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→ May 25, 2016 - 19 Comments
I often wear myself out with bipolar disorder. The odd thing about it, is that I don’t know when I’m doing it. I run and run and run and run and do and do and do and do until I’m completely worn out and then the next day, inevitably, I just collapse into a pile of fatigue. But while I’m running and doing I don’t know that I’m wearing myself out. Everything feels fine, until it doesn’t. It’s seemingly impossible to know when I’m wearing myself out with bipolar disorder.
→ May 15, 2016 - 11 Comments
I have experienced so many bipolar medication side effects that I can’t remember them all. They have ranged from the common that many people experience like weight gain and dry mouth to the more unusual such as falling out hair and me falling over. When I started taking bipolar medication and started experiencing side effects, I tended to just grit my teeth, bear it and suffer. And I see this all the time in people. People constantly contact me and ask what to do about bipolar medication side effects because they are currently suffering.
I don’t believe in needless suffering. I believe there are things you can do about many, if not most, of the bipolar medication side effects.
→ May 11, 2016 - 20 Comments
I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder about 18 years ago and I can honestly say, that being diagnosed with bipolar disorder feels like a death. It may not feel like it immediately, but, over time, mourning a death is what being diagnosed with bipolar disorder feels like.
→ May 1, 2016 - 12 Comments
People ask me about the research on bipolar disorder and pregnancy quite a bit. Now, I am not a doctor and nor do I claim to be one; moreover, this is a subject that I haven’t studied exhaustively so I tell these women to talk to their doctors. Unfortunately, that’s the best advice I have been able to give about bipolar disorder and pregnancy.
That said, I read a new paper on bipolar disorder in pregnancy and I thought I would take the time to summarize some of its recommendations regarding pregnancy and bipolar disorder. I’ll add my two cents here and there (clearly noted as just my opinion), but for the most part, this advice comes from the references following the article and not from me. If any of the below concerns or interests you, please check the references and discuss it with your doctor.
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- Susan Irene Fox on Wearing Myself Out with Bipolar -- Bipolar and Energy:
Lisa, I have to agree with other commenters here. It's important you read u…
- Wattsherfayce on Wearing Myself Out with Bipolar -- Bipolar and Energy:
One thing that bugs me about your comment Lisa is that I have never heard o…
- fran nicklas on What to do When Someone Refuses to Take Their Medication – Treatment Noncompliance:
My daughter was diagnosed with bi-polar at 21, she is now 45. When she was…
- They can't hurt me now on Depression – Worse Than Sadness, Apathy:
Olivia, I feel for you. I am so depressed, combined with my bi-polar mania,…
- MM on Wearing Myself Out with Bipolar -- Bipolar and Energy:
Lisa- I get your point, but can't necessarily agree with the whole concept.…