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Old 11-29-2011, 08:46 PM
 
Location: AZ
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TY Dew and Beachmel~~yes, unfortunately, she did throw up right in front of me..on the floor...but I will start documenting things..ty for the advice!! By the way, I got home this evening and everything was perfectly calm at home Thank God!!
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:34 PM
 
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Ohh, I have tried that a million times and she dramatically falls to the floor screaming!
If she's doing that and throwing up, yes, it's a good idea to seek a professional. Hormonal changes and pms can create some wild mood changes but not to that degree.
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:18 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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This is really what worries me--the bi-polar possibility I was actually diagnosed with it, and I was adopted, but met my BIO family and they are all diagnosed bi-polar.. My bio-sis is actually on disability for her bi-polar..
Yes, my daughter was VERY emotional as a toddler with outbursts and biting issues.. She actually got a million times better when she started school, and was an "angel" until just recently..I'm wondering if maybe the hormonal changes have triggered this new extreme behavior..
Thank you for your input !!
God bless you, Lucia. I worried about writing that b/c I didn't want to overstep and cause you more concern when I could be way off track . . . but not only is my sister bipolar, so is my stepdaughter (who I helped raise). Of course, there are different types of BPD . . . but my sister and stepdaughter are both "ragers."

As you know, the good news is - this can be managed w/ meds and counseling. And both my sister and stepdaughter are lovely women, very bright . . . they just needed some help w/ brain chemistry and coping skills.

Just get her to a doc . . . things are gonna work out fine, I am sure. Good luck - I will be thinking about you and your family.

ETA: on reading further down, I see the info about vomiting. Yes, both my sister and my step daughter would even vomit on occasion. They would get so upset, in a frenzy, and throw up. They would also hyperventilate, wh/ sometimes came before throwing up. My sister would also beat her head against the wall. Both my stepdaughter and my sister would get on the floor and literally kick and scream like a toddler, at times. Both also attacked other family members, scratching them, hitting them w/ objects, or pulling hair, etc. Things can get very very out of control, especially if teens are maintaining their behavior at school - seems like they let out all the rage at home (just my personal observation).
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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God bless you, Lucia. I worried about writing that b/c I didn't want to overstep and cause you more concern when I could be way off track . . . but not only is my sister bipolar, so is my stepdaughter (who I helped raise). Of course, there are different types of BPD . . . but my sister and stepdaughter are both "ragers."

As you know, the good news is - this can be managed w/ meds and counseling. And both my sister and stepdaughter are lovely women, very bright . . . they just needed some help w/ brain chemistry and coping skills.

Just get her to a doc . . . things are gonna work out fine, I am sure. Good luck - I will be thinking about you and your family.

ETA: on reading further down, I see the info about vomiting. Yes, both my sister and my step daughter would even vomit on occasion. They would get so upset, in a frenzy, and throw up. They would also hyperventilate, wh/ sometimes came before throwing up. My sister would also beat her head against the wall. Both my stepdaughter and my sister would get on the floor and literally kick and scream like a toddler, at times. Both also attacked other family members, scratching them, hitting them w/ objects, or pulling hair, etc. Things can get very very out of control, especially if teens are maintaining their behavior at school - seems like they let out all the rage at home (just my personal observation).
Personal observations are so very important in diagnosing these issues. Watchful loved ones, who are closely documenting behavioral issues are a lifeline for these people. Specialists have a much easier time "accurately" diagnosing and treating them when they have all of the information. It helps the medical professionals tremendously and allows them to avoid making a "blanket diagnosis", which can cause them to prescribe inappropriate medications.
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:03 PM
 
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Hmm, with the additional information, I'm going to agree that you probably want to see a psychologist, especially with bipolar disorder running in the family. Typical teenage hormones can greatly exacerbate something such as bipolar disorder, which may be why she's just now starting to have these intense mood swings. Of course, it still could just be extreme hormones, but even then, the psychologist may have some advice/medications for that... especially if she's having such extreme tantrum-like behavior.

Best of luck, and I hope everything works out well!
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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I agree with the posts saying this is not that normal and to seek help. However, like I said before, I still think the issue of her going after other family members needs to be addressed! It's not fair for her brothers to have to lock themselves in their rooms in case she decides to pick a fight with them. I am very familiar with mental disorders in close people and it's still not ok to go after other people who can't defend themselves!
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