Bipolar Depression: Can Cannabis give relief?

I have bipolar 1 and PTSD. Being bipolar means I have the ups (mania) and the downs (depression). I am feeling like a flat pancake this week. My mood is down but I wouldn’t say I am hopeless. I have been through this before and have strategies to deal with it and manage the symptoms.Continue reading “Bipolar Depression: Can Cannabis give relief?”

Bipolar Triggers: Know when an episode is starting

If you have bipolar mania or depression then you know when an episode is starting if you understand your triggers. Some triggers that may kick off an episode: alcohol and drug use sleepless nights poor diet, lack of exercise changes in weather and seasons conflicts with other people, problems in your intimate relationships grief socialContinue reading “Bipolar Triggers: Know when an episode is starting”

Bipolar Spending Spree (Impulsivity)

One of the symptoms of bipolar is impulsivity. Or as I like to call it: Spending Sprees. I don’t mean like go to Walmart and get a full basket spree. I mean buy 4 cars, a trailer, and 10 acres of land in one month spree. That is what I did. I bought 4 cars,Continue reading “Bipolar Spending Spree (Impulsivity)”

Bipolar Mania Music Playlist

Music has a lot of emotional energy. When I am manic, I want to listen to classic rock. In this video I am on a vacation trip to see a friend in New Hampshire. It’s a sunny day. The forest is green. The air is fresh. I’m playing the stereo up loud in a rentalContinue reading “Bipolar Mania Music Playlist”

Bipolar Psychosis: I believe.

I have bipolar 1 and PTSD. Once during a very severe manic and psychotic episode, I woke up under a bush on the state capital grounds in Austin, TX. I had been robbed and beaten because I was living on the street with $2700 lizard boots and two cell phones, a leather Harley jacket, carhartContinue reading “Bipolar Psychosis: I believe.”

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