bipolar pysical symtoms

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   Posted 4/15/2006 2:18 PM (GMT -7)   
wondering if anybody has similar symtoms to me i suffer from bipolar 2 and have constant weakness and tiredness aches and pains dont know why,very tense and sore mainly in legs and shoulders headaches and sore around the eyes head feels full of thoughts.

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   Posted 4/15/2006 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Gaz,
I seem to run the other direction. I'm all energy although I do have many many headaches, and my legs do get achy sometimes but thats because i rarely stop walking and standing.
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   Posted 4/15/2006 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Gaz,
I know exactly what your talking about. I too have the tiredness and weakness. If I even do one thing around my house like the dishes I have to sit right down after and rest because I am exhausted. I have some pain in my legs but its mostly like a tired ache and comes more in the evening. And very very often I feel like my head weighs an extra 20 pds on my body and I just want to bang my head against a wall over and over until it feels "normal" again. Hang in there...I have been told it gets better....of course I am still hanging in there also!
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   Posted 4/16/2006 11:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I also get these feelings at times. Or I am so shaky that I have to sit down and just not finish all that I want to. I do things in little bits as I can and try to not stress so much that I am not as I used to be. My kids are great help to me in lots of things and that makes it easier for me. I dont know that it will go away. I have had it for a long time (ever since I started meds this time).

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   Posted 5/11/2006 12:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I also have these symptoms and have been diagnosed with both bipolar and fibromyalgia.  I do believe they are connected somehow.  Environmental factors play a role in both, such as stress either physical, emotional or both.  I am hoping that my doctors will work together with me to eliminate unnecessary meds, and get me back on my feet.  Nan

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   Posted 5/13/2006 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like you may well have Fibro--there is a comorbidity with bipolar of Fibro, CFS, migrains, epilepsy, IBS....... You name, we seem to be blessed with not just one illness, but often a whole host of them.

I have BP2, Fibro, IBS, atypical migraines, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Reynauds and who knows what else.

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   Posted 5/13/2006 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
wow gaz, I thought I was just being lazy, I always am feeling that way, by the end of the day I feel like my eyes are heavy & I haven't done anything! I made dinner last night & my legs got tired from standing at the stove. some days are worse then others. I think clonazapam (klonopin) makes it worse for me.

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   Posted 5/13/2006 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi gaz and Hello Bipolars!
Sindi here. I usually post on the Crohns' Disease Forum, but I am fortunate enough to have the dx of Bipolar I also. I was wondering gaz what meds you take, besides klonopin? And have you been feeling depressed or anxious? Along with most meds, moods can contibute to physical aches and pains.
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