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Hi I'm just wondering about a few things, I have been going to a psykiatrist now for 2 weeks and its the first time I have done this, probably because its the first time I have been forced to deal with issues. (just got married) And I feal that I have felt this depressive state many times before along with short periods were I do way more stuff that I normally never would do. I have a tendensy to lie alot to ''close'' friends and family just to get away and be alone (in happy and bad days) It seems to me that I have a problem of finishing ideas or thoughts on a dayly basis. Sometimes when I look back at my life I wonder why I am where I am now and how many different personalitys I've had to fit social settings so I can ''outlive it''. I can right now say that there are things that I would want to do in life, but tomorrow I dont know if I have the energy to actually finish. I have alot of questions but I should just start with this.
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Thank you for your post. You have taken a big step in seeking out help for the "issues" you refer to. Congratulations on that and on getting married. It takes courage to seek out help for personal issues.
Hello, thank you for joining me!
I have been searching in my thoughts and habits and after doing this i fear I have the bipolar 2 disorder.
Sorry for my bad english, I am norwegian
Getting married can motivate you to get better!! It can be scary realizing a diagnosis- I can understand you perfectly
What do you fear?
I fear it isnt something wrong with me and that I'm just like this.
Mood disorders are treatable, but do need to follow dr. recommendations and medications. You are dealing with a mood disorder, it does not have to define you.
Many people are dealing, coping with a mood disorder.
There is nothing "wrong" with you, it's more about you are struggling right now- it is not "who" you are.
Ok, my brother and mother are both bipolar does that make it more likely that I have some sort of biologic
Once you know what you are dealing with, you can get the help you need, and deserve- to make your future better for you and your new wife/family. The first and most important step is defining the problem so you can seek a solution and treatment. Yes it would make you more vulnerable for the same.
It's difficult realizing this may be the case- similar to your brother and mother?
I know i am not bipolar 1 because I have seen this full blown, but I have many simularites with both of them but not exactly the same
It can be genetic, yes, similar to other illnesses. You did not ask for this nor create this, but now have to take a close look at what you are dealing with, get the treatment you need, and that is typically medication. Right, you may just have traits not full blown.
If you address and treat this early you will have a better outcome- to avoid "full blown".
Ok what could be the alternative diagnoses? Is it that I am just lazy or distre by nature?
The doctor will treat your symptoms specifically. It's a big first step to see a psychiatrist. You said you were forced to go? You have more on the line and want to be healthy in your marriage.
What are your symptoms?
I am quickly sad, get angry when pressured, shy away from people. I am in a state were I cant remember when I was outgoing but when I am I am always in the middle of everything talking alot, i feel like im almost narcicistic
Some of what you describe, like lying can be a learned behavior, or a coping mechanism- something you learned to get through life. Some of those coping mechanisms we develop when young we do not need anymore- but we continue them, such as the lying. This is all part of the first step- identify specifically the problems.
Do you have trouble concentrating, organizing yourself, focusing?
My mom and dad thought in a early age that i maybe had adhd
That's what I was wondering.
Often to be diagnosed with adult adhd there needs to be a history when younger.
They took a test and i wasnt diagnosed when I was a child
Your doctor may want you to tested for adhd, and other symptoms
Sometimes it can be a mild form as a child
Your parents had the most contact with you- It's hard sometimes pin pointing a specific diagnosis- more important to report those symptoms and get treatment for the symptoms.
You took a big first step in seeing the dr.
You are headed in the right direction
You are welcome!
Be really specific with your dr. about your symptoms- write them down as you remember and experience them.
Ok but I have difficulties remembering states I recall are abit ''hi''. What does that tell you? If anything
You are not alone in what you describe- there is good treatment out there. High energy, manic?
Certainly that can be a trait of adhd or mood disorder.
I thought I was very energetic before and now It only comes and goes mostly downs
It may be a good idea to take someone with you to the dr. another person who observes you. It is hard identifying those yourself sometimes.
My wife was with me the second time I visited the doctor
Good, keep her involved
Did the dr. give you medication?
remeron anti depressives
Medication can be a trial and error- do not despair if the first med does not work- takes a couple sometimes to get it right.
Stick with the med- it can take time to work.
Ok thanks for everything
You are welcome- you sound motivated- that will help you lots.
Let me know if I can help again.
Best wishes on your journey and in your marriage!!
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