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Is this because of my bi-polar?

Anonymous
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I haven't been taking my meds lately. They don't do anything for me and I don't need them anyway.  However, I've been shopping lately and my husband says I'm putting us in the poor house and I need to take my medicine to control this. 

How is doing a little shopping caused by my bipolar?

who's right?

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:47 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:48 AM
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Oh lawd.  If you are bipolar then yes, you need your meds.

Your DH is right.  I doubt it's a "little" shopping and if it is you must not have enough money to even do a little.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:51 AM

 but how can one have anything to do with the other?


Quoting Anonymous:

Oh lawd.  If you are bipolar then yes, you need your meds.

Your DH is right.  I doubt it's a "little" shopping and if it is you must not have enough money to even do a little.


 

FL2AK
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:52 AM
You are in denial. Yes it is because you are probably manic.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:52 AM

 I feel fine! I just think he doesn't want me to enjoy myself


Quoting FL2AK:

You are in denial. Yes it is because you are probably manic.


 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:53 AM

Do you have control over your shopping?  Can you stop since DH says you don't have the money for it?

Do you know anything about the disorder?

Quoting Anonymous:

 but how can one have anything to do with the other?


Quoting Anonymous:

Oh lawd.  If you are bipolar then yes, you need your meds.

Your DH is right.  I doubt it's a "little" shopping and if it is you must not have enough money to even do a little.





sandra_t00
by ChaChi on Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:53 AM
How often are you shopping and how much do you spend?
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LyTe684
by Ruby Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:54 AM

It makes you do things on impulse. Some people shop excessively, some people become promiscuous.

Quoting Anonymous:

 but how can one have anything to do with the other?


Quoting Anonymous:

Oh lawd.  If you are bipolar then yes, you need your meds.

Your DH is right.  I doubt it's a "little" shopping and if it is you must not have enough money to even do a little.




LyTe684
by Ruby Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:55 AM
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The primary symptoms of bipolar disorder are periods of elevated or irritable mood accompanied by dramatic increases in energy, activity, and thinking. The illness has two (bi) strongly contrasting phases (polar): 1) bipolar mania or hypo-mania and 2) depression.

1) Bipolar mania or hypo-mania symptoms include:

Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Find out more about bipolar disorder:

Basics

Symptoms

Treatment

    • Euphoria or irritability
    • Excessive talk; racing thoughts
    • Inflated self-esteem
    • Unusual energy; less need for sleep
    • Impulsiveness, a reckless pursuit of gratification (shopping sprees, impetuous travel, more and sometimes promiscuous sex, high-risk business investments, fast driving)

2) Bipolar depression/major depression symptoms include:

  • Depressed mood and low self-esteem
  • Low energy levels and apathy
  • Sadness, loneliness, helplessness, guilt
  • Slow speech, fatigue, and poor coordination
  • Insomnia or oversleeping
  • Suicidal thoughts and feelings
  • Poor concentration
  • Lack of interest or pleasure in usual activities
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:55 AM

 Of course! I don't see the need to stop because I'm not spending that much.

My doctor has told me, but I'm not like the other wackos that have it


Quoting Anonymous:

Do you have control over your shopping?  Can you stop since DH says you don't have the money for it?

Do you know anything about the disorder?

Quoting Anonymous:

 but how can one have anything to do with the other?

 

Quoting Anonymous:

Oh lawd.  If you are bipolar then yes, you need your meds.

Your DH is right.  I doubt it's a "little" shopping and if it is you must not have enough money to even do a little.

 

 

 

 


 

Trixi.VonLace
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:55 AM
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Reading the replies from you op I think your just tryen to stir shit up.

If your being serious then you need to be back on your meds and do some serious research about this illness you have.
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