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Andperry428
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26 Feb 2018, 10:36 am

So I'm not bipolar, but I suspect I might be, my sister was diagnosed as being bipolar as my Aunt is also bipolar on my dad's side. I can't confirm if my Dad was bipolar, I can't ask him since he's gone :/ he didn't even know that he or his kids have Asperger's syndrome


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I'm finally finding out I'm autistic, I don't know how to feel or what to feel. So many feels!


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01 May 2018, 6:00 am

Hello. I’m very new here. I was tested just this last Friday and was told I have signs of autism but I haven’t been diagnosed yet. Impatiently waiting! I have been diagnosed bi-polar and have severe social anxiety. I’ve tried a LOT of different prescriptions for bi-polar with every one making things worse. I get locked in my head like being in a dark closet and cannot function. At least off the drugs I feel present in my own body. Although the anxiety gets bad. I’ve been reading the forums and stories on WP and finally see what I’ve been thinking since I can remember. I see on this forum some of the strongest people who continual fight. It gives me hope. I have forgotten that feeling. Thank you for putting yourselves out here. It does help.



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29 Sep 2018, 11:40 am

I have bipolar as well as a learning disability and autism.



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30 May 2019, 12:29 am

Hi all, I'm a bit confused as to whether I would fit the criteria for bipolar or any kind of hypomania!

I am almost diagnosed with Asperger's, but I get major mood swings and have done throughout my life. When I was about13-16, I would have 1 month of lethargy and depression (which I didn't know was depression at the time) and one month of more energy, less anxiety and more pacing in my room, creativity and productivity, for another month. It alternated like this until I was about 17, where the depression became more prolonged and my happy symptoms came in shorter bursts, however I always struggled with sleep. In the better months, sometimes I could not sleep a night and go to school the next morning feeling relatively okay.

I can't do this anymore however! After a traumatic event at 18 the episodes of depression and the happy symptoms became more intense but in way shorter episodes, where I would experience mood swings in a day, where my perspective of the world would shift a lot. At this point, I still felt the need to stay awake with moments where I felt euphoric, but I still crashed and needed to sleep. Then I would sleep almost all day.

I don't usually do reckless things and am not impulsive usually, I don't drink, do drugs or smoke at all. However in my more energised moments where the depression is barely there, I am more talkative and feel the need to jump around and pace.
However these times don't last as long as they used to, perhaps not meeting the 4 day requirement for bipolar, but I still feel many of the symptoms. In my moments where I feel like I might be hypomanic, I don't feel like sleeping at all, play happy music on repeat, pace, feel like I can do anything I put my mind to, write a lot, feel more confident, and everything feels easier and lighter. I like myself more and it's as if all my worries have gone away, but I know they will come back. Then it can all crash and I feel miserable.

Does this sound like bipolar? :? 8O I feel like I might be, but the only thing is I do need a lot of sleep, yet I still feel the need to pace and can feel like doing amazing things academically and have more self esteem in these moments. I just can't keep myself awake as easy. Does this mean it's not a hypomanic episode if I still need sleep and am not impulsive that much?

Thank you for any advice!! Any advice is appreciated!! :D



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25 Sep 2019, 7:13 pm

bluegreenleaves wrote:
Hi all, I'm a bit confused as to whether I would fit the criteria for bipolar or any kind of hypomania!

I am almost diagnosed with Asperger's, but I get major mood swings and have done throughout my life. When I was about13-16, I would have 1 month of lethargy and depression (which I didn't know was depression at the time) and one month of more energy, less anxiety and more pacing in my room, creativity and productivity, for another month. It alternated like this until I was about 17, where the depression became more prolonged and my happy symptoms came in shorter bursts, however I always struggled with sleep. In the better months, sometimes I could not sleep a night and go to school the next morning feeling relatively okay.

I can't do this anymore however! After a traumatic event at 18 the episodes of depression and the happy symptoms became more intense but in way shorter episodes, where I would experience mood swings in a day, where my perspective of the world would shift a lot. At this point, I still felt the need to stay awake with moments where I felt euphoric, but I still crashed and needed to sleep. Then I would sleep almost all day.

I don't usually do reckless things and am not impulsive usually, I don't drink, do drugs or smoke at all. However in my more energised moments where the depression is barely there, I am more talkative and feel the need to jump around and pace.
However these times don't last as long as they used to, perhaps not meeting the 4 day requirement for bipolar, but I still feel many of the symptoms. In my moments where I feel like I might be hypomanic, I don't feel like sleeping at all, play happy music on repeat, pace, feel like I can do anything I put my mind to, write a lot, feel more confident, and everything feels easier and lighter. I like myself more and it's as if all my worries have gone away, but I know they will come back. Then it can all crash and I feel miserable.

Does this sound like bipolar? :? 8O I feel like I might be, but the only thing is I do need a lot of sleep, yet I still feel the need to pace and can feel like doing amazing things academically and have more self esteem in these moments. I just can't keep myself awake as easy. Does this mean it's not a hypomanic episode if I still need sleep and am not impulsive that much?

Thank you for any advice!! Any advice is appreciated!! :D


I’m in between diagnoses myself (already got ASD and depression) but am currently on a mood stabilizer because I got hypomanic when I started Zoloft. I would say my symptoms were similar to yours. Depression is my worst symptom. I wasn’t quite sure if it was hypomania until the Zoloft. Then I felt high and realized it was kind of like what I felt before just more intense.



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02 Oct 2019, 3:36 pm

I have been diagnosed with Schizophrenia for twelve+ years. In the past, my sister has said that she thinks I have Asperger's Syndrome. I don't think I have it, unless it is being masked by my Schizophrenia...



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01 Dec 2019, 9:46 pm

I have been diagnosed with Asperger's several years ago after several outbursts in the workplace and a requirement to be evaluated medically. After getting into something I shouldn't have, learning stuff I shouldn't have, and talking to people I shouldn't have, I began my first manic episode in which I hallucinated several horrific things. The residual trauma 2 manic episodes later and 3 admissions to psych wards, the conclusion was that I had bipolar 1. Then less than 2 months ago, the new diagnosis was schizo-affective. It is absolute hell.