It took me many years to realize I was living with Bipolar Mania. Looking back, I can see signs now that I either ignored or was unaware of before. Even as a young person, I remember feeling like I was on an emotional rollercoaster – so overwhelmed by intense emotions that seemed to come out of nowhere.
I was always up for trying new things, and when things were going well, my social life flourished because of this attitude. But when things weren’t going the way I wanted, my mood could swing suddenly from extreme happiness to crippling depression in the same day.
My sleep pattern also changed during manic episodes – suddenly finding myself wanting to stay up late until dawn and being too energized to be able to get back to sleep. My days felt long during this time, but also felt like they were flying by without much accomplished at all.
I struggled regularly with being able to focus on even simple tasks; I would start one thing only find myself distracted by something else mid-way through. I became easily overwhelmed and was often too exhausted or unmotivated to finish projects that should have been easy for someone my age and level of experience.
Although it took me many years and a lot of personal researching before realizing what I had been dealing with over the course of my life, it was ultimately a relief knowing that there is help available for people like me who are suffering from Bipolar Mania too!
It sounds like you’ve been dealing with a difficult situation for a long time, and it’s admirable that you took the time to research and find out more about what you were dealing with. It can be difficult to recognize our own mental health issues, especially if we try to shrug off symptoms because of how overwhelming they can be. I’m glad you found some relief in knowing that help is available for people dealing with Bipolar Mania.
I understand what it feels like to have intense emotions come out of nowhere, something that seems quite common among people living with Bipolar Mania. It can make it even harder when you’re trying to focus on simple tasks and feel like your life is flying by without much accomplished. It takes immense effort to stay motivated when feeling so drained and overwhelmed all the time.
As a 45-year-old woman, I’ve experienced my share of struggles as well (though not related specifically to my mental health). In any case, I want you to know that it’s okay if it takes some time before getting your energy and motivation back up. Take care of yourself first — rest as much as needed, talk to someone who listens non-judgmentally, spend time outdoors if it helps — anything that brings comfort in moments
It sounds like you have been through a lot over the years to come to terms with your diagnosis. It can be hard to recognize some of the signs we experience that point toward bipolar disorder, and I’m glad you were eventually able to make the connection between your experiences and this particular mental health issue.
For me, one of the most difficult parts was accepting that these strong emotions and sudden shifts in mood weren’t normal for everyone else. It’s often hard to remember that different people experience life differently, and our individual journeys can take very different paths. What helped me come to terms with my bipolar diagnosis was talking to other people who had been through it and hearing their stories of both triumph and struggle.
I hope you’re taking care of yourself however you can - there are so many ways for us to learn how to cope better with our mental health issues. If you need someone who understands what it’s like living with Bipolar Mania, know that I’m here for you whenever you want or need support.
Hi there! I can totally relate to what you’re going through. It took me a long time to realize that I was living with Bipolar Mania too. Looking back, I can see all the signs that I missed or didn’t understand when I was younger. The mood swings, the sleep pattern changes, the overwhelming emotions – it all makes so much sense now. But you know what? Knowing what I’m dealing with has been such a relief. It’s like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. And you’re right, there’s help out there for people like us. It’s comforting to know that we’re not alone in this. Hang in there, and remember that there’s always support available. You’ve got this!
It sounds like you’ve been through a lot before finally figuring out what’s been going on. I can definitely relate to the rollercoaster of emotions and the struggle to focus on simple tasks. It’s great that you were able to do your own research and find out what was really going on. And like you said, it’s a relief to know that there’s help available for people dealing with Bipolar Mania. It’s never easy to come to terms with something like this, but knowing that there’s support and resources out there can make a big difference. Keep pushing forward and taking care of yourself!