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  • polarmouse | Activity Streams | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    Life is full of stress triggers and personal failures Perhaps we as people dealing with this illness are actually a step ahead of others going though these Read more polarmouse replied to the topic How to Control episodes make the best decision in situations in the forum Anger 3 days 9 hours ago Hi loyal2afault I have dealt with what you are years ago I couldn t control my anger usually over similar situations I ended up going to an anger management class found through my counselor It helped tremendously and gave me a lot of coping techniques Some were things like removing yourself from the situation when you first see things Read more polarmouse replied to the topic He is bipolar I am bipolar in the forum Partners 4 days 8 hours ago Hi liann906 I m afraid I may not say what you want to hear but honestly I think you two need to concentrate on getting well alone There is a definite pattern within your post that constantly leads to one or the other quitting treatment when involved with the other There are successful couples who both deal with mental illness however they Read more polarmouse replied to the topic Trouble sitting still in the forum Group Bipolar Type II 4 days 8 hours ago I defiantly agree with Paige exercise is the only way I can combat the restless body syndrome If I don t get out for at least one short walk a day I can t calm down to study I m take online classes Thankfully I have a pup who also has a lot of energy so now I have to go out once or twice a day for a good walk PM polarmouse replied to the topic What Makes You Feel Better in the forum Living with Bipolar Disorder 4 days 8 hours ago Hi karma I also enjoy reading and am grateful when I can escape into a good book Like you I have to be able to concentrate and at times just have to give up But when I can I can literally dive into another world PM polarmouse replied to the topic Helping Boyfriend Understand Bipolar II in the forum Group bipolar spouse 5 days 9 hours ago I fully agree about taking him to you doctor and or counseling appointment It s always better to have a professional introduce this illness to family and friends When I was first diagnosed with BP disorder even after suspecting that was the case I had to take my husband in to talk to my doctor after his inability to accept this as a real Read more polarmouse replied to the topic Looking for advice in the forum Group Bipolar Type II 5 days 9 hours ago Hi hsp26 it s good to hear from you again I m glad you have finally gotten a clear diagnosis and are headed in the right direction Hi pspurple It s always good when you

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  • I Don't know how I am feeling.. - A Discussion About Bipolar | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    have never been a part of a support group of anything and honestly this magazine is probably the closest thing to it I have a wonderful supportive family but I give them props for putting up with me sometimes Does anyone else ever feel like ok I know Im having a mood swing right now and yes I know try to be positive and ride it out and I have gotten a lot of advice But it is so much more difficult to do this when you don t even know how you are feeling Am I sad happy mad fearful confused all of the above I DONT KNOW It is one of the most frustrating feelings in the world for me I know I can t have an answer but I don t know how to manage not having one or even being able to identify what feeling it is to manage And it is hard for me to explain this to my family because honestly I don t know I am not sure how they can support me through these types of moods or how I can even support myself If anyone has any advice or personal stories they wouldn t mind sharing with me that would be very helpful and inspiring Even if its just a story to tell me that you go through this too thanks February 13 2016 at 7 13 am 148080 seekingthelight82 Participant Good morning barbie welcome to bp hope Myself others can relate to what you are going through Just like you I am stable on my meds but I still have my manic mania episodes but not as frequent This forum has some awesome Ppl in it they will always have good advice so don t hesitate to vent February 13 2016 at 7 59 am 148084 northpolar Participant Hello I have felt that way too so yes you are not alone in that frustration and I agree its not easy to explain this kind of stuff to friends and family You may be describing a sort of mixed mood state That is a thing lol its like a mix of moods or an inability to describe where you are in your cycle so yes many people here will describe a mixed mood state I think its confusing and not fun I generally stay in the hypo manic zone but I have had full blown manias and hospitalizations etc I get depression but it usually is like a month to three months then back up to hypo mania mania zone again sometimes for long periods of time Im not sure if this is a common experience but I m 40 I m old lol and I can say and my partner and family would agree that I have gotten my illness more under control as time went on so it does get easier I think not necessarily the symptoms that pretty much comes and goes but I got better at managing

