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Old 04-20-2006, 12:25 PM   #1
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Bipolar anxiety

Is there anyone else out there that experiences severe anxiety with bipolar? If so, can you describe it and I would like to know what you are taking for it. I am taking Lithium, Risperdal Wellbutrin and Xanax as needed. Thanks.

 
Old 04-20-2006, 12:43 PM   #2
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Re: Bipolar anxiety

I do! I get anxiety over things like, God is mad at me for certain things (like smoking, not cleaning all my dishes, whatever), but I can't find the strength to do any better. I also get general anxiety like I should be doing something more with my life, but I just can't think of anything to do. I also get anxiety in crowds sometimes, thinking people are following me, dropping me "hints", or reading my mind. Sometimes I feel anxious in general, but I don't know why. I mainly have issues with God and religion, anxiety about whether or not God is mad at me and if I have the strength to be who it is I suspect he expects me to be. I also get anxiety about things that I can't explain that happened to me in my past, and my constant fixation on them causes anxiety itsself but further increases the anxiety I feel over things I can't progress on because I am fixated on these things. Hope this all makes sense.

 
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Old 04-20-2006, 12:54 PM   #3
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Re: Bipolar anxiety

I totally get anxiety when anyone wants anything from me...Friend calls me wants me to go out I panicl. Even writing this I panic. I freak out when I have to call someone on the phone for buisiness. I love the machine to leave messages. I hate answering the phone and for the most time I don't... I also take Wellbutrin and clonopin when needed lamictal and sereqoel for sleep at night or I wouldn't sleep at all. Hopefully this helps you to know your not alone. Best wishes,Lynelle

 
Old 04-20-2006, 12:58 PM   #4
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Re: Bipolar anxiety

Lynell, sounds like you may have a bit of social anxiety... I used to ahve that too, and Paxil, my antidepressent, has helped. Klonopin also is great... have tried that in the past but got addicted. I am now taking Paxil and Abilify, which seems to be a great combo for me.

 
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Re: Bipolar anxiety

I am so worried about the klonopin as mom is addicted to it scary shes addicted to most prescription drugs she has mental illness won't do anything about it.... Anyway my perscription is still almost full as I am only supposed to take it at the onset of a panic attack which is like always so I just don't take it, I will tell pdoc what's happening next week. As for the paxil it made me extremley suicidal.....Don't know why but we all react differently to meds huh? I am glad that you found something that works gives me hope. Best Wishes Lynelle

 
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Re: Bipolar anxiety

Thanks guys for the dialogues. I guess there is no magic pill that cures anxiety. Has anyone else tried Effexor? I have in the past but now that I take Wellbutrin and it works for me I don't know if I can take Effexor.

 
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I did the effexor thing for 3months and it made me manic and when I came off it it was the worst case of flu like symptoms ever, but some people do great with it....Best Wishes Lynelle

 
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