My therapist suggested I join a support group and this one looked the best. I have cyclothymia and ADHD. Cyclothymia is a milder version of Bipolar disorder. I have a family history of Bipolar and I was sexually abused from age 13-15 by a cousin. I also have been raped twice. My father was verbally and mentally abusive. I have worked through my PTSD through therapy. I was just recently diagnosed with ADHD and Cyclothymia. I have had symptoms for a long time. I used to call my manic days "OCD days", because I would get really OCD about cleaning everything. I would laugh at the stupidest stuff and be happy even though I felt no reason to be happy. My lows I always thought were just normal depression since I was a teenager. When I have my lows I feel like I can't get out of bed, very fatigued, don't see the point of living, and can't function well. I don't know what I am going to get out of this support group exactly, but I hope it helps.
Muji retired Friday after 40 years of teaching. Muji has been so supportive as a CL here on DS, let's show Muji our support. Let's give Muji a retirement party! Post your retirement wishes to Muji as he transitions to retired life in Mexico. Let us know what food you are bringing to the party and any gifts you might have for Muji. Cheers Muji to your new adventure!
I really don't understand myself sometimes. I go from perfectly fine and laughing to feeling like a complete failure. Even though I know that having to have multiple sessions for a tattoo, sleeping through an interveiw, and being behind in some classes, really isn't that deep. But it just keeps swirling around into this gross mess of thoughts. I know people have their limitations, but I can't...