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Come on then, what's your Bipolar creativity?

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smallgeezer

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I write and paint. I look back at some of it like 'wtf'?? Haha
Sometimes I look back at the very 'important' things I have written when I was manic/psychotic and I get sooooooooo embarrassed/saddened when i read it back later, when i am better. (you see when I am writing it down, I am thinking this is all extremeley important and I must remember all of this.)

None of it makes any sense.

It is so sad.
 
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joe1234

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I get really creative and stay up all night often writing songs and making music..

Here's a poem i've just written about being on the drug Abilify (for bipolar)

I have been on many meds in the past but now been on Abilify for a month or so. The doc said it has mood stabilising properties and helps with anxiety but just worry that its blocking dopmaine too much. Anyway here goes...

“Abilify”, supposedly tries
providing ability
to live a normal life
It nullifies the worries of the mind
But It numbs and dumbs the brain
to create pretence
that others think your fine
Flat and whacked emotions is what becomes
and replaces what was the spaces
of the prefrontal cortex
It wrecks the best
of the grey matter
Tho the doc says
“it won’t make you fatter”
The nurse and psychiatrist disagree with me
Regarding what I see
As a dodgy pharmaceutical drug company
They wish to keep me on
at least temporarily
with their care plan
for as long as they forsee.
They say it’s the top rated anti-psychotic
As if it’s supposed to be a tonic
with the least side effects,
(it’s worth another go I guess!?)
It ruins your basil ganglia
and makes you feel weirder
It keeps you awake,
alert and strangely spaced in a cloudy haze
with emptiness feeling for most of the day
giving little motivation,
it’s only a part solution to thoughts that raced
A large needle to the arm
they say does no harm
Chemicals released slowly,
and only what you need
to keep people around me
happy at least :-S
 
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Zig Zag

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Hi joe1234 You have put into words what so many of us feel :thanks:It helped me cope can you write more. Keep Posting
 
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ponnett87

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I'm 32 and my father was untreated bi-polar. Found out I was probably having a hypomanic episode. I was working long hours and getting little sleep for a few days. I still had uncontrollable energy and music just flowed right through me. I ended up writing/recording 2 albums about 10 songs each in one night. The next day I was as energized as ever and it was then that I knew something wasn't right. I do admit, being hypomanic was fun.
 
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Murf

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I love music and play guitar. I go hot and cold on it though. When I am elated I play a lot but when depressed I don't go there. I also write poetry and am working on a book of spiritual sayings. I do find it hard to be structured in my time though and can cycle on/ off with the creativity. I guess others are a bit like that too maybe but I tend to get pretty annoyed with myself for not sticking at stuff.
 
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:welcome:to the forum
Hi Murf That could be me you are talking about.lol Love your avatar kitten love cats.:havingfun:
 
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JuneBug104

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I don’t know about creativity but l always get kudos for being extremely articulate. My friends and family always make me help them with homework/write formal letters/make phone calls for them. Also, it’s only a college certificate not university or anything but I graduated top of my law clerk program, which was about 80% drafting/forms. Very random but it’s all I’ve got and I’m proud of it.
 
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Hi JuneBug104 You should be proud of your certificate it is really useful May be you could become a writer? :loveshower: :hug5::hug5:
 
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Hi JuneBug104 You should be proud of your certificate it is really useful May be you could become a writer? :loveshower: :hug5::hug5:
Thanks :). I hope to be able to get my mental health in check so I can actually use it. Either get a job or bridge to a paralegal program or maybe legal studies at uni. I would love to write about my experiences with bipolar one day. I doubt I would have an aptitude for any type of work in psychology or anything but I think writing about it and making it public might help people feel not so alone. Maybe help in my own way.
 
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aisha23

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when I'm feeling creative, I always wonder why incy wincy spider climbed up the water spout- I mean their has to be a reason, right?

I'm not so creative, I guess

I wrote a story about some kids who robbed a bank but it wasn't that good
 
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ponnett87

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when I'm feeling creative, I always wonder why incy wincy spider climbed up the water spout- I mean their has to be a reason, right?

I'm not so creative, I guess

I wrote a story about some kids who robbed a bank but it wasn't that good
Your next book will be even better!
 
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Sparticus

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Hi

I like writing as well during my manic episodes. You should let it follow through on your normal days and you'll see that you're actually pretty good at it. We'll, at least I think I am.
 
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