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Postby rufio89 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:10 pm

I was just wondering if there was anyone on here that knew a lot about bipolar disorder?
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Re: Bipolar

Postby Bel Bel » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:39 pm

A fair bit, my sister has it not severe yet, a friend at works husband has it really bad and my friends ex has it quite badly too.
Is there anything particular you want to know?
Here is an overview
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Bipolar-di ... ction.aspx
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Re: Bipolar

Postby retrochav » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:56 pm

Hello,

Yes i was diagnosed with bipolar disorder ten years ago.

Essentially, it hits me with manic highs where i have lots of energy, need little sleep, but cant seem to finish a task properly. I can then get manic lows "burn out" i call it. I feel tired and flu - like (aching bones) and want to cry but tears wont form. I can feel deeply sad inside as though there were ice in my stomach.

However, the medication i take keeps my mood level. I still feel warmly happy, or a bit down, but not to huge extremes. I feel "normal" most of the time which is a huge relief. Finding the right medication, and getting a proper diagnosis helps. It is believed to be a lack of serotinin (happy hormone) at times or else too much dopermine (sleepy homone) at other times. The medication corrects the in balance.

At times i come off my medication, as i now when i am going one way or another and can then go back on it. I wouldnt really reccomend this as of course there are side effects, but ten years on i am aware and confident about it.

The main thing to remeber is that like any illness, life goes on and we are too important as individuals to suffer in silence.
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