Hey there. I posted on this forum about a month ago,but then i couldn't remember the webisite i signed up to so i couldn't check if anyone responded. I checked anyhow and thanks to all you guys who responded,they were proper dedicated responses and i learned a lot.
Now i'm just wondering if you guys could explain your stories to me,i'm really quite interested in how bipolar affects people,i'm not too sure if it's bipolar i suffer from,i've not yet been diagnosed and i'd worry myself sick if i diagnosed myself,but either way it's still very interesting for me to learn about other peoples lives and how you's live with this.
I was wodering...d'you have physical symptoms at all? How do you's know when a manic episode is beginning,what does it feel like? Do you lose your thoughts completely or do you think you've found answers to everything? What was it like when you first knew something was wrong,what happened? When your depressed,what do you do,do you go out and socialise and put a false face on or do you keep the despair to yourself? Is the manic feeling really good or do you know it's happening,do you have inisight but just cant stop it? What do you do for a living? I'm really interested in all this.
Also,i've heard a couple of people say this is not a 'mental illness' (i hate the stigma attached to those words) and it's a physical abnormality in the brain. I'm not too sure i understand this,i thought it was more to do with nuerotransmitters in the brain.
One last question,do you suffer from anxiety or obsessions,or any anxiety related disorders? The whole thing is very hard for me to understand at the moment,i would love to hear from you guys and i hold no judgements,it is