Sunday, March 26

My Bipolar Diary V: My Ups and Downs (Part 2)

Hey!

Previously I talk about my ups (overly excited and joyful, bright side of me) but we haven't got into what monster I can be during my downs (depressive, dull and empty episodes).


Bipolar depression has the same “low” symptoms as depression:

  • Prolonged sadness, depressed mood, or unexplained crying spells
  • No interest in activities you once enjoyed
  • Loss of energy
  • Difficulties with sleep—either sleeping too much or not at all
  • Changes in appetite—significant weight gain or weight loss
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
In my lows, I had to spend more time, which usually last around one or two weeks. I sleep a lot and those are the thing that affect me the most. 

Suicidal thoughts? Most of the time. It's the emptiness of the feeling that kills me slowly. I don't want to feel empty and sad and misery, and most of the time I lay in bed blinking and hoping I will feel happy or dead, there's no in between. 

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