I’m not sure if I’m showing signs of bipolar disorder, but lately I’ve been noticing a change in my mood and energy levels. I could be feeling elated one moment and then down the next. It’s like a roller coaster, always leaving me feeling exhausted at the end of the day.
My shifts in mood seem to follow certain patterns. When I’m on a manic high, I find myself talking faster, jumping from topic to topic, having difficulty concentrating and even making reckless decisions that I normally would never make. On the other hand, when my mood dips into depression, it feels like all my creative ideas have dried up, nothing seems funny anymore, I can’t focus on anything and want to retreat from people and activities that normally bring me pleasure.
If this sounds familiar to you or if these changes in your moods feel out of control then it may be time to investigate further with your doctor. If your doctor suspects mild bipolar disorder they may suggest medications or counseling to help manage your symptoms. By recognizing these changes early on you can take action to get yourself back on track and ensure you’re leading a healthy life.