i glanced at stephen fry wiki and saw he had suffered from a condition which lead me to read about "hypomania". i was suprised (delighted) to see that i shared many of the symptoms of this.
however i then continued to come to "hyperthyroidism" which i seem to share symptoms of. i also recalled my mother suggesting many years ago i should get this checked out because it runs in our family (named 3 relatives)
the main symptoms i share which may or may not be related to this are..
intolerance to heat/Sweating and a dislike of heat.
Skin problems (possible)
Increased thirst (.......)
however the symptoms of hypomania include
"mood state characterized by persistent and pervasive elevated or irritable mood, and thoughts and behaviors that are consistent with such a mood state. It is distinguished from mania by the absence of psychotic symptoms and by its lower degree of impact on functioning."
feelings of grandiosity
flight of ideas or the subjective experience that thoughts are racing
easy distractibility and attention-deficit (superficially similar to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
steep involvement in pleasurable activities that may have a high potential for negative psycho-social or physical consequences (e.g., the person engages in unrestrained buying sprees, sexual indiscretions, or foolish business investments).
as above: alcoholism
Psychomotor agitation is a series of unintentional and purposeless motions that stem from mental tension of an individual. This includes pacing around a room
People with hypomania are generally perceived as being energetic, euphoric, overflowing with new ideas
A person in the state of hypomania might be immune to fear and doubt and have little social inhibition. They may talk to strangers easily, offer solutions to problems, and find pleasure in small activities.
might be some form of cyclothymia (hypomania + depressive periods)
many symptoms are explainable by things such as alcohol abuse
i do not experience loss of libido (a possible symptom of thyroid problem) obviously
im going to the doctors tomorrow so i will ask him about these things.