mania and manic episodes

Bipolar RAGE

*CraZyGiRl* Community Member January 11, 2011
  • I am SCARING myself with my episodes of RAGE. I was diagnosed at age 9, but the RAGE just started within the past 3 years. Is there a quiz or test online to see if I am having a new Bipolar symptom or if it's just extreme bitchiness?

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  • Tabby
    Jan. 16, 2011

    I get periods of unadulterated rage when I'm either ramping up or ramping down... it's kind of when moods are transitioning and I become highly agitated, irritable, and I get what I coin "the itchies"

     

    i want to scratch and claw every and all, including myself

     

    i note it as a bipolar symptom because it occurs when I'm shifting from an "up" to a...

    RHMLucky777

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    I get periods of unadulterated rage when I'm either ramping up or ramping down... it's kind of when moods are transitioning and I become highly agitated, irritable, and I get what I coin "the itchies"

     

    i want to scratch and claw every and all, including myself

     

    i note it as a bipolar symptom because it occurs when I'm shifting from an "up" to a "down" and when from a "down" to a "up" and it lasts sometimes a week

     

    it has absolutely no reason or cause, i make no sense in my rages, it's just this pressure that whoops up from within and it feels horrible

     

    just before my menstrual cycle, the 2 days prior, i just get crazy with anger, crying, laughing, etc.. I truly rapid cycle within 2 days prior to the start

    but, I know what that is

     

    even if your anger truly is PMS related.... there are methods and treatment available to help relieve

     

    regardless... you deserve to be treated with respect and dignity and if you are not getting that from your professionals.. you can always fire them and hire another

    • *CraZyGiRl*
      Feb. 17, 2011


      So the rage is a new symptom. I am seeing a new doc but she says it is aggravated bipolar. She says borderline personality disorder. A new diagnosis. Another pill. Has anyone had this diagnosis? I kind of think it is a bullcrap theory... Any comments?

  • Kattz
    Jan. 12, 2011

    Anger and irritability can be symptoms of mania and hypomania. To tell if your rage is linked to bipolar disorder or not you can start by asking yourself some questions such as "Does my rage occur along side any other symptoms?", "Is my rage unnatural for the situation?", "Do I feel rage when their is no specific cause?"

     

    If you are worried about this...

    RHMLucky777

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    Anger and irritability can be symptoms of mania and hypomania. To tell if your rage is linked to bipolar disorder or not you can start by asking yourself some questions such as "Does my rage occur along side any other symptoms?", "Is my rage unnatural for the situation?", "Do I feel rage when their is no specific cause?"

     

    If you are worried about this behaviour you should speak to a professional regardless of whether it is part of bipolar disorder or not. It may be linked to or aggravated by bipolar disorder, but even if it isn't, it could be an underlying issue that you could work through with a counselor.

     

     

    • *CraZyGiRl*
      Jan. 12, 2011
      I've been seeing a psych for four years and they aren't taking me seriously. That's the problem they are trying to say its regular PMS. It scares me, I don't know what to do
    • Kattz
      Jan. 13, 2011

      Are you able to see a different one? You should always be taken seriously and treated with respect. If this behaviour is a problem to you and you feel you need help, it doesn't matter what the cause is, you should get the help you need.

       

      I wouldn't have respect for a professional who dismisses something as PMS. Even if it is "just" PMS, it's still something...

      RHMLucky777

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      Are you able to see a different one? You should always be taken seriously and treated with respect. If this behaviour is a problem to you and you feel you need help, it doesn't matter what the cause is, you should get the help you need.

       

      I wouldn't have respect for a professional who dismisses something as PMS. Even if it is "just" PMS, it's still something that seems to severely affect you and thus needs to be addressed. Besides, PMS is nothing to be scoffed at, especially in conjunction with mental illness. There is even something "Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder"

       

      Many of my bipolar disorder symptoms were more severe when I had PMS. Going on the contraceptive pill straightened out my hormones and that helped immensely. I see that as an important part of my bipolar disorder treatment.

       

      If something scares you, don't let anyone get in your way of getting help. If you can't see someone else, be firm with your psych and make sure they know it really is a problem that needs addressing. No psychologist or psychiatrist should ever leave you feeling trapped in not knowing what to do.

       

      I had a bad psychologist that didn't believe me an didn't take me seriously. I was suicidal before I went to a different one, and thank goodness I finally did.