Originally Posted by IrishSaint
hey everyone. my entire life ive been struggling with depression/anxiety/and my anger problems. but is it possible that i am bipolar? i sometimes am very aggravated for seemingly no reason, i go from really hyper and happy to sad and lethargic every now and again. and sometimes when i get really REALLY angry i go into a rage and black out with little recollection of what i had said or did.
does this make me seem bipolar? i want to control my anger and my anxiety and depression as they interfere in my life and relationships on a daily basis.
I experienced the same reactions at the age of 15.
I have had family entertain the thoughts of psychiatry for me, but I knew inside something was wrong but I couldn't explain it to anyone.
I ended up in Toronto Sick Kids Hosp. where they ran plenty of tests to find out I had and overactive THYROID GLAND. I went for radiation and am on medications for life to control hormone through my body and mind.
TO have your Thyroid tested, make sure they run a COMPLETE TEST on all levels (ex. TSH, Free T3, Free T4 and Anti-thyroid)
YOU would be surprised how much thyroid shows same symptoms to Bi-polar, psychosis and other mental issues.
I went through rages, depressions and anxiety and then without warning I would feel lifeless, with mood swings.
I wish when they diagnose people they would run a " COMPLETE THYROID TESTS" first...sometimes it is all that is needed to correct the problem.
I am on meds for thyroid, and because of what I went through I understand how some people are feeling with SAME SYMPTOMS.
I hope I have been of some help, KEEP YOUR CHIN UP....there are answers for these tests unlike bi-polar and other disorders.