This Non Compliant Needs A Med Change

I have been feeling like shit for quite some time and here is where I'm at: I think it was around 4 months ago now the last time I waltzed my ass out of my psychiatrist's office after she prescribed me tegretol and looked me dead in the eye and stated, "I'm going to refer you … Continue reading This Non Compliant Needs A Med Change

Do You Isolate During Depression? | Embracing Balance

I'm really working on this.   Source: Do You Isolate During Depression? | Embracing Balance

When Triggers are Everywhere | Embracing Balance

Source: When Triggers are Everywhere | Embracing Balance

Take The “Emergency Meds” Or Ride It Out?

I'm going up again. I blame the very limited sleep I'm getting, and the fact that I always go up this time of year. Always. Right now things are good though. I'm not agitated or angry like I was a couple of weeks ago. I've weaned off of the "emergency meds" that I had to … Continue reading Take The “Emergency Meds” Or Ride It Out?

Focusing Agitated Manic Energy, Who Knew?

Picture "Racing Thoughts" by Anapontes deviantart.com Isn’t it funny, ok not funny as in ha ha funny, how they use the same word in drug and alcohol addiction as they do when talking about slipping out of the stable zone in mental illness? The word I’m talking about is; Relapse. "A relapse is said to … Continue reading Focusing Agitated Manic Energy, Who Knew?

MindTrip CROSSFIRE: Bipolar vs Paranoid Schizophrenic Edition #4

A section where I take one topic and hit it from two different bipolar perspectives. This is the place where we encourage you to join in on the conversation, share your experience, and let us know where YOU stand. Today is a very special edition of MindTrip CROSSFIRE, we have one topic with two different … Continue reading MindTrip CROSSFIRE: Bipolar vs Paranoid Schizophrenic Edition #4

Mania: Everything That Makes Sense Until it Doesn’t

Practicing self-care when it comes to Bipolar Disorder means that not only do I take my meds and see my doctor regularly, but also over the years I've learned a few tricks to help get me by. These are simple things that make my life, and the lives of the people in mine, much easier. My … Continue reading Mania: Everything That Makes Sense Until it Doesn’t

Guest Post: The More Time Passes, The More I Realize

The More Time Passes, The More I Realize By Katy Young I haven’t always been vocal about my Bipolar Disorder II, but I’m slowly starting to be more outspoken about it now. I was diagnosed in October of 2012, but I didn’t fully believe it at first. I thought it was nothing but depression like … Continue reading Guest Post: The More Time Passes, The More I Realize

Fun At The Pharmacy

Part of living with a mental illness such as bipolar disorder is figuring out your "triggers" and how to: A) avoid them B) learn to deal with them when they can't be avoided. Sounds easy enough right? Wrong. That couldn't be more wrong. Triggers are a very serious thing, and very specific to each person. … Continue reading Fun At The Pharmacy

Reminder To Myself: It’s Just A Bad Day, Not A Bad Life

It's been one of those days, and it's not quite 10:00am. The morning started out great, everything went smoothly. Somewhere between my second cup of coffee and dropping the kids off to school, things shifted. I let a few outside triggers get the better of me--AGAIN. I know better. I swear I'm my own worst … Continue reading Reminder To Myself: It’s Just A Bad Day, Not A Bad Life