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How Fast Can I Go?

cycle photoI 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 cycling they can be days,

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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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