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Re: Mild Bipolar - mood stabilisers polarbear206

Posted by Smudge on November 11, 2002, at 16:32:55

In reply to Re: Mild Bipolar - mood stabilisers BarbaraCat, posted by polarbear206 on April 16, 2002, at 9:19:44

Hi,

I am on seroxat at the moment, but it does not seem to stabilise my moods. It has made my highs and lows less frequent, but every month I feel suicidal around my time of the month and in the last 3 months have attempted to leave the world and ended up back in a hospital bed. I am scared that I will soon be sectioned if nothing is sorted out. I believe I was abused as a child from my medical records prior to being adopted by my very caring parents I have today. Sometimes I feel almost normal, but still empty, I only feel normal as I am not embarrassing myself. I shout at people in the supermarket and tell children to shut up, this embarrasses my partner greatly but at the time I don't care. My sex drive is very low indeed, although during manic periods I do go over the top but its more like a shagging mission that making love. This is not the normal type of sex I enjoy. My partner is very supportive, even when my mood falls into the physical zone. My previous partner didn't understand my illness and unfortunately just felt the brunt of it until eventually he left me. I can't hold down a job because of my mood swings, my longest job has been 6 months and I am 26. I am currently working as a stripper and this I know is not good for me, the job does not make me happy but I feel stuck in it to make ends meet. I am very curious as to whether I suffer from mild bi-polar as oppose to depression alone. How can I find out if this is what I have? The treatment I am on is not working, I have tried dothiepin, which was horrible. Does anyone else have this problem, which is particularly bad during your menstrual cycle?

Smudge


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