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Hello. I am new here. I am also, new to blogging. I am bipolar type 2 with GAD and psychosis. I also have intrusive thoughts. I have a 19 month old son. Before having him I was mainly depressive with occasional psychosis and mania. I barely ever had intrusive thoughts. Now I am manic more often and my depressions are so much worse. I have horrible nightmares and intrusive thoughts. I often have psychosis, seeing and hearing things that are not real. My grandfather was schizophrenic, so I often get concerned that I am like him, but my pdoc doesn't think so. I have always taken antidepressants, antianxiety, mood stabilizers, and recently I was put on an anti-psychotic. I wont lie that word freaks me out. My mania comes with a lot of agitation. I have never had a temper before and when I become agitated I don't know how to deal with it and than I feel tremendous guilt. Is it possible my illness has progressed and this is permanent or could this all still be due to hormones??

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Are you breastfeeding or anything? I'm asking mainly because that could be the reason behind your temper..

 

Do you feel that you're stressed out? Having a baby is a lot of hard work, and mental illness and stress sometimes don't go together well

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I wanted to breastfeed but to many meds. I think I am more stressed than before I had my son, but it is better than it was right after I had him. He makes me laugh alot and I love him so much. Sometimes I think its because I got a mirena but than I remember complaining about it before that. My intrusive thoughts have become alot worse and more frequent also.

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I went into a hypomanic episode after the birth of my daughter, it progressed to a mixed episode, which finally sent me looking for treatment. I was so very irritable. EVERYTHING would set me off. It was 18 months between the time my daughter was born, to where I was to the point of knowing something was definitely wrong. You could just be deteriorating. I would make an appt with your pdoc and tell them about all this.

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