Hypomania really does feel great

im_extremely_happyI gotta tell ya Hypomania does feel great … I actually wrote down my experience or I should say I wrote down my symptoms. I gotta say it’s a feeling I most prefer and most people that I know only know me in a hypomanic state where I am the life of the party. I’m great to talk to and I feel like I have more charisma as well as i’m much more bold and blunt. A complete and total contrast from when i’m in my depressive state where i’m to myself and don’t want to talk or be around anyone but at the same time I want people to reach out and show that they care… I know that sounds nuts but it’s true…

So here are some of what I go through when i’m in a hypomanic state…

  1. I feel giddy like I just want to laugh.
  2. Energetic like I want to dance or clean or just do something.
  3. Happy
  4. Racing thoughts and songs going through my mind. (even songs I don’t particularly like)
  5. I get the urge to reach out to people that I haven’t spoken to in a long time.
  6. i’m very talkative and loud.
  7. Restlessness… I shake a lot… my legs shake
  8. I feel tingling all over my body in waves.
  9. Feeling like my pupils are dilated which is a weird feeling.
  10. I have the need to take deep breaths because my heart feels like it’s racing.
  11. I feel highly confident and sexy

I’m sure I feel some more things probably I just didn’t list them.  Can any of you with bipolar 2 relate to this…? what is your experience like with hypomania? do different people experience hypomania differently?

take care and have a great day =)

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  1. I have the same experiences with hypomania and depression. I have bipolar 1 so sometimes I get mixed episodes as well and I have even ventured into psychosis before :/ but I completely understand the wanting to avoid everybody, but wanting them to reach out to you so you know you are cared for.

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  2. Wow. Your post sounds. Just. Like. ME. I LOVE hypomania. I feel fantastic. On top of the world. But. The. Crash. Always. Follows.
    Im Rapid Cycle Bipolar and have mixed episodes. Its chaotic. Hope youre OK.

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    1. hey hey… lol yeah i love the feeling too… I havent had a real good hypomania in a few months because i was on medication… (seroquel) but i took myself off so now waiting on the next bout…lol i’m good right now…thanks so much

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      1. I am on Lithium AND Depakote….I still have episodes but not as often I guess. Idk I have Borderline Personality Disorder too and so that comes with its own set of moods. LOL Glad youre good right now!!!

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      2. Oh, I hear that. I have extreme all or nothing/black and white thinking. It seems to be intertwined throughout all of my thoughts. I have sooo many issues. Its sad. Ugh. I TRY soo darn hard to be “normal” and it never comes.

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      3. Oh yes I know it’s a pain in the neck… our expectations are so high and when people don’t meet them we start hating them or taking them off the pedestal… I’ve been there … sort of going through that now with a few people

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  3. Currently in an A&E department waiting for the results of my lithium levels ! Feeling very hypomanic – I have Bi polar 1 this is my first time knowing I am hypomanic – diagnosed 2 years ago at the age of 37. Thank you for your article can totally relate

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