I'm currently having cbt -it started off as relationship counselling with a therapist given to me by my children's social worker. He has offered to do some work with me individually as a lot of the sessions have opened my eyes to how much I actually struggle with so many things.
I've had depression and anxiety since I was young but was thinking the other day about how I'm always going up and down on the doses of my meds. I reckon that if I looked at my GP records it would show that at… read more
Perhaps a refferal to a specialist would give you more help/ adivice. Ask your GP
I think it is best to see a psychiatrist for a diagnosis. Bipolar is definitely a lot of mood swings. I have bipolar 1 and it is terribly hard to control and stay stable. One thing though, when I am doing well we never lower dosages because those dosages are what is making me feel well. Bipolar 2 has rapid cycling where your mood can cycle from up and down each day within minutes or hours. You can google it to see what all the symptoms are. I was diagnosed with major depression in 2001 and it wasn't until 2003 that my doctors determined I was actually bipolar due to manic and psychotic episodes. The medications keeps the psychosis away but the mania and depression are a part of my daily life. I wish I had a better answer for you but if you feel that your moods are swinging too much I would definitely discuss it with my doctor and go over my history and see if your diagnosis is correct. Lots of luck!!
It's not unusual for people to have mood swings. Perhaps you could ask your GP for a referral to a mental health professional for an assessment.