I Have Cyclothymic Disorder

Cyclothymic Disorder anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Cyclothymic Disorder. You're not alone. 103 People

    Diagnosis Or Life Sentence?

    I was diagnosed about six months ago with cyclthymia. It sort of made sense of the patterns of my life to date - cycling periods of intense productivity, anxiety and depression. At first it felt quite liberating having a label. Now it feels like a life sentence, like there's no...
    Cyclo1 Cyclo1
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 2, 2012

    Too Long....

    I've had depression since the age of 13 (when I had a breakdown), and it doesn't get any easier. It's been too long, and I am worn out, worn down and pretty close to breaking point. I was diagnosed with Cyclothymia about 20 years ago, and was basically told to take anti...
    Witchmojo Witchmojo
    51-55, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2013

    Diagnosed Recently

    My name is Angel. To give you an idea of who I am, I am an alter for a girl who has DID. I represent the need to be the perfect daughter. The other alters have long known that I had some kind of mental illness, but I was only diagnosed in late August. I didn't take it well. I...
    chococat159 chococat159
    1 Response Sep 22, 2013


    37,all the racey thoughts, so fast all the time, creative, that is not the word, I can redecorate, organize, write, I mean I change my house( a ranch style home) from furiture to painting, to changingthe wall art around monthyl I move stuff from one room to another. all around, I...
    denidall6 denidall6
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2012

    Experienced Person With Cyclothymic Disorder.

    I have been Cyclothymic since I was a teenager. Of course, I did not get diagnosed until my late 20's. Take medication daily and become frustrated when my anxiety kicks in. What sucks overall, is that I am functional and know when something is wrong, that is out of my control...
    RollingAlongtheRiver RollingAlongtheRiver
    5 Responses Aug 31, 2011

    I am cyclothymic. I love my disorder

    and hate it at the same time. I am outgoing, bubbly, larger than life, intelligent and extremely motivated. I am also depressed, sad, anxious, angry and unmotivated. I can go from feeling intense highs for up to a few weeks and then changing on a dime wishing the happiness...
    meeshelle044 meeshelle044
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 21, 2014

    I've felt with the constant ups

    and downs for as long as I can remember. I used to think it was just hormones when I was growing up, I wanted it to be hormones. in my 3rd year of college and everything is going pretty well for me.. I'm able to manage everything just enough to do what I have to but sometimes I...
    wanderlustxxx0 wanderlustxxx0
    18-21, F
    Apr 14


    in the summer of 2012 when i was 14 going into year 10 I first experienced mania, it was quite a blur but i remember feeling really really happy, not just happy, ecstatic, I've never been one to be able to sit still but the experience last summer was much more extreme than that...
    karisburkex karisburkex
    18-21, F
    Jul 22, 2013


    You walk into a diner, there's Sweet-n-Low packets of sugar to dump into your coffee, right? I'd like to nickname cyclothymia as "Sick-n-Low-thymia". Just for kicks. so here's my story, about this disorder that does indeed make me feel both sick and utterly low. I used to...
    Analouise Analouise
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 2, 2013

    The sun is shining but I am in the dark.

    Didn't want to get out of bed this morning struggled to get out of bed this morning. I want to cry I feel like I need to but I can't. People annoy me just their voices. Have no energy just want to curl up go to sleep and not wake up
    Madge2015 Madge2015
    31-35, F
    May 16, 2014


    I find the difference between bipolar 2 and cyclothymia difficult to discern. I can't really tell how they are different. I know my moods have always shifted a great deal, but I can't say they are extreme or have caused me to be totally dysfunctional. MY moods have definitely...
    RunningSkye RunningSkye
    46-50, F
    Aug 2, 2013

    Getting Harder Each Day To Deal...

    Ive had the same symptoms since I was around 11. I was miss treated up until the last few years when I went to a psyc. After going through several years of uppers and downers its nice to be a little more stable. Ive been on several diffent meds and they always seem to fail after...
    arcangl13 arcangl13
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2012

    Im 26, married and have a 4 year old son.

