Posted by Mercedes on January 6, 2004, at 1:50:05
In reply to Re: hypomania, posted by Gummybear on January 5, 2004, at 23:00:36
I can relate more to you gummybear. I don't think I'm hypomanic, as I can't get off my butt to do anything. And IMO, buying a few articles of clothing/shoes is not overspending unless you did it everyday.
I suffered post traumatic stress disorder accompanied by panic attacks, anxiety and depression. I was actually looking up rapid cycling bipolar when I came accross this, about depression.
The article was listed as "Depression, cancer of the soul". Just wanted to clarify why the word 'cancer' is in the link.
Below is part of the post about depression:
"There are several different types of depression. The following is a basic list of some of the symptoms. If you have a few or all of the symptoms below, please contact a doctor, help line or anyone you trust to help guide you in the right direction:
Severe mood swings.
Persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness.
Anxiety or feelings of panic.
Inability to concentrate.
Confusion and memory loss.
Persistent feelings of guilt or worthlessness.
Loss of interest and pleasure in activities you normally enjoy.
Disturbed eating or sleeping habits.
Withdrawal from daily life.
Just a FYI.... like I said, I do relate to this. Effexor was prescribed for me, to treat depression. I had to stop taking E due mostly to increased blood pressure and other less severe SE's. Still struggling to find what med will work for me and we gotta keep trying. There's got to be light at the end of the tunnel.
> That's a very intriguing glimpse into hypomania - I am 23yr old female and have GAD with panic attacks and depression. All this only struck me about a little over a month ago.... and now EffexorXR....
> My life has done a full 360 degrees.
> My doctor said that I may be bipolar or have rapid-cylcing bipolar. There has been no bipolar ever in my family history. I am not convinced that I have either of these because I mostly feel depressed or really scared (anxiety) - and the moments that I feel okay, I just feel normal. But I did go out on boxing day and buy pants, 2 pairs of shoes, and a top - all of which I kinda need. I don't have all that much money, would this be classified as overspending????
> I haven't had any urges to do any sort of "projects" but I think I may have developped an internet addiction. Mostly, I don't feel like doing anything except lying in bed and watching tv or surfing the net.
> I have been very slow to responding to the Effexor XR treatment.... and have severe mood swings from feeling okay to being depressed and crying to racing thoughts of suicide which throw me into a panic attack.
> Does anybody know the symptoms of rapid cycling bipolar?? I am concerned I may have it particularily since Effexor XR is proving to be a very slow slow remedy.... not quite sure it's working.