Posted by theo on August 15, 2005, at 16:33:03
In reply to Re: Keppra (levetiracetam) for bipolar disorder? » theo, posted by SLS on August 15, 2005, at 9:53:36
> He might be right. I know someone who remains mixed-state hypomanic without
> medication for which an uncomfortable anxiety-like state causes her to pick up alcohol to self medicate. However, she also is very irritable and sometimes has racing thoughts and pressure of speech. She doesn't demonstrate these things except when challenged socially, so, one would never know she was hypomanic
> otherwise. She sleeps 7-8 hours. One of the things that complicates her case is that I believe she also suffers from borderline personality disorder (BPD).
Wow, this sounds exactly like me! Is she still currently not taking meds? Do you know if she had any successs with meds in the past? With the symptoms described above, was this a BPI or BPII diagnosis?