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Manic episodes affecting work

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Autumn78

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Hi, my bipolar has changed over the past year. I've had multitudes of manic episodes without devastating depression. So honestly it's taken me awhile to realize there's a problem and how it's affecting me. I like being manic. I had to leave work the other day. I couldn't function. I was hysterical and had the most humiliating conversation with my boss. I have had 2 days off and have to go in tomorrow. I'm really nervous and have to ask to adjust my schedule. I don't know how to handle it and am embarrassed about all the ways I've been acting at work over the months. How do you get over the humiliation!
 
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You have my symPathies ? I didn’t realise I was manic. I was overworking, 12 hour a day, becoming aggressive ( totally opposite of me.) constantly being called in the office for my behaviour. I finally cracked in a very important business meeting when I stood up and started singing. And if you knew how shy and timid a person I was you would know that there was something seriously wrong. Anyway I was removed from business and never went back.
I would be honest and say you’ve had a few issues but your seeking help and hopefully it’s under control now But If you can see it happening please get some help before it goes too far.
Mine was by far too embarrassing to go back
 
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Wow, thanks for sharing your story. I am glad I realized and got the heck out of there. They are trying to understand and don't want me to cut back my hours. But I have to get balanced and I think working has been too much. Thanks and take care!
 
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Mania isn't all its cracked up to be. I see the downside a lot in it. I have had episodes where I am totally embarrassed afterwards and feel so low about it. It didn't help that people thought it was funny. I was eventually honest about my condition and got a mixed response but on the whole a positive one. They adjusted my hours and people looked out for me. But it all depends on where you work and what you think they will accept. Best of luck.
 
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