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CuddleCat

363d

Is anyone else out there actually, for sure, diagnosed, 100% bipolar II? I feel like there are no other bipolar II people, but a ton of bipolar I.

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    • queenofchaos

      129d

      Bipolar 2 here as well. You're not alone.

    • queenofchaos

      129d

      Bipolar 2 here as well. You're not alone.

    • mindful.manic

      130d

      I have bipolar type 2. You're not alone.

    • bridge51

      137d

      Yes I have bipolar 2 and have had it for 16 years I take risperidone and mirtzapine plus diazapam as needed Doing really well not feeling bad at all at the moment

    • WitchyWoman89

      316d

      I am diagnosed bipolar 2 since 2018. I've only had a handful of what they consider true manic episodes, my meds usually keep me in a mild hypomania. Although quite often when I'm manic I just clean my whole house at 4am.

    • littleone0503

      321d

      Hi! Diagnosed since 2018 here 🤗 I also have experience dealing with people who have it as my mother and grandmother also have type 2 bipolar disorder.

    • motor

      322d

      Me

    • Aaronb03

      351d

      I'm bipolar 2, and I have a family friend who has bipolar 2 who gives me advice sometimes

    • SalineTurnip

      360d

      I also take prazosin for nightmares and hydroxyzine for anxiety. But for bipolar, yes, only ziprasidone. The brand name is called Geodon. It helps with my depression most of the time but sometimes it doesn't help if it's situational. However, I haven't had much mania at all while taking it. I hope it helps you!

      • Aaronb03

        351d

        @SalineTurnip prazosin helps me so much, I'd have nightmares followed by hallucinations and a low dose of prazosin took care of it, its so relieving to not be scared to sleep

      • CuddleCat

        358d

        @SalineTurnip that is very helpful, thank you very much

    • tameenewberg

      362d

      I am and I don't take meds rt now . I smoke them . But I do smoke marijuana and it seems to take the edge off most days

    • Touli

      362d

      Me ! Unfortunately haha

    • SalineTurnip

      363d

      I'm diagnosed with bipolar II. My meds are mostly working for me with no side effects, thankfully.

      • CuddleCat

        362d

        @SalineTurnip may I ask what medication you’re on?

        • SalineTurnip

          362d

          @CuddleCat I take ziprasidone.

    • CuddleCat

      363d

      I can totally relate! I have been a zombie since early June. This summer was a nightmare, trying to find the right meds. I was totally fine for 2 years on a mood stabilizer and anti-anxiety meds, and then they just suddenly stopped working. It was all I could do to stay out of the hospital. May I ask how old you are? How long have you known you’ve had this disorder?

      • Harlie

        362d

        @CuddleCat I'm 40 and have been dealing with it since I was like 10. But my diagnosis was just changed about 2 years ago. Before then they just had me diagnosed with major depression. I changed doctors and bc my mom, sister and 2 of my kids have bipolar disorder and the regular depression meds weren't working she diagnosed me with bipolar 2. My sister daughter have bipolar one but me and my son have 2.

        • CuddleCat

          360d

          @Harlie wow! There’s strong proof of genetics right there. It’s kind of awesome you have so many family members that can I understand. My cousin’s daughter has it but other than that I don’t know of any others. Do you ever discuss medications with each other?

    • Harlie

      363d

      I have bipolar 2. My depressive episodes are horrible and stretch for weeks and months. And then I'll get like a 3 day manic cycle where I'm productive and that's about it. I've been on about 30 different medications and am still looking for something that will give me some relief. Just started Lexapro with oxcarbazepine twice a day to go with it. Praying it offers me a little relief bc I've just been sleeping my life away the past few months bc it's the only way I can get through the day.

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