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