Could I be Bipolar??

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Magalee

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Five weeks ago I started taking Wellbutrin (generic) for depression. It seemed to help me after a week or two. Last two (?) weeks I felt fantastic, happy, hopeful, better than I've ever felt in my whole life. No negative voice in my head. I didn't have a care in the world and believed everything was going to work out fine.

Sunday I got a migraine. Sunday evening, while reading a post, all the sudden reality hit me. I don't have a job, I suck at everything, I'm suicidal. I want to hurt myself.

I didn't get out of bed today. My mind feels fuzzy and thick. I've lost all hope.

It was a drastic change. I'm wondering if this sounds like bipolar? I've never had this happen before.

Thanks for any help. This is the worst I have been in a long time.
 
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Sorry to hear this.

You'd really have to ask a psychiatrist, I guess, but this doesn't sound like bipolar to me, especially since nothing like this has happened to you before.

I think that Wellbutrin is a stimulant, so it acts differently than other anti-depressants. It sounds to me like it's just not the best med for you. You may want to try a different med, or try different or additional methods of treatment

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yozhik

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They were considering bipolar for me but for mania they were asking about stuff like spending a lot of money, thinking you're superhuman, no real sleep, and like 'bouncing off the walls' not just 'feeling good' (that was part of it too, but just part.) Especially with the recent medication change. I'm with @may71 it sounds more med related but doublechecking never hurts?

Also idk how old you are but most bipolar emerges before 25 I believe.
 

Magalee

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They were considering bipolar for me but for mania they were asking about stuff like spending a lot of money, thinking you're superhuman, no real sleep, and like 'bouncing off the walls' not just 'feeling good' (that was part of it too, but just part.) Especially with the recent medication change. I'm with @may71 it sounds more med related but doublechecking never hurts?

Also idk how old you are but most bipolar emerges before 25 I believe.
I guess I was wondering if the medicine could cause it, not mania but hypo- mania?
 

Magalee

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Sorry to hear this.

You'd really have to ask a psychiatrist, I guess, but this doesn't sound like bipolar to me, especially since nothing like this has happened to you before.

I think that Wellbutrin is a stimulant, so it acts differently than other anti-depressants. It sounds to me like it's just not the best med for you. You may want to try a different med, or try different or additional methods of treatment

The links in my signature have some more info
I go to therapist today. Maybe she will know a psych. dr. I can see. Thanks.
 
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It's ok Magalee , but I think a psychiatrist can diagnose bipolar. I was diagnosed a couple months ago basically they said it was extremely highs and lows feelings.
It's just like anything else it can be treated and doesn't decide who you are.

Also I was in the wellbutrin and I think it did help but made me jittery like I drank a bunch of coffee.
 

Magalee

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It's ok Magalee , but I think a psychiatrist can diagnose bipolar. I was diagnosed a couple months ago basically they said it was extremely highs and lows feelings.
It's just like anything else it can be treated and doesn't decide who you are.

Also I was in the wellbutrin and I think it did help but made me jittery like I drank a bunch of coffee.
@tootall09 - hi. I meant, I'm not bipolar AND it's not the medicine. It's me.:(
 
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Just got back from therapy. It's not the medicine. It's me.:(
A psychiatrist could probably give you a more accurate diagnosis than your therapist.

No matter what, you don't have a new condition, you just have a diagnosis for an existing one. That means that you may be able to get better treatment.
 
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