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I don't "fit in" with people who have Bipolar



Active member
Sep 23, 2019
I have been to a few support groups for Bipolar. I just don't feel I fit in. I don't quite feel like I experience this in the same way. It doesn't feel as extreme. To me, I just feel like I have terrible anxiety and a feeling of not wanting to do things when symptoms act up. I don't get suicidal ideation. I don't have sleep issues. I have noticed that usually symptoms start to appear more severly before Christmas and stay for a few weeks. It just feels like I am really restless, unsettled and just not comfortable. I struggle to make decisions and stick to them. Concentration seems to be a struggle too. For example I need to be able to concentrate at work but I find it incredibly hard. And also if I am to help out my mum with forms, I just don't want to read the forms because it makes me cry. I cannot even concentrate to read a paragraph and grasp what it is saying. I also feel as though I think too much. Mostly negative. But I cannot stop it. Thinking that people don't like me and don't want to be around me. One of the other things my partner has noticed often is I don't hear him. Not sure if this is because I am losing my hearing or because I am not able to concentrate on what he is saying because of the stuff going on around me. Forgot to mention I get sensative to sound and when there is too much going on around me I just want to go to my room and stay there in silence.

Originally was diagnosed with schizophrenia and then schizoaffective. However, I have only had the one psychotic episode in about 9 years. Obviously the first few diagnosis' may have been correct afterall but how am I supposed to know if I am on the correct treatment?


Well-known member
Aug 12, 2018
Welcome, Pink. It seems to be a continuing process - finding the correct diagnosis and being on the right treatment. I think it is because so many mental health issues overlap or are similar. But you've come to a great forum. Lots of support and understanding here, and insight from people with similar problems.
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May 30, 2012
NW Leicestershire
You don't need to "fit in" - you are uniquely you - an individual with your own specific take on things.