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Old 02-18-2005, 08:43 AM   #1
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Question After the Mania

What happens to a person when his/her manic episode ends? I know there is usually a period of depression or a plateau. Would any of you be willing to share your experiences? Thnx.

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Old 02-19-2005, 04:56 PM   #2
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Re: After the Mania


I'm not quite sure I understand what you're looking for. For me after a mania I crash fast and hard. I become extremely depressed. Loose my sex drive. Sleep a lot but never enough. I'm filled with self hate and paranioa. I have no interest in hygene. I really can't function. This is only when I'm unmedicated and go through a very high mania. Now that I'm on meds and stabilized, I don't have the high high thus no low lows. I'm sorry I can't help more than that.



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Old 02-19-2005, 08:23 PM   #3
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Re: After the Mania


That is exactly what I'm looking for. I wanted to know the specifics of "crashing" and depression.

I'm glad you are stabilized. What you described seems like a very difficult thing to go through.

Thnx a bunch.

Old 02-22-2005, 02:05 PM   #4
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Re: After the Mania

Does anyone else have any insight?

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Old 02-22-2005, 03:01 PM   #5
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Re: After the Mania

My manias would just taper off and I'd be back on a plateau for awhile.
I would have 1 -2 major depressions & 1 way-bad mania a year with plateaus in between each.
I'm betting that everyone's cycle of moods is pretty individual from the sounds of it so far.

Old 02-22-2005, 06:49 PM   #6
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Re: After the Mania

I have pretty rapid cycles, I could have highs that lasted a day or a week. For me they dont always correspond with my lows, but sometimes they do, and when they do is when I crash the hardest, staying in my lows for as long as a month once. I have more depressive moods that manic(although mine are hypomanic, never really experienced an extreme manic state...yet)

Old 04-04-2005, 08:58 AM   #7
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Re: After the Mania

Hi I'm also little new here.. I will be diagonised later this week, as of exactly what it is I have.. I have had lows for about 28 straight days. All this past weekend I can feel myself go into a spiraling down I think is how you spell it.. I only have Highs once or twice a month. The spiraling down for me is a depression mode, where I don't care about anything. Except for my little girl, My mind starts thinking crazy thoughts, I start getting desyix, I started to type the x on the right side of keyboard..
Actually I'm starting to crash with no hope!! til my bf gets upset I didn't do anything ie. apply for jobs, get things taken care of. I feel like I'm falling, and fast I can't even think straight!! I need all the help I can get now, but I know I can straighten up put everything aside and dkeep going. Knowing deep inside I'm crashing.. I got to make a call right now. Thanks, hope this helps some..

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