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  • wonderwoman | Activity Streams | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    problem but more than that she became the real mothering Read more wonderwoman replied to the topic What Makes You Feel Better in the forum Living with Bipolar Disorder 4 days 11 hours ago Thank you all late last night I had a bad dream so got up and came on line What a brilliant cure for the after tremors of a bad dream lots of happy thoughts It got me thinking about what else made me happy and it was the thought of visiting the hair salon tm and having my hair dyed a really bright colour I ve Read more wonderwoman started the topic What Makes You Feel Better in the forum Inspiration and Motivation 5 days 16 hours ago Hi all thought I would start a feel good topic as life can be so hard when dealing with a mental illness Something new for me is silence is golden With my busy head I found that I had everything on loud in my home every room at some form of noise the radio tv etc but recently I ve been turning everything off and having long Read more wonderwoman replied to the topic Sharing quotations in the forum Inspiration and Motivation 1 week ago Rban 101 I love that there s something so peaceful and beautiful about poetry wonderwoman replied to the topic Support in the forum Living with Bipolar Disorder 1 week 1 day ago 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 wonderwoman replied to the topic A Lonely Effort in the forum Group Living alone with bp 1 week 2 days ago Hi Meelsz I really wanted to reply to you as I live alone a very isolated life too and know how much these replys can mean I feel for you Meelsz as we are living very similar lifes I have my dog my family one best friend and this site I keep my family at a distance because they put the d in Read more wonderwoman 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 Hi all thank you for this subject and responses everyone it was timed just right for me as I struggle with isolation and try to enter the world again its lovely to discuss it all with people that don t make me feel guilt ridden over my choices Best wishes WW x wonderwoman replied to the topic I have isolated myself and its really not working in the forum Group Bipolar Type II 1 week 5 days ago Hi all I so understand isolating yourself as its something that happens all the time in the cycle of my bipolar I live alone

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  • Your best (animal) buds - A Discussion About Bipolar | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    will try and go through the steps with you On the top left hand side it say s Import Bring up the picture you want to use 2 Find where it says Properties Click on that and a box will drop down then click on Resize I would just try to put it on the discussion with different sizes until the forum would take that size I see a lot of people on here and in my life that love pets as much as I do Some days they are the reason I get out of bed I d love to see photos of your best animal friend if you d like to share My Great Dane a 150b Harlequin color is definitely by my side wherever I can take him Attachments You must be logged in to view attached files December 24 2015 at 10 09 pm 141322 carmen619 Participant our other fur kid complementary in color of course is the peace keeper when things get hard Attachments You must be logged in to view attached files December 25 2015 at 1 51 am 141334 serenity Moderator My best friend she helps me every day No matter what mood I m in This reply was modified 1 month 3 weeks ago by serenity Attachments You must be logged in to view attached files December 25 2015 at 5 15 am 141340 teacher22 Participant My sister s Sammy waitin for snow Attachments You must be logged in to view attached files December 25 2015 at 5 16 am 141342 teacher22 Participant Oops this was last year WHEN there WAS snow Merry Christmas to ALL December 25 2015 at 5 18 am 141343 teacher22 Participant This is a wonderful picture Longing You ve got a true friend there December 25 2015 at 1 40 pm 141368 carmen619 Participant Lovely kitties Thanks for sharing I hope to add more to our fur family soon we re choosing not to have children but have plenty of love to give December 25 2015 at 3 36 pm 141373 paige14 Participant This is Billy my sweet English Cocker He makes me smile behaves good as gold and most important of all He loves me unconditionally Attachments You must be logged in to view attached files December 25 2015 at 3 42 pm 141377 paige14 Participant Arrruuugh HELp or just ignore me December 25 2015 at 6 21 pm 141385 polarmouse Participant Hey paige you can click on the pup and it opens in a separate window so we can still see him her December 26 2015 at 12 01 am 141403 paige14 Participant Thanks PM It s funny though the way my girl painting is introduced as Billy my sweet English Cocker Anyone new to the Forum could be wondering about this Paige person I have no clue what I m doing wrong Anyway I ll keep trying and hope for success but not too much trying or I ll put myself into a tizzy

