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Mania Control Drug Medication
Bipolar: A person may fulfill the diagnostic criteria for bipolar d/o and have never been depressed. That is why the term: manic-depression is confusing. It may be common for those with bipolar d/o to have up and down mood swings, but the depressive part is not what defines the bipolar d/o. There are many medications which may induce a manic episode, too many to list here. ...Read more
Several options: There are a number of medications used for Bipolar. You need to work with a provider to find the right medication for you. See link www/webmd. Com/bipolar-disorder/bipolar-disorder-medications ...Read more
I find diphenhydramine helps with my mania more then prescription drugs, what do u think about taking this when feeling manic?
Is Topamax (topiramate) an effective drug for weight loss? If so at what dose do I start to see results? (I know everyone is different) Am on it for Mania and mood
I am bipolar1. Take Saphris, (asenapine) Lamictal and Lithium. A dr. Prescribed Ultram for pain relief. Could Ultram cause mania or interact with my psych drugs?
Not big risk: Ultram increases serotonin like some antidepressants so it could be a trigger for mania, but if you're on lithium the risk of this is low. Almost all psych drugs are listed as "CNS depressants" meaning they can make you sleepy or reduce brain function in some people. As is Ultram. And adding another one increases the risk of sedation, but in a young otherwise healthy person the risk is low. ...Read more
How can I keep my manic episodes (bipolar i) or anxiety attacks under control without medication if they come back? I hate meds and the side effects.
Unfortunately risk of recurrence for bipolar disorder is high without continued treatment.
Other considerations include healthy diet, good sleep habits, exercise, avoidance of alcohol and substance use and certain neutraceuticals such as omega 3 fatty acids.
Be mindful that course of illness for bipolar disorder tends to worsen with recurrent episodes. ...Read more
Can depression be related to paragard, an iuc birth conrol? I've taken Zoloft (sertraline) in the past, my father takes medication for manic depression too.
Manic episodes: The obvious way is to use "speed" (amphetamines) but this is illegal and ill-advised. In general, directly targeting "your manic side" is not a good idea because it puts you out of control. A healthy way to induce vibrance, vitality, energy is meditation. Much safer. No adverse side-effects. And it helps you to be who you really are and were meant to be. ...Read more
I feel manic, I have Ativan (lorazepam) to take as needed. Is Ativan (lorazepam) a good drug to take when feeling manic?
If you are actually: Manic (as opposed to hypomanic) you will likely need more intervention than ativan (lorazepam). Ativan (lorazepam) may help to mute the symptoms some. Please advise your psychiatrist ASAP. If you are in any danger due to mania either have someone transport you to ER or call 911 for assistance. Take care. ...Read more
I was under the influence of alcohol and drugs. I manic breakout and went extremely psychotic. Please help.
If you are psychotic: & manic now - please have someone drive you to the nearest ER. You can call 911 if needed for transport. ...Read more
I have manic depression and no prescription drugs help me I've tried everything and the only thing that helps is marijuana what else can I do?
Helps? In what way?: What symptoms do you experience, and how do you feel marijuana helps them? It may temporarily mellow aggressiveness in some, but causes paranoia and psychosis in others. Xanax (alprazolam) is not a treatment for bipolar disorder either, and it's on your "additional patient information" along with Ambien and ibuprofen. Please discuss with your own psychiatrist, since it seems your case is very complicated. ...Read more
I've bein diagnosed with manic depression is takn citalopram 20mg a good drug 2 help? I'm up & down lm happy then all of a sudden l just angry 4 nothin
What is the best way to deal with & communicate with an untreated, & in denial manic-depressive; who is also an alcoholic/drug user/father 2 my kid?
Protect your child: It is difficult to communicate with someone under the influence of drugs/alcohol, especially with a psych disorder. Your primary concern should be for the safety of you child obtaining full custody. Communication may be limited to a mediator such as lawyer or case manager if he is not receptive to you. ...Read more
Abilify (aripiprazole) and bipolar: Not quite sure if you were asking about managing/treating bipolar of if you had concerns about increased Abilify (aripiprazole), (aripiprazole) so I provided an informational links in the comments. Also if you have concerns about the recent increase in Abilify (aripiprazole) I would encourage you to talk with your prescribing provider. If you would prefer a second opinion you might consider a consult with a healthTap psychiatrist. Be well. ...Read more
Is it possible that the chemicals in the brain that occure during mania weakened or completely stopped my medication from working?
No: But its possible that you are not adequately treated. ...Read more
Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 150 mg makes me less hungry and more focused. I I may be bipolar would this medication be likely to cause mania?
My son, who turns 16 in 2 months, has ADHD with bipolar. What medication and dosage would be the best for him? He prefers mania over depression.
