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Re: dysphoric mania Spriggy

Posted by barbaracat on March 23, 2005, at 23:59:33

In reply to Re: dysphoric mania, posted by Spriggy on March 23, 2005, at 15:21:24

I think that was I, BarbaraCat, who described mixed states. I know it so well. My Bette Noir.

Are you on any kind of mood stabilizer? I think you've by-passed the part where you're taking an anti-bipoloar med. Is anything working for you? Lithium is the one that calms my demons, although they are forever present, just not so... pesky.

> Whoever that was up there that described their state when they are dysphoric, that is exactly how i feel as well.
> I suppose the only difference is that I've never done that on my own; only when given an anti depressent.
> Lexapro was the worst- it got me stuck in that HORRIBLE, HORRIFIC place of internal restless, hell, agitated, crawling out of my skin, racing thoughts, suicidal, and every other bad and dark thing of the mind you can think of.
> But then, in a split second, I would go from that experience, and swing waaaaaaay over and feel almost euphoric (which only lasted 10 minutes at the most).
> It was horrible.
> Now, I'm dealing mostly with cycling from feeling "normal", to anxious, to semi depressed (but not that deep, dark depression).
> The brain is so weird. Our bodies are just so complex. God's design was so intricate and when it gets messed up in the least bit, we go nuts and haywire.
> I really appreciated this post on dysphoric mania because it really described in words how I felt on Lexapro (and the weeks after discontinuing) in ways I could not explain.




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