Lets see, i managed to hold down three affairs at once, two of which were couples. ANd that still wasnt enough sex. LOL LOL LOL That and i spent stupidly. Aside from that i was the "perfect" husband. LOL LOL LOL
Thank god for the meds that allow me to not have these issues anymore.
Caren it was "Hugs" from other women that got me into trouble. LOL LOL LOL
Horse crazy that is histerical, and i own cats. LOL LOL LOL Oh, and next time you get in that kind of cleaning mood let me know and i'll get you on a plane to come help me clean.
Bohemian, only one word fits that. "WOW"
My manic episodes are short, so I usually don't get into too much trouble. I average $500 on a spending spree. Sounds small but usually ALL the money I have, and then some. Put myself into serious financial problems many, many times.
I walk out into traffic without looking. Been doing that since I was a kid. Since I am invincible and all.
I think God is talking to me and telling me to do stuff. Nothing bad, TG!
I have been known to spontaneously shave my pets. (I keep fluffy angora rabbits around for this occassion.)
I have purchased livestock animals (chickens, goat) while living IN A CITY!
I have aquired several dogs while manic. Unfortunately I am hopelessly optimistic and usually take on a dog that doesn't actually fit my requirements and then I end up rehoming it later. (4x this year!)
I started school 3x in manic episodes. And dropped out as soon as I got to the end of the episode and changed over into depression.
Sexual stuff. For the record everything crazy I did while married I did in the presence of my then-husband. ;) And it usually triggered a mixed episode and trying to beat the crap out of somebody. Never done anything else outside of a relationship. Now I just harass my poor boyfriend for MORE sex. NOW! Please? LOLOL
Getting violent during mania - especially dysphoric. Almost never directed at a person, but still scary.
When I lived in the house I owned, I would start projects. Take out a window, tear up a floor, paint. I repainted everything about once a year with totally new colors.
Start new projects and hobbies. Like trying to make a pair of high-heels (failed), or articulating skeletons (failed 3x), dissecting things (I get obsessed with anatomy for some weird reason).
Getting involved in volunteering and social things. I always flake out at the end of the episode. My last big manic episode, I was volunteering at FIVE places, plus training service dogs, plus running a small business, plus working as a technical writer, plus going to school in a difficult program, plus being a mom, and a super-awesome sexy girlfriend. I was so busy and I thought I was having fun. I lived ON THE RUN - no joke. No time to sleep or eat (not that I would want to anyway!) But I kept my boyfriend awake all night with grinding my teeth - and the stress triggered the following depressive episode.
You know, its funny. Ive noticed that when i am manic, i am bisexual. But when i am normal or depressed, i am straight. But lindzkaye09 sex and cleaning is my choice also. Drugs and alchol no, gambling no, but give me good old fasioned sex in every shape, variety, and way you can think of. LOL LOL LOL
Thankfully with my meds i have been able to keep that tiger in its cage, and it hasnt gotten out in two years. However there have been a few very very very close calls.
Everyone has different things they do while manic. Most involve risk to some degree or another, whether it is sex, playing chicken in traffic, or drugs and alchol, it is a very real part of this desease/disorder.
I have found that sharing what i have done is very therputic. Getting that big bad monster out into the light, suddenly the big bad monster isnt so big or bad any more. Thats why i share as openly as i do, not to shock people, but because it really does make me feel better and helps me along with my BP
Now Greenteahero, thank you for sharing, i know it was tough for you to do so. I dont see holy beings in the sky but i definetly have a feeling of being touched by the divine when i am manic. To the point i feel i am industrutable and am protected by god. I also have doen the story idea, written them down and never acted upon them.
And holysmokes, the OP Carenpoler isnt the type to go for the cheap kicks. Thats not her style. Mania and the destruction/mayhem/creativity that it brings out is very real. And talkign about it should be something we encourage each other to do. Sun Szu in the Art of War said famously "Know your enemy and know yourself and you will allways be victourous." Knowing what BP canmake us do and understanding its power over each of us gives us a fighting chance of seeing a mania coming on early enough to do something to control/contain it.