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Re: hey! im new here

Posted by fluffy on December 12, 2003, at 11:28:08

In reply to hey! im new here, posted by pink spida on December 12, 2003, at 11:13:47

Hi pink--

I think you'll find that after treatment w/ mood stabilizers (if you are indeed cyclothymic), you may be pretty content with being more stable. Taking mood stabilizers has definitely helped my attention span, and honestly, it's great. I can get more done w/o all that mind noise distracting me. I haven't lost my creative edge either.

I'm actually bipolar II, a close cousin to cyclothymia. The depressions are more severe, and last longer. I take 200mg Lamictal and 2g fish oil. If I can't sleep, I take Temazepam (a benzo). sometimes I still swing, but all in all, treatment has lessened the severity of my symptoms. I wouldn't think of going without my meds at this point, since I have suffered so much with depressions, and frankly, embarassed myself a great deal during hypomanic swings.

Just getting my sleep/wake cycle in order has helped me a great deal. If you are cyclothymic, you probably notice that your sleep suffers when you are "up".

Good luck with treatment,




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