Struggling with undiagnosed bipolar disorder

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I'm really unsure about posting here and I feel really lost but I'm hoping someone can help. I've been experiencing episodes of mania and depression and its truly ruining my life. I've had numerous episodes these past couple of weeks and almost broke my hand punching a cement wall. I don't know how to control myself and my moods and I go for short periods of time days or even weeks of elated mood then just outta nowhere crashing depression and I feel so lost and confused. Other times I'm so happy I just do whatever I want no matter how dangerous or the consequences and it led to me becoming addicted to opiates and benzos. I feel like no one can help me and getting professional help isn't an option for me so I'm just looking for ways to cope and I just wanna know if anyone else has experienced similar things?

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    Why isn't professional help an option for you??

    I think they is exactly what you need to help you before you hurt yourself or someone else.

    Your not alone a lot of people feel this way but there is help you just have to reach out for it.

    Please call a Dr. Or counseling center they are there to help you.

    Please stay posted you are never alone.

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    First thing, bipolar can take an awfully long time to diagnose, you may not have it - only a trained professional should diagnose it, diagnosing yourself isnt a good idea.  Second - why is professional help not an option?  If there is a problem or something that you want investigated, like everyone else - you see a professional and try to get to the bottom of it.  Its a choice of course, and you can choose not to - but you wont get help if there is an issue, its totally up to you
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    I wouldn't even think about self diagnosis. . U can only help yourself by seeing a doctor .. I don't think anyone can advise you on here as you haven't had professional help. Everyone will most likely say the same . 😕

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    Yes, I've been where you are at, and empathize. Professionals -  GPs, psychiatrists, therapists, counsellors - don't help everyone with bipolar disorder, and may make it worse in some cases. There is no hard evidence that professional interventions significantly improve the lives of bipolar people. Some people claim it helped, but they can't rule out that other concurrent factors helped them to feel better (eg. spontaneous recovery, other life events).  Illicit drugs help some bipolars control their ups and downs and side-winders, though you have to become an expert in self-medication to get that right (cannabis is the safest option - but can make some feel worse). Many bipolars say that having at least one significant other (partner, friend, relative) who empathizes with and supports them can make all the difference. Reading more about bipolarity (including latest research) and discussing your problems with other bipolars (like here) is also useful. In addition, finding a way to express the high and low moods can also be very helpful - such as visual arts, acting, singing, poetry or other creative expression. And one of my mantras is: flow through the lows and ride the highs. Lastly, when feeling suicidal, contemplating and planning your death can be very cathartic, as long as you don't do it (or mention it to health professionals). Over and out of it.

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    Hi can I ask why you not able to get professional help as that surely is the best option to start with ?
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    You are not alone. I'm going through the same thing, and trying to keep my life from completely falling apart. To be honest, I rarely get a reply to any comments or posts so I'm frustrated with this site, but it helps to talk. I'm new to all this.

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      Hi max don't suffer in silence ! There must be help/support available ! I don't have bi polar but as my partner has it , I have been trying to learn & understand this illness so I can help him through the good days /bad days

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      thats because nice people are trying to help out nice people on here. You start showing any negative symptoms like anger and disillusionment, or saying you don't want professional help, and you will be cold-shouldered. Serious bipolar mood swings don't go down well here. Play the 'I am nice and I like what doctors tell me to do' game or forget it.

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      I didn't mean to put any negative vibes out. I was just trying to say when I've asked for help on a couple past occasions I've gotten no replies. Maybe I'm the only one on Geodon on this forum.

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