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Hypomanic or just happy? (Stealing this title from another)

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AnxiousE

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Well boo! (Not my first word choice, but i censor for this site)
I am feeling so good and excitable today and have been pretty happy the past 4 or 5 days after being so completely ho hum with life for almost 2.5 years. The thing about this happiness is that unlike when I was depressed, sad things don't get me sad anymore. I've had bad news of two people I know dying and despite it, I'm still happy and excited. I feel guilty though...but at the same time, I feel I deserve to be happy.

Also want to point out that things have been going pretty great for me lately. I mean I've been making new friends and helping others which makes me feel good and just have had a lot of support...but I've also started fasting and since then, my sleep has been less too and all of these things combined just have me wondering. I know you folks can't diagnose me, but does any of this sound like it could be bipolar2 or am I just happy? Like, I don't even know what my baseline is, I mean I feel like my baseline is kinda low so this is an elevated mood for me. Is this how normal people feel every day or am I extreme?
 
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You sound like me when I’m manic. I have Bipolar I and Schizoaffective disorder. I’m not a psychiatrist though so don’t take my opinion word for word.
 
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You sound like me when I’m manic. I have Bipolar I and Schizoaffective disorder. I’m not a psychiatrist though so don’t take my opinion word for word.
just looking for as many opinions as I can get! I know a good psychiatrist is the best. Thanks!
 
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After years of depression you could be just surfacing out of it. I think its too early to say if it manic and seems quite low grade for mania. But I'm no expert, just someone with bipolar disorder. See how it goes and see what the future brings. I think its generally accepted that you have to have these feelings non stop for at least two weeks usually. I wouldn't worry about it personally. But that's just my opinion.
 
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