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Re: Bipolar and AD's johnj

Posted by Maxime on January 6, 2008, at 21:14:46

In reply to Bipolar and AD's, posted by johnj on January 6, 2008, at 20:48:13

> Can someone explain when I person with bipolar should or should not take AD's.
> What does one take when they have anxiety/depression if they are bipolar? Should they only take small doses?
> What about sleep issues and bipolar. I read that a bipolar shouldn't take antihistamines? Why?
> thank you
> johnj

Hi John

I'm bipolar type 2, but I usually just suffer from depression.

If you are bipolar type 1 you are usually just treated with a mood stabiliser like Lithium. For type 2 you usually take an anti-depressant (not everyone). SSRIs are notorious for making someone who is bipolar go manic. If you need to be on a anti-depressant the best ones are MAOIs (but not always).

As far as antihistamines, it's probably only the non-drowsy ones that you can't take because they could make you hyper.

I hope this helps a bit. I am sure others will respond with a better answer. :)





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