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Does anyone else have bipolar disorder but without the depression part?

I had 2 manic episodes. They were acute and isolated. I didn't have depression before or after. At least I don't think I did. My sickness came on within a matter of days, both times. Racing thoughts that led to breaks in reality.

Can anyone else relate?
 
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I believed I only ever suffered with mania until I saw my mental health nurse for the first time he explained that when I feel like im running on adrenaline and my hearts beating fast and my thoughts are repeating constantly that's my anxiety and when I'm actually depressed I eat more, sleep more, I'm stupidly irritable and snappy, I have little energy and struggle to recognise I need to bathe and wash myself. They are not normal symptoms so I passed it off
 
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I believed I only ever suffered with mania until I saw my mental health nurse for the first time he explained that when I feel like im running on adrenaline and my hearts beating fast and my thoughts are repeating constantly that's my anxiety and when I'm actually depressed I eat more, sleep more, I'm stupidly irritable and snappy, I have little energy and struggle to recognise I need to bathe and wash myself. They are not normal symptoms so I passed it off
Hi. So he said the anxiety part is the mania?
 
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I’m pretty sure that anxiety and mania are two
very different things...
 
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No I was explaining the different phases I go though as he was highlighting the different ones through my diary. They are totally separate. The depression and anxiety side of things I actually feel most of the time but I didnt even recognise them as that cos I've been like it so long. The manic side of things I've only ever had three eppisodes that's when the crazy side of me comes alive. Feeling pure excitement, Living on no sleep, minimal food, impulsive spending, inappropriate behaviour towards males, making rash decisions like moving my family 250miles away in 3 days, buying a car at 9k. Starting a new business venture up and spending days and nights posting flyers, putting up posters and posting on social media ect. The lack of memory and focus through this phase is really bad. I feel superior like o dont need anyone becuase I can do it all on my own. I'm that busy physically and in my head i keep putting off bathing and brushing my hair ect. The lost is endless 😫
 
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No I was explaining the different phases I go though as he was highlighting the different ones through my diary. They are totally separate. The depression and anxiety side of things I actually feel most of the time but I didnt even recognise them as that cos I've been like it so long. The manic side of things I've only ever had three eppisodes that's when the crazy side of me comes alive. Feeling pure excitement, Living on no sleep, minimal food, impulsive spending, inappropriate behaviour towards males, making rash decisions like moving my family 250miles away in 3 days, buying a car at 9k. Starting a new business venture up and spending days and nights posting flyers, putting up posters and posting on social media ect. The lack of memory and focus through this phase is really bad. I feel superior like o dont need anyone becuase I can do it all on my own. I'm that busy physically and in my head i keep putting off bathing and brushing my hair ect. The lost is endless 😫
I can relate a lot to what you have done during your manic episodes. I guess I have never heard of anxiety being associated with bipolar disorder but I guess it could be.
 
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I laughed at him as was like noooo.... I have never ever had anxiety!!(its normal apparently to suffer from anxiety in a depressive eppisode) I never stay in the house I love been out and about socialising ect the way he explained it is like when I dont know how to deal with things that happen or I subconsciously have something on my mind my body goes into fight of flight and I always go into fight mode! The adrenaline literally pulses through my body and automatically I put on a brave face, I'm over confident and normally angry and aggressive with it. But deep down I dont know what to do or what to say or how to act. I need some self care and some coping strategies. I find it hard to read situations and my mood determines how I see it
 
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I believed I only ever suffered with mania until I saw my mental health nurse for the first time he explained that when I feel like im running on adrenaline and my hearts beating fast and my thoughts are repeating constantly that's my anxiety and when I'm actually depressed I eat more, sleep more, I'm stupidly irritable and snappy, I have little energy and struggle to recognise I need to bathe and wash myself. They are not normal symptoms so I passed it off
Same, exact same way I am. I need a shower and I'm super irritable and no energy and get pissed if my husband questions me about it. Sleeping like a bear last 2 days. Havnt washed my hair in days. Will snap at anyone for anything at any minute (so yeah Im going through mixed episodes, racing thoughts one day, next Im out shopping, hitting up the bar, dressing for attention, then hibernate, cry too much, babble nonsense too much) But I honestly think my bipolar/panic disorder/OCD is a daily struggle not incidental. I wish it was like that. But everyone is different.
 
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I laughed at him as was like noooo.... I have never ever had anxiety!!(its normal apparently to suffer from anxiety in a depressive eppisode) I never stay in the house I love been out and about socialising ect the way he explained it is like when I dont know how to deal with things that happen or I subconsciously have something on my mind my body goes into fight of flight and I always go into fight mode! The adrenaline literally pulses through my body and automatically I put on a brave face, I'm over confident and normally angry and aggressive with it. But deep down I dont know what to do or what to say or how to act. I need some self care and some coping strategies. I find it hard to read situations and my mood determines how I see it
Yeah when I get anger/feel good high I do really crazy things. When I argue I get too confused so i say things that don't make sense then act out physically. I have a hard time reading the room at times, then paranoia.
 
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But yeah, when Im overly confident I expect respect and demand apologies when I should be the one apologizing. I hate apologizing even if I know Im wrong I somehow justify it. And if someone disagrees with me or im losing the battle I will do act out and try to win the war by doing something most would not. I guess Im just fishing for a desired reaction 🤔
 
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Does anyone else have bipolar disorder but without the depression part?

I had 2 manic episodes. They were acute and isolated. I didn't have depression before or after. At least I don't think I did. My sickness came on within a matter of days, both times. Racing thoughts that led to breaks in reality.

Can anyone else relate?
I don't know how old you are or when you were diagnosed but when I was younger, I never had the depressive phases. I just got hyper manic, would cause all kinds of trouble and usually end up in jail. I wasn't even diagnosed right until my late 20s. Didn't have a depressive episode until I was 30. Now as I get older, my depressive times are lasting longer and feel stronger. My manias don't last as long and they are way more fucked up than before. Like I get no clarity with them now like I used to. Maybe I'm slowly getting sicker or maybe I'm just too old for this shit. I do know that no two of us are the same and that's why it's so hard to treat. I'll tell you one thing, if you ever start feeling like you are sinking too far down, Tell SOMEONE! PLEASE!!!
 
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