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I crashed from my hypomania, but I'm still hallucinating.

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To share another point of view:

Clarification: I'm what they used-to call "classic manic-depressive".

My manic/hypomanic states are days and occasionally months long. Usually triggered by some sort of "emotional bounce" that someone around me is experiencing... I try really hard to stay focused and to keep to healthy eating/sleeping/meds cycle. Also, the depressions/lows are usually 2X to 3X the amount of Mania. Man, so not worth "the fun".

I've just started walking/slow-jogging early mornings 3 times a week over the past 2 weeks. It seems to even out my mood over the week just a little bit. Plus it makes me think about Me (a little) during food/work/emotional choices.... "Is that cookie worth the extra 1/2 pound tomorrow when jogging?"; "Her drama is icky. I'm glad I don't have that baggage to carry."; "Just get work done. These people are not worth the stress."

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My oxycarbazapine controls my "dysphoric mania" (dysphoric as opposed to euphoric very irritable, angry, yelling, etc). But the other week, i experienced what I suppose you are calling hypomania. I was very high, happy, and talkative. Went from 1 subject to another very quickly. Mind was racing. I LOVED IT! I never did experience a "down", or depression! My hypomania only lasted 1 day to my regret. .



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I might be in a low hypomania... My tracker said I burned 240 calories extra! All from going to work and walking home.

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I lately have had to battle a drug-induced hypomania problem whenever I take pain medication. Although it is nice to get caught up on the housework, I tend to be a little too talkative ( I even scared a friend on the phone who had never talked to a "manic" before). I also tend to not eat or sleep, which is hard on my body, which gets neglected a little too much anyway.

I am working to remedy this, being very careful when I take my needed medication. I also have to remind myself that I am only human, nobody is perfect, and just because I got hypomanic before doesn't necessarily mean it will happen again.

I am going to the doctor tomorrow, and this will be on my mind and in my conversation. Perhaps we can make a medication adjustment to compensate. In the meantime, I will be working hard to get my much-needed rest.

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*hugs* I don't get depressed right away after a hypomania, but I do know it is coming. it sucks. All I do is sleep and eat. Mostly sleep. I've been sleeping a lot lately and I'm worried that a depression is coming. I just have to work hard to do things I like to try and ward it off. Sometimes when I'm down, I go to YouTube and watch some of my favorite happy videos. I don't know how to link them, but one of them is Pharwell William's song "Happy" and a clip video from the BBC with talking animals. www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM&
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I personally dread hypomania because I know what will follow. I have always struggled with the depressive end of the bipolar spectrum. I also experience rapid cycling. Any episode of hypomania, no matter how mild or how short the episode is, is always followed by extreme dysphoria that lasts ten times longer than the hypomania ever did. Sometimes I wish I wasn't as self-aware as I am and could just enjoy the hypomania. Occasionally I'll get caught up in it but with the rapid cycling it's rare that the hypomania lasts for even half a day. I guess in some ways it could be considered a blessing. But what goes up must come down....

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I once ate a live goldfish in front of a crowd while hypomanic

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The things we so hey? Must be pretty entertaining for those around us sometime. Thanks for sharing!

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I know hypomania for me happens every now and then. I'm also schizophrenic so that's added to it. When I'm hypomanic I tend to clean. LOL one time I was hypomanic I decided to clean the kitchen- while naked and wearing heels. Geo had no idea what was going on. It was quite funny. When I'm manic, I get very sexual. That doesn't happy in a regular hypomania. My hallucinations get worse, as well. Just my two cents.

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Thanks for sharing! It is interesting how everyone's experiences are different. Will check out those resources.

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I can relate for sure to dysphoria. I experience it often. I feel what my mother calls "down in the dumps" more often than I would care to, longing for the days when I will feel at least average/normal again. Hypomania is a wonderful feeling, but it never lasts, accelerating into mania (which I intensely dislike) and then crashing back to depression (which I also intensely dislike).

The only thing to be sais that is positive about dysphoria is that beats being fully depressed. Being hypomanic, well, I suppose people get aggravated at me for me overly happy state of mind from time to time, for being "just too perky" And then there all those projects I start and never finish.

I have gone on the DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) website to glean some answers before, and they were a big help to me. They also have a large list of helpful literature.

I am not sure how helpful I was to you, but I hope I helped a little.

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Can anyone relate to my experience of dysphoria? Hypomania isn't all fun and games. www.bipdis.wordpress.com

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