Bipolar?


  • Feb 03, 2010 4:49 AM GMT
    Okay, well not really...but lately I've been all over the place!

    Idk if it's because of stress with such a demanding semester or what, but one day I'm all cheerful and happy, and the next I'm always so irritated and easily bothered, then the next I just feel like nothing's going right and wanna just give up on everything.

    I thought puberty is over?! icon_sad.gif
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    Feb 03, 2010 5:44 AM GMT
    whatsupdude4693 saidOkay, well not really...but lately I've been all over the place!

    Idk if it's because of stress with such a demanding semester or what, but one day I'm all cheerful and happy, and the next I'm always so irritated and easily bothered, then the next I just feel like nothing's going right and wanna just give up on everything.

    I thought puberty is over?! icon_sad.gif


    Eat.

    At only 140 pounds, you're likely having low blood sugar....EAT.
  • WILDCARD73

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    Feb 03, 2010 6:00 AM GMT
    thats not bipolar......... you are having mood swings

    the highs and the lows in bipolar are completely different



    and dont hang out in dearborn too much
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    Feb 03, 2010 6:05 AM GMT
    You might consult your doctor about Bipolar II, especially if there is a history of mental illness in your family. Its symptoms are a bit different than "classic" Bipolar I, and mood swings are definitely a part of it.

    WebMDPeople with bipolar I disorder experience true mania -- a severe, abnormally elevated mood with erratic behavior. Manic symptoms lead to serious disruptions in life, causing legal or major personal problems.

    In bipolar II disorder, the symptoms of elevate mood never reach full-on mania. Bipolar II can be thought of as a milder form of bipolar disorder.


    http://www.webmd.com/bipolar-disorder/guide/bipolar-2-disorder

    It could very well just be "adolescent angst," but if it troubles you enough to post, then perhaps you should talk to a pro.
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    Feb 03, 2010 6:07 AM GMT
    Nawwww .. you are still in your wonder years! icon_lol.gif

  • Feb 03, 2010 6:20 AM GMT
    haha I doubt I am bipolar, just being a bit of a hypochondriac I suppose...they're more like mood swings as Wildcard said though, however, I can't seem to figure out what's affecting them or how to get it under control
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    Feb 03, 2010 6:26 AM GMT
    I find that whenever I'm cranky or moody, it's usually because of one of these three things:
    a) Need to eat
    b) Need to sleep
    c) Need to poop

    Eatin, sleepin and poopin! Fixes almost everything! Although, they should not be attempted simultaneously... That's messy and a little unhygienic...

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    Feb 03, 2010 6:29 AM GMT


    Maybe you are having anxiety about leaving your teen years behind .. don't sweat it kid .. you still got plenty of time icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 03, 2010 6:38 AM GMT
    no where near bi polar

    i had a friend who was bipolar on the verge of schizophrenia, me nor her closest friends had known she had it, and nor did she. i tried supporting her as a friend for a long as i could despite the extreme mood swings and complete 180 degree change in character that happened extremely frequently.

    until one day that i was with her she said that she was going to kill her "other person" so she went suicidal quicker than she could blink and the next thing i knew me and a friend were holding her up from a balcony 30 stories high by her arms and trying to drag her back onto the balcony. this event occurred in front of 30 or so people because we were at a party.

    sad to say but us closest to her had convinced the mother to take her to a medical expert and she was confirmed with an extreme case of bipolar and mild schizophrenic, however had not satisfied her to being classified as schizophrenic.

    not to mention a lot of the drama that came along with being bipolar. the little tiniest thing that could possibly go wrong would set her off in such an extremely exaggerated way (through no real fault of her own i must add).

    the medication is a last resort and its such a sad thing to see her on it because she has virtually become lifeless. safe to say she seems like a walking zombie. however she is able to cope in life now and deal with her job and not worry about her mood swings.

    i would not use words so quickly to predetermine such symptoms so rashly.

    however in support of your situation i do feel exactly the same things you do with the stress of university, work and all things that come with being alive in general one day i could be having an awesome morning and before you know it, the rest of the day just does not seem like its going the way it should. and i do get the mood swings going.

    talking to someone, whether thats a counsellor or psychiatrist and (in my own opinion the best to turn to) a friend may help some what.

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    Feb 03, 2010 9:44 AM GMT
    A major cause of mood swings, apart from bi-polar disorder, is depression. We all go through ups and downs in our mood and that's a normal reaction to life's struggles, stress, set backs, and disappointments.
    If you haven't had mood swings like this in the past then it very well could be caused from the temporary stress of a demanding semester, as you already had mentioned.

    If you can't seem to figure out what's causing your mood swings, then try some of these things....they should help! :-)

    1)EXERCISE-This will help you shed any negitive nervous tension and improve your mood for the whole day. Plus it raises dopamine and serotonin levels.

    2)BALANCE WORK & PLAY-Any spare time you have, try to go out with friends and have a good time. Having too many responsibilities or too big of a work load will make you very irritable.

    3)MEDITATION-By breathing deeply and relaxing, you cause the release of neurotransmitters in the brain that are associated with calm feelings and reduced levels of stress. Try looking up guided meditation on you tube...trust me it will help ALOT! :-)

    4)BE CURIOUS-Many studies in psychology have shown that people who are intrested in other people and different things, are likely to be happier than those who have little or no intrests. The key is to do activities that are outside of your comfort zone. SOOO be adventurous, and try doing something new every once and a while! lol

    5)GET OMEGA 3s IN YOUR DIET-They have a powerful affect on the brain, and can improve your mood, concentration and have many other health benefits.

    6)BE CAREFUL WHO YOU HANG AROUND-Being around negitive unhappy people can bring you down and make you feel equally unhappy. Negitive energy is infectious!!!

    7)EAT SOME FAT-A diet lacking in fat will cause depression, frustration and anxiety.

    icon_cool.gifSMILE :-) ENJOY LIFE BE HAPPY DON'T STRESS & DO WHAT EVER IT TAKES TO GET THERE!!!!!!! YOU ARE TOOO CUTE NOT TO!! LOL
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    Feb 03, 2010 10:38 AM GMT
    chuckystud saidEat.

    At only 140 pounds, you're likely having low blood sugar....EAT.


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    I thought the same thing.
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    Feb 03, 2010 10:42 AM GMT
    ActiveAndFit saidNawwww .. you are still in your wonder years! icon_lol.gif


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  • DCEric

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    Feb 03, 2010 1:26 PM GMT
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    chuckystud saidEat.

    At only 140 pounds, you're likely having low blood sugar....EAT.


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    I thought the same thing.


    Yup. You are probably just hungry.
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    Feb 03, 2010 8:50 PM GMT
    Tom_Tom saidI find that whenever I'm cranky or moody, it's usually because of one of these three things:
    a) Need to eat
    b) Need to sleep
    c) Need to poop

    Eatin, sleepin and poopin! Fixes almost everything! Although, they should not be attempted simultaneously... That's messy and a little unhygienic...



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    Feb 03, 2010 9:02 PM GMT
    Hardly bipolar.... just stressed, it seems.
    Hang in there.