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How Fast Can I Go?


I am a rapid cycler. In terms of bipolar disorder that means that your moods can fluctuate quite quickly. With regularly bipolar 1, mood shifts are months apart. With rapid…

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  • February 23, 2018 at 6:35 am

    Hi there I relate with you on this one. I’m a rapid cycler. For months now. I think my triggers in my life is the nr 1 reason. I don’t know anymore. I’m booked off from work, as I get these rage and I don’t want to get fired. I suddenly talk non stop for an hour then I cry then I’m angry. I’m Bipolar I. Manic or Hypomania also hit me rock bottom at least once a year. I now where I’m heading. HOSPITAL. I’m tired so tired. As I’m typing here I’m crying. I just want to get better.

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  • February 23, 2018 at 7:22 am

    Rapid Cycling. I have just been through the same thing the short article talked about. I have gone through happy, anger, depression, and now “normal” in the last 90 minutes. I am in the middle of switching meds and am not sure what is affecting what. I am in touch with my doctor. This isn’t that unusual. I have always been a Bipolar2 rapid cycler. This psychiatrist likes to call it mixed episodes. My husband says when I get like this he never knows who will be in the room when he walks in. I have been diagnosed for 32 years. It is exhausting. Yes this is my world also.

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  • February 23, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Well, I have never thought of myself as a raid cycler, but I have come around. Sometimes (and these are becoming more frequent) I will lash out at my husband blaming him for every conceivable hardship I have been assailed with. On at least two occasions, while lashing, I have tried to hit him. It is a good thing I have never possessed great aim or upper body strength.

    Within two minutes, the “attack” is over. I go back to my calm self. This is not something I wish to repeat. I am on the phone to my social worker or my doctor or whomever.

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