SkylerRose

327d

i have bi-polar. I get extremely angry over the smallest things and I even get physical with people and things, mostly objects and myself. I'm literally on a sedative that literally knocks me out because of this, it just takes a bit to kick in because it's a pill.
I need healthy coping skills I can use in the moment to stop enough to control myself. I've been trying to breath, not good enough, I've tried cold things and it's not a good idea; usually requires grabbing something which is not a good idea.

Bipolar Disorder

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  • shamprock

    327d

    Oh my! I remember the bipolar rage I used to suffer from. Breaking and ripping and yelling... But being on a mood stabilizer has made a world of difference! Is what you're on supposed to stabilize your mood? If you don't like how you feel, your doctor needs to know. We are our own best advocates. I'm happy to chat, too. 🫂

  • Annie24

    327d

    Oh friend—it’s so hard. Something that helps me a lot is to remember that emotions come and go. They are not forever. And you are not your emotions. Ride them like a wave, just observing. Then just let them pass. See them as fleeting. But do not ignore them. Treat them like friends. They might be telling you that you need something. Perhaps you are not getting your needs met. Self care is important.

  • Annie24

    327d

    Write in a journal when you have strong emotions. Lift weights. Sing songs. Laugh. Be weird. And remember, anger is considered a “secondary emotion.” It’s a symptom of something else. It could mean that you’re actually sad, desperate, fearful, in need…look at the cause of your anger. Really look. Hope that helps.

  • blu68

    327d

    This is real simple stop being a ass you can control what you destroy or hurt people sure you get angry but find another outlet this excuse that your angry so therefore it is ok to destroy things and hurt others you just being a bully you can choose to write out your feelings or do something with art or music even be creative and not destructive with your anger no matter what the situation stay calm and not put your anger on people or this ngs to break and just say well the anger made me do it that's just crap so make better decisions

    • SkylerRose

      327d

      I don't think you actually understand the feeling of being un-able to control yourself while your telling yourself to stop in your head. Maybe if you used different wording your comment would have been valid. I actually do, do those things already too so

  • KitKat1450

    327d

    I’m so sorry you’re struggling with this. I struggle with bi-polar rage a lot and makes me feel so out of control. For me what helps is if I physically get it out. Punching bag, martial arts, workout, rip up magazine and boxes, throw ice or food and watch it smash. This prevents me from feeling so hostile towards others or myself and not create a bigger mess for myself to “clean up” once I’m ok. I’ve also realized things that get my mind off of it and humble me, although annoying helps. Like learn a new tedious skill or I’ll take a martial arts/boxing class and it brings me back down and realize I can’t go around destroying things without consequences but I can get the emotions out in a healthy way and process what’s really going on. I used to feel guilty but I’m trying to accept that I’m going to deal with it forever and need to do things that help me get out those feelings before they get uncontrollable. If I haven’t been controlling it in general by doing those things routinely and I’m already in the situation it’s just like someone takes over my brain and I don’t want to calm myself down, which is scary so I isolate when it’s that bad and eventually go back to my coping skills but it takes a while to get back to being able to do life with others and not get set off by the smallest things. I also find that “deep breathing” makes me more pissed off. What works for me is short, forceful breaths. What works for some doesn’t work for others. I hope you find what works for you and hopefully will give you some relief.

    • SkylerRose

      326d

      this is gonna sound cheesey but where have you been? Lol. I thought I was completely alone, I mainly isolate cause I'm scared of my strength when angry. Thank you!

      • KitKat1450

        326d

        same!!! I’ve been shamed for isolating my whole life like I’m making myself worse. Within the past few months I’ve started trying to change the narrative of it actually being self care. Because for me it is. There are times I really should not be around people and isolating is good for my mental health and helps me recover faster with way less chaos. Nice to know that I’m not alone and also I’m sorry you know the struggle. It’s so confusing to navigate.

  • ArtyCharlie

    326d

    The rage part of bipolar is so scary. I find getting away from the situation and focus on something else. I watch a stupid movie, drive around and listen to music. I have a stack of plates from the dollar tree that I just go outside and smash.

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