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  • Support - A Discussion About Bipolar | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    Peace Karma February 4 2016 at 6 55 pm 146970 whatwasthequestion 2 2 Participant Hi Karma It can really help to know that there is someone on the other end when we are feeling anxious stressed depressed you name it and this is the place I have always felt is a whole other family for me I haven t been on the forum for quite a while as my husband and I are down to one computer and have to share I have it now I know that I really need support as my whole financial world fell apart during the last week and I am so anxious about so many things Our only car cashed in its chips and there is just no way to fix it the repairs are more expensive than the worth of the vehicle My husband s job is forty miles away so I assume you can see the ramifications of the car breaking down There are times when I can t make any sense out of how to make it in this economy plus keep our mental and physical health care along with any and all household expenses taken care of Please keep us in your prayers as the anxiety level does go right through the roof It helps me to vent and to share in the harder times as well as the better ones also Yes we do have Strength in numbers always Blessings to you Karma Sheryl February 4 2016 at 7 03 pm 146974 polarmouse Participant Hi karma This place has been such a blessing to me as well I have made some very close friends and everyone has always been supportive and nice I m grateful for such a resource Hi Sheryl You are always in my prayers and thoughts and I hope you know that you are such a support to all of us here I m hoping that you find answers to all this turmoil soon PM February 5 2016 at 1 05 pm 147111 wonderwoman Participant Hi Sheryl I value my friendships on this forum so much as per my cycle I come and go but still my friends are always here for me Tonight you all will be in my prayers and I really hope they are answered Much love WW x February 5 2016 at 5 11 pm 147154 karma Participant To all of you may the road ride up to greet you May the wind be ever at your back This is an Old Irish Blessing I can t remember the rest Im sure some of you out there do If so please post and let all of us consider ourselves and our bp family blessed Karma Attachments You must be logged in to view attached files February 5 2016 at 8 53 pm 147189 whatwasthequestion 2 2 Participant Old Irish Blessing May the road rise up to meet you May the wind be always at your back May the sun shine warm upon

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  • I have isolated myself, and its really not working - A Discussion About Bipolar | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    Hi all I so understand isolating yourself as its something that happens all the time in the cycle of my bipolar I live alone and have had no relationships for years When I finally managed to give up drinking I have become more of the person I wished to hide shy and with putting on a huge amount of weight I just don t feel like me I spend a massive amount of time alone as I feel safe then and although I know it s not healthy I just can t pull myself out of it I would love to have someone in my life but won t put myself out there because I feel ugly and how do I tell anyone why I don t work and about my bipolar I just can t see anyone wanting to be with someone like me so its easier just to isolate I have one best friend of over twenty years and my little dog for friendship and company Over the years I ve made great friends who care for me but I always move and then stop contact I have no idea how to stop this when I walk my dog there are fellow dog walkers I regularly see but I tell little white lies to hide my life style and I also do this with anyone I see in my life like the local shop keeper The lies I tell are small ie I have to get home as I have friends coming round which is never true so I don t look like the lonely person I am Thats isolation though in a nut shell you re lonely but can t do anything about it Sorry to go on but this is the only place I can be completely honest without being judged x February 2 2016 at 1 50 pm 146525 rban101 Participant wonderwoman wrote Hi all I so understand isolating yourself as its something that happens all the time in the cycle of my bipolar I live alone and have had no relationships for years When I finally managed to give up drinking I have become more of the person I wished to hide shy and with putting on a huge amount of weight I just don t feel like me I spend a massive amount of time alone as I feel safe then and although I know it s not healthy I just can t pull myself out of it I would love to have someone in my life but won t put myself out there because I feel ugly and how do I tell anyone why I don t work and about my bipolar I just can t see anyone wanting to be with someone like me so its easier just to isolate I have one best friend of over twenty years and my little dog for friendship and company Over the years I ve made great friends who care for me but I