Assessment: Don't try to figure this one out alone. You need to find a doctor you can trust. Even the best treatment isn't guaranteed to work the first time. Stick with it and don't give up on him. It's normal that he prefers mania, but mania can be devastating. If he can find a healthy stability he can have a much better life. Best to both of you. ...Read more
Bipolar mania: Almost always requires medication. Talk to a psychiatrist to get the right prescription. Then learn behavioral and life style skills to keep yourself on the right track. Those could be learned from the psychiatrist, if the person does therapy, or from another mental health professional who treats bipolar disorder. It can really help to have ongoing professional support. ...Read more
Awareness: Building up awareness of symptoms and triggers of the episode will help with prevention. Having routines to make your environment predictable. Exercise, good nutrition, practicing relaxation, stress management and good sleep hygiene. Creating a crisis card for when the "episode comes", so people familiar with your situation could find you help. ...Read more
I suffer from bipolar can cause mania lost control of the self with the words of strange words and lack of sleep and the desire to commit suicide?
Yes: Yes, bipolar disorder can do all those things. Thoughts can run so fast they're hard or impossible to follow. People can go without sleep for many days/nights. If you're thinking about suicide, please contact your physician. . . Or call suicide hotline @ 1-800-784-2433. This condition needs treatment so you can feel better! ...Read more
Compliance with: Comprehensive treatment plan is one of the best ways to avoid self - medication. This means taking medications as directed as well as avoid caffeine, illicit drugs, alcohol and abuse of prescription medications. Talking therapy is very important as is medication management. ...Read more
Not generally.: There are times when a manic person is so severely psychotic and grandiose that medication is not enough and shock therapy is used. Even then medication is required. Left untreated manic depressive illness can be fatal for a number of reasons such as suicide, severe risk taking behavior and accidental fatal overdoses of medication, street drugs or alcohol. Risks are high doing nothing. ...Read more
Should not if workin: Bipolar meds should help to keep your mood more stable, controlling manic episodes. If you are becoming manic on your medications, it is not working or the dose is too low. Talk to your doc. Also, people with bipolar disorder can become manic if an antidepressant is added to their bipolar meds, so keep that in mind. Finally, drugs and alcohol never mix with bipolar disorder, regardless of meds ...Read more
Well, if a person: Who is bipolar takes an antidepressant medication it can some times flip them into hypomania or mania. A person might also possibly have a paradoxical reaction to a mood stabilizer. ...Read more
Both: You could be predisposed to it, and then have it brought out by use of certain medications. Otherwise, I am not aware of any medication directly causing it. However, use of recreational drugs could lead to symptoms similar to bipolar manic episodes. Theoretically it is reversible, but long term use may cause permanent damage. ...Read more
Possibly...: 1st, make proper dx. Is DX bipolar disorder, where they're r periods of depression and hypomania? Many triggers, prob an internalized experience leading to changes in specific neurotransmitters in specific part of the brain. The one that will recognize the early signs is not person themself, but the professional or family member that knows her/him best. When manic, feels good & stops med-not good! ...Read more
Drug Use: Narcotic medication can induce a euphoria that can be similiar to a manic episode of depression. However, when the effects of the med wears off, so does tge euphoria. You won't experience the same effects unless you would take more of the med, while mania tends to cycle regardless of environmental triggers. There are a number of other differences as well. ...Read more
Mania: Once mania is going it might take more medication than what was required for maintenance to bring someone back down. Once the mania resolves then sometimes med doses can come down too. If you are manic/hypomanic then please see your MD asap or present to an ER. There are several psychiatric emergency rooms in the NYC metro area ...Read more
I am on methylphenidate. Got diagnosed with ADHD at 29 years old 13+ weeks ago. Been on the medication for about 11+ weeks. I am feeling manic. Help.
See below: You should see your psychiatrist soon and discuss your response to the med. You may need an atypical antipsychotic like Seroquel (quetiapine) or Zyprexa for more rapid stabilization of mania. Lamictal is not as good for mania. It is more effective for bipolar depression. Your dr. May want to consider Depakote or Lithium w/ the antipsychotic. ...Read more
Maybe: It depends on the medication (s). Some may take a few days to offset, others may offset longer. Why are you asking about stopping your bipolar medications? Are you having side effects? Are they not working? Please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
What medication is prescribed to bipolar disorder/manic depression? What are the effects of the medication? How does it make you better?
Bipolar disorder Tx: Meds fall into classes of mood stabilizers (Lithium/ anticonvulsants like valproic acid, divalproex or lamotrigine) & atypical antipsychotics (Quetiapine, aripiprazole, olanzapine or risperidone). Other tx: psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy & family or group therapy. Refractory cases- Transcranial magnetic stimulation or electroconvulsive therapy. For individual med > ...Read more
Concern about a friend: how common is in women to having manic episodes in self medication with zoloft (sertraline)? She's very impulsive and aggressive lately.
Can easily happen: No one with a psychiatric condition should self treat. Sertraline is for depression. It is not the primary treatment for bipolar disorder. It can in fact worsenbipolar disorder by increasing the frequency of the episodes, severity of mania, causing mixed mood states, or rapid cycling. As a friend, please pull her aside and tell her what you were noticing. Show her this reference if you need to and try to get her to a psychiatrist. Best wishes. ...Read more
Variable: Some of the medications used as mood stabilizers (eg seroquel) can be quite sedating which may be of benefit for mania when someone may have a decreased need for sleep. Other mood stabilizers are usually not sedating (eg Abilify (aripiprazole) and lamictal). Others may be sedating for some individuals and not for others (eg lithium, depakote, trileptal, tegretol, or topomax). ...Read more
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