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The thing is I have told my doctor that I go from one end of the scale to the other, and its usually in cycles of two weeks. The problem is that when i do actually go to the doctor, I'm usually feeling as high as a kite, and the rest of the stuff I normally put up with seems far away when I'm feeling this good. When I'm like that I'm super cool at getting all my work at Uni done, being on time, over active I suppose. But it never lasts, I wondered if it was my period hence the blood test to see if there was a hormone imbalance, but the doctor told me she thinks it will come out normal.
If I have told the doctor the symptoms, and she doesn't mention bi-polar then I feel odd suggesting it, I know what she would say anyway, "Oh, I doubt it" They always seem to think that the reason I am like I am is due to outwould effects from things, like Uni, stress social probs etc, But as I have repeatedly told her, the reason I find these things so hard sometimes is because I feel like a basket case going of the deep end. I hate it, sometimes I look back on what I was like during the times and I don't even recognise myself. I go from being agressive and angry, irritable and just completely hyper to down, sad, teary etc then I seem to normal off for a couple of days, sometimes a week and then I start to get energetic again, then after a while I get angry again and it just repeats. I dunno. I think i kid myself that its depression because I don't really want to be diagnosed with bi-polar. A lot of people in my family on drugs for depression, my dad takes fleuroxitine, most of my cousins are on prozac and zoloft, and my uncle is on a mix of seroxat and something else. So its obviously in the family. But no one else has bi-polar, though my dad does get the same sypmtoms as me sometimes, but he says the doctor told him he had reactive depression.
Quote from becca158:
A lot of people in my family on drugs for depression, my dad takes fleuroxitine, most of my cousins are on prozac and zoloft, and my uncle is on a mix of seroxat and something else. So its obviously in the family. But no one else has bi-polar, though my dad does get the same sypmtoms as me sometimes, but he says the doctor told him he had reactive depression.


I know how you feel there are 5 people in my family with depression and one person that is bipolar. I'm not sure why some people are bipolar and all the others have depression in a family. It would be interesting to find out if they've done any research on that. :nono: