I find mine are fairly short nowadays but sometimes longer. For example, I will enter mania for a day, probably do something stupid because I think I am god or something. In this state, any pain I would feel is really dulled down, and I try anything that comes to mind.
Another example would be three hours of severe depression that shoots out of either nowhere or from small trigger. These get really bad and often end in close suicide attempts or some awful act of delusion (submerging ones hand in drain cleaner etc…don’t ever do that!)
. I tend to forget everyone else I’ve ever met and get terrified of living. I don’t want to die then just feel that I must. I love my life but can’t control that without meds.
However, afterwards, I am completely fine, seem to completely forget about any of my actions and go about life normally as if it never happened.
Anyone else have similar experiences? How long do your swings last?
Take care as always