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    I haven't seen my psychiatrist since Thursday. My sister called and made an appointment with my therapist, who I'm seeing in an hour. I just don't get what's going on. How am I supposed to feel normal when my moods are so unpredictable?


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    Would your problems solely bi polar I wonder. An interesting read about thyroid in bipolar.

    There is a clear connection between the process of thyroid hormone regulation and bipolar disorder. The problem is, this connection is only just now beginning to become evident.

    Update 10/09: another research team recently concluded that "reduction in thyroid function can exacerbate bipolar symptoms even in euthyroid subjects." In other words, people who are in the normal range ("euthyroid") can see their bipolar symptoms getting worse if their thyroid levels get low, even if that reduction leaves them still in the normal range.
    Curious wouldn't you say, this is something to consider in any case.

    My advise is simple, take iodine irrespective of diagnosis. Increase your consumption of magnesium, zinc and vitamin D, avoid processed sugar and caffeine. Then remove fluoride from your diet as much as possible...PAXIL and PROZAC are almost all fluoride...a thyroid suppressor. Water is fluoridated...Lithium orotate over lithium carbonate if you must...lithium carbonate is a thyroid suppressor. Then if you ever do get some form of thyroid condition take thyroid, T3 especially. Actually you could experiment with cytomal bodybuilders do.
    Some of that may help or not.

    Dunno about your sex addiction though, might want a girlfriend for that one. But of course in your state that might be hard to do, a few goals at a time. Perhaps taking responsibility for your actions and stop thinking that your family is going to pick up the tab for you forever. More like you'll do jail time or bankruptcy if you keep this kind of trend up.

    Who can say each individual has different circumstances to overcome and that is for sure.

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    What's constantly praying on my mind is if the manic episodes were from actual bipolar or if they were just from the Prozac. I just find it weird how I faced depression for 10 years, then had my first identifiable manic episode when I went on an antidepressant.


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    it's a slight possibility that an antidepressant could have caused it, but in many cases bipolar disorder is said to appear to be and get diagnosed as depression at first- usually lingering through a person's teens and it takes until they are in their 20s for the other symptoms to kick in... either way though, it's worth investigating if there IS a connection because most of the bipolar meds really suck
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    yeah I was misdiagnosed as bipolar in high school put on seroquel. I hated that medicine.so like whatever said, you should figure that out. Plus I've known a few bipolar people in my life including my uncle (which is why the diagnosed me as such, or one of the deciding factors, but I've never had a true manic episode). But I am schizoaffective so the seroquel did help with that, but I still hated it.
    In no likes experiment.

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    i dunno what else to say so

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    yeah, I tried out SEVERAL meds and all of them made me feel dead... like the part of me that's ME had given up ... that's why I switched to living a super healthy lifestyle and dropped the meds and just closely monitor my moods so that I know how to adjust my behavior accordingly... thankfully my psychiatrist let me do that... under some supervision
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    Quote Originally Posted by raz View Post
    What's constantly praying on my mind is if the manic episodes were from actual bipolar or if they were just from the Prozac.
    Frankly, I've never heard of Prozac ever having such an effect on anyone else. Its worked wonders for me (I've taken it for more than fifteen years now for my OCD), and the side-effects are minimal. I don't know how the medication generally works with bi-polar, though.

    On a side note, Prozac generally suppresses the sex drive, and greatly increases the effect of alcohol (thank God I don't have to take large doses anymore!). But hey, on some people anti-depressants actually cause depression, so who knows...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synapse View Post
    Would your problems solely bi polar I wonder. An interesting read about thyroid in bipolar.



    Curious wouldn't you say, this is something to consider in any case.

    My advise is simple, take iodine irrespective of diagnosis. Increase your consumption of magnesium, zinc and vitamin D, avoid processed sugar and caffeine. Then remove fluoride from your diet as much as possible...PAXIL and PROZAC are almost all fluoride...a thyroid suppressor. Water is fluoridated...Lithium orotate over lithium carbonate if you must...lithium carbonate is a thyroid suppressor. Then if you ever do get some form of thyroid condition take thyroid, T3 especially. Actually you could experiment with cytomal bodybuilders do.
    Some of that may help or not.
    Oh, thats really interesting! I was found to have low levels of zinc and magnesium through blood tests for something entirely different. I have a semi diagnosis (yes it's silly) of bi-polar which seems to have all but disappeared in the last couple of years but which haunted and excited my life until then. It's just interesting that this has been mentioned...
    *goes off to do some research*
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    Quote Originally Posted by raz View Post
    What's constantly praying on my mind is if the manic episodes were from actual bipolar or if they were just from the Prozac. I just find it weird how I faced depression for 10 years, then had my first identifiable manic episode when I went on an antidepressant.
    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    it's a slight possibility that an antidepressant could have caused it, but in many cases bipolar disorder is said to appear to be and get diagnosed as depression at first- usually lingering through a person's teens and it takes until they are in their 20s for the other symptoms to kick in... either way though, it's worth investigating if there IS a connection because most of the bipolar meds really suck
    Whatever is right on all counts here. You know how most medications have a long list of possible side effects that basically never happen? Most or all anti-depressants warn that there is a possible risk of suicide -- partly because some people are so depressed that they aren't capable of the motivation to kill themselves. When SSRIs or whatever make them slightly less depressed, they feel more proactive and capable of going to the trouble of offing themselves. I don't mean to be flip here, though I do think it's stupid the meds have to carry that warning.

    Anyway, it is plausible that going on the Prozac or off of something else has played a role in your recent episode(s). Also, as Whatever noted, many psychological conditions don't become truly apparent until early 20s or so.

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    Just have to wait.


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