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  • Haunted By Memories Of Past Episodes - A Discussion About Bipolar | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    I would reach out to others here on the forum who may have experienced this sort of nightmarish recall also How have you handled it Does it fade with time as your recovery progresses Any advice would be helpful January 15 2016 at 2 32 pm 144243 c3nt1p33d Participant I just came out of the hospital with someone with BP1 Wow you are wonderfully social people I have BP II I had the same problem and was flooded with guilt from the past I went to see a priest despite my lack of faith I did confession I felt it helped a bit If you have a priest near you consider confession and anointing of the sick I just kept reaching out Distress lines friends everything There are chat lines for discussions Forgiveness of myself is a huge issue and forgiveness of others also Mindfulness may help you I pray that you get better and that one day we find a cure for this mess I admire you for holding on for so long You are very brave My greatest hope is self growth and new medications Bless your heart January 15 2016 at 4 31 pm 144254 wonderwoman Participant Hi Beenthere I went through this and it is awful the pain so intense full of humilation regret for hurt caused shame What worked for me time time not drinking taking my meds treating people with kindness and respect not hurting people As time passes the feelings start to blur and aren t so harsh yes I still remember but I know I m doing my best to handle this illness bp1 Not the perfect answer but I hope this helps your recovery Best wishes WW x January 15 2016 at 11 41 pm 144284 paige14 Participant When you re describing nightmarish recall I can relate using my personal experiences Something triggers the remembering but at other times it comes in out of nowhere I ve learned some techniques to handle it The first one is music When my brain is listening to music there s hardly any room left for unpleasant memories Swimming laps is wonderful for stopping the ruminating because the rhythm of breathing settles my mind Everyone is different but for me working is good I m a painter which takes so much concentration again the bad memories are pushed away In time the haunting memories will start to fade and become a blurred part of your life but you have to work at it at least I have to Even working at it gets easier though Try to be kind and gentle with yourself Coming out of denial leaves you in a vulnerable place I m glad to know you have a therapist Many of us need a guide someone apart from family or friends a professional therapist who is gentle and kind with their wisdom making emerging from denial less painful than if you were all alone You also have us It s surprising how

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  • Shot out of a Rocket and heading for Disaster - A Discussion About Bipolar | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    deal with obstacles non bp individuals would never imagine are going on I relish the time with my dog he is an akita germanshepherd mix with a strong loyal steady temperament A rescue we bonded quickly it s almost as if we can read eachother s minds I have only one other friend a human who is also bp who can understand me and I him Each time an episode happens like this I am reminded I need to learn from it and retain the experience in my memory such that I do not re visit a situation like this again Funny I ve had people tell me I m the strongest person they know well it s like breaking the same bone over and over each time it heals quicker and a bit stronger Here s to deep insights January 13 2016 at 8 36 pm 143942 polarmouse Participant Hi yaksha I too understand what you went through The ride home you described is particularly familiar to me I often feel out of place and sometimes think I have a sign on my head that says Crazy Lady I know that it s not true and I appear normal to anyone on the outside but have a hard time putting on that mask sometimes I m also considered strong by my family and friends but thats because I am in public It s when I m alone that things fall apart I am blessed to have a wonderful husband and family who try the best they can But I have to say my puppy is the most understanding She is one three months old but has already reacted with love and attention at two recent breakdowns of crying We are so lucky for these four legged therapists Thanks for sharing PM January 14 2016 at 5 31 pm 144107 wonderwoman Participant Thanks Yaksha for replying as well when I m in the part of my cycle where I need to cut of as much as possible I can t usually bring myself to reply to people on here So I m here for lots of the time then I m gone for a while No matter how I try I always come back to this part of my cycle needing to cut off I know I should force myself out but I just can t I use to be scared of the dark but now I relish it because the world is quiet sounds silly but I feel safe with the darkness So you are so right we all find different ways of dealing with our illness that really only on this site do I feel understood I never put myself in a position to start a relationship because I hurt alot of people before I got things under control so I just can t go there again Your post just caught me at the right time sorry I babbled on but it all just came out I use

