"Make your life spectacular. I know I did."
The manic phase may last from days to months. It can include the following symptoms: Easily distracted Little need for sleep Poor judgement Poor temper control Reckless behavior and lack of self control: binge eating, drinking and/or drug use; poor judgement; promiscuity; spending sprees Very elevated [...]
There are two types of hypomania: sunny and dark. Features of "sunny hypomania" include: More plans and ideas Happy, euphoric Faster thoughts, more jokes Laughter, good humored Motivated There is also a "dark hypomania", when the excessive energy combines with depressive symptoms, irritability and anxiety. Features of "dark hypomania" [...]
Apparently, the transitional seasons of fall and spring are typically hard times for bipolar patients... depressing times. Not for me. In fact, I'm QUITE the opposite of depressed. Hypomanic... or even manic... I tend to start many little projects, or develop new hobbies. My confidence grows. I can [...]
Inside Out. That is how I feel... as if my emotions are battling with each other for control over my mind... like joy, sadness, anger and disgust are all fighting for exclusive control... Well, I've had enough. I'm taking control, now. Bipolar will have to take a step BACK, because this is MY mind, [...]
Hospital showers can be freezing. FREEZING. Nurses may flood your room with light every 15 minutes... as you attempt to sleep... then act frustrated/confused the next morning over your lack of sleep... sigh... Sometimes, you want a BREAK from people. Just a little break... but you are CONFINED TO THE PSYCHIATRIC FLOOR. [...]