Extreme lethargy followed by extreme productivity ... and repeat
Do any of you get these rapid cycles?
I have extreme periods of lethargy, where I can barely bring myself to do the bare minimum.
Then, all of a sudden, like today, I am a whirlwind. I get everything done. All the housework. At work for 11 hours getting all my prep done. At the gym. Food shopping. Home cooked meal. Presents wrapped. Cards written. Mind won't switch off.
I'm not naive, I know that having bipolar 2 means you're going to have these swings, but they can be literally day to day. I'm reckoning tomorrow I am going to struggle to function because I have been so on fire today.
Psychiatrists always talk about these periods lasting weeks and months. I don't know if that's really true. It makes me think, oh well I don't really have that illness because my schedule doesn't fit yours!!
Anyone who has these rapid cycles, would love to hear from you about your experiences and how you deal with them!!!