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Hello to everyone. Just joined from UK. Diagnosed bipolar years ago. After managing to stay either normal or slightly high during the entire pandemic, I've recently gone into a depression. Even typing simple words like this is a ridiculous effort. Very slowed up, just waiting for it to go away.
 
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Hello to everyone. Just joined from UK. Diagnosed bipolar years ago. After managing to stay either normal or slightly high during the entire pandemic, I've recently gone into a depression. Even typing simple words like this is a ridiculous effort. Very slowed up, just waiting for it to go away.
Hello Lost Voice, may your voice be lost no longer now you have found a place your words will be heard.
May I ask, if something recently sent you backwards into depression, is there something you can do to reverse that process and go forwards to better times?
If you wait, as you said, does it go away, or just gets covered up by something more preferable happening in life?

I ask of curiosity, one man's answer can hold light for others to learn. I'm aware of where alot of various challenges I have come from, and know what I need to do to resolve alot of it. But services that are supposed to exist, exist in lip service and funding only, never providing the service they are paid to provide. Don't know if that's my experience or more pronounced and common than I think.
 
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Hi LostVoice, It is good that you have joined this forum as we are all very caring and helpful to each other so have a look around and maybe join in on the forum.
 
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Welcome! UK and Bipolar here too. I'd echo the query about any changes recently other than the whole covid thing changing things, new meds, more/less socialising, new job/college etc?
 
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Hello LostVoice, welcome to the forum.
 
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Hello Lost Voice, may your voice be lost no longer now you have found a place your words will be heard.
May I ask, if something recently sent you backwards into depression, is there something you can do to reverse that process and go forwards to better times?
If you wait, as you said, does it go away, or just gets covered up by something more preferable happening in life?

I ask of curiosity, one man's answer can hold light for others to learn. I'm aware of where alot of various challenges I have come from, and know what I need to do to resolve alot of it. But services that are supposed to exist, exist in lip service and funding only, never providing the service they are paid to provide. Don't know if that's my experience or more pronounced and common than I think.
Thanks MickeyJim - the problem is that depression (for me anyway) seems to operate quite independently of things going on outside. It just arrives, like weather. I mentioned Covid - obviously I have been anxious and fed up about it, like everyone else, but I have not had one depression since 2019. I can be unhappy without being depressed, and depressed for no obvious reason. Sometimes I think I can pinpoint a trigger, or more often several, but other times no. The same is true of the hypomania.
 
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Many thanks for all the replies, much appreciated.
 
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