Have you tried the symptom tracker that webmd has? That could give you a start, you can review it and print it out. You should definitely should see your doctor about how you are feeling. The majority of us on this site have had a very long consistent history of symptoms including attempted suicide, ideations and sever depression. The mood swings are only part of our symptoms. You might want to try doing something for yourself. If your husband is watching baseball, take that time to go get a massage. Sometimes, just taking the time out to take care of yourself can make a big difference. I don't make light of how you are feeling, but I do recommend seeing your doctor and alternative forms of therapy before medication because it can be exhausting and hard to adjust to. I wish you all the best in discovering what is going on in your health.View Thread
So many people are not willing to talk about the hypersexuality that comes with Bipolar. I am going through with this now, but seems to be a bit more manageable. To be honest, I have gone on Craigslist many times determined to meet someone, but masturbated to bring down the urges. Bipolar diagnosed people, especially I's have a tendency to have hypersexuality as one of their symptoms. I started doing the research, it really wasn't because my doctor took special note of this symptom. I've read that most doctors don't want to touch this particular symptom with a 10 foot pole. I mean, most laypeople don't want to touch this subject. The fact there have been no responses to your post in 4 days. When I'm medicated, the urge does down some, but not a lot. You should bring up this symptom to your doctor. He could prescribe something different, and it could shift your mixed diagnosis into a more solid one. I think you should also find ways to help with the urges, they can be a bitch and I have some strong triggers when it comes to sex. Get to know your triggers. Also you may not want to share this, but don't hide if from your significant other. It can keep your relationship on track. If you hide this and the urges become to strong, it can manifest in destructive behavior that could possibly destroy your life.
I hope this information helps you. I know doing the research online has helped me greatly!View Thread
Being in a Bipolar situation can often mean we don't see what the people around us are going through and it can be a very lonely thing. I wouldn't look at it as you losing your family, just that your family's individual needs may be more than you can handle right now, and you have to know that they still love you. I personally don't and haven't expected everyone to stand there while I destroy my life. I want to, but they know what they need more than I do. It is hard to know that this is hard on my family. I have to be honest, given what you've explained so far, your actions have not been strong, but aggressive and after throwing his clothes on the lawn, kicking his motorcycle and taking the plates off and cutting wires in his truck, I can see why he left. I understand that most don't understand. There is no way to describe what goes on in your head. There is no way to make people feel what we feel on a daily basis. Honestly when it's this bad, I recommend seeing a doctor asap. If you are causing harm to yourself or others or property, it's time to nip it in the bud. I generally harm myself in slow ways, kind of like watching paint dry, like not showering or doing my hair. I lay in bed all day and stay up all night. Please get help. I will probably be checking into a hospital myself and it seems like your meds aren't working for you. I hope things go better for you, just like I pray for myself all the time.View Thread
Did you ask why? I'm sure your psychiatrist has your son's best interests at heart and may see something that you don't. You don't mention how old your son is, if he's a child, you should ask, but if he's an adult, ask him what's going on, he may know more and isn't saying or ask him if it's okay to speak with his psychiatrist, there could be some instructions he hasn't made you aware of.View Thread
I've been diagnosed as bipolar for about 6-7 years now and I think that some tough love is in order here. I think you need to tell him like you would any other child, get a job or get out. Point blank. Also you need to tell him get an all clear from his doctor or go also. He is your son, but he is also a grown man, subject to grown man consequences if he hurts someone. You may love your son, but he could hurt himself, you or others. There is no way that his doctor is going to say that the bipolar has disappeared and having a job with a schedule is crucial to provide a routine and a purpose. I think that this is more than tough love, it's necessary love to let him know that he has to take care of himself. Let him know you are there for him, that you love him, but he has to love himself also. After he gets a job and talks to his doctor, have him fill out the paperwork for Medicaid. One thing I've learned, is that young men never think that insurance is important until they are laid up with a broken leg. I hope this helps.View Thread