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Can bipolar symptoms be physical as well as mental?

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spacingspaces

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And if so... how common is that and if you are bipolar what physical symptoms do you experience. I think i could have bipolar but i'm not sure. Since i was around 14 i started suffering from health issues like fatigue, pale skin, cold hands and feet, bad skin, red washed out looking skin.. etc. Basically i looked and felt like i was doing hard meth all my life when my health was down (which was most of the time). I'm 22 now and it's more up and down now and the health symptoms changed a bit, i get pressure over my liver area and lower back pain and stuff now too. I have low gut immunity but a part from that my doctors can't find anything wrong with my physical health so i'm starting to think there's something with my mental health causing this. My mood changes when my health is down too. I get depressed (especially in the morning), irritable, angry, no energy to even make a phone call it would take so much effort, hard to remember details at times too, just functioning lower in everything really in general. I feel like and look like a crack addict when my health is down it's really hard to deal with because even when i'm feeling better i'm always worried about when i'm going to crash. My diet can affect it big time. If i drink alcohol it can make things way worse too. Does anyone with bipolar relate to this or should i be looking elsewhere for a possible cause? Thanks.
 
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Hi spacingspaces, the depression of bipolar can make one very physically tired and there can be aches and pains. Also, then you are irritable because you are fatigued. Patience may go out the window.
 
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Is it possible that it can also change your appearance? By that i mean i start looking like crap. I look like i've been doing hard drugs for years but then when my health is good and i'm feeling good i look healthy and vibrant.
 
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