Question bout bpd and meds

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badfish
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   Posted 6/30/2008 5:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Wel is bit of broad subject but how can i tel if i hav bipolar disorder. I think the meds are making me bipolar b dnt really kno how to tell.
 


Howlyncat
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   Posted 6/30/2008 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I really dont think the meds can make you bi polar
It is something you really have to talk to a doctor or a Pdoc about IMHO
Have you read any threads in the Bi polar forum here on HW
They have a great forum as well ...........

I would check them out if I were you plus seek a professionals opinion

Hoping you are going to look into this

Keep us posted

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laurar
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   Posted 6/30/2008 11:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Did you just start the meds? Last week I increased my dose of Wellbutrin (I take it for anxiety) and for about two days I had terrible mood swings and was concerned I was developing BPD (I also have major health anxiety, so you can imagine what a field day I was having with the whole thing). After a few days of taking the new dose though, the mood swings disappeared. My doc said it was most likely just a reaction to the new dose of meds, people's brains need time to readjust to new stuff.

I've heard that certain anti-depressants can trigger a manic episode, although from what I understand it's not very common especially if you don't have BP. Talk to your doc and see what they say. Sometimes certain anti-depressnts can also heighten anxiety which makes you more sensitive to changes in your body, including moods, so it could also be a function of your anxiety. Either way, talk to your doc.
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/2/2008 5:50 AM (GMT -7)   
THanks for your input Lauren

I also believe seeing a doc is the BEST way to go about this whole thing.......

YES some AD's can cause mood swings with some ppl .............
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badfish
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   Posted 7/3/2008 3:23 AM (GMT -7)   

wel cant afford togo to docs rite now, plus i got new doc never spoken to them bout anxiety stuf jus go ther pick up meds n leave. I'l try reading some the post on the BPD forum,

No been taing my meds for over year now, i jus increased the dose recently it seems to have helped alot. Did this wivout consulting doc btw but i think i really needed to do it alot of stress rite now. tongue

Thanks for advice

badfish


 


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   Posted 7/3/2008 5:05 AM (GMT -7)   

Badfish,

I am so sorry you have questions we cannot answer but self medicating IMHO is so dangerous and using the forums to diagnoisis and medicate yourself is not  wise. 

We are here to support you and offer advice but we are not professionals so please don't just read the forum and make diagnosis off what you read.

I am not putting your down in anyway, I know you are not feeling well but I am worried about you.

Gentle Hugs

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badfish
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   Posted 7/3/2008 5:19 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey skitt agree wiv everything u say, i wud never diagnose myself based on info off the forums. I jus wana find out more about bpd, if it looks likely that i do hav i wil go docs, dnt worry ther.

Only increased my dose after careful consideration i wasn't coping to wel wiv stress recently. I hav spoke to doc bout incresing my dose before, i was only on minimum dose before. See im not as disorganised as i appear :P

 


 


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   Posted 7/3/2008 5:52 AM (GMT -7)   

Ah badfish,  you are a wonderful person, and I care about you hun, just want to help you stay safe and yet find a way to make your life better.

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M73
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   Posted 7/3/2008 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
If you have bipolar disorder certain medications, SSRIs seem to be the biggest offenders can put you in a manic or hypomanic state. I'm having a ton of issues with that myself since I need SSRIs to curb the OCD I have but cannot take the rapid cycling that SSRIS enhance as part of my bipolar illness.

M73
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   Posted 7/3/2008 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Also, there is a form of bipolar disorder which isn't in the DSMs but it is called bipolar III which is defined as bipolar illness brought on by medications.
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