Posted by creepy on April 25, 2011, at 13:53:33
In reply to Rapid cycling Agitated Depression or Mixed State?, posted by FrustratedMama on April 3, 2011, at 23:31:29
Are you on any antidepressants? Because I have gotten mixed, dysphoric episodes from a couple of those. Its like I feel better, but the anger comes out and its awful. Ive tried reducing the dose and its like an on / off switch theres no in between.
If youre bipolar and on mood stabilizers Id guess youre either not on enough, or youre on somethign thats too activating (like lamictal can be for some).
Recently I went on zoloft and wellbutrin both of which have a reputation for bringing out mixed states in people that are susceptible. Honestly The depressive symptoms remain but the 'pain' is gone. I dont have full remission but Im not flipping out with anger. progress I guess.
So if youre on meds Id try asking your doc about changing stuff around.
The only way I know of to get out of a mixed state ASAP is to take an antipsychotic. Maybe a benzo?