Hi all. Im a 30 yr old guy from England and am new on here. I've been having a torrid time lately and giving everyone else a hard time with my behaviour
recently. I've suffered from bad mood swings and 'episodes' (I hate that label!) since my teens and have had the symptoms commonly associated with Bipolar.
I went to see a doctor on Wednesday (not my own doctor) who told me 'it is stress'. Afterwards I got really annoyed and wished Id said "What so its been f@ckin stress for the past 16 years has it!?" He was just a regular GP and not a psych. This brought me down even more as I felt like an idiot! He just dismissed how I was feeling straight away! crap he didnt even give me tablets for stress!!
I decided that after so many years Id maybe finally put my finger on what was wrong and I was darn well not going to let some local GP tell me I was stressed! I booked an appointment with my Doctor today and he has referred me after we discussed how crap I'd been feeling and also what I was like at the other end of the spectrum! I went in to see him with 2 sides of A4 paper notes on things I'd done and how Id been feeling and my symptoms! He must have though jees this guy is definitely ill! I'd manically written it down and it was in such a mess Im surprised he could read it!
He said that I'd described more highs than low symptoms. I agreed but also point out the depressive side and that was probably more I could add that I couldn't think of. It was a stream on consciousness list so it was never going to be fully comprehensive! LOL!
He also want me to take a blood test for an over-active thyroid as that can give similar symptoms apparently??! I'm darned if it isn't bipolar....Im near certain it is!!!
What happens next on the roller-coaster!? Would be nice to hear from you all!