Thank you to Feminine Collective for publishing this piece about how bipolar disorder often feels. Clusters
It's amazing how much can be said, or not said, in six little words.
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
I asked for this medication change. I needed this medication change, but that doesn't make the initial effects of this medication change any easier to deal with. Yesterday was particularly brutal for me. How is it possible for one's head to simultaneously feel so bloody heavy that it's weighing your entire body down yet at … Continue reading My Brain is on Fire
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“I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.” ― Kahlil Gibran, The Madman For the past four years, my psychiatrists (I’ve had a couple) have deemed it not only necessary, but absolutely crucial, that … Continue reading WARNING! Who’s In Charge of YOUR Stability?
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?
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
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