before i was diagnosed with bi-polar 2 hypomanic
i was caffeine drinker big time.
I would drink a few cups of coffee a day as well as energy drinks before a work out.
i suffered with depression off and on for years and caffeine actually worked like an antidepressent for me.
I became addicted to caffeine and had to have it all the time, even at night when at home watching tv.
about 2 years ago i woke up one morning and had what i thought was a nervous breakdown.
I started crying uncontrollably and had moderate anxiety at the same time.
i was diagnosed with bi-polar after trying a few antidpressents that were not helping.
i weaned my self off caffeine completley and have not had any since.
i do get bouts were i feel like i'm going to breakdown again at times but have been able to pull my self together. So far with out the above mentioned recurring.
Could my over usage of caffeine played a general role in that breakdown?