Posted by fires on February 26, 2005, at 13:55:45
In reply to Re: What might be happening?, posted by banga on February 26, 2005, at 7:40:55
> You don't have to have converted...it is simply that you didn't have any of the hypomanic episodes in the past.
> For me, I do not rule out a diagnosis of Bipolar II....I have had multiple episodes of major depression, not very clear episodes of hypomania, however instead of a hypomanic happy "high," some people experience hypomania as agitation and irritablity...
> The thinking of some pdocs is that some people are misdiagnosed as MDD, when actually they had Biopolar II.
I've been irritable during my couple of hypomanic episodes. I never had hypomania until I had a "panic attack" (during which I didn't panic") while on Efexor +Remeron. I haven't had one since. I have had a few "adrenalin" surges - which I believe is a better name for my "panic attacks."
The main symptoms of my hypomania: talking too much, and too fast, and walking too fast.