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My doctor and I have been talking about a possible diagnosis of bipolar. We aren’t 100% sure yet but lately I’ve been beyond exhausted. Super tired no matter how much I sleep. Feeling like I have 5% energy and sleeping all day or falling asleep randomly and often. It’s been super frustrating and causing some tension in my relationship. Has anyone experienced anything’s similar or even have bipolar themselves and can tell me how I can kind of stay up. I’m not saying it’s bipolar but seems highly likely and I’ve just been feeling depressed because of this.

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    • Ryan94

      647d

      @Niniluv well, the best thing you can do is be completely honest with your doctor. To answer your question, if you can find at least one thing that gets you out of bed, you're doing it. Sometimes all it takes is one good push to get going, but that can also backfire and make you feel worse. Best piece of advice I've heard is to feel what you're feeling and be sure to communicate with your loved ones because it's easy to push them away by withholding info from them. Now, if that person isn't willing to listen, that relationship may not be healthy, at least for you while you're down. Unfortunately, there is no one cure-all for everyone, as everyone responds differently to everything, but it has be proven that if you for e yourself to get up and walk for a bit you will start to feel better because your brain will be rewarded, and that can start the chain reaction to get done whatever you need. I'll be honest with you by saying that, for me, there are days where I'm absolutely inconsolable and I'm still trying to figure out how to get through a day. Good luck to you and the journey you're on ✌🏻

    • Niniluv

      647d

      I also do experience the manic side more often than this. Typically I go days without sleep or fine with 1 hour of sleep and I’m just super impulsive and happy. This is the longest I’ve been on the “down “ side of this.

      • Ryan94

        647d

        @Niniluv well, the best thing you can do is be completely honest with your doctor. To answer your question, if you can find at least one thing that gets you out of bed, you're doing it. Sometimes all it takes is one good push to get going, but that can also backfire and make you feel worse. Best piece of advice I've heard is to feel what you're feeling and be sure to communicate with your loved ones because it's easy to push them away by withholding info from them. Now, if that person isn't willing to listen, that relationship may not be healthy, at least for you while you're down. Unfortunately, there is no one cure-all for everyone, as everyone responds differently to everything, but it has be proven that if you for e yourself to get up and walk for a bit you will start to feel better because your brain will be rewarded, and that can start the chain reaction to get done whatever you need. I'll be honest with you by saying that, for me, there are days where I'm absolutely inconsolable and I'm still trying to figure out how to get through a day. Good luck to you and the journey you're on ✌🏻

        • Niniluv

          647d

          @Ryan94 thank you and good luck on your journey also. Honestly all of this is still fairly new for me as my therapist recently started talking about my past trauma and I’m very quiet about my personal pains or struggles. So even something as simple as this is difficult for me to talk about because I’m scared they’ll say I’m having a lot of issues or that I’m a hypochondriac. So it’s pretty hard to be open especially as something that seems so basic like sleep. I keep talking it down to maybe I’m tired from working or I’ve been busy. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one who experiences these things and that there’s not much at the moment I can do besides continue being patient and doing small tasks hoping it works. Thankfully the one person I do try to speak to these things about is very supportive so that definitely helps. I feel that sometimes the frustration just gets overwhelming for both of us. But a work in progress and I definitely reassure them all the time that I’m trying to be proactive and really make sure I get the help I need and do everything in my power to do so. I’ll keep what you said in mind throughout my journey it was very helpful so thank you again.

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