• MaddieBreeze MaddieBreeze
    November 27, 2012
    Do you think I'm bipolar or might have fibromyalgia, or something else is wrong with me?
    MaddieBreeze MaddieBreeze
    November 27, 2012

    Okay so I'm fifteen and my biological father is bipolar, but I'm not sure if he's Type I or Type II. My mother has recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I know for a fact that I've been through many traumatic situations because of my father when I was younger, but now I can't remember anything about those times. I suffer from severe mood swings; for example, I'm super happy and energetic and then a little while after I feel so depressed. I also believe I suffer from anxiety. I tend to speak really fast and get really hyper, then everything becomes really vivid for me, and this happens a lot. But when I'm not like that I just feel like curling in a ball and crying, which happens often.

    I'm having really bad lower back pain too, and my stress level is really high. I feel like I can't concentrate anymore, and also I always want to be alone, which people think isn't normal.  I have super hypersensitive hearing, like if someone's crunching on something, all I can focus on is that, and it bothers me a lot and I get angry. I lie a lot too, and it feels like I can't do anything but deceive people. I get really irritated easily and also angry quite easily. I just really feel like I can't control myself, and it feels like everything is getting worse and worse. I feel like I'm really fake too, like I tend to act really childish in front of others, but I really think deep down I'm a bad person and that something's wrong with me. Do you think I might be bipolar or have fibromyalgia, or do you think something else is wrong with me?

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  • Amy Tudor July 26, 2014
    Amy Tudor
    November 27, 2012

    Hi there, MaddieBreeze -

     

    I know this is a very old question, but I was wondering if you ever came to a better understanding about what was going on with you, whether you were suffering from fibromyalgia or if you were diagnosed with bipolar disorder? If you did come to an answer, perhaps you could come back and tell others about what you discovered? It might be helpful for others going through the same thing.

     

    I hope you're feeling much more centered now, in any case.  Here are some links from our site that you might find useful, by the way.  Be well!

     

    7 Ways Your Body Says You’re Stressed

     

    Fibromyalgia – An Overview

     

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    • MaddieBreeze
      July 27, 2014
      MaddieBreeze
      July 27, 2014

      Hi, and no it's not an odd question at all. I was diagnosed last summer with type 1 bipolar disoder. I'm currently taking medication called lamtrogine to help with the mood swings and also topiramate to help with my anxeity. And I'm doing a lot better now. before I was diagnosed I was doing poorly in school, but once I started taking the medication my family and I saw a significant improvement in not only my grades but my well being in general. As of right now, even though I don't have many friends, it's actually possible for me to make them. Before I suffered from depression and severe anxeity, so I wasn't able to approach people easily. But now it's different, though the medication doesn't take away all of my anxeity, it helps a lot, so I'm doing quite well. As time goes on it gets easier a little easier, but along with the medication people with bipolar disorder need to do their best to help themselves. I'm sorry I'm bad with words sometimes. But what I'm trying to say is that they have to want to get better and can't just rely on their medicine.

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    • MaddieBreeze
      July 27, 2014
      MaddieBreeze
      July 27, 2014

      opps! I didn't mean to say easier twice! i

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  • Crystal December 08, 2012
    Crystal
    November 27, 2012
    Maddie, before you jump the gun on what you may or may not have, I would strongly suggest you make an appt. to see a psychiatrist. Tell him about your family history and your symptoms. Try to keep a record every day of your moods and what you did that day including how much sleep you got. Bring that to your appt. It will also help you on a regular basis so you can see if there is a pattern. This is the only way to be accurate and to help you track what is going on with you. FYI, you mentioned you have back pain, aside from injury, sitting wrong etc., stress can actually cause pain in various parts of your body. I have experienced this first hand. It sounds like a lot is going on with a lot of factors. To ease your mind and lessen your worry, please see a dr. You will feel a whole lot better just knowing and learning what to do to help you to feel better. Keep in touch and let us know how you are doing and if we can help. Take care. READ MORE
    • Crystal
      December 08, 2012
      Crystal
      December 08, 2012
      I also wanted to say that it would be helpfull if you could talk to someone such as a therapist and your guidance counselor. When your going through struggles and emotional roller coasters, it helps to talk to someone about your feelings and what's going on in your life and the past. READ MORE
    • Crystal
      December 09, 2012
      Crystal
      December 09, 2012
      Have you seen a doctor, had a physical? Sometimes hormones can play havoc on our minds. Have yours checked out. Do you take vitamins? Fish oil among other supplements can help with this also. Remember, even though illnesses can be hereditary, it doesn't mean you will definetly get one. There may be other causes. That's why you need to cover all the basses. READ MORE
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