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Bipolar probs? I'm Not Sure!!/ last part poss. trigger
bpcookie posted:
Hello my little Dahlings, Ive been stable for over 10 yrs. but for the past months Ive been having mood swings. Im going through Peri-menopause, and have been blaming that and thought that my pain issues were just adding to the depression part. I am on Hormone replacement meds. and yesterday my blood results came back and I was told that my hormone lvls are perfect.

Could my pain meds cause mania? I know that my Hydrocodone causes me to be hyper, but I rarely use it. Im on Lyrica twice a day and Tramadol once a day. Could one or both meds be causing the mood swings?

I talk to my Pdoc next week but wanted your opinions. You ppl know me so well. This just isnt like me at all.

(trigger) its been 5 yrs today, that my dog Cookie past away. Just makes me want to cry even more.
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ibex7 responded:
Cookie hun,

Meds we take are meant to stabilize our mood swings. This does'nt mean that our strong emotional feelings are eliminated. Put simply, we deserve to grieve and feel our sorrow, not be medicated out of our own rationality.

Another thing. Back when I worked in the pharmaceutical business, we were taught that medications may vary as much as 15% in their active ingredient. That meant that our doses of meds are not as precise from pill to pill, as we may all trust that they are. You aren't just a diagnostic label, you are also wonderfully human. Enjoy the bad days along with the good. - goat
Sometimes you don't mean to say what you mean to say you mean.
bpcookie replied to ibex7's response:
Hey Goat, What worries me most are the rapid mood swings that Ive been having. I will feel manic and with in an hour or so, I will feel depressed or even angry. The depression part is bothersome but nothing that I can't handle. Its the mania and anger that I can't handle.

Interesting info. about medication. Never knew that until you told me. Thanks for letting me know.
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