Loopy, Lonely and Lost

Posts Tagged ‘hypomania

My mood is a little high. You may or may not be glad to know that I am at least aware of this.

Well, it’s hard not to be. Read the rest of this entry »


Oh my word, what was I going on about yesterday? My sincere apologies for the useless, maudlin rubbish!

I think my mood might be going high again.

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I can hardly remember it. Here’s what my mind vaguely knows happened: Read the rest of this entry »

Funny ol’ world, ain’t it? Read the rest of this entry »

Somehow, I vaguely feel that, as the title of my post rhymes, it’s less whiny and irrelevant. Read the rest of this entry »

Oh, cyclothymia. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Easier to put up with than pronounce (for anyone who’s found this post by searching ‘how to pronounce cyclothymia’, it’s something like ‘sike-luh-thy-me-a’, or /ˌsaɪklɵˈθaɪmiəˌ/ for those of us with the pleasure of knowing the IPA). It’s mild bipolar. Consisting of dysthymia – mild depression – and hypomania – mild mania. Sounds like a total walk in the park.

Cyclothymia is probably what people think of when they think of ‘good’ bipolar disorder. Mood swings. Temperamental. Creative. Quirky. A bit grumpy sometimes.

So why, in reality, is it so perpetually shit?

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I don’t know what’s going on.

I was….down. And now….I’m not.

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My name is Laura. I was once told that I have cyclothymia. This blog is mostly where I write about living as a person with extremes and instability of mood, and the history of a life that led to the development of those symptoms.

I complain a lot, I'm very repetitive, unreliable, and I tend to contradict myself.

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