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newtothesethings

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Hi all,
I have symptoms that fit the spectrum of cyclothymia (I think), and I will be seeking professional advice on this. I sometimes wonder if I'm being dramatic about the high vs the low. To me they are significant and notable, however I am asking what others have experienced? Particularly with the elated periods, how up is up and how down is down? I'm not seeking to compare my episodes for a who is worse than whom situation, merely to explore whether I am justified in my concern regarding these changes!
I would be grateful to hear of your experiences
 
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Hi all,
I have symptoms that fit the spectrum of cyclothymia (I think), and I will be seeking professional advice on this. I sometimes wonder if I'm being dramatic about the high vs the low. To me they are significant and notable, however I am asking what others have experienced? Particularly with the elated periods, how up is up and how down is down? I'm not seeking to compare my episodes for a who is worse than whom situation, merely to explore whether I am justified in my concern regarding these changes!
I would be grateful to hear of your experiences
it would be easier if you gave us more info

best

bdu
 
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newtothesethings

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it would be easier if you gave us more info

best

bdu
On an up day I can't stop thinking, my mind races through ideas, thoughts and feelings. I can be quite self destructive (but I don't recognise it at the time), going out alone, no filter when speaking. I also run a lot without needing to give myself the get up and go speech. In a down period I struggle to be around people disengaging from even my closest friends. I struggle to find motivation for anything but "being" but I do not think about harming myself (or anyone else)
 
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On an up day I can't stop thinking, my mind races through ideas, thoughts and feelings. I can be quite self destructive (but I don't recognise it at the time), going out alone, no filter when speaking. I also run a lot without needing to give myself the get up and go speech. In a down period I struggle to be around people disengaging from even my closest friends. I struggle to find motivation for anything but "being" but I do not think about harming myself (or anyone else)



how long do the periods last
do you hve therapy or treatment
do you have periods of relative normalcy

not quite sure what youre after here - they think I have bipolar 2 but no one really knows - labile and BPD is the main descriptors I attract

:shrug:

I been in system 5 years seen umpteen shrinks they all just go

We Have No Idea but shes Mental (ish)
 
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Hi newtothesethings. You don't sound too extreme. There are much worse cases. So perhaps that is of some comfort to you. Going out with a lot of energy and socializing inappropriately is a bit much. Getting depressed and unable to motivate is a problem. I can share with you that I take lithium and it has helped although there are some side effects. I can also tell you that I have a bipolar son who refuses to take anything and he just lives and manages his mood swings. What YOU decide to do depends entirely on the severity of your moods. IS YOUR LIFE UNMANAGEABLE???
 
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I was like that. It crept up on me. I wish I had realised and taken medication sooner or changed my lifestyle sooner. I got worse and worse. It was all I knew so I never realised it was rare. I chose the word rare carefully and do accept I have an illness but also that I am justa minority like you are.

No stress! Read about how to manage cyclic moods.
 
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My moods are uncontrollable my ups are still a pain cause i feel like I can do anything I have loads of energy and it keeps me awake all night so I overthink a lot on this period, my downs have gotten so bad I just end up losing my temper smashing things in my room crying for no real reasons, it's horribke I really feel for anyone going through the sane type of thing, I have taken three overdoses and harmed myself twice been a lot of times suffered with bioploar for around 5 years but only really noticed it when it got really bad, at the moment I'm going through hell I started going out with a girl who lives on my area and she just used me really and made me out to be a bad person to all of my friends, so my downs are so bad I haven't really got out of bed I just sort of stay in my room been this way for about 4 month now I barley eat, it's just awful I search for a reason to live or meaning everyday, I use to have a amazing life my own little salon great friends but I have nothing at all now this illness has destroyed my entire life it's too much, I have stopped talking tablets and want to beat this alone but truth is I don't think I can and it will be with me forever.
 
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My moods are uncontrollable my ups are still a pain cause i feel like I can do anything I have loads of energy and it keeps me awake all night so I overthink a lot on this period, my downs have gotten so bad I just end up losing my temper smashing things in my room crying for no real reasons, it's horribke I really feel for anyone going through the sane type of thing, I have taken three overdoses and harmed myself twice been a lot of times suffered with bioploar for around 5 years but only really noticed it when it got really bad, at the moment I'm going through hell I started going out with a girl who lives on my area and she just used me really and made me out to be a bad person to all of my friends, so my downs are so bad I haven't really got out of bed I just sort of stay in my room been this way for about 4 month now I barley eat, it's just awful I search for a reason to live or meaning everyday, I use to have a amazing life my own little salon great friends but I have nothing at all now this illness has destroyed my entire life it's too much, I have stopped talking tablets and want to beat this alone but truth is I don't think I can and it will be with me forever.
If you have been depressed for four months, it doesn't sound like going it alone is working out for you. You don't have to live like this. Bipolar is treatable to an extent. Please see your GP.
 
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I have been to my gp he gives me certaline 50mg they don't really do amything and I've seen a specialist few times don't really think that's for me, so I've decided to just go off travelling in September round East Asia then go work in Australia for a year, Alone so I think that should put all the worry and stress out my mind and find myself again in a way,
 
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I have been to my gp he gives me certaline 50mg they don't really do amything and I've seen a specialist few times don't really think that's for me, so I've decided to just go off travelling in September round East Asia then go work in Australia for a year, Alone so I think that should put all the worry and stress out my mind and find myself again in a way,
It's good to hear more detail. I was worried that you were isolating and not trying anything. Travelling sounds like a brilliant idea. It's so good for you! Enjoy!
 
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Yeah fuck em lol you never know what can happen new surroundings new people 👌🌞✈🌎
 
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