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  • Hello, have had a long run after 30 years of being...

    Hello, have had a long run after 30 years of being bipolar with coconcurring substance abuse. Depression this winter about crushed me, I am trying cranial stimulation electrotherapy and Vibryd with my Lithium, oxycarbazine. Was on Trintellix, wasn't working...was wondering if anyone had experience with the Vibryd. Already much better, I am starting to live my life again.

    Post created 1 week 1 day ago

  • Does smoking marijuana intensify someone's possible bipolar mood swings?

    My name is Baylee and I've been smoking marijuana for 5 years (on and off) and I've recently realized that when I smoke it, all the highs that I have affect my mood drastically. When weed hits me, I go through really intense and short bursts of energy (usually lasting about a couple minutes) before my mood shifts and I feel less ecstatic but still very aware of my surroundings. When I feel like this, I get really energized and, from what I've been told, talk a lot faster than my normal relaxed state of speech. I am currently diagnosed with major depressive disorder, anorexia, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder and I've been told that I may be bipolar or have borderline personality disorder because of how intense I feel everything and how drastically my mood changes. After my period of energy passes when I'm high, I feel myself become done with the world within the next minute or less. I become sarcastic and have this 'i'm a bad ass who doesn't give a shit about death or dying' attitude. I've been told I either get really depressed with this feeling or have an overwhelming sense of anger which causes me to say how I hate the world and wish I would just find the courage to off myself while I was still on some sort of sarcastic rage. Of course, I don't necessarily mean all of that. The thing is, my mood fluctuates so rapidly that the people around me question if I'm okay all the time. I've never been diagnosed with a mood disorder in my 19 years of living but I don't understand why I get like that when I'm high. I mean I don't think I'm bipolar?

    Post created 1 week 4 days ago

  • I still have my vision, but have suffered severe b...

    I still have my vision, but have suffered severe bipolar depressions off and on for 30 years. I get suicidal. I'm very fearful of how I'm going to react when I do lose my central vision.

    Post created 1 week 4 days ago

  • Looking for support with self control on binge eat...

    Looking for support with self control on binge eating due to bulima, bipolar and medication.

    Post created 1 month 3 weeks ago

  • I was diagnosed bipolar when I was 14. So have bee...

    I was diagnosed bipolar when I was 14. So have been on many medications
    One caused severe ache so I was put on tetracycline and got Intracranial hypertension at age 38. Took eight months for a diagnosis and 20 ER visits
    I was loosing my sight so they did sleeve surgery to lower my body pressure and of coarse spinal taps etc.
    It's going on three years. I still have headaches but they are different and the worst part besides vision loss, I was never told what to expect so my memory .. I have sticky notes all over my house so I don't forget things..issues, hallucinations, constantly in body pain and falling due to equilibrium issues
    My family thought I was hitting dementia
    The cervical neuralgia and memory are normal and conversations are difficult according to the IHresearchgroup
    My question is does anyone have issues they feel are causing long term issues in affecting one illness more then before or adding to? I know obviously being stuck in hospital or home for three years..the whole illness of IH makes life in general worse, but have you had your IH headaches feel better but bipolar worse?

    Thanks in advance! No one seems to know enough about these issues as far as doctors I have spoken with

    Thanks

    Post created 2 months 2 weeks ago

  • Is this a real group?

    Is this a real group?

    Post created 4 months 3 weeks ago

  • Hi. I have schizoaffective disorder bipolar type ...

    Hi. I have schizoaffective disorder bipolar type and I have always struggled with being forgetful. Every day it a struggle to keep things together. I forget things on a daily basis and lose something almost every day. I work in mental health and it is interfering in my work. It causes me anxiety and stress almost daily and makes me embarrassed and scared. Every time it happens I get very hard on myself and I am really tired of dealing with this.

    Post created 4 months 3 weeks ago

  • What is safe to take for bipolar acid reflux

    What is safe to take for bipolar acid reflux

    Post created 5 months 6 days ago

  • Hi - Took suboxone a little over a year and had ma...

    Hi - Took suboxone a little over a year and had mania upon stopping in December. Got hospitalized. Four months later depression began. A psych put me back on. I feel some relief but not enough. He wants me to take more. I'm worried if I do I'll just increase my tolerance and still be depressed as higher doses wear off. He thinks the suboxone caused the symptoms and wants to see if I'm "normal" again at a higher dose. I do have a 10 year history of oxycontin use that stopped in 2011. I accidently got on suboxone after using pain pills for a broken foot (times two) in 2014. Any advice from people more experienced. I'm on a tiny dose (about .5 per day) and the doc wants me to take 4mg twice a day. What to do?

    Post created 5 months 1 week ago

  • Hey there. 41 year old divorced, single mother of...

    Hey there. 41 year old divorced, single mother of two gorgeous girl all the way from South Africa. Was diagnosed with Bipolar Type 2 in October 2013 and have been learning how to cope and be 'normal'.

    Post created 5 months 1 week ago