I turned 42 last week. I also have spent most of my life unmedicated. I had some medication issues 15 years ago that left me terrified of pdocs. I usually deal with a GP. I feel more comfortable.
I have an appt next week to see about
getting back on meds though. Here in the midwest its been unseasonably warm and apparently something in my brain thinks that its spring. I'm not sleeping much and am a cleaning machine. So far its not too bad. I'm just getting alot done and don't need much sleep. That won't last long. Oh, I still wont sleep and will rarely sit but I won't be productive at all. I lose my focus and even though I seem to be running around all day doing something, looking back on it at the end of the day, I've accomplished nothing. Just spun my wheels.
I also become very irritable if I let it go on too long. Right now I know I'm hypo but I'm still in the early stages where I'm very happy, and energized. Outgoing even and thats unusual for me even when I'm hypomanic. It seems like such a shame to ruin a perfectly good mood but I know whats coming after. I'll be irritable, jumpy and miserable, not to mention exhausted both physically and mentally.
Have a good evening (or I guess morning now)
Good judgement comes from experience and alot of that comes from bad judgement.