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by Clickclick » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:13 am

Hi everyone,

I am new to this site today and have decided to write a post for some help / advice really. I have been suffering from what the doctors have said is Anxiety and depression for some years now. My mental state is only getting worse i believe. Over the last 6 months i have noticed things like the following getting worse
No motivation to do certain things (which 12 months ago i would've jumped at the chance to do)
I used to LOVE sex, now i could not care less at all. Gone from being a nymph to practically celibate much to the upset of my partner
I constantly have no energy
I go from periods of feeling SO excited like i could take on the world and i'm super happy, productive and talk quicker than my mouth can move then the next day can be so low i'm practically in tears, moody, worried about what people think of me.
I will buy things that i dont need or want just because i feel i "have" to
I overeat on my "down" days and on my up days i am not bothered about food at all really and can survive on just a sandwich for lunch - though i sometimes i have to force this down
Doubt myself in my job, doubt myself when i'm studying - that's if i can find the motivation to start studying.
Have gone off housework - used to be quite house proud - now if i'm off i don't want to do anything which is upsetting me more that my house isn't clean and tidy but i honestly just can't get the energy / motivation to do something about it.
I honestly feel like i am going mad! My mental health has changed so much over the last 12 months. Has anyone else felt like this? Are these symptoms of Bipolar? xx
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by AvantGarde » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:15 am

Hello clickclick, welcome.

No one here is a professional, and even if we were we couldn't diagnose you over the internet. And please, don't self diagnose over what you read online.

Best option for you is to talk to your mental health professional, or one that specializes in Bipolar disorder.

Good luck.
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by hal » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:29 am

Hi Clickclick, glad to have you here.

AG Is right, we can't diagnose mental disorders, and the best thing to do is see a psychiatrist, that is, a specialist. Bipolar is notoriously hard to diagnose. Many of us here were misdiagnosed, leading to years of inappropriate treatment. In my case, it was 10 years, during which my life was altered significantly for the worst.

You do have a clear idea of what is happening. I suggest you print out what you wrote here and take it to a doctor.
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