the state of tn. Must be off duty because i have been looking for 2 weeks and i keep getting an answe that says we are not takng new patients right now

so my next step is to get myself into a hospital so that doctors can start helping me so please i ask you from my heart not to give me a run down about the he** everyone here is going thru because i am right there with you all

 
 
I had to edit some of your post as we do not allow swear words on healing well as they may offend others.
I have also edited your post as it contained all caps with is considered yelling/shouting as specified in forum rule #15. ~ thank you

Post Edited By Moderator (els) : 1/4/2007 9:32:16 AM (GMT-7)


els
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   Posted 1/4/2007 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   

Okay guys, enough of this bickering back and forth with each other.  I think you all should just agree to disagree and drop it.  This arguing is distracting from the forum and what we stand for here.  Thank you

Elisha


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