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Bipolar 2 Symptoms That Don’t Make Sense

As always, I’m a person with lived experience and not a medical professional.  (Which I find is more often valuable for other folks, anyway).  Enjoy! The past couple of days I have been in my bed.  It has been a

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Whispers

I was having what you might call a “bad day.”  Thoughts of suicide were clinging to me, and I was neither asleep or awake.  Nobody noticed the lead up when I was asking to get together for a coffee, but

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Posted in Actions, Feelings, Mood, Overall Health, Uncategorized

The Girl Who Told Me ‘Think Positively’

I had my first conversation with a relative who has never had real depression.  She said that she does have, “down days,” and that what works for her is to think positively.  It was a loaded comment which I believe had

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Posted in Basics, Mood

Analyzing the Lonely

I came across an article about 7 types of loneliness by Gretchen Rubin the other day which led me to take the UCLA Loneliness Scale.  I realize that loneliness is the root of many of my problems but only at certain times.

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Posted in Basics, Feelings, Mood

The Loony Bin – Locked Up & Shocked Up

I am purposely writing minuscule details about hospital and ECT to get it out of my system and hopefully give more info to anyone out there that needs it to make decisions about their own or their loved one’s care.

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Posted in Health, Medical

Famous Folks Fighting It – Stephen Fry, Robbie Williams?

Anyway, this documentary is entertaining and ideal to share with non-bipolar folks so they get a more realistic and less-freaked-out understanding of the disease.

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Posted in Resources

Bipolar II & Binge Eating Disorder (BED)

The drugs I take in case you are wondering are:

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Posted in Binge Eating, Meds