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    Bipolar and Pain Management

    Does anyone else get weird on heavy pain killers? I mean like after a surgery or dental work, the prescription stuff, the controlled substances like hydrocodone.

    I have a relative with bipolar disorder who has said the same thing. They do the same with heavy steroids. We get more than a little loopy. I have mood swings that include hallucinations at times. I have 'imagined' people breaking into my house, children running through the house and jumping on the bed with me, just weird stuff that at the time is very real and scary.

    The family member has enormous mood swings. Sometimes, it's an angry reaction, irrational rage and outbursts. More often, they respond as though they have been given a diagnosis of "imminent death", and does things like calls all their relatives to say goodbye without realizing that's what they're doing. It's funny later but at the time is very concerning!

    We've decided it's related in some way to the mood disorder but I don't have definitive proof of this. Anyone else have these experiences?

    #MoodDisorder #Bipolar

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    The Time it Takes to Heal and Why to Resist Counting

    There are times when mental illness is inexplicably and irreversibly triggered, feeling out of the blue and bringing on the question of, “why is this happening?” Hospitalizations or acts of deliriously erratic behaviour, unlike the person you have known before. It feels sudden, shocking, and destabilizing. It might change how you see yourself or others, it might just be paramount in a series of upcoming challenges.

    I am not an expert on the cause, here. I don’t know if any of this is truly out of the blue, because science has acknowledged several potential triggering factors that could clarify how we arrive at these moments. For me, what happened felt like the longest slow burn in history. There was a suddenness to the escalation of my condition, but thinking back shows me tremendous kindling. There were a million hints of varying sizes, but I didn’t see them. Nobody did. (As an aside: just because we don’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there!)

    In all those years I learned things that had the duality of being helpful and hurtful. I was excellent at being alone and independent, but also unwilling to give other people a chance. My fight or flight mode had me surviving many painful things, though it disrupted my ability to be present in normal circumstances.

    What I have started to realize is that it took me many years to get here. Many years of defence mechanisms and resistance, insecurities and pain. Those things don’t leave overnight. They don’t scurry away after a week of therapy– in fact, I think it is fair to say that the true time it takes to deeply heal can rival the time it takes to make these things. Not always. But often.

    That’s a scary thought, to be held to the past and the things that hinder my healing for so long. To have this idea that it could take quite some time when I really feel I need to see results now. But what do we get if we take this observation and look at it from a perspective of self-compassion?

    We get the recognition that change is scary but valuable. We get to see that it is okay to take time, we can give ourselves permission to recover without assigning deadlines. Without telling ourselves that we should be here or there. We could instead make room for what we want to practice or learn. No should have, not resenting ourselves for what we needed to survive.

    I’m tired of trying to grow all the time, trying to create the kind of life that I want. That is half of what is inside of me. But I’m also surprised by how much I have seized and changed and there is more of me here than ever before. I am early in addressing all these things, but I see myself growing with clarity.

    Don’t get me wrong, sometimes I do need to let myself feel frustrated and resentful. I have to keep processing the pain as I go. But I can make the choice to invite in the idea that even if things move slowly, they are moving to change my life and I can see it.

    Here's to the possibility of trying, even if our inner voices are not always on our side. Even if it feels like the clock is ticking. We can let ourselves try.

    #Bipolar #Therapy #MoodDisorder #Anxiety #Healing #Selfcompassion #mindset #change

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    Weekly Emotional Rollercoaster

    I'm wondering if it's just me and if I'm right it's probably not. So I've noticed that each day of the week carries with it certain pressures and feelings that come about for me. Friday, I am calm. I feel at ease that the week is over and I'm going into the weekend. Saturday, I sleep in and hide from the world but then somehow come alive and feel vibrant enough to do something. Sunday, I begin feeling angst and feeling guilty for what I haven't done and panicked about all that I have to do. It takes a toll on me sleep-wise and intensifies my negative self-talk. Monday, I am drained before I even get out of bed because my mind has exhausted and raked me over the coals all night. Tuesday, I am afraid that I won't make it through the rest of the week without being confused and unmotivated. Wednesday, I feel the desire to hang on just a little bit more because I'm halfway there and it's almost over. Thursday, anxiety kicks in because I haven't really accomplished anything worth discussing and the vicious cycle continues on and on, week after week. Have you experienced this? Do you have any advice that could help me? #Anxiety #stressful #Adulting #Bipolar #mood #MoodDisorder #Depression #Bipolar2 #SocialAnxiety #sundowns #wellness #stressfuldays #harddays #StrongerTogether

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    Am I being over emotional? #Bipolar2Disorder #BipolarDepression #BipolarObsessiveness #MentalHealth #MoodDisorder #MightyPoets #Poem

    My boyfriend went back to his city and now I'm alone again.I felt soo. Much sadness that I can't handle it this time. I cried whole night and I wrote this poem for him.

    Everytime I see you walking away,
    Knowing already that you'll come back my way..

    I try to hold that hand of your tighter,
    When I see into your eyes like a fighter...

    My heart is aching, eyes are watery,
    This soul is yours wanna chaseya already..

    Everytime when you say you're gonna leave,
    I feel I won't survive, coz you're air that I breathe...

    I know I'm over missing you, I'm over emotional,
    But, Please Don't Go Before I Get Better emotional
    Please Don't Go Before I Get Better emotional..🥺💙

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    Mental Health Apps

    What mental health app help you? Why does it help? What do you like about it?

    I'm not in need of any more apps but I'm hoping someone else could benefit from the answers 🥰

    #MentalHealth #Selfcare #Selfesteem #resources #App #Depression #PTSD #BPD #Anxiety #EatingDisorders #BipolarDisorder #MoodDisorder #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthResources #llness #mental

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    Seroquel XR

    Hi, Everyone! Have you experienced mouth sores with Seroquel XR, if so, please let me know how you coped! Thanks so much! #SideEffects #SeroquelXR #MoodDisorder #Advice

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    Its been a wile

    Hi guys so its been a wile since i posted anything a thews months not been well with my mental health at all
    so tuck some time away from the net to get some things sorted now all thou my mental health is really bad at the moment i just wanted to take some time to voice out some stuff ,
    so after a long battle of trying to get the help i need i finaly had my first therapy session today got to say dont feel too clever after it but i surpose that is something that is a norm i have strugled with mental health since i was 12 im 36 this month and i have been trying to get the help i need since then .

    with no luck its been a long time comeing but i hope this step forward will be one of many the guy seemed generally worried when i was talking about a thew of the things and my self harm witch seems to have taken a hold of my life at the moment but i have faith that i will get the help i need,
    i just wanted to check in and say hi hope you are all doing well and being safe even though the days that are hardest to do that mental health anxiety #Selfharm #MoodDisorder