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Barny67

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Hi I’d like to apologise if I’m getting this wrong, I’ve been assessed for bipolar some 10yrs ago, since then my head just hasn’t been right, friends sometimes ask me if I’m on something cos they say I look dopped up, then occasionally she say are you ok I’m like ye why , apparently my eyes are like saucers & they think I’m on whizz.
I also have big adrenaline surges for daft reasons and I’m aggressive.
I don’t know what to think anymore
 
OmniscientNihilist

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did u start meds at that time?

 
Barny67

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No I’ve been on numerous depression meds since 1998. I just don’t understand the highs and the massive lows.
 
UpnDwn1978

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Hi Barny, I to am bipolar and it can definitely be very hard to make sense of it all. I have bipolar 2 so my highs aren't that intense and I don't suffer mania and they also are shorter usually between one or two weeks while my lows can last for more than a month. My meds help though although I sometime get short bursts where I'm rapidly cycling between highs and lows and so called mixed episodes that can last for anything from a few hours to a few days. I've had several psychiatrists trying to explain my diagnosis but it never fits 100% according to what they say, but everyone also experience their illness in a different way so there will be very few textbook cases. I've tried to read up about bipolar and talking with others with bipolar and even though I've had the diagnosis for over 20 years I'm still confused by it all sometimes.
 
Barny67

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Morning could someone give me a brief run down of symptoms, I’m unsure wether to speak to my doc about my suspicions or just leave it & carry on with my meds and hope they settle back down or something.
I’m a little confused today. Ty
 
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