I feel like I've never recognized any of my symptoms as symptoms and neither have those around me and if I bring them up now people won't take me seriously and I won't get any help ;-; whatever life goes on
Hey Moira, I have selected this picture to help educate yourself regarding the differences of manic and depressive states of bi-polar disorder. Hopefully this will help you pin point symptoms you may have, as well as understanding and recognizing when you are in manic or depressive state.
These are typical signs of bipolar disorder, come cases may not be as extreme and some cases may experience more signs than this but these are the typical warning signs. People with bipolar disorder face periods of Mania and depression.