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Bipolar hypersexuality

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Linoge Tue 04-Feb-14 14:36:56

This seems to be very common but no doctor has ever asked me about it. Last summer I had mild hypomania and I was horny 24/7 and nothing helped...

Just wondering if you have ever been asked about it.

Suicidal5833 Tue 04-Feb-14 14:58:15

Yes I have particularly bad hyper sexuality and sleep around and it's one of the first things my doctor asks me.

JenBehavingBadly Tue 04-Feb-14 23:09:29

Yes when I'm hypomanic. Both DC's are the result of hypomania.

NotBrittaPieHonest Tue 04-Feb-14 23:34:44

Yep, asked about it. It was given as a reason for not prescribing me a medication, as they thought I might go off and get myself pregnant, despite the fact that I can't have any more babies anyway hmm

It has been a factor in a lot of my behaviour that they have been interested in too.

It's brilliant if channelled right, but it takes a LOT of channelling grin

KissesBreakingWave Tue 04-Feb-14 23:43:12

It was a big deal for me when younger, not so much these days as I tend to get more lows than highs as I get older (still the occasional bout) and my control is loads better. As I tell my girlfriend, there's no cure, but it's kind of fun treating the symptoms.

KissesBreakingWave Tue 04-Feb-14 23:59:42

As for the question, no, never. A lot of stuff that gets treated as symptoms in women is just laughed off in guys. (Just like me being pro-active in ensuring treatment option are appropriate is called 'non-compliant with medication' when my girlfriend does the same thing.)

(There are also some exceptions, of course. The state in which she's in need of a place of safety under a police section would see me under arrest for public order offences at least.)

NotBrittaPieHonest Wed 05-Feb-14 00:12:49

I also find that it means that behaviours and tastes that for me are considered and safe tend to get lumped under "symptoms" just because they are unconventional.

But I get that with almost everything I do. It's a pain in the arse.

Stay up late? symptom.
Go to bed early? symptom
Spend money? symptom
Save up? symptom
Dress in my normal clothes? symptom
Dress in boring clothes? symptom

And so on and so on.

Having sex, enjoying it and doing it in ways that are not to the personal taste of the professional is just another thing that they like to put on forms. <shrug>

Juneywoony Wed 05-Feb-14 07:09:25

Yes I've had this and got myself into a fair bit of trouble with it in my younger days.

The last couple of psych's have asked me if I become over sexualised when I'm hypomanic and the answer has been yes, even my dreams are sexual when I'm like that.

Linoge Wed 05-Feb-14 08:20:01

I have seen several psychiatrists and no one have asked about it. When I was younger I thought it was normal only last summer I started to wonder...

NotBrittaPieHonest Wed 05-Feb-14 18:59:31

I think with me it starts to get quite obvious because I am generally flirting with anyone or anything if I get properly going...

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