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Fox
23 Jul
Howdy! I’m new to this community. Nice to meet you all 😎
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Fox
23 Jul
What's up everyone?
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Hibiscus
23 Jul
Hey! I'm new here, nice to meet you all. :)
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Elephant
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25 Jul
One of the biggest challenges I face at the moment is one of motivation. I have actually been feeling good recently for the first time in a while. Not over the top, manic good (tho it has been a little higher than usual so im keeping an eye on it). I’m feeling energetic and hopeful. I’m starting to enjoy more activities. I am excited about opportunities and interested in topics and hobbies that I haven’t been for a long time. The problem I face though is that I know it won’t last. I know that in a week, a month, maybe if I’m lucky 3-6 months (in my experience my high phases rarely last more than this) I will shift back into being low energy, disinterested and apathetic. When that comes I’ll probably end up quitting hobbies, cancelling projects, potentially leaving a job (depending on the situation), stepping back from friendships, sabotaging relationships. So then I’m left with the thought of, if I am not going to be able to maintain anything why bother starting it in the first place. I know that’s kind of a defeatist attitude. The idea of living life never actually doing anything just because of the possibility i won’t follow through with it is a depressing one. But then again a lifetime of trying to live every time I go through a high phase only to shatter everything in my life when I go through a low also doesn’t sound appealing. I really don’t know what to do.
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Drum
25 Jul
Rip my black fur slides
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Elephant
Helper
29 Jul
Has mood stabilising medication worked to improve your average mood or to minimise the extremes in your mood? Has medication helped you prevent having extreme moods such as manic, psychotic or extreme depressive or mixed episodes? You don’t need to give specifics I’m just curious to hear from people who have found medication helpful for these purposes.
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Hamster
3 Aug
Hi everyone. I’m new here
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Lemon
Helper
3 Aug
Is anyone up for a short chat?
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Duck
9 Aug
Feel a hypomanic episode coming on. Any tips to help? 💕
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Lemon
Helper
9 Aug
take one day at a time. One hour at a time. Perhaps you’ll find there is grace to make it through.
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Lion
9 Aug
has anyone ever tried DBT?
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Ice Cream
10 Aug
Hi there 👋 I’m new here - feel free to introduce yourself!
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Lemon
Helper
11 Aug
Does anyone in the bipolar community have any advice for someone who is very manic?
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Elephant
Helper
13 Aug
Am feeling really good lately :) - my last low phase lasted so long, it’s like a breath of fresh air to feel normal again.
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Chipmunk
Helper
21 Aug
anyone here?
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Lemon
Helper
23 Aug
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Umbrella
23 Aug
A hopeful poem I wrote about living with Bipolar.
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Lemon
Helper
28 Aug
Is anyone online or available?
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Chipmunk
Helper
30 Aug
I used to work against my illness and it showed me hell, now I work with it. There is beauty to be found yet ❤️
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Panda
31 Aug
Anyone know any good distractions to help stop overthinking and disassociating?
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Lemon
Helper
14 Sep
@Linds H
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Lemon
Helper
14 Sep
@linds h hi
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Duck
14 Sep
Hello everyone! I'm new around here. Don't be shy to say hi 🙂
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Honeybee
17 Sep
Is anyone available to chat if so message md
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Duck
Helper
19 Sep
I need an advice and a stable prospective: so in my uni site came out the possibility for signing and participate at the uni radio program. It would be a journalistic task than a musical once but I'm interested anyway. I'd like to apply also because I used to have a music blog but in this moment I'm going through hypomania so I'm scared I only wanna do it because I'm hypo and when it will pass I will end up feeling scared and anxious. Most of all I'd like to wait for the courses schedule before signing up. Obviously it's not sure they will choose me because they can only choose 20 and see if your uni CV it's pertinent with their standards etc... So I have time until the 14th of October. I don't if to send the application anyway and then wait for an answer if it's ok with my courses I'll go if not I'll say no thank you or do I wait until the hypo mania pass and choose from there on? The thing is I know that if the hypomania goes away I won't apply because I'm scared. What should I do?
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Elephant
Helper
6 Oct
I’ve been in a high phase for a few months now, not manic or hypomanic but also having more energy and motivation than usual so I’ve started making some more positive steps. Over the last week or so I started feeling really low out of nowhere, struggling to get out of bed in the morning, not eating at all during the day and then having takeout delivered at night. I was expecting that I was headed into another low phase and bracing for a long period of it but then a couple days ago I just started feeling better, again seemingly out of nowhere. I’ve never had a low phase like that, that lasted such a short time, usually it would be months at least. Is it possible that the medication I’m on now (Lithium) is the reason I shifted out of that bad phase so quickly? Or might there be some other reason I’m missing? Either way I’m really happy about it and it gives me a lot of hope for the future.
