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Old 02-21-2005, 01:35 PM   #1
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Bipolar........who knows

I suffer from depression. Ten years ago I saw a doc who diagnosed me with add/dysthimia. I have social phobia. I'm just a mess and I don't know whether I'm coming or going. I have been doing the antidepressant thing for years along with adderall off and on. These meds don't quite do it. What am I missing? Could I be biploar. I don't have severe highs and lows. Just always down, self conscious, sad feeling, unorganized, anxious...... Sometimes I go for days just staying home and in my gown, can't function. Can anyone relate? mb

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Old 02-21-2005, 03:49 PM   #2
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Re: Bipolar........who knows

well, my wife was treated for several years for just deppresion. Man were those the days. LOL Not really.
After she was dio with BP we had a name to put on her illness. It's now treatable and she is doing ok. Not great but ok.
Hope they get a handle on your issue sooner rather than later.
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Old 02-21-2005, 05:59 PM   #3
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Thanks mudhound. Anyone else? I sure would appreciate as much input as possible. mb

 
Old 02-22-2005, 05:41 AM   #4
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My daughter was first dz as ADD, but her second dz was BP. She is a different person on her med. I myself suffered with depression for 18 yrs before I was dz as BP.
I did have hypomania inbetween the depression but at the time I just thought that
was normal until I suffered a breakdown in "93" and had a full blown mania attack
with psychosis. Several years after that I stopped my med for a few months thinking I didnt need it anymore and had my seond full blown mania attack, which landed me in the hospital a second time. Since then Ive alway taken my meds but I still bounce between depression and hypomania. Hope this is somewhat helpful. K

 
Old 02-22-2005, 06:26 AM   #5
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Thank you so much for sharing Kiehn. I have a daughter with add/adhd as well. Wondering about bp in her too. She will be seeing a specialist in a couple of weeks to narrow it down. Worried, so worried and stressed about this. Please, if anyone else can share, please do so.

 
Old 02-22-2005, 08:37 AM   #6
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Re: Bipolar........who knows

Hi,
I too was first Di with depression for 14 years. Took every anti-depressant known to man. Finally Di with BP about six months ago. Hard to accept but the new meds Lamictal and Trileptal do help. The worlds not perfect but at least I'm not a blob on the sofa anymore. My heart goes out to you, hang in there, get to the doctor!
Take care,
T

 
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