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Postby misfitzc » Wed May 16, 2018 3:33 pm

So I have had several years this diagnosis of bipolar. But I have always questioned this diagnosis since I don't really have time where I sleep little and get to "fly". Only when I used to smoke cannabis I had period increased activity and after the summer it all crashed down. Now I haven't been smoking cannabis over a year but I have been only depressed and agitated. My moods swing daily, hourly or weekly. I maybe sad, want to harm myself or the others or extremely agitated.
However, all the time I feel like I am in a rush to accomplish something or do things fast. But I never can accomplish anything I am such a mess. Doctor once told me this is a rare form of bipolar that has both "uplifted" and "downlifted" periods overlapping. Should I trust my doctor?
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Re: Not sure if bipolar or...

Postby voracious_lemon » Wed May 16, 2018 5:47 pm

There are people that don't get euphoric mania and still "have" bipolar disorder because they have mixed episodes where they symptoms of mania and depression at the same time, which sounds like what your doc was referring to about the ups and downs overlapping. They tend to involve a lot of agitation from my experience too.
Unfortunately no one here can say if you are or aren't bipolar or maybe if it's something else, but read up on mixed episodes to see if you can relate and consider getting a second opinion.
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Postby misfitzc » Thu May 17, 2018 4:37 pm

Thanks for your reply, that was helpful. I will do some reading.
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Re: Not sure if bipolar or...

Postby quietgirl2538 » Thu May 17, 2018 5:17 pm

I wanted to add also about wanting to do things fast, that was me with having ADD. Not the hyper one, ADHD. I used to do things really fast or the opposite, very slow or not at all, for a long while. I now have a diagnosis of ADD and I take Ritalin. You can mention this too and describe it in detail with your doctor.
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