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Ellie 1
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   Posted 6/9/2008 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
It seems that several of the posts I've read today have mentioned how irritable that person is.  Is this common for this time of year with the majority of BP's?
I have great mornings, but my afternoons are terrible.  I just can't stop yelling.  My house is the cleanest it's been in a couple of years.  My meds have finally kicked in and my energy is back, I've done deep spring cleaning for weeks.  I think I've probably thrown half the contents of my house in the trash.  If I could just get this anger under control things would be great.  I've tried tweaking my meds even.  I went off the adderall for a few days, i only take that once a day in the morning, then in addition to bad afternoons I had bad mornings as well.  Dropped my wellbutrin to 300 a couple of weeks ago, still no change.  (my pdoc actually said I could do that if necessary)  I dare not mess with my abilify.  Right now ativan is the only thing making any difference at all, and I don't like to take that very often.
I'm sure my family wishes I would just get a grip, and I'm really trying, I just can't seem to get this irritability under control.
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   Posted 6/9/2008 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   
That's a really good question, Ellie,

Some of us just naturally speed up with the season and maybe all of a sudden our meds are excessive. A very good thought. Anyone else feeling suddenly hyper-irritable?
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   Posted 6/10/2008 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Ellie,

Just curious, when was the last time you talked with your pdoc about what going on with you. You already said you've been tinking with the med adjustments. You'd be surprised how the slightest little change can make all the difference.

FYI-when I start to feel better with all this new found energy like you have (I've been there, house as clean as a whistle and throwing lots of stuff away)  yeah

... eventually I start to get very irritable and I get very loud as well. It's like I do fine when I am by myself but throw in distractions from those around me and I get VERY UPSET! mad skull

Recently after sharing my experiences with my therapist and pdoc it was suggested that I needed a med adjustment to increase my mood stablizer to get my irritablity under control again, Plus a lot of discipline with catching myself and taking deep breaths, walking away from situations and re-focusing my energy.

Just some things to think about.

(((Hugs))) :-)

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