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Old 03-06-2005, 11:53 PM   #1
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Am I bipolar? What am I?

Well I get times where I am very depressed and feel like life is not worth living.... then at other times I can get extremely happy like I am having the best time of my life then the next minute I can get all depressed....... I take wellbutrin and have been taking it for years......so am I bipolar?

 
Old 03-07-2005, 01:21 AM   #2
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Re: Am I bipolar? What am I?

Anything is possible - LOL! Can you discuss this with your dr? Or can he refer you to a psychiatrist? There are a lot of websites out there with sort of tests/checklist type things that might help you a little more. Good luck and keep us updated! Lori

 
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Old 03-07-2005, 12:58 PM   #3
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Re: Am I bipolar? What am I?

You definatly need to discuss this with you doctor. Just tell him everything you are feeling.
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Old 03-08-2005, 06:23 PM   #4
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Re: Am I bipolar? What am I?

Might,

I can't tell you if your bp or not. I only know three little lines about you...I can give you the symptoms so maybe you can decide with your doc.

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder differs significantly from clinical depression, although the symptoms for the depressive phase of the illness are similar. Most people who have bipolar disorder talk about experiencing "highs" and "lows" – the highs are periods of mania, the lows periods of depression. These swings can be severe, ranging from extreme energy to deep despair. The severity of the mood swings and the way they disrupt normal life activities distinguish bipolar mood episodes from ordinary mood changes.

Symptoms of mania - the "highs" of bipolar disorder

Increased physical and mental activity and energy

Heightened mood, exaggerated optimism and self-confidence

Excessive irritability, aggressive behavior

Decreased need for sleep without experiencing fatigue

Grandiose delusions, inflated sense of self-importance

Racing speech, racing thoughts, flight of ideas

Impulsiveness, poor judgment, distractibility

Reckless behavior

In the most severe cases, delusions and hallucinations

Symptoms of depression - the "lows" of bipolar disorder

Prolonged sadness or unexplained crying spells

Significant changes in appetite and sleep patterns

Irritability, anger, worry, agitation, anxiety

Pessimism, indifference

Loss of energy, persistent lethargy

Feelings of guilt, worthlessness

Inability to concentrate, indecisiveness

Inability to take pleasure in former interests, social withdrawal

Unexplained aches and pains

Recurring thoughts of death or suicide


You cannot diagnose yourself. Only a properly trained health professional can determine if you have bipolar disorder. Our online self-assessment can help you communicate your symptoms to your health care professional.

Many people do not seek medical attention during periods of mania because they feel manic symptoms (increased energy, heightened mood, increased sexual drive, etc.) have a positive impact on them. However, left unchecked, these behaviors can have harmful results.

When symptoms of mania are left untreated, they can lead to illegal or life-threatening situations because mania often involves impaired judgment and reckless behavior. Manic behaviors vary from person to person. All symptoms should be discussed with your doctor. (top)

From your few lines there is a possibility that you are. Like was already suggested you need to see a doc if you think this is what's going on.

Love and Luck to you. Welcome to the board and let us know what you find out.

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Jamie

 
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