VirginiaFWilde wrote:So I want to ask some officially diagnosed bipolars to see if these differences in symptoms ring true in real life.
- later onset in life
- [often] weight loss
- pacing, restlessness
- typically appears around 18 years
- [often] weight gain
- inactivity, slowing down
- irritability, anger, inability to concentrate
VirginiaFWilde wrote:I'm not sure how normal it is to write 13 poems in a day or start and finish an entire short story in one evening and then stay up really really late finishing homework....
VirginiaFWilde wrote:But why not have story time?
VirginiaFWilde wrote:What's the Sylvia Plath scale? [Speaking of Sylvia Plath, I have a collection of her poems on my desk waiting to be read...I love "The Mirror".]
VirginiaFWilde wrote:I'm tracking my mood, and I made a chart of related productivity [poems and projects]. I have also talked to a friend about it.
VirginiaFWilde wrote:I'm 18, if that makes any difference. I'm hoping to go to a doctor as soon as possible, since I don't want to wait until it gets worse, as each experience already seems to last longer and be a little more intense. Does bipolar usually become more severe with age [if untreated]?
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