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Elephant
7 Oct
Hello everyone! I’m excited to be here and to get to know you all💜
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Elephant
7 Oct
Diagnosed with bipolar 1 with psychosis.
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Pineapple
9 Oct
I’ve been called a “functioning” bipolar. I’m “functioning” due to treatment, and therapy for 2 years. I’m 44 and this last year was first year I’ve been able to hold a job. Many days I have to go to work and put on my happy face and mask depression, or I have to self filter my mania so I don’t seem to hyper or talking or fight the urge to run in circles lol. And having to do that, sadly, pretty regularly made me feel fake. That’s I’m just a broken mess that goes in the world pretending to be this person who is ‘normal’ . I always felt that the depression and mania was my true self. But one morning I had a thought, the depression and mania is part of an illness…my true self is that strong person that gets up each day for and battles through the bipolar. That is me, my moods are symptoms not my true self. So when you’re struggling and feel like your faking your way through life, you’re actually a very strong person with a will you fight.
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Pineapple
9 Oct
Does anyone struggle with rage/anger? Mine is usually triggered by something small but the rage comes in fast and hot. Very hard to control .
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Chipmunk
Helper
9 Oct
Does anyone else find they get super bad headaches when they're in a hypomanic episode? recently went through one and I had a headache every single day. I don't typically get headaches at all but it felt like there was a brick thrown at the back of my head.
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Pineapple
10 Oct
I’m really having a hard right now. I’m in the middle of a medicine adjustment and trying to mask my problems so it don’t show at work. And I’ve ran out of strength
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Lemon
Helper
12 Oct
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Elephant
13 Oct
No one I know has ever accepted and understood my disorder or why I act the way I do. They say I'm making excuses or not trying hard enough to be "normal" even my wife who has 2 mental disorders do not equate mine like hers and hold me accountable for my blackouts and episodes but doesn't take accountability for her owns. I'm alone even when I'm not alone. She loves my mania because it makes me outgoing and extroverted, until it lasts too long for her liking then she worries.
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Elephant
13 Oct
Idk I'm still learning and trying to grow since I have ignored it until 5 years ago. Haven't found the right regimen yet either.
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Lion
Helper
14 Oct
I need someone to talk to, having a bad episode
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Tropical Fish
Guide
20 Oct
Hope everyone is well or trying to manage 🙏🫂🌟🔆
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frisbee
21 Oct
Im making poor decisions and I think I’m having mania episodes…I’m really scared :/
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Chipmunk
Helper
24 Oct
is there anyone who can message me?
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Drum
27 Oct
My pink fur slides fell apart I don’t know what to do
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Octopus
27 Oct
an incident in my life has triggered an episode I feel sick I just have that feeling of impending doom. I'm having palpitations and a panic attack. I feel like I just make life worse for everyone the more I express myself. I can't keep my mouth shut. People annoy me way to easily and I react adversely regularly. I feel like I'm toxic to myself and other people and I feel so crazy. I don't know wether to cry or scream and I want to run away but I can't run away from myself. I just keep repeating in my mind 'im safe' I don't know what that's meant to be doing. I feel so disappointed in myself and unstable. I wish I had the means to just go and be with my feelings in a beautiful setting in order to heal myself. I can feel my inner energy is damaged from today. I don't know what else I can say. I just want to feel well, stable and healthy and I want to learn to be in control properly
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Popcorn
Helper
29 Oct
One reason why beautiful places are so healing…is that they are part of us that is outside our own thoughts. And sometimes we have to get out of our thoughts as if they affect our bodies and hold ourselves hostage. Oh the waves of pain and anxiety we feel sometimes more than other times. 💙 You sound like you know yourself well and are allowing yourself to experience this swing knowing that you will get past it…but yes it so hard to be in a tough mental place. Hope everyday brings you to a better place.
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Chipmunk
Helper
1 Nov
Happy Halloween Yall! 🎃 hope everyone dressed up and had fun! 🐈‍⬛️
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Lemon
Helper
7 Nov
I worry all the time about when the next episode is going to come and I will act out in some stupid way
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Lemon
Helper
11 Nov
I am struggling a bit today my meds provider won’t see me anymore. So I have to turn to a psychiatrist in another town
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Umbrella
17 Nov
Came across this and felt better after reading it. Hope it makes you feel better about the past too.
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Chipmunk
Helper
19 Nov
Is there anyone here who can message me privately, regarding pregnancy and Bipolar.
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Sun
Helper
20 Nov
Possibly experiencing mania, torn on how to use the energy
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Umbrella
22 Nov
Something I wrote that I though I’d share. Self love is what I work on in every waking moment. I hope you fall in love with yourself.
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Fox
Helper
Wednesday
Keep having episodes right now. I doing know what to do
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Fox
Helper
Wednesday
I don't know
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