The depression side of bipolar disorder

    In my last post, I talked about the signs of bipolar mania. Today, I am going to discuss the other side of bipolar disorder which is the depressive state. Depression can be very dangerous as when you hit those low points you might…

Common signs and symptoms of bipolar mania

    Do I have bipolar disorder? Am I just a little bit moody? Those are a few questions people ask themselves when they are beginning to worry about their severe mood swings. Severe mood swings are not normal and could point to a hormone…

Help! Racing thoughts are keeping me awake

  I know racing thoughts can be a side effect of suffering from bipolar disorder and anxiety but they have really been difficult to bear the last few days. I’ve only gotten a few catnaps in instead of a normal nights sleep. If I had…

Why I decided to stop taking my bipolar medication

      I’ve been struggling with this for some time and decided that by January 1, 2018, I will no longer be taking medication for my bipolar disorder. Currently, I’m taking the following medication: Lamotrigine 150mg Tablets twice a day Quetiapine 200mg Tablets Zolpidem…

What not to say to a person with bipolar disorder

      Short rant and LONG video. I got upset last night about a few things I was asked and also told by someone talking about my bipolar disorderĀ and other mental illnesses. I made a very long video about things that make me mad…

What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Bipolar

                      We all know having bipolar disorder sucks but unless you’ve lived with this disorder you really won’t understand what this mental illness is like no matter how many Wikipedia posts you read. Depression. Duh!…

Bipolar 1 vs Bipolar 2

        Happy Monday everyone. I guess we could call today mental health Monday. After all, these self-help people and psychiatrists on social media refer to Monday that way anyway. I figured why not start this off mental health Monday by encouraging you…

Common triggers for bipolar disorder

      I know firsthand bipolar disorder is a debilitating illness which affects all aspects of your life once mania or your depressive state is triggered. Understanding these triggers and how to avoid them are the first steps in successfully in managing your bipolar…

Disappointed to hear Carrie Fisher died with drugs in her system

      All of us have demons we are forced to battle throughout life and Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher was no different. Her main demon was drug abuse and unfortunately, even though she insisted she had been clean for over seven years, at…

What is bipolar disorder

    I seem to talk about mental health a lot on my blog and my go to mental disorder is bipolar. Today I wanted to put up a post explaining what bipolar disorder is along with the symptoms and treatment options for this form…

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