I am a 30-something woman living with cyclothymia in South East England. Sometimes, having cyclothymia really bites, sometimes I find a way to bite back.
I’m currently teaching at a university and studying for a PhD in Gender Studies. Before that, I had a lot of jobs, I’ve never been great at sticking with the 9 to 5, although I tend to get good jobs and do well there until I get bored and quit. I was diagnosed with cyclothymia in 2009 not long after a significant relationship ended and just as I was getting in a massive financial hole as a result of hypomanic spending sprees.
When I was first diagnosed I tried desperately to find more information on what cyclothymia meant, as I’ve written about here, but it wasn’t easy. Other than one great article here there was very little information out there. Through some irregular blogging on other sites and meeting people on twitter I was prompted to start this blog to address a very real need for more information, peer support, and networking opportunities for people living with cyclothymia.
I’ve tried to gather together the most common questions which bring people to this blog in The Great Big Cyclothymia Q&A.