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I need feedback here. Diagnosis is major/chronic longterm depression (20 years). I can't even identify distinct "episodes" or breaks from it. I'm always low mood, depressed, worthless & discouraged (often intolerably so). I've been on my med combo for quite awhile (Lamictal & now Ritalin) I have recently changed my work/ living environment, and as result, becoming much busier - more hyper-focused on working, thinking, reading and writing. More socially engaged too. Basically, happy. Mentally engaged (without ruminations) for the first time in over 10 years.... It is very foreign/weird for me to feel this way. I do NOT have sleep issues (sleep 8-9 hours every night), eat well, energy level is normal, no destructive or risky behaviors of any kind (i.e. feeling on top of world, spending sprees, drinking alot, risky behaviors). I just feel really motivated, determined, engaged and good. Only other behavior is talking and writing A LOT. (I don't have racing thoughts or speech.) Just overdoing these 2 things. Also, I notice I've been more impatient. Like thinking to myself " let's get this done already, get on with it...." Does this seem like Hypomania? Or is this just a bit of a safe "elevated mood?" Should I be worried? I want to maintain this mood state. I can't handle being severely depressed any longer & I'm so afraid when it will return.
Not to minimize having bipolar disorder in any way. But..........wanna have some fun? Just finish the sentence: You know your bipolar when............... I will start and if no one plays I will play myself. I am like that. You know your bipolar when.......you have been saying “I don’t know what I was thinking”your entire life. Like it should be a personal quote. Your turn
I have been relatively stable for about 3 months. I do run high but not too high. I dont think I run high. I suddenly have the most amazing vision. I can see everything in amazing detail. Even the leaves on the trees. I can watch them swaying and they just seem so alive. Everything is vivid. Everything is ultra focused and made of a millions tiny pieces of color. I dont have the best eyesight so it's really nice to see like this. Is this a precursor of an episode of some sort? Never experienced this before. During a depressive episode I will experience absolutely horrid smells, never anything to do with my sight. I would like to ignore this but sorta am worried. Just looking to see if anyone else experiences this and if so was it part of a mood episode or just a one off weirdo thing?