As I have mentioned before, I have Bipolar II. I always thought I had no manic stages but I’m rethinking that. Most of the time I stay in the depressed side of things. Normalcy is an exciting thing.
But I have an obsession with food. When I get paid I generally go immediately to the store. If I have $100, that is what I pay out. You need to understand, I am the only one who lives here and I don’t have visitors. Right now my refrigerator, freezer, and pantry have no room for anything else. Food containers are piled on top of each other.. There is no way I’ll be able to eat it all. I often give it away. The week before I spent $200. I’m not as bad when it comes to clothing but I can go beyond what I should spend and its always impulsive. And I live below the poverty line.
I’m not sure if that constitutes mania. begun to think I should have a keeper when I go shopping. There are so many things that money is needed for.
So, for all you bipolars’ out there – what does it sound like? Does impulsivity define bipolar I? And how long does it last? Does it last only for that time I am shopping? It is all quite confusing. Thanks.