Youve painted the bipolar picture very accurately
I also have bipolar and depression. I took several meds over 2 years before the right one hit the mark- a mood stabilisers, also a small dose of anti depressants.
Bipolar will be with you lifelong. Our extreme moods are well beyond normal so our priority is to reduce those extremes to a level tolerable by other people
The spin off when reducing our extreme moods is less suicidal thoughts. Everything reduces and improves to a manageable level. Most important
If we set goals unachievable we will get disappointed and that will feed our depression.
Good sleep is important- more so than we think.
Intrusive thoughts are best tackled by distraction. Keep busy.
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A good nights deep sleep
He helped me for 25 years - Maharaji
Distraction and variety
medication is a whirlpool
Never ever give up
30 minutes can change your life
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