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Posted by Ellen on November 7, 1999, at 20:16:52

In reply to Re: SSRI-induced manic state?, posted by Sean on November 1, 1999, at 15:25:47

Thanks for your support! I'm sending my sister a letter today telling her what I'm concerned about and letting her know that I will call her doctor in a week or so to share my concerns with him (I didn't want her to feel ambushed by my calling him without her knowing or before she had a chance to talk with him if she chooses.) Thanks again!

> > I'd really appreciate hearing from anyone who has experienced hypomania (a mildy manic state) when taking SSRI's. I think that's happening to my sister (she's neglecting her children in order to carry on an affair which has broken up her marriage--very different from how she was before starting Paxil). She doesn't think anything is wrong (but people in mania often don't, I gather) and won't talk to her doctor about it. She was started on Paxil by a previous doctor, so her current doc never knew her pre-meds. Has anyone else had a similar experience? I think she might hear it from you better than from me! Thanks.
> >
> > P.S. I'm not anti-med, I take them myself. All I want is for her to discuss the situation with her doctor. I've thought about calling him to voice my concerns, but that seems awfully intrusive.
> This sounds exactly like me on Zoloft! If she is
> sleeping very little, then I would definitely go
> with hypomania. If she is sleeping 8-hours a
> night, it may be a "psychological" reaction to
> finally feeling good. God knows people who deal
> with chronic depression deserve to have a glimpse
> of this at least once in their life.
> I don't think it is a sustainable state however.
> If this is hypomania, then it looks like mood
> stabilizer time. Sadly, mood stabilizers are not
> nearly the fun that SSRI's are and lots of us
> struggle with compliance knowing that feeling
> "better than good" is just a pill away...
> Sean.




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