Hi guys i'm recently diagnosed and so far been posting on the depression boards but now I guess i've earned my badge to join this one.
I've been diagnosed with Bipolar NOS at the moment but my pdoc is hoping he can get me medicated before it turns into full Bipolar II and for obvious reasons so am I. I seem to be in the middle of Bipolar II and a rapid cycling type, is this normal? My main problem is the depression, this can last hours, days or weeks but then I can wake up one morning and it be completely gone and i'll go into hypomania, but this doesn't last long enough to be classed as Bipolar II. And then othertimes the changes can be as quick as swiching on a light. I can be hypomanic for an hour, depressed for the afternoon and then awake all night.
So anyway I'm having a really hard time at the moment. Signed off work, couldn't make it to my end of year exam and keep dipping into a real deep depression often coming out of nowhere. As the weeks are passing by the depressive episodes seem to get worse each time. I'm going back to my pdoc next week and hopefully having my antidepressants 30mg Citalopram changed as it's having no affect. I'm just finding it so hard to cope with at the moment, I feel so bad for moaning so much because I know some of you have been diagnosed for years. Sorry.