My partner says he has no doubt I have mood swings

Why don’t I notice them… I am convinced 1000000000% it is sz. Seems to think its not only about deep depression, depression manifits in different ways so just because I don’t get suicidal doesn’t mean I don’t get depressed.

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I don’t think I get depressed, I more think that I get miserable. I think there is a difference.

Apparently feeling empty is a sign of depression too… it doesn’t always include feeling suicidal.

You could be schizoaffective which is basically like schizophrenia but with mood swings as well

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I think that it’s difficult to analyze ourselves sometimes.
Listen to your bf and of course the doctors

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Do you take something to stabilize your mood? Does it help?

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I wonder if empty/hungry counts?

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I don’t take anything other than Abilfiy which apparently is supposed to also stabalise moods.

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You may need to be on an official traditional mood stabilizer @ish

What happened to Tegretol?

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They took me off this some while back as I didn’t want to be on too many meds but I will ask the next time I see the consultant… he wasn’t in on Thursday when I went for the appointment…and didn’t bother to tell me this,

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I’m only on an extremely low dose of Lamictal and it’s still keeping my moods on the higher side of things.
I am in the process of raising my Risperdal as well

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I really want to reduce the antipsychotic and add a mood stabaliser but will speak to the pdoc what will work best… lamictal was really good but gave me side effects, i was chewing the inside of my lip…weird.

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I understand the feeling of wanting to reduce meds but in my case things got better with heightening my ap and adding an ad. I hope you find a combo that works for you.

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The problem with ADs is , the last one caused my psychosis… so I need to be careful with them… I hope to add a mood stabaliser as mentioned though

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