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x_sillymasterrr

611d

I'm almost certain I have Bipolar I, because I had a 1-2 month state of pure mania with delusions a year ago. The psychotic symptoms went away since then, until recently. I've been having some minor hallucinations, such as hearing soft knocking on my door when nobody is there and seeing bugs that disappear or move in unnatural ways. My paranoia is also very bad- it takes just one second of eye contact between me and a stranger in a Walmart to make me worry that I'm going to get murdered. I see something strange on the road? I worry it's a pipebomb. But it's not enough for it to be a delusion, because I understand that they are irrational fears after the initial anxiety. I believe I'm in a mixed episode right now, but I wouldn't say it's necessarily intense (or perhaps it is and it feels oddly normal like the last psychotic break?). My main question is: Is it possible to have psychotic symptoms when mood isn't extremely intense in Bipolar I? or could I have/be developing something like schizophrenia. Thank you for reading!

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    • bouncyroo11

      606d

      Schizophrenia and paranoia personality disorder and bipolar are very similar. I have bipolar but I definitely have traits from the other two but they are also under the umbrella of bipolar. I often get paranoid delusions and bipolar Lows and sometimes highs.

    • bouncyroo11

      606d

      Schizophrenia and paranoia personality disorder and bipolar are very similar. I have bipolar but I definitely have traits from the other two but they are also under the umbrella of bipolar. I often get paranoid delusions and bipolar Lows and sometimes highs.

    • darkfang

      607d

      I have been diagnosed with bipolar

    • AnaAA

      608d

      I'm bipolar but not sure what type I just got diagnosed. Have you been diagnosed?

      • x_sillymasterrr

        607d

        @AnaAA Not yet, but I'm planning to within the next couple of months. It only just started getting bad enough last year for me to finally question my mental health, and Bipolar I seems to be the closest fit to my experiences. It could end up being something entirely different, though

        • AnaAA

          607d

          @x_sillymasterrr let us know when you get Diagnosed

    • Vooligan

      609d

      I experience similar symptoms all the time. I really noticed it more when I was triggered either way. I hear people talking but can’t quite make out the words. I see things that aren’t there. Most of the time I think it’s a person with I’ll intent. I sometimes have hallucinations when in a mixed episode, but not as intense. Hope this helped.

      • x_sillymasterrr

        609d

        @Vooligan Thank you!

        • darkfang

          609d

          @x_sillymasterrr I am manic bipolar

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