|Q: Is it Bipolar? (Jai)
For a while now i've thought that there might be something wrong with my
constant hyperactivity and moodswings into depression,but until i took this test
on mania provided online i wasn't really sure. Most of the symptoms i can
relate to but i'm not really sure what i should do. I mean, i'm a happy
person and get depressed at a rate where i just expect it every now and then.
I have had thoughts of suicide many times ( not recently ) but have never
really tried. i am pretty sexually active though very discrete about it
and to top it off i am convinced that i have problems when it comes to
relationships. I'm the type of person who always wants to get up and do
stuff and also that person who talks so much they don't make any sense. I'm
also very creative and constantly having new ideas..and plans for the future. I
want to know if there is any advise you can give me, besides seeing a
psychiarist (I can't really afford that right now.) Thanks for your time.
i hope this letter wasn't too general.
Dear Jai --
Try reading my site about Bipolar II
for some ideas on treating without medications ("Treatment Details"
section); and then I hope that might also stimulate some interest to get at
least a trial of low-dose lithium, which is inexpensive and a primary care
doctor might be willing to try it for you. After that, if it doesn't go
well, maybe a psychiatrist...
Published March, 2001