I am a 35 yr old mom of 4 young girls. I have social anxiety, I get depressed easy, I always worry about what other people are thinking, I dislike myself because I have not lived up to my potential. If someone does something to bother me I think they are complete idiots. I feel alone and empty a lot. I have trouble with intimacy. If I get mad I make snap decisions and angry remarks to ppl then regret them. If something is bothering me the thought goes around and around in my mind. I can't stand stress. It's so hard for me when my girls fight which is all the time. Less often but at times when I'm over stressed I feel numb and don't want to move. I thrive when I feel like ppl like me or think I'm attractive. I've been on Celexa for 6 months or so but still feel these feelings. Beer seems to help me relax but then I feel guilty for drinking. If anyone can please help I would really appreciate it. I started seeing a therapist but I'm looking for help from people l who understand.
Please help - am I bipolar?
- 30 Jun 2017 by Ready2BHappy
- 6 Jul 2017
- depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder
Added 1 Jul 2017:
I have a lot of empathy for others and am a compassionate person. But the stress in my life makes me cringe.
First, I want to say I'm sorry your dealing with all these feelings and it seems like you really have no one close to listen to you or you think they may judge you. That's a horrible feeling!
I think you may have different diagnosis than what was told to you. If you have been on a med for 6 months and still feel this way, there is a major problem! Talk to your doctor and write these things down before you go. I had Bipolar affective disorder and Bipolar 2 disorder and had no clue until I applied for disability Medicaid and they sent me for a mental health screening. And I'm a RN (disabled/inactive) and didn't know more than one Bipolar disorder existed! LOL!
But you definitely have more than what you have been diagnosed with! I would guess: Bipolar affective disorder, Bipolar 2 disorder, Major Depressive disorder, and Generalized anxiety disorder with agoraphobia. You need a full mental health screening And more than one medication, that's not working!
I'm not sure if this is what you were asking for or not. But based on your complaints, this is my best conclusion. Celexa isn't the best medicine out there either! Depending on your mental health screening And the diagnoses, I hope they will get you on the right medications. Because I'm positive you will need more than one. My best wishes and please let me know.
I agree with RNDiana. It sounds like you should have a complete evaluation by a mental health professional. You may want to have a medical physical with comprehensive blood work done also.
It is difficult to feel so much is going on in your head and thoughts. You have a lot to deal with. Maybe your therapist can guide you to others that can help.
I understand the feelings you are having and empathize with you. You are not alone in this.
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