Asked for female, 38 years old from Bangalore Rural
It is nice of you to know the periods of good and bad feelings. Please record it month by month along with medications, thyroid function test report, pregnancy and periods time, side effects of medication, hours of sleep, weight, irritability, anxiety, fights with in-laws and other relevant details. Or download a mood chart and fill it up for all these years. Take it to the psychiatrist when you are normal. Your problem may be mostly a bipolar disorder. There is a small chance of it being schizoaffective disorder. Lack of sleep is the earliest symptom of its relapse and not the cause of the disorder. Thyroid related mood changes, add to the disorder and so both should be treated together simultaneously. If you recognize the early symptoms as you have described and take prompt treatment, there is no need to take life long medication. If you go on blaming others for your problem, you need to take diva life long like eltroxin. You can depute your friendly sister-in-law to detect your early symptoms and put you into treatment before it increases its severity. She herself may identify the onset of your disorder. Otherwise take her to psychiatrist who will educate her into your disorder.