Posted 02 October 2009 - 03:53 PM
Posted 02 October 2009 - 04:00 PM
Symptoms can be different for everyone. For me, I have been on lots of different anti-depressants but none of them seemed to work for any length of time. I don't really have manic episodes, mine show up as extreme irritability. I'm mostly really down, with a couple of days here and there when I think I am hilarious.
My advice would be to read what you can and compare your symptoms. I just read a book called Why am I Still Depressed? which explains the symptoms of bipolar II and soft bipolar disorders. The more you educate yourself the better you can take care of you.
I'm kind of a rambler but I hope this helps some.
Posted 02 October 2009 - 04:05 PM
Posted 30 November 2009 - 05:19 AM
My pdoc told me that it can take year to diagnose BP but my reaction to Celexa was an almost definate indication that I am.
Upon reflection, I realize that my mania manifested itself by me trying to be superhuman at work. My boss loved all of the work I got done but in the process I was so hyper-focused that I would be bard to deal with at work. It was like I was just pushing everybody out of my and I was trying to do everything myself. Then I would crash and do a regular share of work but I was unpleasant in a depresses, silent way.
Try reading "An Unquiet Mind" by Kay Redfield Jamison. I learned a lot from
her story and expertise on this subject.
Best you! With love, Bob