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Re:controlled hypomania

Posted by Metalblade on January 19, 2004, at 7:12:29

In reply to Re:controlled hypomania » Metalblade, posted by ramsea on January 19, 2004, at 5:47:38

Well, every one is different but for me Effexor makes me hypomanic and some times just plain manic. That for me keeps it going but I can't control it. I get crazy on that stuff. Its like crack for Bipolar people at least for me anyway. I have just now started to experiment with Lithium and the results are exceeding my expectations. The only problem is I need to find a Doc that has experience with bipolar people. Its pretty bad when you go to a doctor and he tries every thing under the sun and you’re the one who figures out what is wrong with you. I guess its time to go hunting for a new doctor. I have found some good links that I find interesting. One is a study suggesting a connection between Bipolar II and Social Phobia.

> Very interesting. As a bipolar with social phobia problems, I have to agree. When I am hypomanic I am a people-magnet. I get offered jobs and projects, friendships come to me, social networks appear with me in them----and then, very scarily, the hypomania shuts up like a telescope and I am very alone, burdened with the links I've made and the responsibilities and promises to do things with others that I simply cannot live up to anymore. It makes me feel an abject failure. If I never experienced hypomania I would just be a more stable and content recluse, rather than a person who has made a grand splash and who now has to leave this and that project/group, quit jobs, drop friends or be dropped (for lack of being available and coming through with the same fun personality). What a thing to have to endure!!!!! Ever notice if you don't start something there is no failure in that, but if you start aPH.D say, and do really well at first, and then have to drop it due to depression/social anxietym forever after that you will be described by that failure? People will ask what you did during such and such time--Worked on Ph.D. Or folks who know you will know you did this. And ever after it's, "Oh, how sad you weren't able to finish it." So you become pathetic just because your rotten hypomania didn't last out long enough to finish a ptoject. If you figure a way to keep it going, please lemme know.




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