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Question by  hendry (37)

How can I determine if my issues are related to bipolarism or hormones?

I am bipolar and also have issues with my hormones, lately I have been overly emotional and need to know what I should be concerned about.


Answer by  bigwig (654)

While the exact cause of bipolar disorder is unknown, hormones are likely to be at least a partial culprit. The brain is a complex organ. For more specific information, a doctor should work with you one on one.


Answer by  patti (29325)

A good physician will resolve the matter by a process of elimination. It is likely, however, that hormonal imbalance has caused or exacerbated depression.


Answer by  Betty33 (26)

If you are male, blood tests will tell you if your testosterone is within normal levels. If you are a woman, you can request lab work, and also keep track of your menstrual cycle for three months. Keep notes indicating your emotional state. If a clear pattern emerges, its most-likely hormonal.


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

Usually you can tell based on different blood work that your doctor can order to see what your levels are. If it is close to the time for you to have your period, then it could just be pms. If not, then maybe it could be the medicine that you are taking that is making you different.

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