I am new to this group but I can be in a sad mood, happy mood, grumpy etc etc. The group sounds like fun and I certainly need some fun in my life; I have bipolar disorder, severe depression and to make matters worse I have panic/anxiety attacks. Dont that beat all I was diagnosed in 2009 I always wondered what was wrong with me but I worked through it and moved on until I had a breakdown In 2009 then I couldnt go on any longer couldnt just put it behind me and hide from my emotions, depression and the ups and downs of being biporlar.
Well just wanted to say hi and hopefully chat with you sometime in the near future.
Thanks for the welcome; you are right it isnt fun whatsoever; the thing i have noticed the most is how people treat you when they find out you have a mental illness its as if you have some disease that they are going to catch.
Sometimes I wish I was stoned cause maybe it would help me relax a bit more and not feel like a caged animal the majority of the time.
Hi there: Thanks for the welcome. Yes I checked out the Bipolar section and you are right there is definetly more traffic there then in other groups. I am still trying to learn my way around here; and having some fun is something I need.
Truthfully I dont know what to do; I spend my days wondering what will today bring for me and what will it be like. I try to be positive but sometimes it is hard with the ups and downs. Thank God that I have great doctors who are willing to go the extra mile for me. I am scared about the future and what will it bring for me; will there be someone out there that will understand my problems and accept me for who I am. I take about 9 different pills a day including lots of vitamins; my psych doctor says that these vitamins help with your mental stability. How I cope is a hard question cause sometimes I cant cope so I just go to bed usually early in the evening cause I cant deal with it anymore. I have what is called Night Terrors and around 6:pm every night I start freaking out and even though the Bipolar is there my anxiety/panic attacks and the night terrors are harder to deal with then anything else. Try to be positive talk to your doctor about taking some vitamins that promote good mental health. It has helped me alot. I also take Deplin which with my bipolar meds helps add to the affect of my bipolar meds. Take care and hope to hear from you so I know how you are doing. MaggieView Thread
Thanks glad to be hear here. I doesnt really matter if it isnt busy its a place to open up or at least try to open up to what i am and have been going through. I dont really have any friends and my family doesnt understand what is wrong with me when I am crying, or I dont want to talk or I may be in a bad mood so I just stay in my room (sanctuary) which is all I have.
I look forward to some fun and laughs I dont get that often.
Thanks for welcoming me; I greatly appreciate it that. I dont really know what to do about being bipolar my life has been turned upside down and no one seems to get that. My parents believe well gee you are alive you should be happy but that isnt enough for me. I just take a lot of meds; read lot, watch tv and listen to music. I thought coming on here and meeting some friends would help me deal. Please dont think I have this beet I am just realistic about my illenesses and that there is nothing I can do about it now. I have to look at it as a life change and a new start (a bad start) to a new chapter.
Tell Me about yourself and how you try to cope. Maybe I can give you a few pointers (possibly) lol.