I just posted a message under "Advice" for Bi polar. Not much response so I am going to try here. Do any of you (women maybe especially) have what seems to a change in mood like a light switch and sometimes this switch stays on for a few days or week and then it shuts off and all is well again? Or as well as well can be. I have been seeing a psychologist for over a yr. Lost my son in 2003 who was 20. Lost my mom in 2006 both unexpectedly. Just some FYI of some of the most concerning issues in my life. Was diagnosed as Depression/anxiety/PTSD. Now, concerned about bi polar 2. Just as an example I have these periods of where I will be doing "ok" then I may turn lathargic, withdrawn, tearful. Then I may feel "normal" for a short time and then there is this time that I become very very very irritible. Just feel like every nerve in my body is wired and I just kind blow up so easy over little things. I feel this "rage of anger" feeling within me. I dont break things or hat ever, but my mouth gets me in trouble and I find myself having to apologize over and over when I am like this. During this type of episode and sometimes others, I cant concentrate at all. I like go thru the emotions, but my mind is in a 1,000 different directions. I usually develope headaches during this time. forehead, back of neck, ect. I just would like to know if any of you feel like this. As a woman, its really really bad around my period MOST of the time. Last month not too bad. My cycle isnt due until the 7th of Aug but these symptoms started about the 15th? My sons 5 yr anniversary death was the 18th. This year it bothered me more than last year for some reason. But Im just lost for answers. I take Wellbutrin 150mg 1xday and Ativan 0.5 as needed. The Ativan seems to help relieve SOME of the aggitation for a short time but soon as it wears off, its back again.
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