Hi there I’m a 20 year old male who is starting to think I may be bipolar, some days I can be extremely happy (scarily happy) and others I can be normal, then there’s my dark days and angry days.
A few days ago me and my girlfriend had an argument and I completely flipped out, throwing things and kicking things across the room, screaming “help me help me” because I felt like a thousand voices were screaming in my head, I started punching myself and strangling myself, head butting walls etc..my girlfriend kept shouting in my ear and restraining me which didn’t help but I know it was the safest option for myself and her as well.
Bipolar/manic depression runs in my family, I was also abused as a child (sexually) and I grew up with my mum being in a psychiatric hospital for most of my life
I was prescribed sertraline for my depression but had to stop taking it due to horrible jaw clenching and not being able to sleep.
I have also a history of drug and alcohol abuse