Could a combination of narcotic withdrawal (oxy-contin, percocet, tylenol #4)and stress, trigger a full blown manic episode lasting 6 months with no depression? suppose i am bi-polar...3 or 4 nurses i know say i am and my brilliant shrink (dr. don kerson, ny) who was treating me for xanan withdrawal 6 years ago figured that i needed to be hospitalized in oct 2000. whatever i have doesn't exactly agree with descriptions in books and on websites. am trying to find a shrink in the winter haven, fl. area that takes empire plan bc/bs. any ideas about a dr. and the cause of this episode? i thought it was fun but drove all around me crazy. thanks.
Dear Robert --