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Can't stop laughing. I need help.

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alexnolen

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I am an 18 years old guy that has to deal with this mental condition. I usually laugh uncontrollably and laugh for a long period and it always causes me problems. For instance, when I am in classes and a insignificant thing happens I just start to laugh and can't stop. Inside myself I don't find that thing funny and I want it to stop, but I can't. It's like something thickling from inside the chest. Even when I argue with someone I just start to smile and laugh and I just try to get serious, but seems impossible. I am not in control of my self. This whole thing makes me want to die, cause i can't behave how i want. So suicidal thought are normal for me now. I even hurt myself in order to make me stop laughing. This thing is causing me to laugh even right now. Please tell me what i can do to make it stop!
 
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I would say that is a good problem. There are many benefits to laughing, like stress relief, relaxation and joy.

When I was younger I used to have giggle fits. I wish I could do that now.

On a serious note, I have been known to laugh at work in meetings. this was very embarrassing for me but I literally could not stop laughing. I used to bite my cheeks to control myself.

Try not to worry I dont think this is a big problem. I think it is good to laugh in serious moments.

Life has a way of killing your laughing so try to be happy you can still do it.
 
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arwilliams

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Joker from Batman gives laughing a bad rap but I wouldn't think much of it honestly.

Unless you are psychotic(which could theoretically) but honestly psychosis is incredibly subjective I wouldn't think much of it.
 
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alexnolen

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I would say that is a good problem. There are many benefits to laughing, like stress relief, relaxation and joy.

When I was younger I used to have giggle fits. I wish I could do that now.

On a serious note, I have been known to laugh at work in meetings. this was very embarrassing for me but I literally could not stop laughing. I used to bite my cheeks to control myself.

Try not to worry I dont think this is a big problem. I think it is good to laugh in serious moments.

Life has a way of killing your laughing so try to be happy you can still do it.
I know how most of people see someone who is always smiling and laughing. They think he's so happy and so lucky to have nothing to worry about. But it's nothing like that. The emotions that I show doesn't match what I actually feel. I may be angry or sad and people may think that I am happy. And this whole thing results in mixed feelings which is awful. It just get me in trouble all the time at school or in my social life.
 
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That happens to me too sometimes when I'm hypomanic. It really freaks people out sometimes, especially when I'm crying/panicking at the same time--not fun!!

Unfortunately I haven't been able to do much other than take deep breaths and ride it out. I'm wishing you well though, and I hope you can find some comfort here!
:welcome:
 
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bipolarfreak

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It seems as if you're experiencing a manic episode of some sort. Are you currently taking any medications and/or are you diagnosed with bipolar disorder? I experienced the same exact feeling when I was taking antidepressants, oblivious to the fact I was bipolar and not depressed. Antidepressants tend to trigger mania in people with bipolar disorder so have a talk with your doctor and find the right medication for you. I had psychotic laughing spells where I'd try to stop but fail and continue to laugh and feel like a complete maniac. You are not alone. I recommend trying to find that silver lining and sense of control through activities that you enjoy or have once enjoyed. You can get through this! Keep on truckin' fella.
 
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A few days ago I was laughing uncontrollably.. Alone here in my room.. I was going manic and everything was funny.... I just had to wait it out...
As for control.. Then no.. I haven't found a way to stop it when its in progress.. The trick is to stop it before it starts.. They can give you pills to help stop you going to that place.. The combo I'm on seems to work most of the time.. You got to stop it before it starts..
 
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