Re: What does being in a manic episode actually feel like?
Hi there help..
Seemingly not bipolar here, so I can't quite address it directly, but I have friends that are and so I have some limited understanding of the nature of the problem. It all comes in varying degrees. Some are bipolar to an extreme degree and others are not. Cycles and timeframes also vary dramatically among individuals.
Feeling a manic high generally, is feeling you can conquer the world singlehandedly. You can fly to the moon. You can do anything at all you want to and it will be fine. You are equivalent to Superman/Superwoman.
As I understand it, this can be a very dangerous period, because these feelings are very often not realistic. Some have done extreme things like try to fly during these periods. So its a time to recognize, as much as one possibly can. But again, it varys, so this is not quite what is felt by everyone, or always, in a manic episode.
Zoloft as with many other AD's, can often take as much as 4-6 weeks to become truly effective, so you may be expecting more than it can give, at this particular time. The time is necessary to build up a blood concentration that holds a more consistent level in the body.
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