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How long do the ups and downs last in a day?

Azelka

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How long do the ups and downs last in a day?
 
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It depends on the person. What is going on at the moment?
 
Azelka

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I either have euphoria or depression, I switch a lot in a day, during this weekend I only experienced euphoria and not depression.. Anyway, I'm lost with myself
 
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My psych gave me a BPD diagnosis rather than bipolar as she said biploar's don't switch state's as often, Bipolar's can be high for weeks and then depressed for weeks/months but with BPD, before I had therapy I could switch state's several times a day.
When I was in a high state it meant I could get a hell of a lot done. If I had a jobs list of 30 things I could rattle through them like tomorrow didn't exist.
In a down state I could be trying to write the same email for 3hours.
 
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I feel the same as you both described.

Yes, most doctors think that mania and depression cant switch during a day, so they say it's not bipolar. Some belive that must be both bipolar and bpd.
I will be so happy if its bpd in my case and not bipolar, because bpd is more treatable.

I would like to know if some other people diagnosed with bpd and not bipolar experince euphoria and hypomanic/manic like symptoms. Like high energy and motivation, thinking very fast, moving fast, switching quickly from an idea to another that are not related and so on.
And at what age your bpd started?
 
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And I noticed that my mood is very much related to life events, I can go in depression because a small issue goes wrong and I can get manic or euphoric when when it's to much stress or when I'm happy about something. I hate this, is making my life a mess, have no power to control it.
 
Azelka

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I'm totally the same as you! Did you get diagnosed with both bpd and bipolar?
 
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Yes, both. But I seen many doctors and get different diagnosed. I'm seeing a new one now and everyone says she is a good doctor. The 3rd meeting she said that it looks like a personality disorder, probably borderline, but nothing is sure. Of course psychiatric diagnoses require more time, more visits to be accurate. I will find out soon what she thinks I'm suffering from. (Just hope she does not fire me!! Because many of them did)
 
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