My wife had some anxiety
surface after having a baby 7 years ago, along with minor OCD. She is currently 29 years old. No family history of bipolar
or mental disease at all. Three months ago, we started marriage counseling and she got off birth control pills (now with non hormonal IUD), to perhaps deal with her slight moody days, and anxiety, as well as my anxiety.
Well now, the past few months, she really is more upbeat, sleeps 5-6 hours, instead of 8, is more social, generally happier, exercises. She says the counseling has helped her deal with anxiety and the BCP were probably driving her nuts. Althought she also has lost 10 pounds (she is 91 now), but she has been that weight all her life up to birth.
My question: She had a two nights where she woke up in the middle of night, couldn't sleep, one of them she woke me up to be intimiate with her and eat food. she also is more ambitious. for some reason, after googling symptoms of mania, I have a suspicioin she is have a hopymania or a prelude to something else. given these data alone, is this how bipolar starts generally? at this age? am I just being paranoid? granted she was a more social and hyper fun girl before she had the baby. but the weight loss, and change in mood, and less sleep concern me.
I spent the whole weekend just looking at her and talking to her, she is totally normal, no signs of running mind, shes completely fine and FUN!
please help me with some clarity.