View Full Version : Suckage - steroids for skin have thrown my butt into manic agression
07-21-2006, 08:22 AM
Wanna make something of it? :) Seriously. I am already off the medication, but I was hoping it wouldn't happen. As most who have been on the Apex for a while know, I am a medication-managed bipolar. Been doing the normal life thing for about 20 years now, but every now and then something gets looped. Well, my hands broke out from working with dusty vacuums (temp job while looking for full-time work) and I had to take steriods. Dr. warned me that I could get manic. I expected "happy" manic, not rip your head off for spilling the tead dammit honey now I have to make the whole dinner over again expletive expletive expletive What's YOUR problem?!! So. I probably have to take some zombie medication to get back into normal mode and/or just ride this out whatever my doctor says. All I know is, my white elephant recipient is going to be very surprised? :) Maybe I should mail myself? Thanks for listening (reading) the rant.
ps -I had a 2nd interview on a great job, but it was in the middle of all this and I really farked it up. half funny half sad.
07-21-2006, 10:40 AM
...rip your head off for spilling the tead dammit honey now I have to make the whole dinner over again expletive expletive expletive What's YOUR problem?!!
So you said this during the interview? :)
Hope you get better soon.
07-22-2006, 02:58 AM
Hope you feel better as well!
Yeah, a lot of steroids, like prednisone, make non-bipolar people act kind of "up." I've seen people stay awake all night with useless energy to burn, etc., and it's not fun. I've taken a couple of prednisone pulses to kill static migraines, and I know how amped up they make you feel. If you do suffer from manic depression of any type (BPD I or II,) you really have to be careful with steroids.
07-22-2006, 12:10 PM
I've seen people stay awake all night with useless energy to burn, etc., and it's not fun. I've taken a couple of prednisone pulses to kill static migraines, and I know how amped up they make you feel.It didn't keep me up at night, but when I woke up in the morning I was ready to jump out of bed feeling absolutely GREAT (which is totally the opposite of the way I usually wake up). What I hated was knowing that the feeling great wasn't going to last.
07-22-2006, 10:36 PM
07-23-2006, 06:41 PM
Thanks for the support guys. I am feeling much better as the 'roids have worked their way out of my system and my batting average didn't even suffer. :) The real victim is your significant other when these things happen. Fortunately for me, my wife is pretty smart (read pretty and smart) and she married me knowing what she was getting into. So, she takes things in stride. I had a friend last year who triggered a previously unknown brain problem with asthma (sp) inhalers and ended up killing himself. There was no one to help him see the flags when he was getting worse until one day it was over. I was very saddened by the event, but it still stands as a clear warning to take care of myself.
You seem to have a very knowledgable insight (as well as your wife) to your situation...guess that comes with time & experience in this illness. Just wanted to to say that this makes me "Thankful" for the health I've been given...Not that I haven't had issues-epilepsy,migraines...Not many people are educated in regards to epilepsy-they say many ignorant things-I'm sure you have experienced this as well...Glad to hear that you are doing better...
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