Is My Moodiness Bipolar Disorder or is it Hormones?
Or is it something else?
Have you ever suffered from mood swings? Feeling moody, irritable, porous, overly sensitive? Maybe you felt overwhelmed, stressed, easily flying off the handle?
When you don’t eat enough carbs, don’t get enough sleep, or you have an argument with a friend, your mood plummets.
Almost everyone these days has experienced an emotional meltdown. Is it hormones, or is it bipolar disorder?
Bipolar disorder is a cyclic disorder, with irregular erratic mood swings which result in changes in someone’s sleep pattern, activities, thoughts, and relationships. In the overtly manic phase, ones thoughts and speech can move at lightning speed. Excessive energy can be misdirected towards unrestrained shopping sprees, uncontrolled excessive sex, or other risky adventures.
If you have a milder version of this, it’s sometimes called “hypomania”. Then you may be labelled or diagnosed as Bipolar II.
When your mood is up, you are pleasant to be around, the life of the party, you
often have intense interest in all kinds of activities. However, for people with Bipolar Disorder, once the mood shifts downward towards depression, problems with sleepiness or sleeplessness arise, coupled with excessive guilt and a lack of pleasure in life. In some individuals, life becomes out-of-control due to their unstable emotions, unstable relationships, and behaviour.
Who gets Bipolar Disorder?
2.5% of the US population suffer from some form or other of bipolar disorder. Most often symptoms start to appear in teens or twenties, and most cases are diagnosed before the age of 50.
Bipolar II is running rampant in our culture currently, many people who were previously diagnosed with Adult Attention Disorder are now being told that their hyperactive behaviour is actually Bipolar II.
Why the confusion?
A psychiatric diagnosis is based on a list of clinical symptoms that are observed by a Licensed Practitioner. There is really no test, no scan, or blood test that can confirm a diagnosis and tell you whether you have bipolar disorder.
But, when the moods, the speech, the activity, the need for sleep, get so out of control, and behaviour gets so erratic that your relationships and work are affected, it’s time to get help from a psychologist or psychiatrist.
The Hormone Connection
Hormones: estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, bind to the frontal lobe. So, during puberty and menopause, when hormone levels are swinging wildly up and down, our emotions also go up and down in a “bipolaresque” tendency. Therefore we are more likely to have bipolar symptoms during hormonally charged events like puberty and menopause.
As a paramedic I’m not allowed to and I cannot give a diagnosis, but I do find it interesting to see if there are different ways of looking at the symptoms. Without questioning the medical doctors’ diagnosis.
From the point of view of an energetic therapist, the word bipolar, immediately makes me think that in bipolar behaviour, there may be different energies present within one person.
Therefore I searched for people in my environment who had been diagnosed as bipolar. I didn’t question if the diagnosis was right, I was only interested in what kind of energetic information I could find.
It was a lot of fun to explore this field and it gave me astonishing information. Note that this poke tour was based on my curiosity, so I absolutely cannot say if this is true for everybody.
So, don’t start screaming that it’s not scientific and irresponsible etc. This is what I found and what I want to share.
As I already suspected I found that in all people who had been diagnosed as bipolar and who were as curious as me and willing to help me satisfy my curiosity, there were several energies present in the body.
I used techniques of applied kinesiology to communicate with the energetic body.
I found that the energies that were present in the bodies were two separate energies that had merged together, for example, because, the energy of a foetus of a previous pregnancy had remained in the womb after a miscarriage or an abortion.
Or because there had been more fertilized eggs during one and the same pregnancy that hadn’t completely developed, but whose energies had merged with that of the egg cells that did develop properly.
When I asked those energies why they had merged with the energy of the developed cells –by applying kinesiology testing methods- I would get different answers.
Ranging from: “I sacrificed myself, otherwise none of us would have made it’ to: ‘I also wanted to live and get recognition.’
Some energies simply were in a place where they didn’t want to be and asked for help to ascend towards the light.
I’ve been able to help some people (energies) but not all of them.
Being bipolar is special, but it can also be very difficult.
Finally, you should understand, that some of the most enthusiastic, artistic, musical people are sensitive to moods, mood swings and bipolar disorders. Understand that especially these unique, hormonal, intuitive, passionate brains may provide an opportunity to experience intense love, to have a very strong intuition, but that they can also be prone to experiencing tremendous highs and lows.
Again, this is not a diagnosis, but more a thought that arose in the head of a curious person.
What do you think about this thought?
Till next time.