BP manifests itself in SO many different ways so it is hard to diagnose. When I was first put into psychotherapy, my mother called my nurse practitioner and she asked if we were positive I didn't have BP. After that when I was diagnosed with just simple depression I was confused because sometimes I was SUPER happy and I got OCD from the happiness. I ended up getting a 2nd opinion and that's when I was diganosed.
What I say is to keep getting opinions. It is bad to go onto the internet and diagnose yourself, but you should investigate and see if you have any of the symptoms that you never even spotted before so that when you get into a pdoc you can tell ALL your symptoms without forgetting any or counting some out.
Hope this helps!
"Stability is a place bipolar people only visit"
Bipolar II, rapid cycler, severe depression/hypomania, severe anxiety, and lifesaver- Shadley's Titan, nine-year-old reg. Quarter Horse Gelding.
Past: Depakote, Lexapro
Current: Lamictal, Abilify, Buspirome, Minocycline, omega 3, probiotics