The Bipolar Bum

Backpacking and Bipolar II. Taking Manic Depression on tour.

Folinic Acid and Vitamin B12 – The beginning

Over the next few posts I’m going to explore the issue highlighted in an article that was sent to me entitled:

How a vitamin cured my anxiety: Elisa Black’s story of lifelong struggle and new hope for the future

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20/03/2015 · 15 Comments

Forgetting your Seroquel leads to weird dreams apparently.

  So I’ve got a cold and my head is wooly at best.  Last night I forgot to take my meds and the resulting dreams aren’t something I want a … Continue reading

26/06/2014 · 41 Comments

K.R.Jamison’s “Rules for the Gracious Acceptance of Lithium into Your Life”

This is taken from her excellent book “An Unquiet Mind”.  I’m almost finished with it and so far it has been very affirming and entertaining.  It reads well and I … Continue reading

22/06/2014 · 28 Comments

H&J, now effectively medicated, starts learning how to ‘Happy’ instead of lamenting the loss of Mania

#Gladness #Happiness #Siblings #Bipolar   I’ve been at a low ebb for the past day or two and I know that in days gone by this would be a depression.  … Continue reading

27/05/2014 · 19 Comments

#Medicated #Overmedicated #Hope

#Bipolar #Manicdepression #Seroquel #Quetiapine #MentalIllness   The last few days, as you may have read, have been varied.  It has been tempting to not write anything at times for fear … Continue reading

30/04/2014 · 2 Comments

Seroquel – The chemical fun police

#Seroquel #Bipolar #manicdepression #mentalillness #mania #manic #depression #depressed #medication   I’ve been inactive, uninspired, flatlined.  I am unaware if I’m in a shallow low that is lasting longer due to … Continue reading

23/04/2014 · 18 Comments

#Medication #Discipline

#bipolar #manicdepression #breakthestigma #mentalillness #medication #mania #manic #depression #depressed #bipolarbum     I have read of many times when a Manic Depressive person has felt, in the grip of mania, … Continue reading

12/04/2014 · 5 Comments

#bipolar #Headmeds and #spendingspree

#manicdepression #mania #overspending #creditcards #debt #denial #bipolarbum #mentalillness     Firstly – Go spread the word about http://www.headmeds.org, a new website designed to be a straight-talking, no bull platform that … Continue reading

01/04/2014 · Leave a comment

#WorldBipolarDay – Goya, Isolation and Despair

#WorldBipolarDay #Bipolar #ManicDepression #Mania #Depression #Goya #MentalIllness #MentalHealth     FIrstly – I hope everyone has a great day and I hope that awareness of every shade of Bipolar is … Continue reading

30/03/2014 · 1 Comment

@stephenfry @worldbipolarday #worldbipolarday @bipolarworld @fmhisc @rethink_

#worldbipolarday #bipolar #bipolarbum #manicdepression #endmentalillnessstigma #mania #depression     Bipolar: How to be in two places at once Everywhere we go, we occupy two completely separate places.  One usually takes … Continue reading

29/03/2014 · 7 Comments
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