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fxrest.faxrie

770d

I was just diagosed with bipolar two disorder a couple weeks ago, so how do I manage the hypo mania episodes? I go from a depressive episode to a manic episode pretty quickly and it's so annoying. I don't have any coping mechanisms or anything. I really don't know how to properly deal with this. help please?

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    • CactusCat

      765d

      @fxrest.faxrie I don't have a perfect method to it yet by any means, but when i get irritable i tend to treat it similarly to how i treat my anxiety and use grounding exercises like breathing techniques, noticing my senses, and the TIPP skill. Anything to slow down and self soothe.

    • CactusCat

      766d

      Which parts of your manic episodes bother you the most? I'm still figuring out how to manage mine... But how you manage is going to depend on how exactly you're experiencing your mania.

      • fxrest.faxrie

        766d

        @CactusCat the irritibility mostly tbh

        • CactusCat

          765d

          @fxrest.faxrie I don't have a perfect method to it yet by any means, but when i get irritable i tend to treat it similarly to how i treat my anxiety and use grounding exercises like breathing techniques, noticing my senses, and the TIPP skill. Anything to slow down and self soothe.

    • Marina101

      769d

      Habits, just getting done what you can and being gentle with yourself ❤️

    • mary_louisa

      770d

      Finding something you enjoy doing that is grounding/calming and makes you feel safe and at peace is the best bet! A few of my go-to’s are reading a book, coloring, watercoloring, playing guitar, going for a walk, spending time with a dog, etc.

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