Racing thoughts, agitation, impulsiveness?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

fadingstar
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2012
Total Posts : 21
   Posted 2/29/2012 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I am 16 and have been diagnosed with depression. I have tried antidepressants but they made me manic so I had to come off them. I am currently not on any medication and I'm finding it very hard to cope. I experience racing thoughts and become agitated very easily. I find it hard to sleep I am very impulsive. Medication is also a problem for me as I don't take it consistently and sometimes overdose on it due to my impulsiveness. I have found that my mood changes a lot and people have described my behaviour as 'unpredictable'.

Is this normal during depression and has anyone else experienced this? I haven't told my psychiatrist yet as I'm not sure if it's worth making an appointment over. Should I be concerned or do you think this is just a blip and will pass?

getting by
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 42431
   Posted 2/29/2012 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like you are manic depressive, I think I have mentioned that before. I think a mood stabilizer would help you. Especially if antidepressants don't. It is worth talking to the psychiatrist about. It is very important that you are having such mood swings. When was the last time you took an antidepressant? Could it be withdrawal symptoms?

You have to take medications like this consistantly. Not just when you feel like it. They don't work that way. And taking more than prescribed isn't doing you any good at all. Why don't you take it properly? What makes you want to take more than you should?

I hope that you get help soon. Only you can do this. So talk to your psychiatrist.

Hugs, Karen
Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia


fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies

It's Genetic
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 1540
   Posted 2/29/2012 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
You are posting on both the bipolar and depression forums, fading star. You might wish to choose one or the other for your inquiries.

At 16, as we discussed on the bipolar forum, you are not likely to be diagnosed as needing medication for bipolar illness. Remember the "black label" given to you on the Bipolar Forum for medications? Review that, please.

We also discussed the fact that there are many other medications to treat a mildly depressed condition. In fact, you could even at 16 have a strong sensitivity to milk products. They often produce racing thoughts in some who are sensitive to it.

The members also talked to you about the fact that you are very young to be diagnosed with a serious illness and that it make take more years for your emotions to mature before a psychiatrist is going to tell you that you are ready to take medications for bipolar illness--if that's what it is.

Please refer again to your posts on the Bipolar Forum for reminding yourself of the helpful advice given for someone 16 years of age.

Take care.

It's Genetic

getting by
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 42431
   Posted 2/29/2012 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
It is okay to post here to ask for information and guidance, even though you have posted in bipolar forum. I think you might get the same responses here that you got in the bipolar forum though. The members here are talking from experience, though certain things work for different people.

I hope that you feel better soon.

Hugs, Karen
Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia


fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies

It's Genetic
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 1540
   Posted 2/29/2012 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Fadingstar, one psychiatrist reported to another member on the Bipolar Forum that many young patients were coming into his office now hoping that they might be diagnosed as being bipolar because they had learned that frequently bipolar folks have inherited marked talent, particularly in the field of arts, although it could be in any field.

I hope you will go back and re-read the helpful advice given to you on the Bipolar Forum, even though you have been welcomed to post on the Depression Forum, as well. Those people have been through the struggles of bipolar illness and know a good bit about it, too, so wherever you post, hope that you don't have the illness and that you will be given the best treatment possible by your psychiatrist for whatever condition you have.

Good wishes to you,

It's Genetic

Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 2/29/2012 8:51:52 PM (GMT-7)


fadingstar
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2012
Total Posts : 21
   Posted 3/1/2012 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm definitely not hoping to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder if that's what you mean. I don't want to struggle with any mental illness whatsoever - but unfortunately that isn't the case. Depression has ruined my life and I can't imagine ever wanting this - or any other mental illness.

I have found I have symptoms of both bipolar disorder and depression and wanted to see what people with each illness thought I should do. But I understand I should choose one forum to post in.

-Tara.

Jim1969
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 2042
   Posted 3/1/2012 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Tara, you are welcome to post in either forum. We have many members who post in more than forum and in a case like yours where you share signs of more than one condition and in particular where those conditions are very closely related it is understandable to make posts in more than one forum.

At this point I suggest working with your doctor to find some kind of medication that will help you. There are many available and it is not uncommon for one medication or class of meds not to work or have some unintended effects and a different med or even a different dose will help.

In addition to the medication route finding the right kind of therapy/counseling/counselor may be of great benefit.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.
Moderator Depression Forum.

getting by
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 42431
   Posted 3/1/2012 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I just want to reinforce what Jim said. You are welcome to post in any forum you want. Many people post in more than one forum.

Hugs, Karen
Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia


fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, June 19, 2018 8:50 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,973,181 posts in 326,066 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 160948 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, joyis.
467 Guest(s), 10 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Chris Topher, Melody16, C_G_K, Bull101, Sherrine, Tudpock18, onceitfreeze66, fiddlecanoe, 1039smooth, straydog