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Bipolars are of 2 types creative and destructive. 90% creative and 10% destructive. I'm the latter. I don't ever create.
 
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I write prose (in dutch), but I hadn't done that for 20 years until I started taking lithium. Then I wrote 3 books in 6 months. I wasn't even manic. When the lithium partially wore off the urge to write was gone as well.
 
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I'm creative, disorganized and distracted. So, nothing much to show for all that...
 
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I play guitar but am depressed and havent for a while. Depression kills creativity.
What someone said about being creative or destructive was truly insightful (Im destructive).
Maybe thats the thing is to some how harness the creativity. some how.
 
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Writing. I write my thoughts to flawlessmind.home.blog but I haven't been very active lately because I am depressed at the moment.
 
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one day many years ago I stopped making my paper polyhedra, vowing to return to this obscure and pointless activity one day where I left off - the great rhombicosidodecahedron, and today I found the net or template for this thing - will I build it? wait and see...
 
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Well they say this is the good thing about bipolar so let's hear it; what's your best creative side?
Does anyone find they seem a bit stuck on this, maybe because they havent done any music lessons, paint classes etc, do you feel a bit 'stuck' but know the creativity is there somewhere? x
I’m a songwriter and also love to doodle and journal
 
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I get creative with my cooking when I'm hypomanic, and several years ago I got really motivated to lose weight with Weight Watchers (before starting Quetiapine, which loaded back the pounds), and made up recipes (that I mostly didn't write down). I also have way more energy to exercise when hypomanic, but since coming off of citalopram 15 months ago I have tended to be more depressed than hypomanic (very, very depressed). That's changing a bit now that I am also on Wellbutrin and Trazodone, but still feel quite low energy. My poetic side comes out more when I am depressed, so I guess I get creativity on both ends.
I also am (kind of) on quetiapine too and I’m terrified of gaining weight. I skipped the last three days of it because I wanted to be hypomanic and weight gain is just not an option for me. I want to figure out how to counteract that. I’m on the low end of a healthy weight so it’s not like it would matter that much for me, but I really hate the idea of gaining anything.
 
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Well they say this is the good thing about bipolar so let's hear it; what's your best creative side?
Does anyone find they seem a bit stuck on this, maybe because they havent done any music lessons, paint classes etc, do you feel a bit 'stuck' but know the creativity is there somewhere? x
Making ambrosia and spontaneous singing spiritual song from top of head
 
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Well they say this is the good thing about bipolar so let's hear it; what's your best creative side?
Does anyone find they seem a bit stuck on this, maybe because they havent done any music lessons, paint classes etc, do you feel a bit 'stuck' but know the creativity is there somewhere? x
I designed a building, for free, and the corner glass windows withstood a hurricane. Guess that counts?
 
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Tend to write poetry, used to play piano, sing, play xlophone, violin, all sorts. Even painted. But the motivation just isn't there anymore, not even when manic.
The “mojo” just disappears at times 🙄
 
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maybe we are all creative?
or just up on our abilities?
super smart, super intuitive, super sensitive?

or just super misfits?
 
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Hello. I read everything here ... when I realized that everyone with a mental disorder was playing or drawing, I realized that I had been striving for this "disease" all my life. I play the guitar, sometimes I write poems, I paint. But all as a hobby. After the last crisis, however, I have no desire for anything.
 
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I'm really into adult coloring books, making kandi (bracelets/cuffs/necklaces), and art journaling
 
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Photography and drawing, music and dance. A little much! :)
 
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