So for a long time (about the age of 18) i have suffered with depressive episodes. I tried antidepressants but they massively affected my life and i was managing my episodes ok so came off them. I am still comfortable with that decision. For the past year or so i have been having more and more frequent episodes mixed with days or weeks where i am completely fine, happy, energetic and excitable. Then i go back to feeling low and like i cant cope, tired all the time, stressed, and very emotional to a point i feel im going to have a breakdown.
Ive been reading up on Bipolar as it was suggested my a family friend (a sensible one with experience of the condition) i may have that, or a similar issue such as Cyclothymia.
I went to the doctors when this all started quite some time ago and was told i was exhausted and stressed. Since then i have made an effort to do less, take on less and be more relaxed but i am still feeling the same if not worse with my mood swings becoming more and more frequent and uncontrollable.
Can anyone advise if they think i should go back to the doctors and explain why i think their diagnosis may have been off the mark, or should i wait and see if it goes away?