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The thing that bothers me most about this disorder is my ups and downs. Just a week ago, I was happy and enjoying bein in my class on Organizational Development. I was excited cause I thought I found something I really wanted to get into in the future. I went out with my friends on Saturday night and had a really good time. Buuuut, then the week starts and the DP/Depression slowly creeps back, then I get physically sick and now I feel like I want to die.

So what do I hate about this? The roller coaster ride. It's so unpredictable.

Kelson
 
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Cut it out guys. I'm a member on a lot of forums, and act like a twat on most of them - this isn't one of them.

Give it a rest.

Kelson, I know exactly what you mean. It is one of the worst things - it makes everything so unpredictable.
 
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Yes, let's squash the beef. I see no reason why we can't just let all this stuff go. By the way, I am a diagnosed bipolar, so I know a bit about the ups and downs in moods.
 

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I'm not really sure if I am bi-polar. I mean, I never really get the ULTIMATE, crazy highs where I want to stay awake for days and spend tons of money, etc...etc...but I do get the severe downs
 

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according to every doc ive talked to about bipolar, there are several different kinds. severe manics are just one kind. but you can feel fine and ok for a few weeks mood wise, and then feel down for a few weeks. im not sure if im bipolar per say.. but i do get this as well... and when im feeling good i dont talk to trees or claim that im cheetara queen of the thundercats.
 
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I'm not really sure if I am bi-polar. I mean, I never really get the ULTIMATE, crazy highs where I want to stay awake for days and spend tons of money, etc...etc...but I do get the severe downs
there is bipolar 1 and bipolar 2, bipolar 1 is the one you just described. Bipolar 2 is the one that you may have
 

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I think there's two "types" of bipolar, which are broad categories for how the illness develops, but I'm not really sure.

As for the ups and downs, Kelson, I know exactly what you mean. If recovery was something that was gradual and steady, and something which you knew for sure was happening, then I think I'd be willing to put as much effort into it as possible. As it stands, you can work as hard as as you like and inexplicably find yourself back to "square one", questioning if you are actually recovering at all or even thinking that you're getting worse - that's where I am right now.

Personally, though, the worst thing about DP is that there simply is no escape whatsoever. Nothing. 6 months ago I could go through periods of feeling awful. I might feel uncomfortable around a group, I might have an awful day, I might have everything in my life just "piling up", but, at the end of the day, I could always just "retreat", sit in at home for a while and get away from it all. With DP, there's nowhere to run, and, in fact, running often makes it much worse.

I honestly doubt that you're bipolar, but I suppose it might be worth checking it with the Doc if you're uncertain.
 
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^^^Johnny, that really doesn't make much sense. Not jokin around or anything, but I don't understand what that sentence means??
Different types of bipolar like monkey dust said
 

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The classic form of the illness, which involves recurrent episodes of mania and depression, is called bipolar I disorder. Some people, however, never develop severe mania but instead experience milder episodes of hypomania that alternate with depression; this form of the illness is called bipolar II disorder. When four or more episodes of illness occur within a 12-month period, a person is said to have rapid-cycling bipolar disorder. Some people experience multiple episodes within a single week, or even within a single day.
my official diagnonsense is bipolar 2, obsessive compulsive, attention deficit, dissociative, anxiety panic disorder with recurrent depressive episodes or sommat like that. in other words.. they have no flipping clue what i really am. so my personal diagnosis is that im simply F#CKED.
 
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