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NZLD January 14th, 2012 12:43 PM

Do I Have Bipolar?
hello every1, i am relatively new to virtual teen, and im hoping you guys can help me out.
my names leo, and i am an only child, i live with my parents and like being alone most of the time.
Ive always been, since i can remember an extremely moody person - irritable, happy, frustrated, extremely depressed and arrogant are just some of the things i can think of, off the top of my head.
after reading alot of posts i seriously do think i am bipolar.

i get allot of shit from students at school, saying im "bipolar" but when they say it its merely a joke, the reason i think i have this illness, is because i can wake up ready for school so very depressed, by the time i get to school, i can feel rebellious.. "who cares what people think" i can do what ever i want" and other thoughts.. by the time im a couple of hours into school, i have this very weird mood that i cant help, its like a crazy mood where i act funny, weird and straight up freak people out. i used to be a very sociable person but now, like to isolate myself at home with my computer on my lap in the quiet darkness, ive cut my self, and even contemplated suicide, i used to look at myself as popular and the kind of person people treasure being around. for the few friends i do have, i am very VERY irritable, one second i can be laughing and enjoying there company and the next minute u will turn on them, bring them down with insults over the smallest mistake they made. some times i look at myself in the mirror and think wow im not that bad looking, i dont see why more girls would like me, but then most other times i look and think of myself as a fat overweight ugly child, i have quite a high voice for my age and that frustrates me even more. one second i will be quietly lying on the couch the next i ill get up and feel like going for a run!, even though im so unfit and never run, on the weekend i go to bed at 5-8am and wake up sometimes at 6pm! the reason i go to bed so late is because for some strange reason im paranoid of sleeping, so i only go to bed when i cant keep my eyes open! there really is alot ALOT more i could say but the bottom line is i am an extremely moody person, who can go from arrogant and on top of the world, to literally in minutes feeling like theres nothing in life to live for, i often look at other peoples lifes and wish i had theres, i also sometimes seek a friend who was exactly like me that i could run off forever with, i sum times think what it would be like to live with cancer, and wonder what people would do/think if i died. im sorry ive rambled on so much but after years i just finally want some sort of diagnosis, i also don't speak to my parents about ANY of this because although im friends with my dad i believe hes ignorant went it comes to these kind of topics, and my mother is the kind of person who looks down on someone and judges them, and makes things extremely awkward. SORRY ive written sososo much but like i said i just want some thoughts and advice from people, i dont know and never will.

CJM123 January 14th, 2012 12:55 PM

Re: Do I Have Bipolar?
in my opinion. Bipolar is not a real condition. its just a label for people who get depressed easily and have more ups and downs than normal people. i get depressed really easily but i always speaak to my good friends and they always cheer me up :)

Malcolm Tucker January 14th, 2012 01:17 PM

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Hi Leo,

While we cannot officially diagnose you on here, there is a chance, if your moods fluctuates from extreme high to low without external influences, that you may be Bipolar. That's just my opinion, though. I would strongly advice talking to someone, especially if you're thinking of suicide. The first step is talking to a trusted friend, teacher, parent or family member. More importantly, though, I would advise you to talk to a doctor as soon as possible, so you can get a diagnosis (if there is one to be made) and get you treated as soon as possible. That may be any number of medication, therapy, meditation, and so on.

Also, check out this website. It's an interactive site for youths in New Zealand who have mental health problems. Click here.

Feel free to talk to us here on VT, we're here to help and support. :hug:

NZLD January 14th, 2012 01:30 PM

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thats the thing!, i recently had a falling out a couple of months ago with all my closest friends (we used to socialise in a group) i now really only have 1 maybe 2 close friends, and i feel as though i cant trust them, i feel like i cant trust anyone, but thank you so much for your help

Malcolm Tucker January 14th, 2012 01:52 PM

Re: Do I Have Bipolar?

Originally Posted by ImSimplyLeo (Post 1574183)
thats the thing!, i recently had a falling out a couple of months ago with all my closest friends (we used to socialise in a group) i now really only have 1 maybe 2 close friends, and i feel as though i cant trust them, i feel like i cant trust anyone, but thank you so much for your help

I'm sorry to hear that. I'd still say talk to someone, not just a friend. Talking on here is a good start, it shows that some part of you is willing to get help.

ben... January 14th, 2012 09:29 PM

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It is a possibility. But talking is the BEST thing you can do. On-line friends are a great way to actually relieve things that need to be said. Feel free to message me if you have any more questions :).

Abyssal Echo February 12th, 2012 06:49 AM

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HI Leo,

I am Bi Polar and I can relate to the mood swings and isolating myself. most of my friends wont have anything to do with me mostly I guess because of my moodyness they just say they cant deal with me. I'm out of school alot because of not feeling up to it or keeping odd hours and just can't get up to go. sometimes my high will last for days then I literally sleep for days. so yea I can relate. I just thought I would share with you so you know you're not the only one out there with a problem like this.

KidImage February 12th, 2012 12:12 PM

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I honestly don't think your bi polar your just going through that phase in a teenagers life nothing to worry about we all go through it. You just seem like you have anxiety. Just talk to someone you can trust.

confused65 March 11th, 2012 11:01 AM

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it is possible that you are bipolar but it can also be your hormones

spiderdude March 11th, 2012 09:56 PM

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Here's the thing before I went on the site I was just litteralty on a page bout bipolar cause im bipolar so I leaned serious symptoms don't show up till late adolescence ( in most cases) and that' sounds pretty serious and to all the people sayin its hormones it's not if He's been havin these problems as long as he remembers but anyways you could be bipolar check with your parents and see if you could go to some one for a diagnosis good luck

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