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i am diagnosed bi polar...
i am diagnosed bi polar, been medicated for years, sometimes i dont know who i am bc of the way i behave, i dont understand why i do the things i do, i react and act irrationally, afterwards i dont remember what happened, its all very foggy, i can be happy one minute, and crazy upset the next, very irritable, and unable to interact with anyone positively, is this normal?
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Mental Health Professional: Dr. G., Psychologist replied 7 years ago
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Sounds like typical behavior for bipolar disorder. Maybe the medication you are on needs to be adjusted or changed. It might also help to try some counseling as well if you have not already done so.
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
ive done counseling, it helps to an extent. My medication is the best its been in years, after trying heaps of different meds, but another BIG issue i have is lack of sex drive because of medication, its ruining my relationship, any suggestions?
Mental Health Professional: Dr. G., Psychologist replied 7 years ago
If counseling helps then get back to it and finish whatever unresolved business you have (i.e. managing anger, irrational vs. rational thought, healthy coping skills). it seems that another topic to address would be the lack of sex drive. It could be the medication or it could be not finding the right man or the stress that you experience. I would explore other areas of your life that might be contributing to low sex drive before messing with the medication. Keep in mind that medication alone will not "fix" you and that life is full of crap that me must deal with. If and I do say if the medication is the best for you, then there are other issues you need to work out in order to stop being like this.
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