seeing a doctor and therapist so often and taking and monitoring your meds from labs what non medical things can help with bipolar? sometimes I don't know why I acted a certain way or said something until it's over and spend days and night going over it like a million times... any suggestions peeps????
Bipolar disorder with psychotic features
Structure. Structure. Structure.
Btw I feel the same way right now. Very inhibited and self conscious. This is because while manic I misbehaved and said awful things, regret it completely and am now feeling aftermath.
I've done this often. I sorta pause now and breath slow. Sometimes I know I might go into a situation that might say something and do it anyway. Sometimes I just say something with adrenaline boosting me later to be like why?? If I do, I learned to let it go because I really can't do anything about it because time machines don't exist. If I have the opportunity I will apologize
Routine n structure help me not Spaz out into an episode. (Its taken me yrs to get to this though). Journaling can help so you can look back and see what may trigger some things.
I agree, journaling definitely helps me. Especially being descriptive & taking the time to go into detail. Expressing my feelings in a private journal helps rest my mind and possibly preventing me from having a bipolar moment // day.
I have gotten in terrible moods & said horrible things that I later regret. I try to keep track of that & see how many days I can go without getting upset & having an outburst.
Routine also helps keep a positive mindset through out the day. Makes me feel accomplished & happy.
I started having manic episodes when I was 12. My mom who was a nurse full time but also had her psychological degree would tell me that bipolar disorder use to also be referred to as creative mania. So what helped me throughout the years is hobbies (painting, drawing, Dimond art, making bird houses. Other random things) yes during a manic episode its hard to stay focused on said hobbie but it also helps to keep you focused and would (sometimes) get me out of bed during a depressive episode
the best thing i’ve done to help with catching myself before i say or do something i can’t explain is to keep a daily record of my mood
not even like a journal but just something like the apps daylio or bearable are extremely helpful, it helps recognize the warning signs of an episode or mood swing before it gets out of hand
yeah I always take notes down when I start to feel out of place. lots of notes to monitor my behavior and how i feel and what i can do to calm myself down. It actually helps alleviate how Im feeling at the time just by typing it out in my notes app.
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