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Phantimos

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So uuuuhh, i was diagnosed recently with Bipolar Affective Disorder. I am on medication but its very mild. I dont feel one way or another about it, just trying to manage it i guess.

Any bipolars out there? what are your experiences with it? or if not bipolar, what does it feel like to take pills that change how you feel and, in turn, how you think?
 

hewhowalksalone

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Phantimos, I'm often left wondering. I once did a self-diagnosis over the internet, and met the criteria of most of the list - severe mood swings, hopelessness, depression, anxiety, extreme giddiness etc.. My family tells me it doesn't necessarily have to be bipolar.

But I'm ever unsure. It'd make me feel better about being so quick to anger. One cannot judge somebody who suffers from a genuine mental illness for losing their temper from time to time.
 

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I'm not but I think I know what it can be.

I can feel that life is wonderfull and in a moment I hate it, without any reason for both. Sometimes it happens a few times during an hour. Up-down-up-down.
Mostly I feel depressed(don't want anything, too tired to talk even to write the letters, feel guilty - smth like this), but a few times a year I feel a little bit like maniac: I can get an idea(sometimes weird usually) and forget almost everything else. Or I feel like I should buy smth right now(usually I'm not a shopaholic), so I buy and can give it back in a few days.
This year I made stars on a ceilling(inculding breaking in a shop 5 minutes before closing as I needed a magnet. I bet I woudn't die if I bought it next day but I really though I had to do it immediately), bought 2 guitars(I had one by the time and I hardly can play), booked a vacation and canceled it in a few days. I can't explain it.
I used to think it's normal but now I'm looking at my 3 guitars and I dunno, it's a little bit weird so may be it's smth like bipolar, I think it's not a real one as I still can keep working or don't take any credits, and so on. It just takes some 'life power'. Anyway I don't want any doctors or medicines.
 

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