Bipolar x 20 years. Not on any meds - allergic/sensitive to all mood stabilizers.
My mood swings have calmed down, but I sometimes get episodes of a painful feeling in my head that last up to a few hours. My doctor calls it "agitation", but it feels more like abnormal brain activity to me. They make me feel upset, although I don't get either depressed or manic. Some of these episodes are localized to the right or left front side of my head. They're not usually triggered by any anxious thoughts but can come on when I'm feeling stressed, or sometimes out of the blue.
Basically, they seem separate from my mood swings, but somehow related to the bipolar process.
Are these familiar to anyone?