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Old 04-19-2006, 07:02 PM   #1
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All this time I thought I was just depressed

Finally went to a psychiatrist (instead of having my family doctor hand out some antidepressants) and he said he thinks I'm mildly bi-polar.

Do any of you have bi-polar and are mostly depressed? I do see rare instances of manic behavior in myself but mostly depression.

Also, I'm taking lamictal, any advise, concerns?

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Old 04-19-2006, 08:43 PM   #2
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Re: All this time I thought I was just depressed

I should have read that little primer at the top of the page. I guess I fit the bipolar II description pretty clearly. At 47, it will be nice if I can finally feel "normal".

Old 04-19-2006, 10:02 PM   #3
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Re: All this time I thought I was just depressed

Depression can hit hard in bipolars... I was mostly manic and now fight hard against depression sucks...I also am on lamictal and it seems to be helping allot with my racing thoughts and tempermental outburst that I was only recently starting to have.... I was just recently diagnosed in Nov. so it's a bit knew to me I am bipolar manic depressive ptsd and of course seeing pdoc once to twice a week I am reading everything on can on this illness to know how to better manage and deal with myself...Best Wishes to you Lynelle

Old 04-20-2006, 01:59 AM   #4
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Re: All this time I thought I was just depressed

Hey GG,

Welcome to the bipolar board.

I have struggled myself with bipolar / depression question for a few years.

It now appears that I am a MILD bipolar who cycles with depression mostly and mild manic thoughts. Consequently I got treated as depressed rather than Bipolar.

There are a lot of helpfull people here for advice, stick around and ask as much as you want.

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