Bipolar Disorder Support Group

Bipolar disorder is not just a single disorder, but a category of mood disorders marked by periods of abnormally high energy and euphoria, often accompanied by bouts of clinical depression. This is the place to talk about your experience with bipolar disorder, learn from others' experiences, and find support.

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  • kisses2016

    How to stay up late?

    Not super late. The last two weeks I've been so exhausted I go to bed at seven pm. My therapist suggested I try to stay up till 10 so I don't oversleep. But I get so tired by 8! So how can I try to stay up later? Just an hour or so :) thanks 
  • daftoptms

    Another lie

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    it's nothing major, I'm just ranting. Mike NEVER keeps his WORD EVER.  Ive leared to except that, but I'm sick of it.  Everything has to be on HIS terms.   He makes promises he knows he'll never keep.  I just don't know how to deal with that anymore.  Lost my wedding rings about 10 yrs ago, never got a replacement like he said.  I've lost diamond earrings,  never got a replacement.  Our...
  • dstrdlx

    Ugh this is so frustrating!!

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    Things has been going well. I was studying full time and recently it changed to two days a week. After that I got a awesome part time job & work with amazing people. With end of year exams coming up, the new job etc. there has been some stress but not anything unbearable. So of course I started getting really bad anxiety which resulted in some memorable rapid cycling episodes. I only take the...
  • kisses2016

    Medical is bracelet?

    wouod you ever get one for bipolar? An ad popped up on my social media and it specified for mental illnesses. I do have a medical I'd on my phone in case I'm ever in an accident but I think first responders ante more likely to look for a medical I'd than to look on my phone. 
  • mlr0853

    Bipolar 2

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    https://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/blog/details/1193/diagnosing-and-treating-subtle-bipolar-ii
  • rubyblue

    5.13am

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    And I'm wide awake. Not insomnia, I just have no need for sleep. My energy levels are so much better. I'm feeling angry about some things. Hope that doesn't escalate. My ex asked me today, am I worried about all these health issues? Nope. I'm not a worry wort anymore. I told him, what's the point of worrying, its not conducive to feeling good. What will be will be.I'm getting a little agrivated....
  • chris138

    American Indian pottery

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    For those of you not from the American Southwest, or the US for that matter. An example of American Indian pottery. I bought this for my sister when I lived in the Phoenix area. She since changed things in her place, and gave it back to me. I forget what tribe did this work. I bought it at an outdoor market in a suburb of Phoenix. I think it was not custom ordered, it's something I liked and...
  • chris138

    Splash

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    Just a random, splash photo that I took a few weeks ago with the new camera. It turned out ok. I was manually trying to time it using a wireless shutter release. It's just a square, orange candle from IKEA dropped into one of my mom's vases. Just water. :-) The white balance is not quite where I want it to be..but it's ok. It seems pretty frozen in time. It's not too blurry.
  • mlr0853

    getting-out-of-bed-is-an-accomplishment

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/on-the-days-just-getting-out-of-bed-is-an-accomplishment_us_580fc2e1e4b06e45c5c6ff9b
  • miamichic2119

    Working through this..

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    As I said in my introduction post, I've been very depressed as of late, even at one point considering suicide. I also mentioned that I have an excellent support network, mainly my boyfriend. He's been doing everything he can to help me feel better...encouraging me to put on some make-up, a nice outfit, and just go out and treat myself to something sweet from Sonic. He pushes me to work out on my...
  • MoobbusT

    Some tunes maybe

    Musical therapy anyone?Mellow magic this one :-)I've heard more than one critic say it's better than the original... if you can believe that!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmwFnoMoDDgDMA'S cover Cher 'Believe' for Like A Version
  • rubyblue

    Self awareness button broken?

    I was talking with my therapist today, about times my care team becomes worried about me. When I think they are totally over reacting. When they are professing things I don't see.I was diagnosed with manic depression after having a manic episode. This was at a public clinic. I wanted a second opinion, so saw a private psychiatrist who specialised in bipolar. I would swear on my life I was not...
  • miamichic2119

    Hi, New Here

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    Hi. My name is Alyssia. I'm 29 years old. I was diagnosed with biolar disorder when I was 18. I've been through the ropes with medication and now take Vraylar, Haldol, Prozac, and Neurontin. I just started the Prozac today. Lately, I've been feeling very depressed, tired. I've also felt nauseus, had diarhhea, and had severe headaches. I went to the ER last night because I felt so terrible. They...
  • Community LeaderSunCloudJD

    Any Plans for the Summer

    Does anyone have special plans for this summer?..... I would love to go on a cruise.... My landlord/roomie is taking one....sigh.... and it 'sounds' like it will be a blast!!I'm afraid I won't be going too far but I do like veranda beach in the good weather and a good barbiI've been walking more and am enjoying the beautiful Spring weather though.... What about you?.......xo
  • kisses2016

    Inconsistent therapy

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    I know you're all probably tired of hearing about therapy woes from me. I'm tired of it too. My new therapist who I do like and is already proving challenging, has a very limited availability. Like only Thursday and every other Saturday. So I'm scheduled for the next four sessions. Only she is out of town quite a bit this summer and there are two or three weeks I was not able to schedule. I truly...