do u have bipola and what are your symptoms. do u take medication?
- LeeroyLv 44 weeks ago
I have bipolar 1.
Symptoms that I experience are episodes of depression and mania that last for 3-6 months.
Typically with depression I feel a lack of desire, motivation, or joy. I often have trouble taking care of myself, getting out of bed, etc.
For mania I experience racing thoughts, delusions of grandeur (thinking I'm great, unstoppable, objectively bad ideas that I'm convinced that are great). I also experience impulsive spending and engage in more risky behavior.
I also experience mixed episodes in which I feel a lot of the low self-esteem and worthlessness from depression and also anger and energy from mania.
The medication I'm on is lamotragine, a mood stabilizer.