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Effexor XR withdrawal weird symptoms

Hello. I've only been on Effexor XR for a few months, but it wasn't working for my bipolar depression so the doctor agreed with me to taper off. I was on 150 mg, went down to 75 after one week and 37.5- for another week. Now- 3 days after stopping it totally, I'm noticing strange neck stretching- it feels like I need to move my neck to the left, several times to stop the feeling ...
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Psychotic although I’m on 3 antipsychotics

I had written a lot and the forum ate my post :| . Anyways, to summarize, a few months ago I had a psychotic and severe depressive episode, I went to an intensive outpatient program and I had intensive therapy and visits to a psychiatrist, had a med adjustment and I felt really good. For about a month and a half. Bad things are happening around me ...
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which came first

Hi community, I'm hoping for some perspective while I confront the desire to free myself (again) from the side effects of my medication therapy...mostly demotivation, constant anhedonia and decreased sex drive.

I've tried extensively to debunk my own diagnosis of BP1 over the last ?? years. It get's complicated by co-morbid ADHD and GAD. What I know for sure is I had suicidal depression for prolonged periods from age 13/14...before mania reared it's head there ...
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*TW* Sudden and extreme hypersexuality *TW*

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I've been fine in regards to hyper sexuality for roughly a year and a half. I have episodes, but never this extreme. While I am not partaking in actual sex, I am writing about sex. I've always enjoyed writing, and I will use sex scenes from time to time, but I have three separate stories that I'm writing right now, all NOTHING but sex. I can't go into detail about what the kind ...
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Getting off Lithium while I can.

New year, new meds. Today I have a good talk with my pdoc and I am trying DIVALPROEX SOD DR 500 MG TAB TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE (DR/EC) instead of Lithium. Please keep your fingers crossed so I can tolerate this well, as Lithium will kill my kidney. As I age it is way more dangerous than Depakote.
pdoc said I can taper off 2-3 weeks.
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Mixed Episodes.....

.... feel like.....?.....

Crying and depressed and thinking everything is useless, while singing along happily to a song?

Just asking....
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*TW* Manic Suicidal *TW*

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I'm not intending on harming myself in anyway, but like, my brain is all "hey, let's go kill ourself! WHOOPIE!"

Like, it's going away, I can feel it going away, but this I've been experiencing symptoms for ten years at least, and this is the first time I've had this happen. I've been suicidal in the past, but depression what was there, not mania.

God, I'm calming down, thank god, but like, it's ...
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Advice from a good friend, when you lose control

I lost control this morning. I started screaming at someone who wasn't there. It was a manager at work, in a scenario I made up in my head. It escalated to that point, where, in the scenario I made up and would have a one in a million chance of happening, he threatened to physically attack me, and I stood my ground. In real life, if that happened, I would probably run or be too ...
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Is this bipolar?

Hello, I am new here. I have been trying to find some answers about myself in order to improve, and this is part of that.

I'm in college, and I do pretty well, majoring in engineering with good grades. I am typically a very neat person, and I very much like to have certain places like my room in order, neat and tidy. I get into these moods where I do everything super proper, following ...
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Think I’m pregnant.

I had unprotected sex 2 weeks ago and period is a week late, got tests arriving tomorrow to find out if I am baby will be very loved but worried about my meds would ideally want to stay on my meds for the sake of my existing children, not sure if that’s possible. I’m very frightened know I’ll cope somehow but not if they take my medication of me. The dad I have been with ...
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