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Default Oct 20, 2023 at 09:06 AM
Please feel free to move this thread if I posted it in the wrong section (?) I am new and I did try to find the proper section for it, and this was the closest I could get so far. Thanks!

Creatine: What is everyone's experience with it here? I am heavily against the idea of stimulants for anyone with bipolar disorder. But, I'm confused, and I think it is in-fact the caffeine and other chemicals in "pre-workout" that are the problem, not the naturally occurring amino creatine in these powders.

I am looking into creating a presentation on this. I am slowly collecting NIH references and articles, but, wanted some input from you all here as well.

The last time, personally, I used it I felt like the hulk and was bench pressing 18-20+ reps of my entire bed frame from under the bed, and yeah, I would say I was much more agitated in general.. but I cannot say for sure if it spiraled my mania, or I was already spiraling because of not taking medicines/proper medicines/or treatment at the time overseas (?)

Maybe I am just trying to find an excuse to use pre-workout again because it feels good, and is an artificial pump, and energy, and I like that..
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Default Feb 05, 2024 at 04:33 PM
I never thought of creatine and bipolar but asked about creatine in general as a supplement to help muscle growth, ran it by my internist and she was against it.

Confirmed dx: Bipolar I w/psychotic features, since 2009 or earlier
Suspected dx: Narcolepsy type 2, since 2022

Current rx:

Geodon 40 mg (for mood)
Seroquel 75 mg (for sleep)
Gabapentin 1200 mg (against extrapyramidal side effects from the ^)
Dextroamphetamine 5 mg (for narcolepsy)

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Way too many to list
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