Being diagnosed with bipolar can rock your foundations.
The best way I can describe my bipolar is sitting alone on a swing. Swing up and you become hypomanic where you talk faster, more clumsy, spend more money and can’t dleep. The down swing is depression, sadness, ultra sensitivity and lack of motivation. Between swings is normality, close to it anyway.
what medication achieves is to limit the extent the swing - swings! The extremies become less so you spend more time in the normal zone and while this is good we still get reminders of how abrasive our behaviour can be for others trying to tolerate us.
Its common for us to feel alone. Most people don’t place our swinging behaviour as a mental illness, they see it as poor behaviour. Hence forums like this where birds of a feather flock together is a good place to fill the void between psych visits.
Thete isn’t much room to move in terms of creating a balance against such a severe MI. But over a long time I discovered that positivity does help. Attending motivation lectures, maintaining relaxation sessions and most importantly progressing towards full acceptance of your disorder can all help.
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This bipolar life
They just won’t understand- why?