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Hypomania and ovulation anyone? Experiences with?

Posted by katia on October 18, 2004, at 15:39:38

In reply to Re: Hyponatremia with Trileptal, posted by fluffy on October 16, 2004, at 17:45:03

Hi All,
ok ok...something IS going on. Maybe I AM bipolar!

Katy, do you ultrarapid cycle where you can go zippo hypo in one day and then slow down the following day? Anyone else?

Something was buzzing around inside of me yesterday. I'm a bit embarrassed at how outrageous I acted last night at work. But then again...people were laughing WITH me. I know my energy was contagious. It was an energy that took over - giddy, fun, energizing, wanting to be with people on top of the world feeling? And this was before - much before any alcohol. That's the other thing with this is my relationship to alcohol changes and becomes abusive. and I smoke cigarettes. A fellow worker commented on my behavior..."Katia's not addicted to alcohol or cigs, (because I normally don't have much, if any) she's addicted to naughtiness and mischief. She gets into that mood and then she drinks and smokes".

I also notice that when I ovulate, which I am now, I go a little crazy. I notice men more and want to go out and about and interact, flirt and so forth. Like my personal boundaries expand A LOT. and almost drop away. IS THIS HYPOMANIA?

Anyone out there who is dxed as bipolar, please tell me what your personal experience is with the feeling of hypomania...not the needing less sleep etc...the textbook stuff, but real true descriptions of what happens when it takes over. As my pdoc said, when you're in it, everything in you moves with it, so it's hard to see it for yourself.

The energy I felt last night/yesterday is almost too much for me to take. Like I'm spilling over with energy. But now, I slept six hours (that's not a lot for me) and I feel slower today.

I don't understand my mood swings! And I'm on medication...
trileptal 450mg
seroquel 12.5mg
Paxil 12.5mg




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