A little late for some people considering black Friday's already past. My big day is tomorrow. It's payday. I should have too much of a problem cuz I have to pay all my money out towards a bankruptcy I'm not going to have any to spend anyway so I shouldn't be in trouble this year.
How have you controlled your spending this week?
I was diagnosed with #BipolarDisorder in 2005 after a 3-month long $7,000+ spending spree. That was 15 years ago but no matter what I do or how stable I feel, I STILL always seem to spend money faster than I can count it!
I'm only financially responsible for myself but I need help! What tools, tricks, etc, does everyone else use to help their impulsive spending?? I'm desperate for #help ! #Mania #Finances #BipolarSpending
How did you do in school?
Can you focus for long periods of time or are you easily distracted?
What is your sleep schedule like?
What does mania/hypomania feel like to you?
What are depressive episodes like?
Do you have nervous tics or self stimulation?
Do you have anxiety in relation to your Bipolar Disorder? Like do aspects of Bipolar Disorder cause you anxiety?
Have you ever had self-harming or suicidal thoughts? If yes were they in relation to how you felt about yourself (like feeling ugly or worthless) or were they just urges?
Do you ever feel out of control when manic or depressed?
What are your moods generally like during the day (on average)?
#BipolarDisorder #bipolar2depression #Misdiagnosis #BipolarDepression #Bipolar1Disorder #BipolarSpending #BipolarDisorderDiagnosis #BipolarObsessiveness
I am addicted to alcohol. I spend too much on it and I find it so hard to stop this addiction. My impulse pressures me to drink almost every other day including the days when I'm broke. One time, I almost pawned a significant item just to afford alcohol. Reasons why I drink: to numb/calm from overwhelming emotions and to temporarily fill up the emptiness. I understand Bipolar Disorder is not an excuse to develop an addiction but people should also be aware how difficult it is to deal with it and that we're trying our best to fight against it.
I have bipolar 2 with psychotic features but I also have OCD, so I thought my spending habit was because of the compulsivity of the OCD. When I looked into it further, I found that it happens with bipolar disorders. When I’m manic, I love to spend and sometimes I can’t even focus on anything else. It’s like I have an internal force telling me I have to shop. I was doing very well for quite a while, but then when I started shopping for Christmas presents it kicked me back into the spending mood. I’m just curious why spending is a symptom of bipolar? It is just the compulsive part and/or a way to feel in control of ourselves? #BipolarSpending