Where’s the lowest low on the bipolar coaster?

Wouldn’t all of us with bipolar like to know the answer to THAT!! The problem is, the joke’s on US! There IS NO ANSWER to that question! What do I mean there’s no answer? Well, we first have to start off with a few facts. Bipolar has varying severities  (i.e. BP I, BP II, etc.) The HIGHS experienced in bipolar are either: full blown mania in Bipolar I (the most extreme because it can cause… Continue Reading

Sometimes traditional therapy just doesn’t cut it!

Lets face it.  Having bipolar disorder can give us some symptoms that are really, really hard to control, like trouble with our spending habits.  Not all of us face it, but a lot do.  Some call it spending sprees, others refer to it as retail therapy.  Whatever your pleasure, its still the same.  Mine used to be going on my lunch break and walking around the stores, gathering all the things that I thought I… Continue Reading

Good v. Bad

There are the days when everything comes so easy. You flip off the covers and jump out of bed and tackle the day. Then there are the days when things are not so easy. You need to literally be dragged out of bed and have no ambition or desire to do anything, ever. Those are the days to watch out for. Those are the days to be afraid of.  Those are the days that make… Continue Reading

Understanding…..

Another excerpt (then I promise to write aboutmore cheery things for a bit) but I feel that right now, this is important in my life and I think many other can benefit from this as well. But, as I well knew, and understanding at an abstract level doesnot necessarily translate into an understanding at a day-to-day level. I have become fundamentally and deeply skeptical that anyone who does not have this illness can truly understand… Continue Reading

It is no secret I have Bipolar, but this is what it really means

Its no secret that I have been diagnosed as Bipolar II. (One can clearly tell by just reading my blogs!) In an attempt to try and understand my illness from someone else who also has bipolar, I began to read a book called The Unquiet Mind, by Kay Redfield Jamison. This woman is amazing. She not only has a Ph.D. in Psychology and Psychopharmacology, but she based her specialties around mood disorders. On it’s face, you are… Continue Reading

Crazier By the Day!

I read something in a book called “Madness” by Marya Hornbacher that made my body clench because of how true it is, yet laugh at the same time because its so true, and was quite happy to know that the things my doc tells me really aren’t bullshit and other docs say the same thing. Here is a list of things TO DO to make sure YOU DO get crazier, as stated in the book… Continue Reading