What causes loss of appetite, oversleeping and weakness while treating bipolar disorder?
Hello, and thanks for your question.
There are a few diagnostic possibilities here. It does not sound like bipolar disorder to me. It could be major depression, narcolepsy, vitamin D deficiency, primary hypersomnia, obstructive or central sleep apnea. I think the next step would be to undergo a comprehensive sleep study, which can diagnose the problem definitively. If this is normal, the dose of stimulant you are taking should be increased, perhaps with the addition of a short-acting stimulant on top of the long-acting one. This would be expected to help you.
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Mom, please be aware too that I am, once again, becoming very emotional about my upcoming anniversary. I am NOT AT ALL thinking consciously about it. All of a sudden today they started talking about XXXXXXX Grove not realizing how that was making me feel.
I'm sorry I don't understand what you posted here. There is no comment from your doctor, rather it is a comment from your daughter talking about her anniversary.
Instead of forwarding the e-mail to my Mom I forwarded it to you. She was getting upset thinking I was not listening to her and I was reminding her that the anniversary of my husband's death is coming up in a few weeks. I found him dead in bed 5 years ago when he was 54 and I 50. His death was totally UNEXPECTED. We had been married for 22 years. I want to say though that I do not feel I am experiencing any major depression on an ongoing basis because of this. I have physically and figuratively been able to move on although the loss of your spouse, especially at such a young age, is something I think you never truly get over.
I'm glad you have been able to cope and move on. This is a testament to your strength!
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