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PsychoGamer44

257d

How do you bring yourself out of the deep depressive state that bipolar throws you into? It has been very difficult to force myself to eat for the past 4 days but somehow I manage. I tend to just ride the wave and it feels like you're on a boogie board right on the shore with the smallest amount of water coming up and only moving you the tiniest bit into the water, inch by inch.

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    • Aha

      112d

      @PsychoGamer44 Hey! I am also trying to get back on the self-care wagon. The hypothyroidism diagnosis is new for me...about 6 months. I am also taking levothyroxine 75mg. I also have bipolar and I am on a mood stabilizer as well. I understand. Not getting enough sleep makes things so much more difficult and makes a big impact. I am trying to get back to my walks too. Don't be too hard on yourself though! I am glad you have support, like your hubby. Keep reaching out to him for help. Maybe you can set goals for yourself to help motivate you to get back going on your walks. You're not in this alone. Feel better. 🤗

    • PsychoGamer44

      256d

      thanks for this. I have hypothyroidism so I'm taking 50mcg levothyroxin, I take 5000 units of D3 cause I'm Irish and can't really take in sun all that much, I started going on walks with my husband then that fell off one day and we haven't picked it back up. I'm on a mood stabilizer with the antidepressant. I slept for 10 hours last night and feel better today so it could have been how shitty I was sleeping

      • Aha

        112d

        @PsychoGamer44 Hey! I am also trying to get back on the self-care wagon. The hypothyroidism diagnosis is new for me...about 6 months. I am also taking levothyroxine 75mg. I also have bipolar and I am on a mood stabilizer as well. I understand. Not getting enough sleep makes things so much more difficult and makes a big impact. I am trying to get back to my walks too. Don't be too hard on yourself though! I am glad you have support, like your hubby. Keep reaching out to him for help. Maybe you can set goals for yourself to help motivate you to get back going on your walks. You're not in this alone. Feel better. 🤗

    • CozyVibez

      256d

      I wish I knew the answer. Antidepressants may help but then throw you into mania. I suggest making sure your Vitamin D & B12 levels are OK along with your thyroid (TSH, T3, T4), you push yourself to go outside, do some light activity like walking, and try to eat a healthier diet. Talking with a counselor may help too. I wish you feel better soon and CozyVibez ❤️❤️

    • Bipolar_Barbie

      256d

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Some people manage the depressive stages of bipolar disorder by forcing themselves to do small tasks, such as eating in the morning. Others try to regrow their motivation from scratch by making themselves do things that seem like work when they're depressed. It's also important to rest. Some find it helpful to track their moods using apps like Daylio, which can help them notice when a depressive episode is coming on. Regular sleep and exercise routines can also be beneficial. During depressive episodes, some people find comfort in music, laying in bed, sleeping, staring at the ceiling, taking a break, or talking to people on the phone. Maintaining hygiene, drinking enough water, and meditating are also suggested strategies.

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