I guess I am bipolar.

Discussion in 'Other Mental Health Issues' started by Concernedgal, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Well-Known Member

    Screenshot_2017-04-14-14-21-32-1.png Well there cannot be any other explaination. Last week I was angry at the world, this week i'm agitated. Next week I will be sad beyond repair and I might have an anxiety free week or the anger phase will come back... I don't know. I just feel as if i'm conStanley unstable. I'm not normal ,not even close. I won't take lithium and become an emotionless robot either. So what's a girl to do? I was just sitting here thinking about all this and it's pretty overwhelming. I don't want the lithium. But, I don't want this either. Someone help. What can I do?
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2017
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  3. misszerable

    misszerable Junior Member

    As the article itself says, the best thing to do is have yourself checked by a mental health professional for proper diagnosis. Bipolar disorder is controllable and by taking the right medication and therapy, a person can still lead a productive life. The longer you delay the treatment, the more likely you'll end up hurting yourself or your loved ones. Lithium is not the only medication for bipolar disorder. There are many alternatives on the market. First, however, you have to see a specialist to confirm your suspicion. He will prescribe a course of treatment appropriate to your condition. I hope you will give yourself a chance to be treated and to live a normal life.
  4. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Well-Known Member

    On 1 hand I see what your saying but, on the other... Ssri make me agitated too, isn't the only other treatment option lithium? I need to do more research to find out.
  5. pwarbi

    pwarbi Member

    To be honest I wouldn't pay too much attention to these kind of free tests that you can do online to diagnose symptoms. The only real way is to actually go and speak to your doctor if you have any worries about your behaviour. I'm not saying that all these tests are a scam, but more often than not they WILL say you have a certain condition in the hope that you will then stay on that site and continue to visit on a regular basis.

    Sites rely on visits, and the more interest they can attract, the more money they get paid, so even if a person ISN'T bipolar, it works better for that site in question to say that you are. If you really think there may be an issue, book an appointment with a doctor and discuss the problem with them rather than relying on the internet. If you do that, you'll think you have every illness in the world!
  6. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Well-Known Member

    Well either way i'm screwed because anything I take is going to make me uncomfortable and I don't take anything thatcauses me discomfort .
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  7. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    You should get yourself a proper diagnosis from your own doctor @Concernedgal. Keep working through the meds and my fingers are crossed that you find the right one for yourself.

    I have appreciated your search to find out the reason behind your anxieties. You haven't just put it down to a mental imbalance, you are on a quest to find out the root of the cause. I respect that but at the same time, I hope you are 100% physically fit.

    I read in a book by Wallis Wattles who said that there is no such thing as sickness. There is only health. :D I have to smile at that statement as it is so true. We may be in bad health, but there is only health. Sometimes I wonder if my anxieties may be hormonal or something. But my doctor says that my symptoms are due to the life I had and the start in life. I still try though to overcome my mental problems by listening to subliminal's that help anxiety and depression. I still can't say that they work or not but I keep trying. So keep trying yourself and always, always come on here and tell us what your wondering you may have. The least we can do is a little research or tell you what we think. At the end of the day, if you are truly concerned that you may have anything at all, get it checked out.

    When I was younger, I went to see my doctor and told him that I was born out of incest and asked him if anything would be wrong with me physically. He looked at me and told me that I was fine. I had no disabilities or disfigurements, thankfully. He did give me a DNA test, though, so he could test if there was any underlying illness that had yet to pop up and I am completely clear. The problem is just in my head!

    I'm sending you lots of good healthy vibes, and lots of happy ones too. Have a great day!
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  8. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Well-Known Member

    The confusion. That's what scares me the most. I have yet to get a clear diagnosis. Sure, there have been guessing and they've given me medication hoping it would work. I 've mentioned in 1 of my threads that there is a blood test to determine what medication is right for you. I'm so going to do that. I am so sick and tired of they guessing games when it comes to my mental health and I refuse to take medication on a guess. You give me something that works... or you leave me alone. The whole mental health system is screwed up. What do I have? Am I bipolar, am I severely depressed? What about panic disorder? I just don't know. All I know is that I have mood swings,. I have 1 week iam angry at the world, the other... very sad, and the other week very agitated and anxious. And sometimes I will have a good week and sometimes it goes back to 1 one the other phases. Happiness is all I want , happiness is all we all want. It seems that is just too much to ask I guess. I'm not asking to have a perfect life or to be deleriously happy 24/7 I just want to be normal. Then again... maybe in the world we live in, this is the new normal.

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