Could my hubby have bipolar disorder?

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Date Joined May 2004
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   Posted 5/13/2004 6:54 AM (GMT -7)   
My husband, love of my life, has swift mood swings. For example; last night I was upset because he cancelled plans with me yet again. We had plans to go see Stomp with his parents. He decided not to go, disappointing myself and his mother. I did not yell at him, I simply said "I do not want to talk to you right now" and he freaked out! He had been fine until then, moodwise. Then he started cussing at me, threw my magazine across the room, spit toward me, and proceeded to tell me to "go now." All the while I was sitting there calmly. Then he went inside and took the car keys, yelling "You're not taking my f'ing car!" I talked my friend/neighbor into going with me, and got ready to go. My husband came to me and said "I'm sorry for getting so mad about petty stuff, but I don't want to go." I chose not to speak to him because I might have said some unnecessary things myself. In trying to make me happy again, he started playing peekaboo around the car as I pulled out of our neighbor's driveway. (this all happened within 30 minutes)
This is only one of many examples. This is the most recent, and the most extreme so far. He also gets down on himself, and I do my best to encourage and reassure him. Sometimes it's hard to be my cheerful self when he is trying to bring everyone down with him.
Please offer me an opinion! I know that you don't know much of our history, but I'd be happy to offer more insight to anyone whos interested!
I love my husband!! I will stand by his side no matter what! If there's help out there for him...I want to help him find it!!
Thanks for reading!

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Date Joined Mar 2004
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   Posted 5/13/2004 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sudan,  I would hate to tell you that yes your husband sounds like he could be bi-polar.  I myself am Bi-polar and was dx in 1995, even though it has been many years since I was dx I find new things out about my disiese everyday.  My suggestion would be to see if your husband would be willing to go to a specialist to talk to them.  Many dr.'s are willing to let both partners in on office visits, which would enable you to tell the dr. what you your self have observed.  Your husband may not even realize he is doing some of the things you notice him doing.  That would be the first step I would take.
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Date Joined May 2004
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   Posted 5/13/2004 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you very much for your reply! I'm trying to get up the nerve to discuss it with him.
Thanks again!

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