Our expert says:
Don't feel embarrassed, it's a sensible question. Some of us have a cyclothymic personality, with noticeable mood swings ; in some of us this is exaggerated inso a Bipolar Disorder, with larger and longer swings of mood. You don't mention how long such "up" phases last.
What you describe sounds like the manic / hypomanic phase of such problems - being over-active, over-enthusiastic, under-critical, incautious, and so on. In the milder forms one can learn to control it on one's own, seeing a shrink for advice on how best to do this. In more severe forms, especially as one's judgement may be impaired at such "high" times, medication is also needed, as mood stabilizers can reduce the degree of mood swing.
Do see a good local srink for assessment and advice on how best to handle this
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