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tortoise11
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   Posted 7/31/2010 5:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi gang.  I got a random hypomania last night.  I managed 6 hours of sleep (yay me!) anyway.  But this morning, I'm going back up again.  Usually I wake up in a normal mood no matter what my mood state/cycle/swing is.
 
I have a few mania triggers for the day.  I'm going to a bellydance class.  I'm meeting a friend that triggers mania.  And then I am PICKING UP MY DOG!
 
If past experience has taught me anything, once I get the dog settled in here, I will get a strong calm feeling of wellbeing.  It's a really good feeling that I only get in hypomania.
 
So my plan for the day is to wait for that time and then journal and meditate.  With some luck I might end up normal.  :)
 
One thing that I miss about being ignorant about bp is that I used to thoroughly enjoy these days.  Now I worry about what comes next and I try to prevent my elevated moods.  Think about it - I try not to feel too good.  confused
Bipolar 1
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder
 
"It's never too late to become what you might have been."

mogli
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   Posted 7/31/2010 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey tortoise,

I''m jealous LOL! I'd give anything for a high right now...ah....

Anyway, in the support group I was in a few years ago, whenever we went around the group to assess where each person was at that day in that moment and someone was in a high...the therapists would say "Ok, what can you do to bring yourself down, to sloooww yourself down"?

Anytime I find myself in this situation, I automatically go to breathing (perfect idea meditation!!) and doing slow calming activities. It sounds like you aren't going to be able to avoid those triggors today...but if you repeat in your head "slow down, calm down" ...maybe that will help. That's what I do especially if my thoughts are racing, I say that to myself and try extra hard to focus on one thing at a time...

Writing is another thing that helps me with the racing thoughts...to get it all out on paper and out of my head....even if that means I am writing for hours! haha!

Hope things settle, sorry if I'm not much help. But you are wise, you know what to do anyway! :)

Talk to you later,
Mogs
Mogs
 
Bipolar II, Anxiety/Panic Disorder
Clonazepam .5mg as needed for panic attacks
---temporarily off Lamictal----
Seroquel 50mg/night

happy bill
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   Posted 7/31/2010 10:07 AM (GMT -7)   

 

  You know, i just let go and enjoy the ride. As long as im not out of control spending or out of control cheating than you know what, i just relax and enjoy my body being my body.  So i take some time and get some extra things done, enjoy the high and get ready for the coming depression.

   But thats just me, and im crazy tongue tongue tongue tongue tongue tongue tongue smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin wink wink wink wink wink wink

  But i like to think crazy in a good way. LOL LOL LOL

   Bill

 


 
   "If Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade"
 
   "It isn't my fault that i am BiPolar, It is my responsibility how i treat it so that i don't hurt others or myself."  Happy Bill
 
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tortoise11
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   Posted 7/31/2010 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I think (hope) I'm OK. :) In good spirits but not feeling hypomanic. Got my lovely little dog. She has been an outside dog so she's just starting to learn about being indoors. At least she hasn't learned andy bad habits!

My son is staying with my parents and I'm spending the rest of the day relaxing - teaching the dog to chill out at my feet and not climb up on the couch. I'm thinking about taking a nap. :)

You guys are right. TY!
Bipolar 1
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder
 
"It's never too late to become what you might have been."

mogli
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   Posted 7/31/2010 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Good advice Bill!
Mogs
 
Bipolar II, Anxiety/Panic Disorder
Clonazepam .5mg as needed for panic attacks
---temporarily off Lamictal----
Seroquel 50mg/night
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