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Am i bipolar i have mood swings that can last for weeks and i can get by on 2 hours of sleep sometimes and still be really hyper and other times even when i get 12 hours of sleep i'm still really tired and i ge really bad headaches all the time for no rea

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
You could be: From your description here, you could be bipolar -- but you need a thorough evaluation with a psychiatrist for a diagnosis. It will be important to share any history of drug or substance use as well. Then you and the doctor can work together on a treatment plan so you don't suffer like this. Start with a general health exam with your primary care doctor, but psychiatry consult is also needed.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Bipolar: Not sure what the question is, but it seems to me like u need to talk to your psychiatrist about your medications & your symptoms.
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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Bipolar: If you have ruled out medical or drug/medication induced condition, it does seem you have highs and lows, you must find out if they meet criteria for bipolar 1 or 2 or nos.
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