Hi guys and gals, Pls. describe your last 7 days. Weather, sleep, Bipolar symptoms, activities, etc.
Weather: too hot
Sleep: the last few days it has been horrible due to back pain. uuuggghh.
Bipolar: Been pretty stable....I think
I haven't been doing much because of this chronic pain. My hormones are all over the place, so lately I have had emotional issues. gggrrrrr. Ive been trying to visit my neighbor as often as I can. Her husband passed away 5 months ago and since then, we have become good friends.
I want to share with others who have bipolar disorder that I am feeling good and enjoying life very much these days. Believe me, it has not always been this way, and in all likelihood I will have some rough times with bipolar in the future. But now. Today. I feel good and I am very grateful.
I have Bipolar Type I and have struggled with it on and off since I was about 14 years old. I am now 61. I've had three long-term hospitalizations, about 26 ECT treatments over the years, and boatloads of meds so varied I can't come close to remembering all their names. So you can say I've served my time in the "bipolar wars."
What explains that I am doing well now? I think it's partly because I am taking a med combination that works well for me without making me feel like an overmedicated zombie. I also am blessed with a psychiatrist I see once a month who cares about me and listens to me when I talk about my life, not just about medication. I enjoy creative activities such as learning to play the piano and writing memoirs and poetry, which I read aloud at a local arts center.
I enjoy my relationship with my adult children who are on their own but still keep in touch with me. I also am studying Buddhism and meditation, and have become more skilled at quieting my sometimes manic mind through mindful meditation. Plus I enjoy things like a good meal, nurturing my cat and my container garden, and walking along the water in the town where I live . You could call them "the simple things," and they are. The simple and beautiful things.
If you are struggling with your bipolar now, I have nothing but compassion for you. I've been there and at times I've honestly felt there was no way out of the misery of my mental illness. I write this message in a spirit of camaraderie with others who suffer from this complex and at times unbearable condition. There is hope. If someone like me can become a contented person who likes himself and loves his creative endeavors (most days, anyway) then I honestly believe almost anyone can. View Thread
I am feeling really rough lately and I'm not sure if it is because of things going on in my life. Or if it is because I am feeling rough that I think things are going poorly. Does that make sense? I feel like I cant talk to anyone about this right now because they will either tell me that i'm just imagining things, or they will tell the people I'm having bad feelings abut all the things I say.
Is it wrong to feel angry at your SO for being unhappy? (I'm pretty sure that's a yes) I also am so mad right now and hurt because I am dedicated to a long distance move to live with her but she seems to be dragging her feet to get the situation where it needs to be for that to happen. There is a lot more but those are my main two things right now.View Thread
Beej is baaaaaaaccccckkkk. I sure missed this board. Its been ages since I've posted. I have been unstable for 4 freakin years until my doc and I finally found the right combo of meds for me. I am very happy to tell you that I am doing MUCH better. I had to move out of my apt and move into a group home as lots of people say would be a better place for me until I am stable. Let me tell you, this place has made a huge difference since the last group home I was in last year. This place is very nice and great staff. As kitty seen me post on FB, I am finally coming back around and doing more than what I did before.
My med combo is Trileptal(mood stablizer) 600mgs, Lexapro (AD) 20mgs, Ativan(anti-anxiety) 1mg 4x daily, and Ambien 10 mgs for sleep and Seroquel 3 50mgs daily and 200mgs at night.
Got the correct dx finally so I can be treated as quickly as possible. My dx is bipolar 1, Schizo Affective Disorder, and borderline personality disorder.
Man I went through hell and back. I am a much happier person now.
Now for fun Beej grabs the biggest water gun and squirts it at Kitty, Snowy and Cookster. Catch me if you can!!!!!!!!!!!! Beej is running -------> (laughing hysterically)View Thread
have bipolar disorder I/NOS (dr's on the fence basically) and my new therapist thinks I have psychosis.
i have been seeing smoke lately in my room, like when you blow a candle out. this was yesterday. before that i heard people arguing in my brothers room next door, but no one was in there. i also saw a cat in my car rustling around but it was actually just a bag laying there.
also, my last depressive episode i was severely severely depressed. i kept having horrible things in my brain like someone shouting HURT YOURSELF, CUT YOURSELF, RIP YOUR EARRINGS OUT OF YOUR EARS, STAB YOURSELF, etc. over and over. it was the only thing in my head. it was so loud and it wasn't controllable. it was insane.
in june 2013 i had a severe self harm incident where i was in an altered state of mind and cut myself and was sent to the ER. i had no control over what i was doing. i just was full of rage and grabbed a knife and started hacking. the second i saw the raw fat coming out of my arm i snapped out of my trance.
i'm worried, idk what's wrong. i'm 25. i've had hypnopompic hallucinations before for years so i know what it's like to hallucinate, but i've heard those are normal. they've never "seeped" into my normal-houred life though. and these depressive episodes where i hear the shouting to hurt myself, or the rage trances... i've never had that before june... is this bipolar with psychosis?? or schizoaffective?? or what??? View Thread
Hi I am 28 years old. I have had a wide range of symptoms for the past 6 years of my life. i have told that I have ADHD, anger problems, and several attempts. I have had many medications fail. Earlier this year I gave up because there is nothing wrong with me and I just to man up. In March I got diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, and GAD, I began treatment and 5 months later I am actually the person I was before all this started. There is light at the end of long, dark tunnel If you keep fighting and remember that none of us is flawed, we are sick much like someone fighting physical alimentsView Thread
Is bi-polar something that might be set on by PTSD or other trauma? Could coming to terms with trauma and major conflicts which are unresolved (such as financial problems, or marital problems, for example)? If you regularly pound soda all day, the caffeine/sugar highs and crashes might aggravate bipolar. For some of these people, maybe replacing the soda with water could affect the mood stability problems. I feel like addressing the major things wrong with a person's life could change everything for many folks who are laboring under the belief that they are in a state of permanent disorder.View Thread
The SS people want/need more medical info about my BP disorder. What happens at these appointments? Is it like a test or something? What is the wechsler memory scale?? How long does the session last? Thanks!!View Thread
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.....
I was diagnosed very recently, Monday in fact. My doctor prescribed Latuda, Trileptal, and Fetzima. the Trileptal I have but the other two require a prior-authorization. my doctor has not sent this into my insurance and i'm feeling like I'm on the verge of a breakdown. I just want to feel better and have this all better right now. I'm not a patient person. I feel like I'm going to cry or go crazy or both. I didn't want to go to work this morning, but I forced myself to get out of bed and go anyways. I just don't know what to do and need reassurance that everything will be OK I guess.View Thread
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