24 comments on “The Beauty Of Bipolar Disorder

  1. thank you for finding me and linking up my post on Benefits of Bipolr Disorder.” i love the feel of your blog. will be back to check it out closer. like what you said in this first post i read. the highs & lows – for me it’s like riding a roller coaster or a 75 ft wave. eventually the rides tops and the wave crashes. i just have to remember that when i am at hte bottom or sinking into the sand, i will rise like the phoenix again & the creative high wll start to pick up speed again. see you later.

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    • I know that feeling very much my friend. Sometimes during the lows it can be hard to remember so it helps to have a good friend or 2. :)
      Your article was very well written and I too like the feel of your page. The moon, stars, planets… they all appeal to me very much. You have a-lot of diverse writings. I will definitely be back to read up.
      Thank you for commenting and checking out my blog. :)

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    • It really is… I think if a Bipolar Person can find the right balance of the “swings” and not get rid of them altogether, then we would have it made.

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    • Thanks Terry. That is a picture of a tornado that touched down in Iowa and Nebraska… I didn’t take this picture of course but I think a tornado accurately depicts my disorder… it can be destructive and beautiful at the same time.

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  2. May I please, as a new fellow to this Dx, do you take any meds? I have bipolar 2, and I have to steer clear of the long & major depressive episodes which take me to the literal bottom. I’m on a mood stabilizer and an antidepressant. Still adjusting dosages. I know B 1 and 2 are quite different. You just sound so positive, and I wonder if I will ever get there.

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    • You will get there! It takes time and finding the right dose of medications. I can’t take antidepressants because they throw me into full blown mania, so watch for symptoms of mania. I only say that because my Dx was bipolar 2 at one time and progressed to Bipolar 1. I take a mood stabilizer called Lamictal which has been a God send for me. I also take a very low dose of Haldol and Klonopin for anxiety/sleep.
      I tried many years to do it without the meds and it is still a battle to convince myself to take them each day… but overall, these meds have helped me find a balance.
      Which meds do you take??

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      • Thank you for responding. Sometimes I feel adrift alone. :) I, too, take Lamotrigine (Lamictal). I’m up to 200 mg at present. Just increased from 100 mg 4 days ago. It’s been a rough adjustment, but I’m doing better. When I started it, like you, it was a god send. The antidepressants just were not working for me – when given alone. I had one long episode of hypomania, lasted almost 2 years! Since then, I’ve either been depressed or very depressed and non-functional. How frustrating to go from feeling “normal” to this.
        With this type 2, I make SURE I take the meds. I never want to get THAT depressed again.
        I was on Xanax for sleep, but had increased (b/c I got used to it) from .25 mg to 2 mg. New doc hates Xanax. Since I can’t handle any of the other sleep aids, I guess it’s
        Benadryl for me. Yuck. That’s what my doc said. Benadryl? Weird.
        Thanks again!!! XO

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      • You get immune to meds… it sucks. My Doc has me change it up… Magnesium one night, benedryl the next, then klonopin. It sucks… but i guess that is how the body works.

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  4. Wow! The last line… I can feel every particle of my being to the best of extremes and to the worst… I can’t help but feel a little envious of this, both the good and the bad. Is it weird for me to say that I so wish I could experience that aspect of it?
    -Cindy

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    • I would say thats normal. Itd an experience I can’t begin to explain. When I’m manic, my senses are out of control….i wouldn’t change it for the world. But when low, that is just as intense.

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  7. TRUTH…PREACH lol ;). Embrace and celebrate the highs and endure the lows. In a linear sense a bipolar bear just has a greater slope value…I.e y=mx+b, m is just highly -ve or highly +ve (referring to the linear sections of a sinusoidal emotional wave)

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