patty
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patty asked in HealthMental Health · 4 weeks ago

do u have bipola and what are your symptoms. do u take medication?

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  • Leeroy
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago

    Yes! 

    I have bipolar 1. 

    Symptoms that I experience are episodes of depression and mania that last for 3-6 months. 

    Typically with depression I feel a lack of desire, motivation, or joy. I often have trouble taking care of myself, getting out of bed, etc. 

    For mania I experience racing thoughts, delusions of grandeur (thinking I'm great, unstoppable, objectively bad ideas that I'm convinced that are great). I also experience impulsive spending and engage in more risky behavior. 

    I also experience mixed episodes in which I feel a lot of the low self-esteem and worthlessness from depression and also anger and energy from mania. 

    The medication I'm on is lamotragine, a mood stabilizer. 

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