Feeling not so bad. Been prescribed Lyrica (on top of Lithium). Any one with experience of this medication? Sleeping Ok, a good thing I guess. Stay positive people, make your own happiness.

Pregabalin - My neighbour in Wales was addicted to it. I think you will be ok though, as long if you don't take it like sweets.

29 Nov 2018
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Kinda up and down today. Like mini manic and depressive moments. Obviously lithium puts a cap on it, keeps me near the centre line. To everyone out there - stay happy and safe.
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Just back from a business trip to Paris. But I'd rather be at home with my family. Stay positive everyone - kill the negativity. Lets keep fighting 😉
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All good with me, how about you guys? Just took a look at my mood graph. Realised it shows cycling behaviour. Low level but still cycling. Stay happy and well everyone - keep fighting!
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Good Morning all. Stay happy today and dont let this world and all it's negativity drag you down. We can support each other as like minded souls. We are all a little wounded but keep fighting!
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Good Morning People - feeling Ok about today, how about you? Wow, sleep affects the brain positivley. I have to follow my own advice more often. Stay positive people and that includes me! 😁
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Dunno what to say really, I feel lost and like a shell with nothing inside. Anxiety creeping. Cycling moods but not too deep or high. Kinda 'meh' but with a edge. Does any of this make sense?
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Wow, are things getting better? How about you guys? Stable meds in my case I would say in my case. Always stay strong people, positivity kills negativity. When you are going through hell - keep going

Good attitude, Brendan!

02 Nov 2018
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Flat mood but with potential to slip.....the story of all our lives I guess. Stay strong people.
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Just realised that I'm not a good person afterall. I'm just focussed on me, narcissistic tendancies, other peoples feelings do not register with me. Crazy to uncover this. Dont like it at all.
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It turns out now that my son is struggling with depression. Normally this would bring me down but I'm ready to fight to get him better. I wont let him slip into the abyss, he's better than this.

Andy J - you are a diamond geezer. Thanks for support

08 Oct 2018
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Has anyone got a mask? You know, the one you wear to appear like a normal person? I wear one to appear like a competant professional. It's hard wearing it, pretending to be normal. Very hard.

I think everybody's worn one at some point. It might get less questions asked but I don't think it helps you emotionally.

05 Oct 2018

Robby H - too true mate. Totally agree

05 Oct 2018

I got so good at wearing a mask, I sometimes don't even realise I am wearing it myself. . . I guess it's part of what we do to fit in, to move on. People say how imporatant it is to talk about mental health etc. Bit it is definitely still a stigma

05 Oct 2018

I do find that if you speak honestly about it, most people (especially if they don't know you well), don't know how to handle it! . . . Hence the donning of the all too familiar mask.

05 Oct 2018

I guess it's all about a balance of leeting people in so they can support you but also respecting their boundaries and needs and not overloading the,

05 Oct 2018

*them. I am trying to write in my diary more so that my emotional processing of private thoughts and feelings happens mostly there and not out loud to the wrong people. It helps me be far more self aware, to become aware of behaviour(mine or other

05 Oct 2018

peoples') that is bothering me and helps me realise patterns in those behaviours and the effects on my mood.

05 Oct 2018

Ah man, keep pressing enter by accident! Anyways, - definitely agree. I wear a mask. Also agree with Rob H, prob not so healthy but I do feel that to protect yourself, you need to find a balance of how much you tell people too! I find writing in my

05 Oct 2018

diary helps me to acquire that balance!

05 Oct 2018
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In work but no motivation. My manager is the most negative person, dismissing my proposals as a bad idea. I fight his thinking but some times I think 'whats the point'. Too stressful for my condition.
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Hope everyone is Ok today. Keep positive people 😉
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Hmmmm, thought these meds would sort me out. Not so good thoughts floating around my brain but not very loudly. Will try again tomorrow......
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Feeling better than usual and calm with it. Pretty good for a change. For anyone affected by Hurricane Florence I hope you all stay safe and well.
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Feeling good today, confident (weirdly). Strange feeling being back in work after my hypomanic episode (meltdown happened during work hours). Everyone says it's Ok but do they see me or bipolar?
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My head has always been full of stuff, racing mind. Sometimes it comes out. Nothing crazy, just stuff thats unrelated to the conversation. Now I think I should only talk within these boundaries. Sad

Think that is true of many people Brendan. Wouldn't worry about it.

01 Sep 2018

Agreed. I work with children. Me: Whats 9x8? Child: I went on a boat with my dad. Me: Nope! Non-sequiturs are more fun anyway. Say random $hit. Conversations are so predictable and dull anyway. Cabbage!

01 Sep 2018

Thx guys, just some people find it irritating, only discovered this late in life.

01 Sep 2018
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Flat mood today but what if this is normal? I've become accustomed to being either above or below the line. Funny thing is I kinda miss the hypomanic stuff, dunno why. Weird huh? No offense to anyone
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Hey fellow Bipolar people - question for you guys. My mood is still up / down but not in a severe way. Taking Lithium since end of May, is it too early to say it's working? Hapiness going into red.
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