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 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 Treatment: Last thing I wanted to do

The last thing I wanted to do was get treatment for my bipolar disorder. I have known for years that I have bipolar 1 disorder and somewhere along the way I also developed PTSD. But knowing a diagnosis and seeking treatment are two different things. Why did I avoid treatment for bipolar disorder? My episodesContinue reading “Bipolar Treatment: Last thing I wanted to do”

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)”

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