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  • Happy New Year - A Discussion About Bipolar | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    Partners Stigma Work Hope Celebrities Hope Inspiration Motivation Religion Faith Spirituality Success Stories K i d s All Articles Diagnosis Family Stories Genetics Living Well Support Symptoms Treatment Blog Most Recent Posts Meet Our Bloggers Comment Policy Forum Log In Forum Home Topics Discussions Partners Page Members Forum Rules Community Blog Forum Associations Letter to the Editor SOUNDOFF Talk to bp Writers Magazine Current Issue Archived Issues Customer Service Print Digital Subscription Buy Past Issues Frequently Asked Questions Digital Subscriber Access Page Subscribe 22 Views Happy New Year Home Bipolar Support Group Topics Living with Bipolar Disorder Happy New Year Search for Reply to this Discussion Start Your Own Discussion Tagged new This topic contains 2 replies has 2 voices and was last updated by wonderwoman 1 month 1 week ago December 31 2015 at 4 24 pm 142132 wonderwoman Participant Happy new year to all of my forum friends and members What are your new year resolutions and wishes for 2016 Wishing you all health and happiness for the year ahead WW x December 31 2015 at 6 39 pm 142142 polarmouse Participant Hi Wonderwoman and Happy New Year to you as well I m not a big resolution person but I d have to say it would be be kinder to myself I often find my self giving that advice but not necessarily following it PM January 1 2016 at 7 10 pm 142248 wonderwoman Participant Thanks Pm I know what you mean pm but this year I realise there is something that I must do and that s to take better care of myself and to learn some new crafts so I will let you know how I m doing lol Kind thoughts WW x Viewing 3 posts 1 through 3 of 3 total You must be

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  • rban101 | Activity Streams | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    Type II 6 days 11 hours ago No dream today rban101 replied to the topic Too weird in the forum Group A place for folks with BiPolar 1 6 days 11 hours ago Hey We all tend to overthink about small stuff kind of a curse for some smart keen observer and creative minds Dont let it drain your capabilities Best case engage yourself into stuff so that you dont have the time to think about rudimentary stuff Caution dont burn out with excessive work Keep it light I have a wise crack Read more rban101 replied to the topic Very Vivid dreams with Lamotrigine in the forum Group Bipolar Type II 1 week ago Thanks I am just a little worried what if this vivid dreams turn to be to the darker side nightmarish I would rather avoid the detailed nightmares But I guess you haven t had to deal with such a scene So that s a relief for me rban101 replied to the topic So screwed Advice in the forum Group Bipolar Writers 1 week ago Can t comment on the relationship part its always He she loves me loves me not But plz never ever think that you have cursed your child with anything Your love for your kid is the only thing that matters As for relationships I can only say this its very natural to want something more just because it has been denied to us Its a natural Read more rban101 replied to the topic When to say no more in the forum Children 1 week ago No one likes a drastic change avoid giving an outright ultimatum You should prioritize help your son focus on a set objective which will make him financially independent Be his manager supervisor mentor for that project Your management skills will be tested here and it will be harder for its your son With some struggle if your son is able Read more rban101 replied to the topic Too weird in the forum Group A place for folks with BiPolar 1 1 week ago If you think you voice has changed or you are conscious of starting to stutter look at this for inspiration make it your strength Own it up its you rban101 replied to the topic Help me deal with this insane EVIL PEOPLE in the forum Anxiety 1 week ago Staci Its never the end of the world that you consider giving up Trust me I have had my share of dark times when all seems lost but it isn t It gets hard very hard sometimes we get squeezed out of our existence but trust me once you look back on those hard times you will see how that made you stronger I can see the utter panic in Read more rban101 started the topic Very Vivid dreams with Lamotrigine in the forum Group Bipolar Type II 1 week ago I have been on a combination of Lamotrigine and Valoproate for now 11

