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Racing mind/ disconnected/ anxious/ bipolar?

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Mitch12345

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ive been battling this for 3 years now prior to this i was a very fit and succesful man, i did use cocaine and steroids in my younger days but did not seem to effect my lifestyle , im 26 years old now the first 2 and a bit years was really intense disconnection, racing thoughts and a feeling of being stuck in my own head i could never be present within myself and feels like i am there but im not 'there' i would have periods of extreme highs and energy and i would be in the shower for example stairing at the wall so deep in my thoughts and scenarios i would almost forget where i was for a second,



i have had some periods( 3 months or so) where i feel completly present and in tune with my mind where i feel like i connect with people and have good energy, but the past 3 months has been so hard i feel like everything has intesified i feel like my energy and emotjons are all over the place i wake up extrmely down and anxious (thoughts about my parnter leaving me wich isnt true and nothing to go off, or just going to work n dreading it) i have woken up at 3 am and been so wired staring at the ceiling woth my mind feeling like its going so fast but i couldnt tell you what i was thinking of, i feel so disconnected from my self there is a feeling in my head i cant even describe but it is like i just cant feel and think clearly, racing mind (not of a percific thought just all over the place) i can be so anxious and down in the morning but i could be extremely energetic in the afternoon then back down again but the feeling in the mind never goes away,



i seeked proffesinal help they said they havent heard of anything with all these symptoms i am on sodium valproate 1000mg a day (been on for 2 week) i feel like it hasnt helped at all (early days i know) ive also taken 'valdoxan' it seem to make me feel better about a year and a half ago but i stopped for 6 months tried to take it 3 months ago but had to stop after a week because it made me extemely manic as they say



im just writing this to see if anyone has or is experincing this kind of thing and any help would be greatly appreciated thankyou
 
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I definitely have racing thoughts and sometimes I black out or like you said I forget where I am. and also I have been through periods where randomly I will get a wave of discomfort in my head and its feels like depression but then goes away after I few hours. I am on lithium for those symptoms so maybe ask ur doctor about that medication.it did take a while or it to help and I had to get a high dose. but with any medication they will slowly increase and see if it works
 
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Mitch12345

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Thanks very much @Schizohayez do you find the lithum help to slow down the mind and everything else ? Also is it hard to concentrate on lithium I am on sodium valproate but find it is so hard to get through the day because the side effects eg. cognitive impairment
 
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Schizohayez

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Thanks very much @Schizohayez do you find the lithum help to slow down the mind and everything else ? Also is it hard to concentrate on lithium I am on sodium valproate but find it is so hard to get through the day because the side effects eg. cognitive impairment
yes it helps slow you down and also it hasn't given me any side effects
 
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