Tag Archives: Mania

Living on the edge

Yesterday I had an appointment with my psychiatrist in which he called me out for engaging in what are, for me, risky behaviours. I knew this already, or course. I’ve been conscious of feeling more and more driven from within. … Continue reading

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I think I might have bipolar…. Tips for approaching healthcare professionals

The internet is a great way of making connections. I blog and tweet primarily because writing about how I’m feeling (even when it’s only in 140 character bursts!) helps me to deal with my experiences, but it’s always great when … Continue reading

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Installing Bipolar v1.5

When I was (re)diagnosed as bipolar last May, initially, that was quite big enough for me to digest. But as the months went by, and I talked to more and more bipolar people online, one further question kept recurring: was … Continue reading

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The shadows, and the podium, then alone in a room: what it’s like to be bipolar

Imagine you’re making your way in life, weathering its ups and downs. You’re coping well with the strains and struggles of the average working parent, when all at once some unseen force captures you. It’s as if a hand lifts … Continue reading

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The Drugs Don’t Work

It’s been eight weeks now since I started on my new medication.  I had high hopes for it; my Consultant said he was confident that I could achieve “complete remission of symptoms”, and having never tried this group of drugs … Continue reading

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