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#1 Anon 987

Posted 11 April 2019 - 04:13 PM

Hi, I suspect that I may be bipolar (technically I have been diagnosed a number of years ago but.... Long story). I have another appointment with the psych in a few weeks.
I am just looking for peoples experiences both with hypomania and coming out of depression.
I'm having trouble seeing me as hypomanic,but can see where the first doc was coming from. I still get tired. I'm not acting irrationally or making mistakes I regret etc.im reasonably happy, but not over the top.

I also haven't read anything about coming out of depression online either. Every depressive episode I seem to have snapped out of, after months of severe depression and non functioning. Is that what happens when bipolar?
Just trying to come to some acceptance with what is happening. Ta
(going anon again).

#2 jayskette

Posted 11 April 2019 - 05:48 PM

my experience is that i have to lock away my access to money and online dating sites as soon as i feel a hypo coming. i also try to be productive with the energy eg clean the house instead of yelling at everyone online

#3 ytt

Posted 13 April 2019 - 11:40 PM

My DD is 16 was diagnosed at 14 :( BP2 with auditory hallucinations

We've been through so much. Her hypomania can be irritability and anger or it can be speaking 10 million words a second talking about anything and changing the topic in one sentence, it's hard to understand what she is actually talking about.

When diagnosed she was rapid cycling, one minute dancing around the house singing then an hour later depressed and wouldn't get out of bed. DD has agoraphobia with panic disorder and I remember once going out to the shops and she would cling to me thinking that someone would blow up the shops. Then 5 mins later walk into one shop see a camera and started to dance for it, then run around the shop asking me to buy everything she saw. It's draining for me so I bet horrible for her.

It's been a rough 3 years but last med tweeks and leaving school and going to TAFE have been amazing for her. Tonight she went to a party and said when I picked her up - 'mum I managed to keep it together for the whole night'. She rarely goes to parties (being 16, nearly 17 and have left school and not really social), I've had to pick her up early from parties due to her going manic.

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