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Orangemarigold

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Lately with my bipolar I’ve been experiencing more mania/hypomania than depression and a lot of the times that’s the only time I really feel happy, not just content but actually happy. Now anytime I’m happy I’m always worried in the back of my mind that I might be starting a manic episode. Does anyone have any advice on how to tell the difference or how to combat this worry so that whenever I am happy I can just be happy and not have to worry about it too? Thanks

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    • Chesbro99

      674d

      This is something I worry about to. All the above advice is good

    • Chesbro99

      674d

      This is something I worry about to. All the above advice is good

    • lucyblue

      674d

      What does your sleep look like? When I'm manic it is a good indicator. What does your hygiene look like? I noticed that dips at my highs and my lows. The speed of my voice, am I talking fast or am I struggling with words, it can be telling.

    • Berwin

      675d

      Unfortunately it’s very hard to tell. If you catch yourself fixating on one thing, staying up all night, or being OVERexcited, it is usually mania.

      • Orangemarigold

        675d

        @Berwin I already have a tendency to fixate on things so I’m not sure if that part helps or not but thank you. I did just get an official diagnosis recently so maybe it was just the bipolar all along.

        • Berwin

          675d

          @Orangemarigold also if you catch yourself talking or thinking really really fast. Forgot to put that up there.

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