My anxiety this year has seemed worse than usual having been what I call "triggered" more often than it has been in the past to my recall. Perhaps I am stressed at times more than usual and remember that Bipolar Disorder is a disease driven by stress, which means symptoms become worse and grow under it.
In my experience when my anxiety is triggered by an event or by allowing what somebody says to affect me, I become more angry and irritable as well. Often this looks like me saying and doing things that I later regret or mean not to say. However when anxiety and stress increases my sense and logical thoughts seem to take a backseat.
Perhaps my meds needs adjusted to deal with these things, or maybe I just need the right strategies, coping mechanisms, and tools to deal with anxiety and irritability before and when they strike. We all must learn to cope with breakthrough symptoms whatever they may be. I am confident that when we learn to control our emotions our lives and relationships will significantly improve. There is a definite relationships between bipolar, anxiety, and irritability/ anger. May God help us all who live with these things and these disorders.