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Mood swings but I don't think it's bipolar Watch

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    The past few years I've been having weird mood swings that seem to be getting worse. For a few months I can feel great. I feel really popular, I socialise loads and never stop going out, I'd sometimes go out 6 days a week at uni and I'd love meeting new people and I'd have great fun. I'd also feel more impulsive and I often took drugs like mdma and speed during these phases because I felt like I didn't care about any of the implications. I'd also blow money on ridiculous amounts of alcohol and clothes I really didn't need.
    But then after a few months of this I'd be almost guaranteed to start feeling rubbish like I am now. I'm avoiding socialising as I really don't want to be around lots of people. I also feel like crying a lot of the time even though I never usually cry and I have nothing to feel sad about. I'm sleeping more than 12 hours a day and I feel lethargic constantly but I'm still able to get myself up for work and pretend like I'm fine.
    I don't think I have bipolar because I don't have ridiculously manic phases, people would have noticed. My depression also isn't sever enough to incapacitate me and I'm able to force myself through the day. I sometimes just feel apathetic about life rather than depressed. I also have periods where I feel relatively normal.

    Anyone have an idea whether I suffer from a mood disorder or if I'm just emotional?
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    Best is to check professional advice, but it is known that when the good effects of drugs wear off, it can lead to depression and you wanting the drug more. So pleaseee lay of them for the sake of your mental health!!

    If you're concerned about your mental health, to start with you should go to your GP and express your concerns. There are different types of bipolar. So some are mild compared to what you'd expect bipolar to be like.
    I have the same kind of mood swings so I understand how you feel.

    I hope you feel better soon.
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