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Re: Question about bipolar disorder (med related)

Posted by bleauberry on July 3, 2011, at 17:15:21

In reply to Question about bipolar disorder (med related), posted by sk85 on July 3, 2011, at 13:32:33

Flip a coin. I can find you research that claims ssris are good for bipolar and others saying they are risky.

If you were to oscillate or descend into depression, I personally would not point the finger at the med. It may have interrupted the bipolar process for a time, but didn't stop it forever.

Hopefully though, it will just keep on going for a long time. I can find a few stories of people still loving their prozac or zoloft after 10 years, or people loving their parnate or nardil after 20 years.

With or without meds, with or without bipolar, the normal human emotional spectrum has some fairly wild ups and downs not many of us are ever likely to totally avoid that.

There are several kinds of mania. It sounds like you are experiencing the good kind....enjoying life a lot, talking more, socializing more, energetic, enthusiastic, not just normal happy but maybe a little bit more than that? Hey, some people, we've all seen them, are like that all the time. For them it is their "normal". If your current mania....and I'm not sure it is that kind then the big concerns are 1) spending sprees, 2) gambling, 3 )sexual promiscuity. If those aren't managed and controlled carefully, they can end up causing such devastating things in your life that the next inevitable thing is for depression to take over again.

As long as it isn't the bad kind of mania....rages, agitation, insomnia, depression mixed in with it....then I say just enjoy each day.




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