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Think I have bipolar can anyone enlighten me?
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loubi1984 posted:
Hi people I hope this is ok. After another crippling low this weekend, I started wondering if my symptoms are more than depression. So I talk to my husband and ask if I have highs as well as lows and he says "oh yeah, definitely" then gave me an example from last weekend. I've since read about the illness and it's scary how many symptoms I appear to have had all my life and not realised! Elation, amazingly creative, complex and grandiose ideas, euphoria and a feeling if connection to the universe, extreme anger and irritability, agitation and anxiety, insomnia, night sweats nightmares and night terrors, then: a period of feeling trapped, frustrated, anxious then the low which is not being able to move, speak or do anything other than stare at a blank space because I am so spent from being high an anxious for days or weeks in end there are probably other things too but that is what springs to mind. I don't spend my money a stupidly as I used to, but am in a lot of debt from a lifetime of "sprees". Before being married regularly engaged in risky and highly promiscuous sexual activity. Oh and I drink a lot of alcohol to slow down at the end of the day. Sorry to go in, I'm a bit scared to be honest. Can anyone shed any light on this?! Thanks in advance.
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ddnos responded:
Hello and welcome to the board!

What you describe sounds like bipolar, but that doesn't necessarily mean that's what it is. None of us here are qualified to diagnose - and your symptoms could mimic bipolar, but actually be something else and/or a combination of other things. So what I would say is that the best thing to do would be first, have a complete physical with your GP. Let him/her know what is going on for you and that you would like to first rule out any physical possibilities. Then, if everything is Ok there, I'd make an appointment with a Psychiatrist because that's the specialist who is qualified to make any mental illness diagnosis and treatment options.

The good thing is if what you are experiencing is bipolar, then you can get treatment for it to help stabilize the symptoms.

Take care and feel free to post any time you'd like!

Debbie
Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different --Unknown
 
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slik_kitty responded:
welcome to the board. it could very well be bipolar, but as dd said, we can't diagnose. you need to see a doctor, then get on the right meds to help.
 
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loubi1984 replied to slik_kitty's response:
Thanks people. Saw GP today who is referring me to a psychiatrist to make a diagnosis, he said it does appear to be bi polar. As I am in a high right now oddly it sounds like fantastic news, not like I have just been told I have an enduring mental illness! I feel great, though that obviously won't last -83D-E00 thanks for your support x
 
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ibex7 responded:
Hmmmmm~

If you used to take a lot of Valium. seems I've met you some years ago. ~ Goat
Sometimes you don't mean to say what you mean to say you mean.


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