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Mikkiebae

729d

I'm stuck in an unrelenting cycle. I go through my day with random bursts or mania and panic, unmotivated and bored. And then I'm so exhausted I can hardly keep my eyes open by mid afternoon. But night comes around (like now) and I cannot sleep. And the stress of no one to communicate with during the night brings more panic, like im alone. I'm unsure how to break the cycle. any suggestions, or even just friendly chats to distract me would be amazing. Thank you

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    • MommyShark

      701d

      The way I describe my mania is as if I'm plugged directly into an electrical socket. It's an unnatural high where I feel every hair on end and sometimes it literally feels like I'm floating. I go numb sometimes too. My biggest issue is that my manic episodes put me on a very aggressive edge. I get overstimulated very easily by loud noises or too much activity in my home. My best coping mechanism is to disengage and reset.

    • MommyShark

      701d

      The way I describe my mania is as if I'm plugged directly into an electrical socket. It's an unnatural high where I feel every hair on end and sometimes it literally feels like I'm floating. I go numb sometimes too. My biggest issue is that my manic episodes put me on a very aggressive edge. I get overstimulated very easily by loud noises or too much activity in my home. My best coping mechanism is to disengage and reset.

    • depressed_introvert

      719d

      Im the same exact way....its like these are my moods for everyday but everyday my brain just shuffles through them on repeat 😐😤😭😴🤯🥴😵

    • Agoraphoby3

      719d

      Im so sorry you're going through that! I have very similar symptoms. Every day is torture. What are your mania symptoms like? I swear I also have bipolar. My energy and mood constantly switch and change throughout the day. Wired to tired to panic to depression and repeat

    • depressed_introvert

      723d

      That is exactly my life for the past 6 years or so......im here if you want to chat

    • river_lily

      723d

      I’m so sorry you’re experiencing this. Panic disorder and bipolar disorder is such an overwhelming combination to live with. I wish I had some advice, but I’m still struggling with what you’re describing. The most helpful thing I’ve found, aside from a consistent medication regiment, is doing enough during the day to hopefully tire myself out by the time night rolls around. But it’s so so hard. If nothing else, just know you aren’t alone 💗

    • MommyShark

      728d

      I can truly relate as an individual with cyclical manic bipolar. I was doing REALLY good with managing my mania but a very stressful emotional episode that happened almost a month ago knocked me off my perch and now I just can't seem to STAY on it. I pull myself out of multiple rapid cycles a day that are immediately followed by a depressive aggitated state. I feel like I'm being overly harsh towards people but have no clue how to flip this switch back off. Also I have been talking pretty much nonstop to the point my throat is hoarse. This disorder is like a special level of purgatory. 😥

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