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Could i have Bipolar

Hello.

I would like to know your opinion on wheather or not i have Bipolar?

Since around the age of 10 i suffered from thoughts of cars flying in to me, or cars on string (Odd i know) i was hit by a car a few years before and saw a plane crash at an airshow. The thoughts went eventually and popped up every now and then, this was okay to handle.
I heard a song which was an upbeat quick tempo song whilst on a car journey, since then i never liked the song and didn't like fast songs.

It went again, and the Cars and Planes never bothered me. When i was around 14 i suffered from them again for around 3 months.

I then a year later suffered from them again and found it hard at school, the thoughts were now different they were of things going fast say imagine - The sea going fast, cars going fast, people speaking fast ECT - and i had them constantly they caused me many hours of hardly any sleep and a few days of school, it caused me so much anxiety i got, hot and bothered i also shaked and was always scared for my future.
My mum, dad, auntie and Nan found out and eventually after a long period saw a councilor for six 1 hour sessions.
She talked to me about it and i found it didn't help to much, we only practiced a few breathing techniques and talked even though she was nice.
I didn't really have a connection with her.

I had the thoughts on and off in long or short periods - Now they are mostly of traveling fast such as where i am spinning or being on like a fast ride - It's still very distressing. I told my girlfriend and i cried about it sadly which made her cry.
We are still together after over two years.

I find i still get them and only my girlfriend knows i have them.

I find the thoughts can be constant and when there not I am either anxious or depressed about them, i find myself isolation myself in my room, turning on my laptop and TV and sitting there. I search up about mental issues and OCD to calm me down and sometimes i cant sleep.

I have been back to the GP about a year ago one person said i will refer you if you dont feel better a month later, i went back then another doctor had to see me and said it's just a teenage thing.

I worry about my future and my carrer of being a Filmmaker, i think that i may be mad or depressed my whole life.
I find i will one minuet be Happy thinking maybe i will be okay today then i get sad and depressed.

I feel like if i bother my girlfriend too much i will upset her which did happen a few times with my Mum and Dad.

It's worse on nights for me. I find it's hard for me to concentrate when i have them bad and also i find myself having racing thoughts, i sometimes find it hard to rest.
And sometimes i feel like i have loads of thoughts in my head like sometimes feel my thoughts are goinging on by themselves, when I'm really stressed almost shouting (which is utter nonsense) but that might be due to the fact i suffer from Tinnitus. That scares me sometimes because it's stupid.
If I'm suffering Bad from anxiety i can get paranoid over some stupid things then think that was pathetic. Sometimes i think about the room spinning and think it feels real thats why i'm scared but it's not real it's just my mind.

I dont really worry about the plane crash or car crash anymore. Although i dont like things going fast or roller coasters

Not asking for a diagnosis just an opinion.
Thanks.
Callum
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I don't think it's bipolar but more towards PTSD.
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Bipolar tends to have distinct episodes of moods. You don't describe feeling elated and being quick minded for a few weeks, or being reckless or spending money foolishly, or being depressed and suicidal. That is more bipolar.

I agree with Pandantic what you describe sounds a lot more like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from your car accident. There is an 'ask the doctor' section that talks about mood disorders. He is really nice, he may be able to give you more of an opinion.

If you can get your parent's to send you to a psychiatrist. They are the only doctors really skilled at making these kinds of diagnosis.

And PTSD is treatable. There is a new treatment called EDMR that has a lot of success. It may take a bit to find someone who practises it though. It is starting to become more mainstream.

Keep talking through. Let your parent's know it is still happening. I am glad you have a girlfriend to help you as well. Sometimes parent's don't want to admit their kid has problems. Sometimes they see it as a personal failure. So sometimes they won't listen to you. Keep talking until they do. You shouldn't have to live with this type of pain in your life. You deserve better, and you can get better with specific treatments.
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Hi
I agree with the above re: PTSD
I suffer from mood disorders but also can relate to alot of what you've said.
I have seen an emdr therapist for anxiety and it helped alot!! Defenately give that a go. I also got given a tapping technique that I can use when extremely anxious and within ten mins I'm ok and calm.
I would also suggest to look into your diet. It can also have a big impact. Stay off processed foods as alot of preservatives can really set of anxiety (try stick to a low gi diet which is healthy anyways)

I speak from experience on what's helped me :)
Good luck
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Hello.

Thanks for your opinion guys, alot of symptoms of Menal problems are similer.

Thanks and hope you all have a nice Christmas.

Callum
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