Newbie - hypomania in my medical records

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 10/30/2008 10:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I had never heard of hypomania until I read my medical records. I am a 50 year old female.  I had the same doctor for 5 years and only had annual physicals. No problems. My doctor left and I saw another doctor at the same office for an annual exam. I was really cranky that day and didn't like the other doctor. I made an appointment with another doctor just to estblish care. I picked up my records and read them.  The second doctor said  that  my mental state was hypomania and suspect bipolar. I was shocked. She never discussed it with me. I haven't seen my new doctor yet.

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 10/31/2008 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jennybundy,

Welcome to HealingWell and to the bipolar forum.

What a way to find out about bipolar! Well, you don't have a definite diagnosis yet, you still need to see a qualified doctor to get a true evaluation of your psychiatric state, so I'd do that as soon as possible. I'd REALLY recommend going to a psychiatrist for this (as opposed to a gp or pcp) because they just know so much more about the field, obviously. They just are so much more adept at recognizing the varieties of experience. They can tell a bad mood from hypomania, for instance. (Hopefully.) But obviously, you'll do what you have to.

I wish you the best. Stick around. We'd love to hear how your doctor's appointment turns out, and there's a lot of people here for support if you do indeed have bipolar.

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