Remember when I said I was going to get the pharmacist to print out every single medication I have been prescribed since 2012? Well here it is and it is a whopping 26 pages long. There is shit on here that I had to Google, absolutely no fucking clue what it was, and no recollection … Continue reading Twenty-six Pages
So I went to see my psychiatrist yesterday — finally. We've been doing the unavailable dance for over a month now. She's been rescheduling and I've been avoiding. I'm almost certain rescheduling is a professional's tool used as an avoidance technique though. I'm bringing that up during our next session. I was in the zone on … Continue reading Peep-Make-Believe at The Psychiatrist
A Manic Mind Imagine if you will, the fair has come to town. Take in all of the sights and sounds, from the toddlers crying to the pre-teens, laughing. They’re running and trying to cut in line at the ride that promises the biggest thrill. You smell the deep fried donuts, french fries and cotton … Continue reading A Manic Mind
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?
Bipolar Disorder is a mental illness that represents a significant challenge to patients, health care workers, family members and our communities. While growing acceptance of bipolar disorder as a medical condition, like diabetes and heart disease, has taken hold in some parts of the world, unfortunately the stigma associated with the illness is a barrier … Continue reading World Bipolar Day
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?
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
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. MINDTRIP CROSSFIRE: BIPOLAR EDITION #2 ON MEDICATION–Contributors: Nicole Lyons & Dori Owen I Consider Stopping My Meds On … Continue reading MindTrip CROSSFIRE: Bipolar Edition #2
In the world of bipolar disorder, being stable for months can be a pretty awesome feat. My meds had been at the lowest dose possible--yay me! I was seeing my psychiatrist regularly, which is both infuriating and insightful, and practicing mindfulness daily. It sounds a lot easier than it really is. As a result, I … Continue reading A Bipolar Nemesis: Daylight Savings Time