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Is this normal?
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Is this normal?

Is it normal to have a day or two of euphoria (racing thoughts that pound through my brain, happiness, unable to focus, and irritability) three days. Before my period, or is it something that I should get checked out? I also go through mild depression (thoughts of sled injury, occasional acting on these thoughts, sadness, thoughts if death) for a about a week before this.  
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I'd talk to your psychiatrist. It could be hormones as I know that gets me sometimes. You may also have a rapid cycling form of bipolar. Definently something to get checked out.
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lindahand speaks some good advice.  Good idea to ask your doctor about things like this that don't seem right.
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ok thanks! and sled injury should be self injury
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OK that makes more sense.  Acting out on thoughts of sled injury sounded kinda weird. lol
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