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Bipolar?

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

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Hello GClarke20 and welcome to our supportive Community.

I am sorry to hear of the difficulties you are having. Your changes in mood could be down to any number of things. I am not sure how long ago you stopped taking sertraline or whether your GP has prescribed any other anti-depressants for you.

If you are concerned, I think it is worth you making an appointment to see your GP to discuss your concerns and how you are feeling.

GClarke20 please stay in touch and let us know how you get on. We are always here for you, take care

Lottie

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Thank you! My mum is going to come to my GP with me once new year is out of the way, I stopped taking sertraline months ago and haven’t spoken to anyone since, I’ve narrowed my anger down to possible bipolar or work related stress (I work 9 hour shifts back shift and nightshift 6 days a week)

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That's great to hear GClarke20.

Do let us know how you get on. We are always here for you,

Lottie

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Made my day a little better just by getting that all out there to be honest, gonna have a nice hot shower and get to bed before work! Happy new year!

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And a very happy new year to you too!

Lottie

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Happy New Year Gclarke20

Always good to talk!

Chloe

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