    For aslong as i can remember I have suffered from severe mood swing, almost two years ago the doc diagnosed me as depressed and have been on anti-depressant's since. I feel I have been mis-diagnosed and after many nights of researching, I came across cyclothymic disorder. My...
    deby26 deby26
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 15, 2013

    I am cyclothymic. I love my disorder

    and hate it at the same time. I am outgoing, bubbly, larger than life, intelligent and extremely motivated. I am also depressed, sad, anxious, angry and unmotivated. I can go from feeling intense highs for up to a few weeks and then changing on a dime wishing the happiness...
    webb286 webb286
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 9

    Crying In The Rain

    im always sad and yeah i do things im not suppose to like drink and smoke and hang out with people nearly 2x my age and when im with them i feel happy but i feel so invasive and idk i guess i feel like i dont have a purpose
    buzzbydog buzzbydog
    Jul 14, 2013

    I have Cyclothymia and I fear

    that my friends get annoyed by my mood swings, but they don't know.
    evelynn1 evelynn1
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jun 10, 2014

    Hey I'm 13 and I think I have cyclothymic

    disorder but I'm not sure, I would like to go to my doctor but I don't want to talk to my mom about it as we don't talk that much because she's depressed and she just gets annoyed when I try and talk or if she tries to talk about me to me I'm having a bad day so we don't really...
    WantingToFly13 WantingToFly13
    13-15, F
    Jul 1, 2015

    My Story

    My sister, dad, mom all have bi-polar. I have delt with depression and mood changes my whole life. Thought I had missed the bi-polar bug. Nope hit me hard xmas of 2010, totally lost it. Could not speak without stuttering, shaking all over, and so depressed layed on the couch...
    debdoug53 debdoug53
    51-55, F
    May 16, 2011
    IrwinsScars IrwinsScars
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 3, 2014

    "How far do our feelings take their colour from

    the dive underground? I mean, what is the reality of any feeling?”
    unconventional87 unconventional87
    26-30, F
    Mar 12

    Today I have tried really hard

    but I just bottom out all the time
    Madetobemad Madetobemad
    46-50, F
    Jan 6, 2014

    Well the happy feel of mania has worn off.

    Am angry, irritable, indifferent exhausted but I feel like I need a gut wrenching cry...really confused
    Madge2015 Madge2015
    31-35, F
    May 12, 2014

    Girl Interrupted.

    I was diagnosed with cyclothymic disorder at 12 thanks to my lovely fathers genetics and own personal battles with bipolar I and his drug addictions. My poor mother who has a masters degree in psychology had constant screaming matches in her house.. My whole life has been a...
    jmu0930 jmu0930
    1 Response Nov 14, 2012

    I Wish Someone Would Listen

    So I didn't really confront the fact that I had a problem until a presentation where the presenter basically said if you have any of these four symptoms, talk to someone. I took a few self-tests for depression but the thing was, I wasn't always depressed. Sometimes, I would be...
    Adadastralgi Adadastralgi
    2 Responses Jun 21, 2013

    Hello! I'm new to the site

    so don't really know how to use it but I was recently diagnosed with Cyclothymia and am struggling to better understand it. My medication has been working great until tonight...this is the first time I have felt this awful since starting the correct meds. (I was on Zoloft for...
    Esme24 Esme24
    22-25, F
    Jan 2

    I didn't think that it's a disorder really.

    I thought I just can't stand the boredom. I may can handle physical pain, at some level of emotional pain but boredom means death for me and I love living. I can be very talkative and energetic, funny in an instant moment, I literally become a reckless child. Sometimes it takes...
    Nonotu Nonotu
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 19

    New Meds..... Again.

    I was diagnosed about three years ago with cyclothymia. I have been on antidepressants and anti-anxiety meds since then, but was told around early last year by a couple of people that they thought my meds could be doing more for me, so I started a new battle. I have tried two...
    Munrau Munrau
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 4, 2012


    If you believe the crap about how cyclothymia is some watered down, mild form of bipolar disorder, you really don't know what you are talking about. I started out with bipolar disorder largely thanks to teenage hormones which did nothing to help the highs and lows. I went on...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Jan 29, 2010
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