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Extreme Mood Swings

Hi

I have been suffering from extreme mood swings for the past 7 months.  I swing from 4 or so days of extreme depression, where I might have difficulties eating, sleeping, negative and suicidal thoughts.  I also become physically ill and keyed up, tense and unable to relax.  I get so trapped in these depressions and feel like I will not come out.  Then after a between 2 to 5 or so days I feel myself coming out of it.  I suddenly feel happy.  However I still wont be relaxed and often have feelings of over excitement, keyed up, exagerated beliefs that everything is great and that I am going to be fine, high self esteem and I talk way too much.  The high moods are not manic high I am still quite with it I just get over excited and cant relax.

Also I have not had my period for nearly a year and I'm only 25.  

I'm finding things really difficult.  I don't know what is wrong with me.  I'm so far from my family as am trying to do my OE in London but I've had so many life changing events happen and now I just keep having these extreme mood swings.  I really want to get better so I can make some good choices in my life not choices that  are based on me being depressed or overlly happy.

What is wrong with me and what should I do?

Kindest regards

hunna
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Hello, Hunna!

I'm sorry to read that you're experiencing so many problems right now.  I think that seeing a doctor is the best thing you can do.  Mood swings have many causes - some physical and some psychological.  A doctor will be able to conduct tests to rule out the physical and can refer you to a psychiatrist if your swings are mental.  Currently, there are many good drugs on the market for people with bi-polar illness.  Please see a doctor before the mood swings get out of control.

Best of luck!

Curt
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I would say what you are going through are typical Bi-polar moods swings. I'm a rapid cycler, which means my moods can change a few times a day. They took me off typical AD"s because they actually made me more anxious, I really highly recommend you see a pdoc and get back on the road to health, it's amazing once you get the right diagnosis how quickly things will smooth out
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