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shine_on_u_crazy_dimond
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   Posted 6/2/2007 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Is anybody else CONSTANTLY stressed? Literally all the time.

My jaw is always incredibly tense, my stomach turns more than the roads I try to follow and my head never feels clear.

Sometimes I think all this mania is a defense mechanism against stress, A false happiness based on things that worry us when we're down rather than dealing with the reall issues at hand.

I feel like stress is slowing grinding me down though to the point where I can barely move.

olivia of course
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   Posted 6/2/2007 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   

Shine,

I am in a similar boat.  Sometimes I am so stressed that I lash out at people even strangers.  Even at times I am almost at an even keel.

I realized that I tend to clench my jaw, which eventually gives me a headache/migraine.  I am irritable and not pleasant to be around.  I get the shakes, and the fuzzy/distorted thinking.  Most of the time I can't even get daily task done because of this overwhelming with stressed.

I feel like my moods are affected by my stress/anxiety level.  I have been having a lot of mixed-states states lately, I was more hypomanic when I was younger.  I also noticed that my stress level has peaked in the last few years.

I started seeing a therapist again about 2 months ago, and I feel at least 5-10% better, but the tension is still there.  I have been taking Buspar which has taken some of the edge off, but it's still out of control.  I keep finding myself in a reclusive state, away from the world.  This is not intentional, but it seems to be a way I am coping.  Though this is not the way to overcome my issue.  That is when I am not in a pissed state, and yelling at everyone who makes me feel more stressed than I want to be.

I myself don't know how to handle myself or others in this state.  I wish I could be of more help, me I am in the same boat as you and wondering what else to do.

Best Wishes! sad


@~ Olivia

"Don't let your yesterday, ruin your today"

Post Edited (olivia of course) : 6/2/2007 9:40:52 AM (GMT-6)


jerseycherries
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 178
   Posted 6/2/2007 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
i am hoping that i still have teeth at the end of this. i clench my jaw so much and dont even realize it until i go to open my mouth for something. doesnt take much to upset me. or cause me to tense up all over. my neck and shoulders are killing me right now and i am hoping its from the way i slept and not stress but i dont think so. i manage to get stressed or find stress in everything and everyday. so your definately not alone. the stress for me can be terribly overwhelming somedays. others just annoying. and then a combination of both. i try to stay calm and relax. and i'm not watching tv right now as it makes my stress worse. good luck.
I am bipolar, have social anxiety, panic attacks w/agoraphobia , diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. Life is short but i am not.


SILVERDUST
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   Posted 6/4/2007 12:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I also have grown up with bipolar disorder and was diagnosed when i was 17. I've lived through everything one can imagine also. i'm currently taking effexir for the bipolarity and trazodone for sleeping. i'ma night person,ie i sleep from 6am to 2pm generally(or thereabouts anyway).

the hardest part about this illness for me is making friends that i can hang with, as well as meeting someone of the opposite sex that i can date on a regular basis. i find that females seem to totally not want to go out with someone that they know is unemployable. the disability keeps me unemployed..the sleep disorder part of it. i have a terible time sleeping if i have plans to do anything the following day..even on days that isee my doctor,ithe night before my appointment i'll wake up several times so that when it's time to get up get ready and leave, i'll be ina dreamlike state from the time i get up til i go to bed again.but moodwise i'm pretty stable,i guess,due to the effexir. i also find that
 
 
 
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Post Edited By Moderator (olivia of course) : 6/16/2007 2:37:19 PM (GMT-6)


SILVERDUST
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   Posted 6/4/2007 12:56 AM (GMT -7)   
i also find that i didn't mean to begin another sentence at the end of my post above.hehehe

olivia of course
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   Posted 6/7/2007 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   

Shine,

How are you doing? I started some new med (Geodon) since I last posted and have been feeling a little better each day.  My rage/anger is almost nonexistent but I know is all the medicine talking.  But it is still there, I can feel that I am having an inner struggle.

My stress level is diff too, but it is still there.  I am hanging in there, and I am hoping for you too.

I hope things are better with you.  :-)


@~ Olivia

"Don't let your yesterday, ruin your today"

Post Edited (olivia of course) : 6/7/2007 2:29:11 PM (GMT-6)

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