• Welcome! It’s great to see you.

    If you'd like to talk with people who know what it's like

    Our forum members are people, maybe like yourself, who experience mental health difficulties or who have had them at some point in their life.

How often does everyone else cycle?

P

PrincessPearl

Member
Joined
Feb 5, 2010
Messages
14
Location
Maidstone, Kent, UK
My diagnoses is bi-polar and my mood cycles every few weeks. I am just curious as to how often everyone else's mood cycles as my doctor seems to think this is excessive.
 
B

BP2

Guest
Interesting thread as recently I have been wondering whether I may be rapid cycling.

Mine seems to be running about every 4 weeks since Xmas but before that I was pretty stable for 4 or so months.

My mood can also vary significantly within a single day.

The recent trend may explain why my doc want me to switch meds.
 
P

PrincessPearl

Member
Joined
Feb 5, 2010
Messages
14
Location
Maidstone, Kent, UK
I've been doing some research today and have been looking at rapid cycling. Does you know of any books or websites that might give me more info on rapid cycling specifically?
 
jax

jax

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 23, 2008
Messages
868
Location
Belfast, N.Ireland
I can cycle daily - lately it's more like days before I cycle though I can have a week or so without a mood swing. I am an ultra-radian cycler
 
G

gothicminx

Well-known member
Joined
May 16, 2010
Messages
151
Location
Brighton
Mine varies. Sometimes I can cycle in a day, sometimes over days and sometimes months.
 
M

mad as a hatter

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 23, 2008
Messages
2,167
Location
scotland
i am the same i can cycle daily it,s very un pleasant 2 live with
 
E

exl2398

Member
Joined
Apr 7, 2010
Messages
11
Location
Ohio, USA
I rapid cycle, though I have been known to go through different moods within hours, but sometimes I can have a mood that last for a week to weeks, sometimes longer.
 
I

Isca

Member
Founding Member
Joined
May 23, 2008
Messages
11
Location
Norfolk, UK.
Me too!
Sometimes months of depression or a nagging melancholy and then a bit of a high.
However, I have rapid cycled within a day a lot, with all the emotions experienced.
Exhausting!
 
S

shell

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 9, 2010
Messages
175
Location
Lincolnshire
I seem to be depressed for months and then high for months. I just hate the depressive stage which I'm suffering now:cry: now . Nothing seems to lift my mood x
 
S

skyblue

Guest
It's always varied for me, never one particular pattern.

I have been high for months, then hit by a low for months.
I have been high for weeks, then hit by a low for weeks.

I have also been high for just days, then low for days.

Sometimes, I can just suffer with the highs and no lows, or vice versa.

I'm just coming out of an exhausting rapid cycling episode, hour to hour that has lasted for a month, (exhausted is an understatement !). I've lost a stone in 4 weeks :(.

I'm now back taking full wack med's and am feeling much better and calmer.

So really,.. I'm a bit all over the place :unsure:.
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
Pink How often do you experience psychosis (question for people with Bipolar)? Bipolar Forum 7
K How often do you hit a depressive episode after a manic one? Bipolar Forum 20
H How long does it take to get Clozapine out of your system? Bipolar Forum 5
J Feeling defeated, boyfriend does not want to seek help...what can I do? Bipolar Forum 8
P Does bipolar disorder affect cognitive and problem solving abilities? Bipolar Forum 19
O hi new here!! many questions but- does it get easier or do we just get used to dealing with it?? Bipolar Forum 9
MissPink How does your Bipolar affect you in your life? Bipolar Forum 5
K does anyone here have mini highs but not hypomania or mania Bipolar Forum 6
B Does anyone try to self manage bipolar? Bipolar Forum 29
D Does anyone understand what I'm talking about? Bipolar Forum 11
Hello513 So does any one else experience this in mania. Bipolar Forum 30
SlowlyUnravels How does it feel after the meds work? Bipolar Forum 7
K Does "tough love" work for someone who is manic? Bipolar Forum 43
M What does your manic episodes look like? Bipolar Forum 35
T Does it sound like i have bi polar? Bipolar Forum 8
H Does my sister have bipolar? Bipolar Forum 5
B What does bipolar mood chart look like? Bipolar Forum 16
S Does bipolar make you change your personality? Bipolar Forum 5
00Bluejay7500 (was Scapes1986) What does it mean to be bipolar? Bipolar Forum 3
H how does it always end up being my fault? Bipolar Forum 8
K what meds is everyone on? Bipolar Forum 43
S Hello everyone Happy New Year Bipolar Forum 3
Marly92 Hey everyone new here Bipolar Forum 5

Similar threads

Top