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    I've been putting off making this post for quite some time now, mainly because I didn't know how people would respond and I have been worried that I'd receive a lot of negative comments. I just want advice really.

    I won't go into a lot of detail but I'll just make the valid points here.

    Since 2014 I have been having periods where I feel sad, lonely, upset... I feel like I have nothing left to give in the world, I've contemplated suicide whilst having a few of these... how I would label them as: depressive periods. These last for about 2-4 weeks at a time. Sometimes I could go with a few months without having one, and then I'll get hit with another one of these. I've also had a lot of breakdowns during these periods. I've counted about 14 of these since April 2014 (I've got them all written down on a notepad).
    Also since 2014 I've experienced periods where I feel extremely confident in myself, I feel irritated and angry a lot more and I feel that I can't really control anything I do - so to say, I cannot form a 'rational judgement' or exercise a good level of self control. Often I would lash out at people just for doing small things - I couldn't control this. I don't get much sleep during these periods. I seem to come up with ideas during these periods that never end up being carried out, such as plans to invite friends round for an evening or a weekend...
    I believe I had another one of these periods recently, where I started telling my friends all about my plans for halloween, Christmas and my 18th (my 18th is in May 2017) - all of which is awhile away, and my friends know that, normally, I don't plan until a week before. These periods can last a week or so. I've counted around 10 of these since July 2014 (I've got them all written on a notepad).
    In the middle of it I feel stable but this only lasts from a few days to a month (at most).
    I wouldn't consider these 'ups' as severe however I would say these 'downs' are sometimes severe.

    I've spoken to friends and they've said to see my GP but I've never really plucked up the courage to do so. I've had friends telling me I'm just being a bit moody at times so I'm just not really sure what to do.

    Would anyone recommend seeing my GP about this? I'm too scared to tell family about it too. It just seems to be "my secret", which I only somewhat share with 2-3 friends.
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    Definitely recommend seeing a GP and insist on being referred to some counseling/therapy. This is having an effect on your life and there are people out there who can and will help you with this

    I'm so sorry you've worried about getting negative reactions and that you're keeping this very much a secret. I hope you get to see someone soon. Never feel ashamed or worried about sharing these feelings with a healthcare professional - they are there to help you and never judgemental.
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    (Original post by PandaCalavera)
    Definitely recommend seeing a GP and insist on being referred to some counseling/therapy. This is having an effect on your life and there are people out there who can and will help you with this

    I'm so sorry you've worried about getting negative reactions and that you're keeping this very much a secret. I hope you get to see someone soon. Never feel ashamed or worried about sharing these feelings with a healthcare professional - they are there to help you and never judgemental.
    Do you have any idea if this could be something along the lines of bipolar? A few people have suggested this to me in the past.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I've been putting off making this post for quite some time now, mainly because I didn't know how people would respond and I have been worried that I'd receive a lot of negative comments. I just want advice really.

    I won't go into a lot of detail but I'll just make the valid points here.

    Since 2014 I have been having periods where I feel sad, lonely, upset... I feel like I have nothing left to give in the world, I've contemplated suicide whilst having a few of these... how I would label them as: depressive periods. These last for about 2-4 weeks at a time. Sometimes I could go with a few months without having one, and then I'll get hit with another one of these. I've also had a lot of breakdowns during these periods. I've counted about 14 of these since April 2014 (I've got them all written down on a notepad).
    Also since 2014 I've experienced periods where I feel extremely confident in myself, I feel irritated and angry a lot more and I feel that I can't really control anything I do - so to say, I cannot form a 'rational judgement' or exercise a good level of self control. Often I would lash out at people just for doing small things - I couldn't control this. I don't get much sleep during these periods. I seem to come up with ideas during these periods that never end up being carried out, such as plans to invite friends round for an evening or a weekend...
    I believe I had another one of these periods recently, where I started telling my friends all about my plans for halloween, Christmas and my 18th (my 18th is in May 2017) - all of which is awhile away, and my friends know that, normally, I don't plan until a week before. These periods can last a week or so. I've counted around 10 of these since July 2014 (I've got them all written on a notepad).
    In the middle of it I feel stable but this only lasts from a few days to a month (at most).
    I wouldn't consider these 'ups' as severe however I would say these 'downs' are sometimes severe.

    I've spoken to friends and they've said to see my GP but I've never really plucked up the courage to do so. I've had friends telling me I'm just being a bit moody at times so I'm just not really sure what to do.

    Would anyone recommend seeing my GP about this? I'm too scared to tell family about it too. It just seems to be "my secret", which I only somewhat share with 2-3 friends.
    1. Absolutely see your GP. Confidential so nobody else will know and they can diagnose you to let you know whats going on and get you some help either through medication or a therpaist. See them asap.

    2. Sounded possible bipolar., but see your GP. It may be something else.
    http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Bipolar.../Symptoms.aspx
    http://www.mind.org.uk/information-s.../#.V_C4mMmWx9M
    3. You can also speak to Mind, but really your GP is best.
    Mind InfolineOur team provides information on a range of topics including:
    • types of mental health problem
    • where to get help
    • medication and alternative treatments
    • advocacy.
    We will look for details of help and support in your own area.


    Contact us
    9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).

    0300 123 3393

    If it is Bipolar then you cna speak to Bipolar UK, who are a more specialist charity.

    0333 323 3880

    https://www.bipolaruk.org/frequently-asked-questions
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I've been putting off making this post for quite some time now, mainly because I didn't know how people would respond and I have been worried that I'd receive a lot of negative comments. I just want advice really.

    I won't go into a lot of detail but I'll just make the valid points here.

    Since 2014 I have been having periods where I feel sad, lonely, upset... I feel like I have nothing left to give in the world, I've contemplated suicide whilst having a few of these... how I would label them as: depressive periods. These last for about 2-4 weeks at a time. Sometimes I could go with a few months without having one, and then I'll get hit with another one of these. I've also had a lot of breakdowns during these periods. I've counted about 14 of these since April 2014 (I've got them all written down on a notepad).
    Also since 2014 I've experienced periods where I feel extremely confident in myself, I feel irritated and angry a lot more and I feel that I can't really control anything I do - so to say, I cannot form a 'rational judgement' or exercise a good level of self control. Often I would lash out at people just for doing small things - I couldn't control this. I don't get much sleep during these periods. I seem to come up with ideas during these periods that never end up being carried out, such as plans to invite friends round for an evening or a weekend...
    I believe I had another one of these periods recently, where I started telling my friends all about my plans for halloween, Christmas and my 18th (my 18th is in May 2017) - all of which is awhile away, and my friends know that, normally, I don't plan until a week before. These periods can last a week or so. I've counted around 10 of these since July 2014 (I've got them all written on a notepad).
    In the middle of it I feel stable but this only lasts from a few days to a month (at most).
    I wouldn't consider these 'ups' as severe however I would say these 'downs' are sometimes severe.

    I've spoken to friends and they've said to see my GP but I've never really plucked up the courage to do so. I've had friends telling me I'm just being a bit moody at times so I'm just not really sure what to do.

    Would anyone recommend seeing my GP about this? I'm too scared to tell family about it too. It just seems to be "my secret", which I only somewhat share with 2-3 friends.
    It's definitely worth seeing your GP. It's a bit scary, I know, but they can help you a lot. It's easy enough for friends to put it down to just 'being moody' but they're not the ones experiencing it, you are. If you can, take what you've written down as notes. This could help the doctor understand better, and help you easier. All the best!
 
 
 
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