Is this Rapid Cycling or PTSD?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

GreenTeaHero
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 181
   Posted 3/30/2010 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I'll be in a good mood for three to five days, feeling almost powerful, sexy, happy, caring..
and one thing weird i've noticed is during these times i CANT cry even if something sadish happens..
then I "crash" and start bawling and feel down or even suicidal and want to sleep too much...
for a day or so.. .during this time i can feel sad feelings enough to cry...
then back up again~

i guess i should be glad it does go back up, since i'd been depressed for most of winter.... i shouldnt be complaining.. but yikes this is crazy!!

I'd heard that short-term mood swings come from PTSD so I was wondering what your take was...

tortoise11
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 2896
   Posted 3/30/2010 4:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I have both.  :)  That sounds more like rapid cycling.  My PTSD stuff shows up like...  I see someone who looks like someone and then I can't go to the same place again.
Bipolar 2
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder


GreenTeaHero
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 181
   Posted 3/30/2010 4:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok thanks for sharing your input. Should I tell my pdoc about it?
My PTSD looks like that sometimes and also panic attacks from triggers...but it does swing my mood way down to be triggered... but never Up .. good point!

happy bill
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 1132
   Posted 3/30/2010 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
That really sounds like the rapid cycling to me over PTSD. And yes i would talk to my doctor about it.

Bill

Tainted
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 99
   Posted 3/31/2010 12:42 AM (GMT -7)   
That sounds a lot like me. I am diagnosed rapid cycling, but I have had my fair share of trauma that I have not brought up to doc yet, so I may have ptsd too. Guess that doesn't really help!

AK93
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 24
   Posted 3/31/2010 12:52 AM (GMT -7)   
That sounds like me and I definitely can't have PTSD. So yeah I'd agree, it sounds more like rapid cycling.

GreenTeaHero
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 181
   Posted 3/31/2010 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Whoa thats a lot!! Thanks Bohemian :)
I guess it is rapid cycling then and not PTSD or Borderline personality...
of course, it Could be but i'm not having any problems with rage, or personal relationships... and i don't alternate between views of others..
so i 'm gonna go back to Rapid Cycling.
Some of those are right on.
Like the overconfidence alternating with a lack of self confidence... exactly..
alternating between optimism and negativism...
alternating between fun activities and guilt about having fun...
Those all sound right on~
gosh!!!

tortoise11
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 2896
   Posted 3/31/2010 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Be careful. The longer you go without treatment, the worse - and faster - rapid cycling gets.

I used to cycle every 9 months... then 6... then 3... now it is down to 2 days, and it gets worse without treatment down to 3 hours.
Bipolar 2
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder


GreenTeaHero
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 181
   Posted 3/31/2010 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Holymoly three hours...
mine is at about 3 to five days now...

tortoise11
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 2896
   Posted 3/31/2010 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
so git your silly butt off to your pdoc.  tongue
Bipolar 2
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder


GreenTeaHero
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 181
   Posted 4/1/2010 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah tortoise11, I dont have another appointment for 2 weeks.. basically after the OD they put me on a NDA with a local mental health, cuz usually i don't have a pdoc i just have a therapist and doctor. but i tried to call the number and it wasnt working!!!!
I'll try again tomorrow....
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Sunday, December 04, 2016 11:36 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,732,616 posts in 301,038 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151196 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, RAmiddleage55.
262 Guest(s), 11 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Lyme Yes or No ?, Psilociraptor, 81GyGuy, Gemlin, summer16, 142, Huddie, Fairwind, BKelly, Islandclub1, Mister Mike


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer