Health QuestionsCategory: QuestionsThe link between epilepsy and bipola
blackbird asked 3 years ago

Hey hey all
 
Just a quick post becsuse i have a memory that is meds impaired and can’t remember  a damm thing. On the website i saw something about  reserch that someone had done somewhere that found link between epilepsy and bipola  its got me thinking and i needed to read it again amybe any follow up stuff that was there( gees once again my spelling is crap and i do apolagise my meds are out in force tonight) if any one can stear my in the right direction to find where o could find  it that would be a good thing and i waould send the a big cup cake with blue iceing,  a cherry on top and chocolate sprinkels…..
 
 
catchs on the flipside  
 
Blackbird

9 Answers
Jerod answered 3 years ago

Re: The link between epilepsy and bipola
Prevalence of bipolar symptoms in epilepsy vs other chronic health disorders.
 
They found that bipolar disorder exists in 12% of the epileptic community, vs. some 1-2% of the general population.  This is at odds with how the neurologists and psychiatrists would like it to be, where the two conditions could never, ever overlap.

blackbird answered 3 years ago

Re: The link between epilepsy and bipola
Hey hey  Jerod  
 
Thanx for that who said that drs always no what there talking about  thanx again  
your cup cake is in the mail..
 
cheers
 
Blackbird

StrungOutOnLife answered 3 years ago

Re: The link between epilepsy and bipola
I do know this:
 
Single-dose intravenous valproate in acute mania. Didn’t do diddly fuck for mania, even though they used doses that resolve status epilepticus within 20 minutes and gave it sixty minutes to work. Fosphenytoin turned out the same way.
 
ETA: I’m not saying there’s no link; I’m just saying that they aren’t one and the same.

mania answered 3 years ago

Re: The link between epilepsy and bipola
Lightbulb going on over head alert! Bing Bing Bing!
 
When my head ‘sploded in 2000 and wouldn’t stop (24/7), the docs gave me valproate and it broke.  Yet, when they tried to give it to me long term to prevent the “attacks” it didn’t do jack shit.  Nor did beta blockers.  Only topiramate did.  And now we’re starting to have problems with that.
 
The docs in the beginning refused to believe they were dealing with anything but migraine.  The docs since have refused to believe they are dealing with anything but migraine or mania. But neither of those mesh with that research.
 
Huh.
 
 
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grlfromheaven answered 3 years ago

Re: The link between epilepsy and bipola
Hi, I am also very curious about the link between epilepsy and bi polar. I have had diagnosed epilepsy for about 15 years now. Have been battleing depression for many freaking years till I found a good doctor who gave me the bi polar and explained that I had been incorrectly diagnosed for numerous years with the depression alone. Unfortunately, it took a large OD and a nasty stomach pump to find help with bi polar.
 
Anyways, I see 2 different doctors. A neurologist and a shrink. They both say there is no link. I am not a doctor either but I still personally feel that there must be some sort of link since both affect transmitters and such in the brain.  
 
Hugs to all