I’ve been posting a lot on here about managing depression after a PP episode. Just wondering if anyone else on here has a bipolar diagnosis and had depression? Mine is rapid cycling - I have a week or two of moderate to severe depression, and then a couple of weeks where I level out.
This is all new to me and would love to know if anyone else has experienced the same? I am now at the target dose of a mood stabiliser it it doesn’t seem to have had an impact.
I’m afraid I don’t have any experience of a bipolar diagnosis to share, but I know some other users of the forum might be able to share some insight from their own.
I wonder if you’d be able to perhaps talk through your thoughts on this with your medical professionals too to see what they think? Maybe having a look at the Bipolar UK website could be helpful before your next conversation with your health professionals: bipolaruk.org/ Just an idea. Just because you’re having up and down patches, it doesn’t mean you have bipolar. Might be worth writing a diary of your mood and feelings, perhaps that would help too with conversations with doctors.
Take care, and thinking of you. Rachel x