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  • What Makes You Feel Better - A Discussion About Bipolar | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    What a brilliant cure for the after tremors of a bad dream lots of happy thoughts It got me thinking about what else made me happy and it was the thought of visiting the hair salon tm and having my hair dyed a really bright colour I ve felt like I ve been hiding in the shadows of late since putting on weight and have decided to be bold and bright instead Plus I must agree playing with your dog getting the birds to come to your garden watching a great movie writing something honest in my diary all are wonderful things to do My nephew bought me a leather bound diary for christmas to try and get me to write again and that became part of my new years resolution which is to do things differently The golden rule of silence has become the key so far as it gives my mind the chance to catch up with its self and then I seem to accomplish more Here s to more happy thoughts Much love WW x February 9 2016 at 6 26 pm 147624 karma Participant Hi Everyone Such an uplifting idea about finding the things that sooth and comfort It seems that many of us find similar things make us happy or at least comforted For me it is my wonderful old kitty he s been with me a long time and has just gotten more affectionate with age He is like a dog he goes wherever I go Petting him and scratching his ears is very relaxing I also feed the birds and love to watch them visit everyday Often I have quails visit such cuties Fortunately I can read though at times I have to read a paragraph over several times because my mind decides to take a detour I have to say reading is one of the great loves of my life I am so greatful for books About silence it is essential that I have quiet time every day Certain sounds like the dishwasher and other noises can just drive me mad Too much stimulation Other things I love Pinterest com and cute youtube videos of baby elephants and especially Disco the Parakeet he just makes me laugh What a good idea you had wonderwoman time to slow down and be grateful Hope you all are doing well bless your hearts Karma February 9 2016 at 9 09 pm 147635 polarmouse Participant Hi karma I also enjoy reading and am grateful when I can escape into a good book Like you I have to be able to concentrate and at times just have to give up But when I can I can literally dive into another world PM February 10 2016 at 2 34 am 147666 paige14 Participant Hello to everyone What a lovely discussion this is I m so glad I found ya ll My daughter lives in Texas so learning to say ya ll is important There are many things that make me happy What comes first is always my husband our daughters and our grandchildren My love relationships mean everything to me I am incredibly grateful God makes me happy because he gives unconditional love he s in control which means I can let go although that s really hard sometimes My sweet boy dog Billy who is up here in bed with me as I m typing The hubster is away on business so it s just us chickens Billy is my baby He makes me happy everyday of his life and my life Painting makes me happy I love to paint It feeds my soul helps me to have an identity apart from my loved ones something to have as an anchor when I feel restless Swimming laps makes me happy During my swim there are only the sounds of water only the breathing my favorite place to pray Nothing on this Earth calms me the way water does lakes oceans rivers pools hot showers All of the kind people here on our Forum make me happy I ve been around for years This is my hang out People come and go I ve learned to be peaceful when people I ve grown fond of leave We re here in the present moment and that is a lovely and beautiful thing Certain sounds can get on my last nerves but music I love music Music makes me happy It can turn my whole day around When I m painting or driving there s always music usually played loudly I like a wide variety of almost every kind but rhythm and blues is my favorite Right now I m into club dance music as well Rihanna rocks Eating delicious food makes me very happy Spending the majority of my time at home makes me very happy I m thinking there s more I enjoy writing in my journal and I love to read facebook is fun I like the cute animal videos karma i m going to look up Disco the parakeet I like the art too I m a movie freak Movies make me really happy or they make me cry which is very good because I mostly can t cry and it s a proven fact that crying is good for getting our sorrows expressed Thank You Miss wonderwoman for starting a great discussion I m feeling quite happy after reading everyone s responses and writing my own Paige February 10 2016 at 3 30 pm 147722 whatwasthequestion 2 2 Participant Hey Paige It was interesting to read that you are able to get emotions crying out through movies I wish I had the ability for outward expression but I like you are unable to cry When I view a particularly touching movie all of those sad emotions do bottle up in me and I have no release valve to activate per se except to write how they make me feel Perhaps this is why I review

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  • Is it bipolar? - A Discussion About Bipolar | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    a left handed He was finally 5150 d and was diagnosed bipolar 1 After he came back from the hospital he has disappeared many times and has never taken meds He lives homeless in the same town we do Another doctor said he is bipolar with psychotic features He is manic but never depressed I know not all bipolar cases are the same but there just seems something that makes me think it is something else He kept saying you don t know the horrible things I have seen I would welcome any input It is so confusing February 2 2016 at 3 37 am 146433 seekingthelight82 Participant I m by far NOT an expert but it sounds like it may be something more than BPD If he has been through something traumatic he might be suffering from PTSD Whatever it is I hope he gets the right care that he needs continue to let him know you re still there for him I hope this helps SeekingTheLight February 4 2016 at 12 38 am 146752 northpolar Participant Hello I am BiPolar 1 with psychotic features well Its impossible for us to say really whats going on there but I can tell you what my guesses are and I agree with seekingthelight May be he is experiencing co occurring conditions It sounds like bipolar and something else together My guess is like BPD and another illness like schizophrenia or PTSD That could be it but if I had to guess from just what you ve shared Honestly it sounds like drugs to me It sounds like he has some type of mental illness that is being exacerbated by drug use If I had to guess its something like MDPV or bath salts but it really could be anything Im sorry to jump right to that conclusion but I have had many issues with drugs in the past as Im a recovery addict as many many BPD folks are and if I had to guess by what I know thats what I would guess I hope he finds some peace and can get the right help soon Ive been homeless and its not an easy life I feel for your family that your going through this This site can be a supportive place to vent and talk about things I have found The best thing for him would be to get himself into treatment for his illness Bi Polar 1 is not an easy illness to control without a very comprehensive care plan It requires community supports and a trial and error process of finding the right mix of meds therapies lifestyle and possibly even spiritual support for the illness I am 40 and Im just now getting myself to the point that I can be safe and Ok Its not easy at all so I give him a lot of credit he is surviving the storm out there and he deserves all the support and respect you can muster Bets

