On the down side of a 4 day high.

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happy bill
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   Posted 3/12/2010 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, i was hypomanic, but in a good way. I managed 4 12-16 hour days in a row before the tired set in. Thankfully i can have these hypomanic states and not be bad. I took a little time off work today to recover before i head back in for another shift at sears. Then i got a 24 hour shift tommrrow at the firehouse, than sunday off. YAY.

On the plus side i am actually SAVING money and getting ready for my wifes coming unemployment. I guess i am just a person who needs to work so i can keep up on the bills and recover the finances that i damaged so badly years ago.

So i was smart and took some time off for me so i can keep the highs from getting to high and the lows from getting to low. I am currently vegging on the couch going to law school (watching judge shows) LOL LOL LOL

I hope you all have a great weekend, i'll be checking in regularly.

Bill

Mildlybipolar
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   Posted 3/12/2010 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Bill, throw some Law & Order in and i'll hire you if I ever need legal help. Since this will be my first weekend hanging on the board, and weekends are miserable for me, is there a chat room that everyone here attends? Or is it business as usual with comments exchange in the posts.
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Tainted
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   Posted 3/12/2010 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Bill, I am new here, but it is encouraging to hear that you are productive and feal okay during your hypomania. Do you have any tricks or advice about how you a) tell when a swing is happening or coming, or b) how to make the swing more mild or less abrupt, or whatever?

And MildlyBipolar, I know I've seen your qoute (whether you think you can, or think you can't - you're right) somewhere, but I can't remember where! A little help?

Mildlybipolar
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   Posted 3/12/2010 6:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Tainted, welcome. It's a Henry Ford quote. I often refer to inspirational reading, and psychology books for mental technics to squash negative thoughts that sink me into a depression.

I read your story, but didn't respond, because I've tried meds a few times and the side effects weren't worth their help. So I try to soak up as much information as I can to fight the chemicals in my brain. In other words, I'm not a meds expert, I'm more in CBT.

Again, welcome. In my ONE week here, the people on this board have been very insightful and welcoming, and Bill's hysterical!
Bipolar II (diag. 2005)
On my 7th psychologist. *I've moved alot*
Thousands of pages read on my disorder
Looking for people like me
"Whether you think you can, or think you can't - you're right"
 


happy bill
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   Posted 3/12/2010 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   

 

  Thanks for the compliment, i like to laugh at myself, lord knows there is much to choose from LOL LOL

  I do have an almost daily hypomania ranging from mild to almost full mania. As an athlete of 22 years (bicycle racing) i have a very keen sense of of where my body is and how it is feeling. In short i am very much in tough with myself smhair nono turn tongue . LOLOLLOL  With me i get lots and lots of energy but its when my thoughts start going to cheating and sex i know i am getting manic. Then i take a double dose of respridone and that helps bring me back down.

  Ill post more in a bit.


serafena
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   Posted 3/12/2010 8:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Get your butt into the chat room, bill.
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happy bill
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   Posted 3/12/2010 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   
YOu know i had to deal with a lot of negativity today from coworkers *****ing about nothing. Geeze im crazy and i can still come to work with a smile on my face and make the best out of crappy situations.
Still im relaxing on the couch now, the day is done, and me and the puppy are enjoying the end of the week.

Have a good weekend everyone and keep posting.

Bill

serafena
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   Posted 3/13/2010 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
You know, I think the same thing, Bill. If I'm so screwy and can keep a positive outlook, what's your problem? I'm sorry you were dealing with negativity. Don't let it get you down.

serafena
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Cateyes
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   Posted 3/13/2010 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
OMG, someone like me that can be happy when recieving to much **it from them. I like this because when I am not depressed I smile non stop while at work I make it my life's mission to make people laugh around me. All to often I have dealt with people who drag into work pi**** because they r there and when I am all smiles they look at me like what is your problem. So I let it roll off and laugh and entertain the ones whom I know care about me. Its ok to be yourself for those who do not understand like the miseriable people just remember what you felt like unmedicated. Part of this disorder is having compassion for others. Just curious what kind of puppy do you have?
Bi-polar, Adhd, Anxiety disorder, PTSD with a child with ADHD BIPOLAR Anxiety


happy bill
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   Posted 3/13/2010 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
turn tongue   Hey cateyes, you asked the magic question. What kinda puppy do i have. He is a 10 month old, 100lbs Bernese Mtn Dog named Thor. I posted a picture on this link abnout halfway down.

 

 
    You know my handle is the nickname i was given by the local cycling community and everywhere i have worked the last 15 years. Happy Bill is a registered trademark of the Hypomanic, mildly euphoric, and totally crazy lunitic that lurks on here spreading happiness and joy.  LOL LOL LOL  Maybe its my daily hypomanic states, but even when life is at its worst, i try to find something to bring others up with. I listen to them ***** and complain daily and i 'm just like "let it go, don't let that negativity cloud your day"  Workign as a firefighter i know all to well how quickly a situation can develope that takes your life. Hell by the end of today i could be dead, so why worry about the little things that have no meaning in my llife.  THis has helped tremendously in my life with my wife, (Poor thing has suffered a brain tumor, a  hystrorectimy ((Bad bad spelling here)) and depression)  She sometimes lashes out and i just let it slide off of me and not stick. That and im also ADD so i never really remember hurtfull things  people say to me anyway. tongue yeah yeah yeah  
 
     Thor has been great for me, a dog is always happy to see you, and will not say hurtfull things because they had a bad day.  Even when i'm on the computer and he is trying to play (and  a100lbs berner can really make you play) LOL LOL  i am laughing like a little kid again and he is loving  every minute of it.
 
     Bill


Tainted
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   Posted 3/13/2010 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   
That is QUITE the puppy!!! LOL
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