Does bipolar make you cheat???

This is a very interesting question… I have my own opinion as to the answer, but I don’t want to be too opinionated, so I looked up some other peoples responses…

First, my own opinion!!! I think that bipolar does not make you do anything (including cheating…) Sure, it gives you the feelings and the urges, and sure, they can be very difficult to control, and sometimes impossible, but with the right form of therapy and support, you can overcome the bipolar symptoms (to some degree!!!) I know, you’re probably thinking “Yeah, right… This chick is delusional!!!” But it’s true!!! Just look at Cat’s post from yesterday… Her friend still has some symptoms, but she’s managing great!!!

So anyway, back to the question at hand… A lot of people do believe that BP can make you cheat on your significant other… When someone is in a manic or hypomanic state, they get really intense, euphoric feelings… And hypersexuality is one of those feelings… They have an almost insatiable need for sex… It’s the same thing as needing to spend too much money, or take unnecessary risks, etc… However, not everybody’s mania manifests in the same fashion, so, while some may be hypersexual, others may not… If your significant other is cheating on you, or you on them, you have to remember that it (sometimes…) isn’t about you… It is very difficult to forgive that behavior, I’m not going to lie there, but it’s kind of like “hate the sin; love the sinner” type thing…

BP is by no means an excuse to go cheat willy-nilly, but I hope this gives you a bit more insight as to why people with BP do cheat at times…

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  1. I’m taking lamictal,Effexor and seroquel but I still get hypersexual and I’m very scared I cry a lot because I feel the need of cheating I’m doing my best to stay away from doing something wrong because I’m married I don’t have a therapist right now but will get one do you think a stronger medication can help stop all this weird feelings?im so scared all this makes me feel confused because I don’t know if is me or my bipolar please help!!!!!!

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