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Sincere Question -please dont get upset

AnxiousE

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As someone diagnosed with "unspecified bipolar" I'm still trying to understand this disorder. So I'm wondering...

Does anyone else cringe at descriptions of moderate to severe depression when they're feeling up?

Like, don't get me wrong, I still have compassion but like it just hurts too much to go there when I just want to embrace the happy state. Am I alone in this?

Thanks.
 
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I don't know what unspecified in this context means? I just ignore the downs when up and don't give them much thought except to be afraid that I will crash and burn eventually.
 
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I don't know what unspecified in this context means? I just ignore the downs when up and don't give them much thought except to be afraid that I will crash and burn eventually.
i thought unspecified meant it not fit into the disagnosis of bipolar 1 or bipolar 2?

i could be completely wrong, i not a expert :salut:
 
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I'm not bipolar, I have BPD, but...

umm, sort of? If I'm in a decent mood, but it's a bit fragile, I tend to get a mini jolt of anxiety if I think of an unresolved issue. Like, I feel guilty for being ok when there is a problem I'll have to face soon.

Yeah -I dread reminders of unpleasantness.
 
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I don't know what unspecified in this context means? I just ignore the downs when up and don't give them much thought except to be afraid that I will crash and burn eventually.
i thought unspecified meant it not fit into the disagnosis of bipolar 1 or bipolar 2?

i could be completely wrong, i not a expert :salut:

Oh, ok. I found my paperwork last night. It says. "She has symtoms of Unspecified Bipolar Disorder, due to frequent mood changes". Oh, that's all it says about that. hmm

Google says "other specified” and “unspecified” is when a person does not meet the criteria for bipolar I, II or cyclothymia but has still experienced periods of clinically significant abnormal mood elevation." (from NAMI)

Calypso, in my OP I was referring to like avoiding others' experiences of depression because I'm afraid it will just bring me down...or I just don't have patience for it. Know what I mean? I don't do it to be mean, I just frankly would rather look at positive things in that state. Make any sense??? Anyone???
 
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Oh, ok. I found my paperwork last night. It says. "She has symtoms of Unspecified Bipolar Disorder, due to frequent mood changes". Oh, that's all it says about that. hmm

Google says "other specified” and “unspecified” is when a person does not meet the criteria for bipolar I, II or cyclothymia but has still experienced periods of clinically significant abnormal mood elevation." (from NAMI)

Calypso, in my OP I was referring to like avoiding others' experiences of depression because I'm afraid it will just bring me down...or I just don't have patience for it. Know what I mean? I don't do it to be mean, I just frankly would rather look at positive things in that state. Make any sense??? Anyone???
it makes sense to me :hug:

i dont have bipolar and i have moments where being reminded of depression drags me down :hug:

i still try and help others though if i can :)
 
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I'm not bipolar, I have BPD, but...

umm, sort of? If I'm in a decent mood, but it's a bit fragile, I tend to get a mini jolt of anxiety if I think of an unresolved issue. Like, I feel guilty for being ok when there is a problem I'll have to face soon.

Yeah -I dread reminders of unpleasantness.

oh I believe I experience anxiety during my up moods often, although not always. But sometimes the anxiety pushes me to be active. Not really feeling it at the moment, although I'll probably get there since I just had my coffee. Yeah, I dread reminders too. Like I feel bad others suffer (like, it isn't fair that they're suffering and I'm in an up mood but it also isn't fair that others are up when I'm down-well some others. Sadly, some people are just always down. Poor dears!) but I just get impatient...so I tend to avoid that so I don't say something stupid...again. :/
 
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it makes sense to me :hug:

i dont have bipolar and i have moments where being reminded of depression drags me down :hug:

i still try and help others though if i can :)
Bless!

I try when I can, but well, sometimes I can't. (see post above) *hugs midnight*
 
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Oh, ok. I found my paperwork last night. It says. "She has symtoms of Unspecified Bipolar Disorder, due to frequent mood changes". Oh, that's all it says about that. hmm

Google says "other specified” and “unspecified” is when a person does not meet the criteria for bipolar I, II or cyclothymia but has still experienced periods of clinically significant abnormal mood elevation." (from NAMI)

Calypso, in my OP I was referring to like avoiding others' experiences of depression because I'm afraid it will just bring me down...or I just don't have patience for it. Know what I mean? I don't do it to be mean, I just frankly would rather look at positive things in that state. Make any sense??? Anyone???
It makes sense to me. I think regardless of what mental health issues a person has it's sometimes hard to deal with even hearing/reading about anyone else's issues when we are doing ok. It does affect us.

Avoiding it at times, whether when we are struggling or not is a form of self care. We have to take care of ourselves first.
 
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