I was diagnosed BP1 ~2.5 weeks ago, and have started meds. My mood now can sometimes go to a very mild depression, and I start walking slowly. When I was first discharged from the hospital I had no meds, and I found out it took only 2 days for the racing thoughts and elevated mood to come back. I am now scared because I have to wait for a while for an appt. and I don't want those symptoms or depression to come back. The depressions seem to be short-lived and mild, though before medicine they were severe, lasting 4-5 months, and ruining academic semesters. I experience both ends but they are immensely milder. The mania has been hypomania, and true to its nature, I found out hypomania IS enjoyable. :) I retain my judgement and insight, and am very productive!
It has only been 2 weeks, I will have to see. I have slept for 2-3 hours a couple of days in the week, 10 hours one day, and 6.5 other days. All in 1 week, it is weird. The medicine has helped. I also love reconnecting with my normal self, I had lost me through depressions, mania, and psychosis. I am on a Seroquel sample right now, but my regular regime is Depakote and Risperdal. Everything is clearer now, and the lines aren't so blurry. After awhile mania will subside, and medicine can help with acute mania.
So, everyone just keep fighting!
Medications for November 2010
|11-19-2010 - 11-22-2010:||Seroquel XR, 100 mg. Once Daily-PM|