Mood Swings Is it Really Bi Polar
You'd have to check it with a doctor, but it sounds to me like bipolar. The main criteria for bipolar is that you have some elevated mood swings that last a long time (rage or happiness - in your case rage). The racing thoughts and strange impulsive behaviour would be part of that. Drinking doesn't help any mental disorder, and yes it can cause blackouts, which usually aren't part of bipolar disorder. And then you'd have to have depressed episodes of at least two weeks, which it sounds like you've had. All this sounds like classic Bipolar disorder Type I (the kind that's more manic than depressive).
What's atypical for bipolar is this extreme anxiety. Yes anxiety can be part of the elevated part of your mood swings, but those attacks when you feel like you're going to do - those are panic attacks, and are usually part of an anxiety disorder (bipolar is a mood disorder). So is the fear to leave the house. Having said that, bipolar doesn't usually settle until the early 20s, and before that people's symptoms can be all over the place. I have some kind of mood or psychotic disorder, and I've got panic attacks and all that, but I'm not old enough that it's settled yet, so my shrink won't diagnose me yet.
That doctor that gave you Prozac when you were younger may have really messed things up for you. If you give young people anti-depressants, it can trigger latent bipolar disorder, affecting you for the rest of your life. So maybe you just had Social Anxiety Disorder (which would explain the panic attacks and other anxiety symptoms) with some mood issues, and then that Prozac intensified the mood swings to the point of bipolar.
Prozac in 27-year-olds won't do any lasting damage though, but since you have mood swings, you shouldn't take it unless you're taking it with a mood stabiliser as well, or else it'll probably make your mood swings worse.
I think you should probably go to a psychiatrist (maybe your doctor could refer you) - not a psychologist, because they don't prescribe things, and if it's bipolar you'll need drugs - and tell them all about this. They should probably try you on some mood-stabilisers, like lithium or sodium valproate or something like that. Read More At : ...