Bipolar Disorder Questions & Answers

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2 1 Thu, 4 Oct 2018
I am very upset cause have a new psychiatrist , have been one for one year and she is suggesting ECT for bipolar depression. I mainly have depression, may have had only one manic, not too manic episode so feel misdiagnosed too. Am very upset with no answers. Had a lot of bad things happen in the...
2 1 Thu, 6 Sep 2018
My son is 40 years old and was diagnosed with Bipolar and schizoaffective disorder back when he was about 20 years old. He has extensive QTc prolongation from being on antipsychotic meds for many many years. He has ventricular arrhythmia and this summer he had 3 SVT episodes in about 4 weeks that...
2 1 Thu, 6 Sep 2018
How can I deal better with a bipolar disorder instability unmediated feel really low in matter of last half hour whilst most of the day I managed to have a bath wash my hair and clean my flat and get living room tidy to dog sit In morning how can motivation and drive come and go out of the blue...
2 1 Mon, 30 Jul 2018
a doctor (psychiatrists) after extensive pre screening diagnosis put my 33 year old daughter on a low dose of Lithium to treat bipolar (as diagnosed). She was in hospital with a Kidney infection, dehydration, weight loss, low sodium, crying and depression as a result of her previous doctors...
2 1 Mon, 23 Jul 2018
I ve just been diagnosed manic depressive bipolar, nothing seems to work. i know it might be too early to tell. I m taking buspirone 15,ziprasidone 20 and clonazepam. i still feel as agitated and angry and its ruining my family life. i want to feel normal again
2 1 Mon, 23 Jul 2018
My boyfriend is 19 and dossnt take any medication he says he has bipolar and depression and i dont know. he doesnt go to doctors and i dont know what to do. ive put down in my notes the dates everytime he has a breakdown hes sad and starts crying. its about the time of the month as the times...
2 1 Sat, 21 Jul 2018
i am diagnosed with bipolar but the meds make me try suicide. i am not on any bipolar meds any longer but i need some sort of treatment for this disorder. it is ruining my life. full diagnosis is mixed bipolar 1, major depression, anxiety and panic disorder. i take vallium for the anxiety and...
2 1 Mon, 25 Jun 2018
My mother has Bipolar disorder and she told me she stopped taking her medicines because they make her feel like a zombie.She s had Bipolar for over 20 years now, we she just lost her 90 year old mother to Alzheimers and my mother is acting very very moody.She and I fight a lot and she calls me...
2 1 Sat, 23 Jun 2018
I have been diagnosed bipolar but I believe it to be some mood disorder. On lithium I am negative irritable and angered. Of of a the med, I can snap into rage out of nowhere at the simplist thing and both on meds and I am able to recognize I was wrong but have a hard time believing I m truly...
2 1 Fri, 22 Jun 2018
I m wondering which Neuromodulators/mood stabilizers: Valproic Acid-Depakote, Carbamazephine-Tegretol, Gabapentin . Oxcarbazepine (Triepal), or possibly Lamotrigine is safest & works best for treating BPD agitation, aggression/anger outbursts? (Client experienced episodes of pathological gambling...
3 2 Tue, 19 Jun 2018
Hi I ve taking LaMICtal for my bi-polar for abut 21 days now. I always feel tired and i feel like I m more depressed than I was before I started the treatment. I was wondering what the goal is for this treatment? After seven more days i move up from 50mg s to 100mg s. I a little worried about how...
2 1 Tue, 29 May 2018
hello, I was just prescribed seroquel for bi polar. I m on the depressed vs. mania side. I read the side affects which are concerning. Any other recommendation with less side affects that have a proven history. Not a newer drug that doesn t have a generic. Tried Zyprexa - had side affects and...
2 1 Tue, 22 May 2018
My 42 year old girlfriend was diagnosed with bi-polar when she was arrested due to sever manic caused behavior. The Police first on the scene believed that was her issue and she was taken to a mental health hospital for an involuntary 5 day observation. She was diagnosed with Bi polar and was...
2 1 Tue, 22 May 2018
My son is 16 yrs. old and from birth has had strange or not typical behaviors. Things such as rolling over at 12 days of age, at 4 1/2 months he suddenly would not be able to sleep without me driving in car radio on low till he finally passed out , this continued until he was around 10 months of...
2 1 Fri, 3 Nov 2017
I suffer from bipolar disorder. I manage well for the most part. lately I am feeling high levels of anxiety, and very depressed. Acute feeling of dread and headaches. My mid races and My heart is beating very rapidly and I get very weak. I have a lack of motivation to do anything when for the...
2 1 Fri, 3 Nov 2017
My husband is bipolar and taking both Trazadone and Cymbalta. Right now he is having highs . The Dr. has changed the dosage of both these recently. He was OK for a few weeks, but has had several days of the hi, this week. Are there any way we can regulate these reactions? Thanks YYYY@YYYY
2 1 Thu, 2 Nov 2017
I have a bipolar friend she says she is bipolar. I feel for her the best way to get better would be to go to an institution where she gets monitored for what she eats, how much and what minimal medicine she needs or uses going to jail might help, be the simplest
2 1 Thu, 2 Nov 2017
Hi, I currently take 300mg per day of Lamotrigine for Bipolar disorder. Am I able to take Kalms alongside it as I m feeling anxious at work and unable to sleep. This is temporary so don t want to increase my meds, but I can t find out whether it is safe to take both together. Thank you.
2 1 Tue, 31 Oct 2017
i take lithium and buspirone along with other meds for bipolar disorder and border line schitzophrenia but I havnt had either medicine in about 5 days im feeling fuzzy/cloudy headed, shaky, blurred vision and voice im also having hot flashes are these symptoms from not having those meds?
2 1 Tue, 8 Aug 2017
My son 40yrold had a manic bipolar episode one month ago the facility gave him a shot of I vega and a booster shot, since a week after booster he has had many side effects ,cannot work,think straight,communicate, He does not want the next shot. What can we do