Does anyone have any knowledge on this subject? I am almost postive this applies to me. I think I may also have alcohol induced Bipolar ll. Here is why:
When I drink I show all of the signs of hypomania.
I've gotten better about the crazy "doing" stuff but my mouth has gotten worse. I feel like all that alcohol induced "mania" now has to exit my body through my mouth. I am a serious loud mouth when I drink and it is embarrassing. I don't get belligerent or fight with people. I just dominate all conversations. If I can't dominate a conversation or people aren't listening, I find another conversation to join. When drinking, I still think I am the shit. The difference now is that the next day I know I am a piece of shit instead lol. Now I can actually see through my own bullshit.
I also believe alcohol induces the depressed side for the next 3 to 4 days when I feel down, depressed, exhausted, unmotivated, blah. I have been trying to find information on this subject but mostly what I find is articles talking about dual diagnosis. People who have these disorders tend to have substance issues. I truly believe that I have this disorder but that it is 100% caused by alcohol - not the other way around. When I did not drink that 9 months, almost all of it went away. The only thing I did still struggle with was depression and that was only on Friday and Saturday nights when I couldn't drink - so still alcohol induced. The rest of the week I felt much more "even". Not the super high highs but also not the super low lows - just even - just normal I guess. It has never been my normal, but maybe that is what normal is.
I chose the above picture because when I get super hyped up everything seems like it is moving so fast (including my mouth) that it is all just a blur.
Anyone have any experience with this? or any articles that talk about it?