Dating someone bipolar roller coaster
To meet the clinical definition, there must be 4 episodes in a year.
But some individuals can experience multiple mood shifts in the same day (for a visual depiction of this, check out the graphs in this article).
My cycles could change on a weekly or monthly basis.
Sometimes I feel ahead of the game and my meds are on track, other times it’s a guessing game and I can’t keep up.
The depression of knowing you’ll fall, and the happiness when you’re climbing up, the anxiety when you realize you’re going to start falling again any moment.
Lyndsay: It feels painful (mentally and physically), stressful, scary, and dramatic. During my manic episode, I spend a lot, I can’t feel any emotions, I shut people out, I’m impulsive, and I’m mean.
The doctors I’ve seen said this might just be my new “normal”.
I was diagnosed with Bipolar type 1 over 13 years ago, when I was 18, but it wasn’t until a few years later they determined it was rapid cycling.
You are sad one minute, hyper the next, giddy, and then back to sad, teary, and wanting to hide.It’s been suggested that I had child onset bipolar, but since they didn’t think that was possible at the time they just called it ADHD.So honestly, I don’t remember a time in my life when I was “normal”.I think my rapid cycling will change again and again, depending on what is going on with my life.Lauren: My rapid cycling varies- in the summer I get longer but more frequent lows, and in the winter I get higher and more frequent highs.