ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Effects Bi Polar Has Had In My Life

Updated on April 9, 2012
Source

I always knew that there was something different about me. I wasn't able to concentrate, would fidget, had somewhat of a temper and could go from happy to sad in a minutes time. There were times that I would act out, break things and lash out at my family and friends. Sometimes verbally and sometimes physically. I had the bouts of being hyper, staying up for days at a time and when I crashed, the depression would hit.

I was afraid and self consequences about this behavior and tried so hard to be a normal person. Which I now realize isn't possible for someone who has bi polar disorder and isn't medicated properly. When I finally was honest with my doctor, told her everything that was going on she had me talk to a counselor who referred me to a psychiatrist. Once I properly diagnosed and medicated my life has been calmer. There are still moments that I need to do deep breathing exercise, close my eyes, find my happy place and relax. Much calmer than it was though. More smiles than frowns it a good thing!

Bi Polar Disorder is a confusing disease because their symptoms mimic other mental health disorders.There are also various forms of Bi Polar Disorder that have many different symptoms. The primary symptoms are the mood swings, that range from mild to severe.

Mania symptoms indicate high energy, extreme happiness, excitable, irritable, restless, sleeps less, restless mind, thoughts never stopping, increased sex drive and thoughts of greatness, believing in make believe.

Depression symptoms, bouts of sadness, times of anxiety, crying, appetite change resulting in weight gain or loss, excessive sleeping, can't decide, possible thoughts of suicide or death.

Bi Polar Types, There is bi polar I, bi polar II, cyclothymic disorder, mixed bi polar and rapid cycling bi polar.

Bi Polar I, this person has had one or more episodes of an unusual happy mood, behaved erratically causing disruptions in their life.

Bi Polar II, this person has similar symptoms as Bi Polar I except their moods go between high and low over time and they don't reach up full mania level. Their happiness is milder.

Cyclothymia, this person's symptoms are milder than Bi Polar I & Bi Polar II. They don't have full blown bi polar mania.
Mixed Bi Polar, This person experiences both the mania and depression either close together or in rapid cycles.

Rapid Cycling, this person has rapid cycles, causing them to have 4 or more cycles in a year.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • meloncauli profile image

      meloncauli 

      6 years ago from UK

      Really enjoyed reading your hub. Keep writing!

    • mperrottet profile image

      Margaret Perrottet 

      6 years ago from San Antonio, FL

      Good hub. It must be such a difficult thing to contend with, and you seem to be doing very well with it. Glad you're having more smiles! It's important for people to realize that the current thinking on bipolar disorder points to a chemical imbalance in the neurotransmitters, and how important it is to get the proper treatment.

    • bipolar mind profile image

      bipolar mind 

      6 years ago from uk

      Great hub! Really well explained and I can relate to this a lot.

    • Catzgendron profile imageAUTHOR

      Catzgendron 

      6 years ago from North Chelmsford

      Thank You, my faith, family and friends keep me grounded and on the right path.

    • Catzgendron profile imageAUTHOR

      Catzgendron 

      6 years ago from North Chelmsford

      Thank you for your kind comments. This isn't an easy struggle but I am determined to keep the postive attitude and Thank God every day that I succeed.

    • Escobana profile image

      Escobana 

      6 years ago from Valencia

      It's beautiful to see how you know how to find your happy place in the middle of Bipolar Disorder.

      It can be quite a challenge to cope with this illness since I know this from first hand.

      Have to follow your positive attitude! Voted up and hit some buttons:-)

    • pinkdaisy profile image

      pinkdaisy 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Great Hub! You did a great job of explaining Bipolar disorder. I'm glad things are going well for you :)

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)