I have been diagnosed as bipolar disorder mixed. Bipolar 2 fits me very well, especially the high activity levels and lack of need of sleep, followed by a crash completely into depression. The dr diagnosed me after becoming very agitated and a little agressive on a tricyclic antidepressant. He put me on another anti-depressant--celexa, which did nothing for the depression (a little for the anxiety) but made me wound-up followed by crashing really low rather quickly. Now I am on abilify, wonderful medicine. I have no depression, thought tend to be rather impulsive and am needing sleep less. No full on mania, though. My question is, Is the implusiveness getting worse something I should be concerned about, or just learn to manage?
Welcome to the board. You might want to direct this question to the Dr. on board here as he is best qualified to answer specific questions regarding medications and side effects. Just put Dr. G in the title of your post and he will get back to you shortly.
Everyone has different reactions and side effects where the anti depressant and BP meds are concerned so it's tricky to answer this question. Is your Dr. a general Physician or a Psychiatrist?
Board's a little slow over the Holidays, but more ppl will be around after them.
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I see a family practitioner. Thank-you for responding. I'll put dr G in the title. I have been feeling so great, the first time in a long time. I don't want to change meds, but I was wondering if I needed to go back to my dr sooner than planned.
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