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  • theunscriptedanchor | Activity Streams | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    Favorites Friends Show Everything Updates Posts Comments Friendships Topics Replies Viewing item 1 to 10 of 10 items theunscriptedanchor started the topic ECT Long Term Side Effects in the forum Group Kiwis Aussies living with Bipolar 5 days 11 hours ago Hindsight in this case would have been wonderful Any insight for that matter 2 years ago after countless medications my psychiatrist decided to put me onto lamotrigine So this meant going cold turkey which we all know is a fun palace none of us would request Then the long easing into the new medication took 5 weeks and assisted a Read more theunscriptedanchor replied to the topic I have isolated myself and its really not working in the forum Group Bipolar Type II 1 week 3 days ago I appreciate the sentiment really I do If only it were that simple theunscriptedanchor and wonderwoman are now friends 1 week 4 days ago theunscriptedanchor replied to the topic I have isolated myself and its really not working in the forum Group Bipolar Type II 1 week 4 days ago Thank you for the welcome and all of your replies I can so relate to what you have all written I feel like having found this site maybe there is hope that I can connect with people like you guys who get it theunscriptedanchor posted a new activity comment 1 week 5 days ago Gosh feeling lacking I always get back to that feeling Meeting new people dont even get me started Its as appealing as a shark attack Terrified is exactly how I would feel But you are going and that is important hey to keep trying even when we are terrified View Conversation theunscriptedanchor replied to the topic I have isolated myself and its really not working in the forum Group Bipolar Type II 2 weeks ago I feel the same I always wondered if it was just me It feels so hard sometimes I ve come to realise the same thing when I look around at the friends we see they are my girlfriends friends I just feel lacking Does that make any sense And then there is the worry over whether to tell her parents about my bp Its like navigating a tightrope Read more theunscriptedanchor replied to the topic New to the forum in the forum bphope Forum Help Topics 2 weeks 2 days ago Hi Holyoaks I think if I could have asked my family for any particular sort of support or help it would have to be please don t give up on me Remind me that you are not going anywhere even when things get tough and I drive you mad Also let her know it is ok to not be ok It is part of the illness and a part of life try to remind her that Read more theunscriptedanchor started the topic I have isolated myself and its really not working in the forum Group Bipolar Type II 2 weeks 2

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  • methnomore | Activity Streams | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    Symptoms Treatment Blog Most Recent Posts Meet Our Bloggers Comment Policy Forum Log In Forum Home Topics Discussions Partners Page Members Forum Rules Community Blog Forum Associations Letter to the Editor SOUNDOFF Talk to bp Writers Magazine Current Issue Archived Issues Customer Service Print Digital Subscription Buy Past Issues Frequently Asked Questions Digital Subscriber Access Page Subscribe Home Members methnomore active 7 months ago checking in to fill out my profile how is everyone View Activity Profile Friends 36 Forums Personal Mentions Favorites Friends Show Everything Updates Posts Comments Friendships Topics Replies Viewing item 1 to 20 of 39 items 1 2 methnomore and wonderwoman are now friends 5 months 1 week ago methnomore and andreapaquette are now friends 5 months 3 weeks ago methnomore and pathetique are now friends 5 months 3 weeks ago methnomore and agata9 are now friends 6 months 1 week ago methnomore and paige14 are now friends 6 months 1 week ago methnomore and goodstock are now friends 6 months 2 weeks ago methnomore and unbalancedblonde are now friends 6 months 3 weeks ago methnomore and purplegirl are now friends 6 months 3 weeks ago methnomore and lily36 are now friends 6 months 3 weeks ago methnomore and mardukk are now friends 6 months 4 weeks ago methnomore and mariad84 are now friends 6 months 4 weeks ago methnomore and maggie are now friends 7 months ago methnomore and jeeper fe are now friends 7 months ago methnomore and unable2escape are now friends 7 months ago methnomore and luna30 are now friends 7 months ago methnomore and froggyabr are now friends 7 months ago methnomore and withavengeance are now friends 7 months ago methnomore and englishd are now friends 7 months ago methnomore and trudi456 are now friends 7 months ago methnomore and kewlcat101 are

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