• 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.

I think I might be bipolar?

Y

Yarantan

New member
Joined
Jul 14, 2009
Messages
1
For the last few years, I've noticed quite harsh mood swings that can take me from periods where I'll take up every opportunity, be optimistic, motivated, hyper, full of energy, and don't see the point in sleeping to other periods where I am morose, pessimistic, lazy, sleep too much, eat too much, am in a bad mood, and occassionally experience paranoid thoughts.

I'm still young, I'm 18. I know that my behaviour could perhaps be attributed to puberty, or 'normal' moods, but sometimes they are so extreme that I will stay in my room for hours on end during 'down's, and while I'm 'up' I'll get less than 4 hours sleep a day and feel fine, while pursuing several simultaneous projects, of which I tend to have a short attention span to.

I don't want to be seen as an attention seeker or hypochondriac, but at the same time, I feel that I need reassurance, or someone to say that I either am or aren't bipolar or have some bipolar symptoms, clinically.

I know I can make the world very miserable for people that I care about when I'm down, I often feel angry or without purpose, and argue a lot.

What I really want, is to know if there's anywhere in the UK that I can go for a private discussion about it, like a mental health charity? I don't want to go to a GPs, partly because I'm worried about being labelled, partly because I don't want to be seen as a hypochondriac or time-waster.
 
KP1

KP1

Well-known member
Founding Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2008
Messages
1,500
Hi Yarantan the best place to start is with your GP.
Are you at college because there may be a student counsellor that you could ask to see that who you could talk it through with.
Family and friends are also good starting points as they will have seen your behaviour if you have some one you can trust then try talking to them.

Welcome to the forum.
KP
 
Lupus Albus

Lupus Albus

Member
Joined
Jul 18, 2009
Messages
18
Location
Wales
Hi Yarantan. Sorry to hear what you're going through. But, seriously you're not going to find the answer on the internet. Consult your GP. If you are bipolar the first step is a diagnosis.

Talking it through with your loved ones can be a big help too.

x
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
Someone_alone I think I might have Bipolar Disorder Bipolar Forum 10
DistantOcean I think I might have bipolar disorder. But how do I cure bipolar depression? Bipolar Forum 4
D My Counsellor and I think I might be Bipolar. I’m too scared to get a diagnosis. Bipolar Forum 46
A I laugh and smile and make fun a lot. Is this a sign I am mentally ill? Might I die of it? Bipolar Forum 8
frisas45 I might harm other people if I keep on living like this... Bipolar Forum 32
G I can't bear bipolar any more Bipolar Forum 9
M My on/off partner has shown all signs of bipolar, and I need help & advice please Bipolar Forum 4
HLon99 Sweating the small stuff; staying organised with bipolar Bipolar Forum 3
G Stress and bipolar episodes Bipolar Forum 16
Pink How often do you experience psychosis (question for people with Bipolar)? Bipolar Forum 7
Q Is overspending an actual symptom of bipolar? Bipolar Forum 7
J Bipolar help Bipolar Forum 19
G bipolar arguments? Bipolar Forum 2
Q I'm bipolar and I'm always afraid Bipolar Forum 12
T Bipolar with histrionic features? Bipolar Forum 3
M Nervous about Husband with Bipolar Disorder coming home for a visit after episode Bipolar Forum 16
H Manic depressive/ bipolar Bipolar Forum 6
G How many years before being diagnosed with bipolar? Bipolar Forum 7
E (pseudo)tourette and bipolar Bipolar Forum 8
128762 Commiting to things with bipolar? Bipolar Forum 2
J Bipolar effecting my relationship Bipolar Forum 22
P "No one cares." - invalidation and realizing I may have bipolar disorder Bipolar Forum 13
G person with bipolar saying hurtful things? Bipolar Forum 5
dubblemonkey bipolar medication is extremely sensitive Bipolar Forum 2
G best friend with bipolar disorder abruptly dumped me, help! Bipolar Forum 17
J Recently diagnosed with bipolar 2 Bipolar Forum 6
Wishbone Social Anxiety & Bipolar Bipolar Forum 10
OmniscientNihilist sad precursor to bipolar? Bipolar Forum 2
N Over religiosity and bipolar Bipolar Forum 1
M Bipolar- Psychosis. Shamed and remorseful Bipolar Forum 14
T Bipolar mom with 3 bipolar daughters who are bipolar too. Bipolar Forum 3
J Recent Bipolar diagnosis - girlfriend split up with me Bipolar Forum 24
HLon99 Those of you who take Aripiprazole for bipolar, what dose are you on? Bipolar Forum 7
T Has rationialism hurt Bipolar understanding? Bipolar Forum 8
H Choline bad for Bipolar folk? Bipolar Forum 5
HLon99 Advice on rebuilding life post bipolar. Bipolar Forum 14
Zana Morality and Bipolar Bipolar Forum 3
dubblemonkey beyond bipolar Bipolar Forum 4
A Pregnancy and Bipolar.. Bipolar Forum 1
A I have bipolar 2 he has bipolar 1 Bipolar Forum 2
M How to calm bipolar husband who is manic? Bipolar Forum 40
N where to start with asking for help and getting an assessment for bipolar. Bipolar Forum 10
H Lamotrigine and supplement treatment for Bipolar Bipolar Forum 2
M Zoloft and bipolar? Bipolar Forum 2
B Has anyone noticed reduced fitness since taking bipolar med? Bipolar Forum 4
A What are the tell tale signs of Bipolar? Bipolar Forum 8
starfoxxy90 Bipolar type 1 questions.. Bipolar Forum 1
M Dating someone with bipolar 1. Bipolar Forum 3
T Question about the causes of bipolar Bipolar Forum 8
B Leaving Teaching Because of BiPolar Disorder Bipolar Forum 2

Similar threads

Top