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Topic: This bipolar life

  1. quirkywords
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    22 June 2022 in reply to Airies

    Aries and Velvet I have observed that some celebrities never reveal they have a mental illness until they have either broken a law or acted in a socially inappropriate way.

    I have always taken responsibility for my behaviour .

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  2. asdff
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    23 June 2022 in reply to quirkywords
    Quirky, Airies and Velvet, I love it how the media/celebrity/ big business person uses the diagnosis as a one type fits all. Like they have that (insert diagnosis) they behave like that. Oh no we don’t we might do some of the same things but we still have personalities and some, I say that lightly some sort of control. I say some sort of control as my GP annoyed me slightly today. I went to get scripts as you, when you are trying to manage an illness. GP says how are you managing? Me well last week I was crying. Then proceeds to tell that BP have poor impulse control when manic/ hypermanic. Yes, I agree with that statement BUT and it’s a big but. I haven’t committed any crimes lately. I haven’t drunk alcohol or taken illegal drugs. I do want to drink sometimes but I don’t. Yes, I will bake 30-40 muffins at a time. I will hang the washing out when it might rain. I won’t run out in front of a car. There are somethings we can control, even with our different brains.
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    23 June 2022 in reply to asdff

    Asdff

    before I took medication I did a lot of risk taking behaviour which mainly involved destroying my reputation, losing friends, and very socially inappropriate,

  4. asdff
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    23 June 2022 in reply to quirkywords
    Oh yes Quirky, I’ve moved states on a whim. I’ve said some things that I think why did I say that? I am aware that some BP people buy things and then struggle to pay for them. I’ve got lots of costume jewellery here that I think why did I buy that? I guess as per usual I was sensitive to something someone said and I’m reading into it too much.
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  5. velvetfaerie
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    23 June 2022 in reply to asdff

    Yet one of the neurotransmitters involved in both adhd and bp is dopamine.

    When it's elevated you get mania In bipolar. This is why adhd meds put bipolar people into mania.

    Adhd is a dopamine deficit. Dopamine is implicated in addictions. People do things for a hit, like smoke, cause fights, use drugs, have sex, eat CARBS!!! YUM!!!

    I'm waffling. Been a very long hectic day on many levels including psych app.

    The similarities are there. Hence I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder yet I've never had it. I've always had adhd. Airies was the other way around. Diagnosed adhd yet... has bipolar.

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  6. quirkywords
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    24 June 2022 in reply to velvetfaerie

    I wonder if I have adhd as well as bipolar but may I am to old to worry about a diagnosis as I have lived with the one label for so long.

    Would it help me now .?

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  7. velvetfaerie
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    25 June 2022 in reply to quirkywords

    Labels are not medical diagnoses.

  8. asdff
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    25 June 2022 in reply to velvetfaerie
    Then we get varying degrees of our labels. Sometimes like today I have so much brain chatter and that leads to me say stuff that later I think what the? That is inappropriate, I know that is inappropriate. Not enough to get kicked out of a pub or the like. More like embarrassing for myself. There is that lack of impulse the GP was talking about. Other days I’m fine, you can take me out to play with regular folks.
  9. Airies
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    26 June 2022 in reply to asdff

    Also annoyance because I’m in my own little world and say something to my better half without realising that cutting remark hurts. I apologised but there was no need to blurt it out. With an upcoming function to attend what’s funny to me will not be funny to others. There’s not many regular folk I play with.

  10. asdff
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    26 June 2022 in reply to Airies
    Oh my goodness my brain is in overdrive. I wish it would slow down. It’s exhausting.
  11. quirkywords
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    26 June 2022 in reply to asdff

    Does anyone find they are restless most of the night and thinking too much in the morning then ok about 2pm a burst of energy at night then low mood in morning.

    that’s my life atm.

  12. asdff
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    27 June 2022 in reply to quirkywords
    I was restless during the night last night Quirky. I was having night terrors. Oops. I woke the house multiple times. I’m not the household favourite today!!!
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    27 June 2022 in reply to asdff

    Asdff

    do you have dreams so divided you think they are real and so vivid you are disturbed for hours after..

  14. asdff
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    27 June 2022 in reply to quirkywords
    They are vivid when I am asleep. I remember them once a family member wakes me up. I have made myself wake up, I go to the toilet. Then back to bed. I could go straight back to sleep but I would go straight back to the same dream. By waking up it takes me awhile to start the nightmares. They are usually I’m being chased, someone that I care deeply for is dying etc etc. I’ve told a few professionals about them. They don’t seem too concerned by them. It’s concerning for the people in my house. Plus me. These night terrors are exhausting. Quirky, I am not too disturbed by them. As a child I was. I had reoccurring nightmares as a child. As a teen none. As an adult none. Then Started a medication and I started getting them. For me it means a change in mood. I’ve not yet had the dip into depression but it’s probably coming.

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