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Bipolar disorder rapid cycling

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pethj

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I'm diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder 1. I'm experiencing day to day mood-changes. I feel completely manic one day, and the next day i feel depressed and suicidal. It alternetes like this from day to day, or half of the day I feel manic and the next I feel depressed. It is completely full on manic feelings (almost loosing touch with reality) and then to the deepest parts of depression. Is this my Bipolar Disorder, or is it something else? And in that case, what is it defined as? Does it have a medical term? I don't want to see my doctor about this until I've gathered further information, because I'm really unhappy with my change of doctors. I hope someone will be able to give a complementary answer to my question.
 
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hello pethj do you ruminate a lot run things through your mind constantly? drugs can partly 'help' but it helps if you start to notice what it is that might trigger and yes some things seem to be set off at certain times of the year. it does help no end if you can start to reign in the constant 'thinking' which doesnt help and often triggers...

thinking constantly that doesnt have any outcomes is not helpful. we think to find solutions and ruminating is just like a washing machine on a long cycle

really sorry that you are fluctuating like this.
 
Sadkittygirl1928

Sadkittygirl1928

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Tell a doc or psychologist. I go though this as well, im not sure if it's bipolar but i have bipolar 1 as well and I rapid cycle. maybe its something called mixed state, I've heard or that being a thing
 
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Teddy 1

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I am bipolar 1 also and I have the same problem. I wish I could help, but I am in the same boat. There are many times that I wish I could just stop all the thoughts. Just 5 minutes.
 
TheRoc67

TheRoc67

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I am an ultra rapid cycler as well. mixed states are the worst. I am coming down off of a bad manic ep. I am exhausted and depressed, but my mind is racing a mile a minute and then I get agitated and elevated. everything you mentioned sounds indicative of rapid cycling. but please consult your pdoc. on Monday I go see mine for med changes. wishing you all the best. feel better.
 
TheRoc67

TheRoc67

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Tell a doc or psychologist. I go though this as well, im not sure if it's bipolar but i have bipolar 1 as well and I rapid cycle. maybe its something called mixed state, I've heard or that being a thing
yeah, it definitely sounds like a mixed state. I'm going through one now. it's awful.
 
Poopy Doll

Poopy Doll

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It is bipolar. I myself have an odd variation; I have physical pain and if I do too much walking I become exhausted and cry. Then, an hour later, I am wide awake and cannot sleep that night. I go from positive to negative back to positive all in the same day. It is a physical change. And I'm talking about a normal level of just walking around triggering these states.

I try to live up to my bf's expectations that I can handle a little bit of pain like he does and I should keep walking when I need to stop and someone else should help me; like bring me some lunch so I don't have to overdo the standing around in the kitchen when I've already used up my "leg time".
 
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