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Sonnet

384d

I have ADHD and I’ve been trapeares for it and the focus has been much better but i have been wondering for some time if I also have bi polar because my emotions have always been my biggest problem, I thought it was jus part of the adhd symptoms but I am curious if i actually have bipolar to! For me it’s like every once in a while I completely spiral and it’s so exhausting and my emotions are honestly to much to handle! I also have had bad reactions to antidepressants!

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    • Sonnet

      362d

      @Sonnet Yeah I would actually really appreciate that! I talked with a therapist and she says it’s very likely I have both!

    • BeautifulMe

      377d

      I think you should do research on what you think you may have...It was very helpful for me...

    • DitsyDiabetic

      379d

      I was falsely diagnosed with bipolar and adhd, turned out to be moderate asd. Maybe look into that, maybe take the AQ to rule it out?

    • klazikel

      382d

      Hi, I agree that you should consult a mental health professional about getting evaluated if you're concerned. The combination of ADHD and bipolar can be difficult to deal with, and they can sort of feed off of each other. It's also true that there is a lot of overlap when it comes to symptoms of ADHD and bipolar disorder. Impulsively, hyper-fixation, emotional outbursts, and forgetfulness are a few examples of that. However, the combination of the two can be taxing, and having the right diagnosis, treatment, and med regimen can make a big difference in managing your disorders and reaching stability. I hope you find what you're looking for and I wish you the best!😁

      • Sonnet

        381d

        @klazikel thanks so much! yeah it’s a fun time lol I’m planning on meeting with someone soon!

        • Sonnet

          362d

          @Sonnet Yeah I would actually really appreciate that! I talked with a therapist and she says it’s very likely I have both!

        • klazikel

          381d

          @Sonnet that's great! Good luck! If you'd ever like to talk, just DM me. My daughter has been diagnosed with ADHD and bipolar, so I have a outsiders perspective on it. If you have any questions or want to chat, I'm available.😁

    • Annie24

      383d

      Well you should most definitely seek a doctor’s advice but I’ve been falsely diagnosed with bipolar when it was actually ADHD. I do not experience heavy mood swings as much and do not suffer depression so…I’m just almost constantly somewhat manic. But everyone is different though. Do not rule out other things like autism, trauma, stress…those things

    • katitomato

      383d

      I am in the same boat! Multiple docs have said it’s probably bipolar due to the fact that SSRIs make me extremely manic. But they don’t want to give me a test or actual diagnosis of bipolar for whatever reason. But I’m on antipsychotics and those help with my mood a lot.

    • NyxiAnyaOrnimae

      384d

      Is it possible that your spiraling is triggered by something that happened? Like a PTSD reaction or something?

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It is possible to have both ADHD and bipolar disorder, as they can be comorbid conditions. Emotional dysregulation can be a part of ADHD, but it's important to consult with a mental health professional to discuss your symptoms and concerns to determine if you may also have bipolar disorder.

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