Who hates feeling mixed?

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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 8/3/2007 7:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Guys,
So depressed today.  sad I got the best news ever this week about going to school, but bipolar doesn't care.  Its symptoms have flooded into me anyway.  It's kinda been like this all week; except I was feeling mixed.
I've felt extremely confused this week, not knowing exactly where my mood was.  There was a lot of depressive symptoms, but I was able to do some things.  I wasn't crying.  I just felt so restless all week, irritable, depressed...but then sometimes I would feel good, have energy.  I don't understand the mixed episodes.  How long do they normally last?  I don't think I was rapid-cycling this past week, I don't know...
I'm trying to read about this in a book I picked up last week, but I was wondering if I could hear from you guys about what your mixed episodes are like if you have them.
Ugh, I can't believe this depression.  I did not want my bf to leave for work today.  He was hugging me when I told him I wasn't feeling well today, and I just wanted and needed him to stay with me today.  I hope he's not too late from work tonight.  I just feel awful that I'm feeling this way when I have such good news to be happy about.  I hate this illness, I really, really do. sad
Bipolar II, Anxiety/Panic Disorder
--currently not on meds for bp--

Ellie 1
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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 8/3/2007 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Mixed has been the way of my life lately. I'm finally coming under control thanks to the addition of Abilify. It makes me a little hypo but I'll take it. My poor kids put up with my mixed episode all summer. They hate my mixed episodes even more than I do. I was in he** and took it out on everyone. It does get better mogs, I was down for nearly 10 months. I feel like I spent close to a year at war with myself and someone has finally called a cease fire. I love my abilify!
Good judgement comes from experience and alot of that comes from bad judgement.
You just have to accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue. 

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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 10/21/2007 7:30 PM (GMT -7)   
It sounds like you were experiencing mixed states.  I'm sorry, it is no fun.  Mine are like severe dression mania hybrids.  I have suicidal thoughts, but instead of being incapacitated and in bed, I have so much energy that I can't stop moving.  It is very dangerous and increases the risk of "successful" suicides.  Last mixed state I was in I wandered around in the middle of a highway.  Be careful!  You deserve to feel better - reach out to your doctor, hopefully a good, attentive one.
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