So this is one of the things that impacts my state of mind.
Chronic Physical Pain = Fatigue = Emotional Fallout = Severe Depression.
“Five major psychiatric diseases have overlapping patterns of genetic activity, new study shows”
(Accurate description of anxiety felt with Bipolar Disorder, in my humble opinion and experience.)
Traveling for an emergency appointment to see my psychiatrist about six hours away. Lesson – don’t ever take for granted that my Bipolar is overall well-managed and I’m okay to see my doctor every three months. I made it for two years like that. Won’t happen again, even though I trust this doctor and he’s known me for six years. This is absurd. He is too far away! I could easily end up in the hospital.
This blog is supposed to log the good and bad, and all the in-between’s. This is probably the worst I’ve felt since I began this blog.
*Trying to look like I’m feeling well and happy…*
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Great article below. I’ve read similar research regarding Bipolar. And for me personally, I find it interesting that my daily chronic, often debilitating pain in the form of Fibromyalgia, is thought to be nerves and cells not communicating (functioning) well together.
Courage, for it is not just a female issue.
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Interesting article about time-out’s and how it could affect your emotions and mood.
For me, I either desperately need time alone and no noise, or I am so lonely and need interaction in person, online, etc.
I think, as with most things in life, it’s all about balance. Finding balance can be tricky, though, especially if you live in extremes. And if I only had one sentence to describe Bipolar, I would say it is all about existing in one extreme state, or its opposite.
Enjoy and be well, guys. ✌
Feeling like I’m slipping. I’ve not yet tanked, but I can see it coming. I’m running scared because I’ve got a long list of to-do’s and though I know rationally I can handle these things, they seem overwhelming. Overwhelming to the point I want to hide. I don’t want to wake up. This photo below is of my dad, he was only three years older than I am now, and this was a couple of weeks before he died.
We both look so tired. His birthday was Dec 3, and I have recently found out a lot of conflicting things about him. What am I supposed to do, call him up and ask why he did some crappy things he did?
I’m ill. Like really bad off kind of ill. Physically sick with odd and new symptoms, and I feel so down and sad in a dark pit. Not sure which came first.
All I know for certain is I’m in that snowball-effect, and you know what they say about a snowball’s chance in hell.
Today, I was happy.
I felt thankful. I felt glad to serve my family a good meal. I was overjoyed to hear music, laughter, conversation, and a beautiful blessing at lunch said by my son. I felt very little physical pain. I was not anxious.
This has been such a glorious and blessed day, and I thank God. I forgot what this felt like.
I have been smacking this button all day, but nope.
I still feel like my battery is 100% out in the next few seconds. If I could sleep, that wouldn’t be a big deal, but you know…
Hit a truck today (nudged it, no damage), lost my wedding ring, still so much to do for Thanksgiving/Mom’s birthday, severe back and neck pain.
Just yuck. I want to cry and give in.
Sometimes, I believe that’s perfectly acceptable and healthy. For me, I’ve also found there are times when I can’t give in and sob, maybe because it would take too long to recover?? I will have to think about how to better describe that.
Love & Peace to you all. Xo
Another excellent share.
Raising mentally healthy kids, super important for the kiddo, your family & community/society.
I have Bipolar (and more) as does my son. I agree with what this article has to say, and try to follow it.
Sharing an excellent blog entry and poem from psychcentral, John Kaniecki.
Ever feel like you need one of these?
Personally, I would love to smack one of these things. I’m so good at fooling myself until it’s in my face and no denial of it.
I believe you said goodbye with the faintest of a whisper so that I could not reply, even with a silent tear.
I now say, I love you and be well. xo
No. Absolutely not.
My opinion for myself and my welfare, as well as my son’s. I spoke to my 18 year old son, he was adamant with his opposition, as well as a friend of mine.
Compliance? I fear that equals control measures. Do I want to be tracked? Do I want to be tied to my doctor, insurance, Medicare and big pharma about my compliance? About suggested medication? No.
I welcome any thoughts, even polite debate. Polite though, please.