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Re: some stimulants more/less likely to cause mania?

Posted by cybercafe on January 16, 2003, at 12:33:36

In reply to Re: some stimulants more/less likely to cause mania? cybercafe, posted by Ritch on January 15, 2003, at 13:19:23

> Cyber, I know what you are talking about. It took three tries for me to finish college over an eighteen year period and wound up with about 50% more hours than required to graduate due to dropping out, changing my mind, changing degree programs, getting horrifically bored, angry with a particular professor(s), being depressed/unmotivated, etc.,etc. I don't like to work with a lot of rules and regimentation, I don't like being told what to do. If I felt like one particular course sucked, then the *entire degree program* sucked. That's how I treat lots of things. If something is wrong with my car-the whole car is crap and needs to be replaced. I just can't seem to get down to the "nuts and bolts" level of reality and deal with one particular item at a time, and follow the directions and then go to the next task. As far as the meds go, I did notice *some* mood elevation with the amps, and ZERO mood elevation with the mph. So, it is possible that mph is much less likely to trigger hypomania. But, I generally disagree with that, because I really noticed the anticycling effect of Adderall and Dexedrine. However, the anxiety builds and builds while I am taking them. I don't get hypomanic, I don't get depressed, just an increasingly jittery blahness. Maybe I am so accustomed to being absent-minded, trapped in the moment, that the "detaily" part of existence really looks pretty damn ugly to me! ;)

what is your history of diagnosis? i was diagnosed depressed at 22, bipolar at 24, and ADD now at 27
generally it has taken me about 2 years to get diagnosed with an obvious condition from the moment i pick up on it myself

i found mph had mood elevating effects when i first took it ..
so i guess its wise not to risk amphetamines ....

i just have these feeling that i will be feeling great, after the best years of my life have passed me by..... and it seems like such a waste to me ...
maybe i should move to a country with a more consumer based health care system (france? germany?) i don't know

ug... to tell you the truth my doc (an excellent doc btw) contradicts himself a bit, so hopefully next week he'll change his mind and decide to up the mph sr

so... what is your biggest problem right now... or are you able to work at all?




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