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  • northpolar | Activity Streams | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    a real horror show so I guess its not pretty but we are healthy now I agree with folks it takes a very special person to be able to ride the roller Read more northpolar replied to the topic New anger problem in the forum Anger 1 week 1 day ago I agree with all above everyone here had amazing insight and advice I understand the awful feeling of guilt when the rage comes out I have defiantly been there I yelled just tonight and felt like a bum But in years past my rage was out of control at times It was never physical but I would scream and throw things etc I have Read more northpolar replied to the topic Driving and Bipolar in the forum Living with Bipolar Disorder 1 week 1 day ago Hey Sheryl I gave up the driving too I had to I felt like the psychotic features part of the illness could become a factor too many other people on the roads I have never been in an accident thank god I don t think ill drive again and I have not in two years I do feel stuck but it is what it is I also feel bad for jodi cause she Read more northpolar replied to the topic Reoccuring dreams to anger in the forum Anger 1 week 1 day ago Hi Is there any way that you can get some type of heath insurance to see a therapist Im curious because In VT where I live there is insurance you can get to help you pay for therapy You should check that out It free if you make less that a certain amount etc so its worth a shot to see may be something that can help you get to see a Read more northpolar replied to the topic sharing a song in the forum Other 1 week 1 day ago Thanks guys Im happy you listened to it Im a guitar player and song writer but Im just beginning the singing thing so its a work in progress Now that I quit drinking etc its tough to go play with other people as many musicians like to drink or smoke or whatever so its something I have to avoid but with the computer I can write Read more northpolar started the topic sharing a song in the forum Other 1 week 2 days ago Hello all I am a musician and I wrote a song about being bi polar it is about the effect that mindful meditation has had on my life The song is called Aum and if you interested in hearing it its on youtube Go to youtube and type Scott Pickel Aum there will be an eye in the picture check it out if you want to my Read more northpolar replied to the topic Help needed for way forward please in the forum Living with Bipolar Disorder 1 week 2 days ago Its very hard

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  • Mom of two young children struggling with bipolar II - A Discussion About Bipolar | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    trying to get my loans forgiven because of my disability I m so close to getting my section 8 voucher but I m so worried my landlord will kick us out before then I am so stressed and I don t deal with stress well anyways I have too much on my plate I m overwhelmed and just feel like shutting down Ever since I have had kids more so after the second I find it hard to cope and get my bipolar under control I m on medications but I have a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep which has been a problem in the past but my psychiatrist won t give me anything because he says I m in pain I m not going to sleep well but it s wearing at me I feel like my herniated disc on top of being a mom to two little ones is really aggravating my symptoms I only have one friend and today she got engaged I m happy for her don t get me wrong I just don t think she can really be there for me like I need her to be Are there things you do to bring you out of a manic episode Is there any way to avoid the deep depression that usually follows Thanks for taking the time to read this and reply Your advice is welcome and very much appreciated I could really use a friend right about now February 10 2016 at 10 16 pm 147770 faithful Participant Hello onelove Sounds like you are in a real hard situation So many things coming a you at once If you feel you can t control your mania don t fight it Call crisis line psychiatrist Your psychiatrist should see you and give you sleep aid at least As you already know sleep is very very important to prevent mania I have sleep aid I take as needed but when I m in manic state it doesn t do anything I learned that it s best for me to check myself in sooner instead of fighting I ll more likely to have less severe episode and even if I do I will be under Dr s care I know you will be worry about finance or who s going to take care of your kids but I think it s best to start preparing for a hospital stay Things will be a lot worse if you don t get a proper treatment Best Wishes Faithful February 11 2016 at 7 12 pm 147890 polarmouse Participant Hi onelove and welcome to the forum You are definitely going through a lot right now so I m not surprised your moods are fluctuating When we are under this much stress it s bound to happen I d definitely suggest getting ahold of your Pdoc and letting them know again how much your sleep is being effected That is one of the first things that caused my

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