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Multitudes of manic episodes

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Autumn78

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Well I'd say in the last 11 months I've had at least 5 (2 this month) intense manic episodes. I should have gotten into a psychiatrist in feb. And probably a dozen hypomanic episodes. This is all so different for me. I'm use to dealing with depression, that's where I always lay. In her bed crying all day. Except those sleepless nights I'd be on cloud 9 and loving life for a brief time. But for 2years I have not layed in bed crying and overwhelmed. I've honestly been enjoying my mania, well I guess just the thrill and euphoria. I have done terrible things, gave someone $3,000 (I'm a poor single mom!) Very hypersexual all the time, walked out on my job because I couldn't function, thought I was having a heart attack, over the top grandiose thoughts, inappropriate talk to my boss, co-workers,and customers, well everyone. I'm at the point now that I'm humiliated and sick of myself. I've been at my job for 6 yrs and I am so embarrassed. I have to go in and face them tomorrow. Yikes! Well my question is how do you regulate yourself. I am alone (I guess my kids are good at telling if I'm manic) I try and get sleep. I know that can send me flying. I just don't know how to deal with so much mania. I am getting in to see a psychiatrist. I haven't been this bipolar crazy for 10yrs. How do you guys deal with your bipolar changing?
 
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I find the 12 step groups helpful for that sort of thing
there was one for sex addicts
which I used to go to

theres this positive energy there
which balances things

they probably have Skype meetings too

:hug5: 💜 🌠
 
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I think that meds are the only way to get it under enough control to be able to deal with it. But I also think that Mindfulness if practised regularly can help immensely - its not a meditation I hasten to add. I did something called DBT (dialiectical behavioural therapy) which is normally for people with borderline, and it has made me able to get ahead of the onset of depression and less so mania, but definitely an improvement on it.

Get to your psychiatrist and get your meds altered then look at these other ways to cope long term.

have you told your boss that you have bipolar and that is why you have been behaving this way - or would that be a definite No-No with him/her. I hope you get this under control - its not funny being manic.
 
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Autumn78

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Thanks, I haven't had a psychiatrist for about 5yrs and I am getting in to see one now. I went to work today and everything is fine. Luckily I didn't make any big mistakes on Monday. They didn't really understand but we're trying to. I did tell them about the bipolar and told them I got on to see the Dr. They don't want me to cut my hours (but I need to take care of my 10yr old. He's having a hard time. And I'm a single mom with 3 boys at home. I need to be home more than at work right now.) They need me there. But they are trying to re-work the schedule. I am the head florist right now and I don't want to not be. But I have to take care of my kids and keep myself sane. I will check into the mindfulness stuff. I know a little about it and I see how it could help.
 
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