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Old 10-23-2008, 03:43 PM   #1
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Manic Episode

Can someone help me, Im having my first manic episode since being diagnosed in august, am i supposed to tell my phsyc or just enjoy the feeling while it lasts.

Im on Depacote 500mg twice a day and Prozac 40mg a day.

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Old 10-23-2008, 07:10 PM   #2
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Re: Manic Episode

I would contact your pdoc (psychiatrist) so your symptoms don't get worse. It's not uncommon for people to experience agitation, shopping/gambling sprees and reckless behavior during a manic episode -- as well as depression once the mania has passed. I would also pay attention to your specific manic symptoms (writing them down would be a good idea) so that you'll know what to expect the next time you have a manic episode. Your pdoc may decide to increase your Depakote to address your current mania and control future symptoms.

By the way, I'm also on Depakote. I take 500mg three times/day.

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Old 10-23-2008, 07:41 PM   #3
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Re: Manic Episode

I'd definitely mention it... especially since you are now on meds; the pdoc needs to know if they are working or not. As my pdoc says, the meds are designed to take some off the bottom (the depression) and some off of the top (the mania). If you aren't seeing any change in the intensity of the mania, then he/she may want to switch you or increase the meds. I am also on 500 mg of Depakote (ER).

Is the intensity of the mania the same this time?

Old 10-24-2008, 06:22 AM   #4
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Re: Manic Episode

It seems like I was building up to it all week then just went crazy like an energizer bunny on acid. am not so bad today, bit calmer so will see how I go.

Thanks for the advice, am new to all this bp stuff...

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