Sober-fest in October

Challenge to stay Sober in October One day this last month I thought it would be a good idea to go meet some people at a bar. That is one day in three years. You probably might go once a week, or everyday if there is a happy hour somewhere. BUT for me, I haveContinue reading “Sober-fest in October”

Mania Or Normal Happy Or is it the Weed?

I have bipolar 1 and PTSD. Bipolar depression is my norm and has longer lasting episodes, so when mania comes it is the new happy. AND I feel like a rock star! I’m HIGH! But I am not having a manic episode, and I am not depressed. Why am I happy? AM I NORMAL HAPpy?Continue reading “Mania Or Normal Happy Or is it the Weed?”

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”

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