Excersise to the rescue, and othere things i have found to work wonders for me.

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happy bill
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   Posted 5/6/2010 4:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone, just wanted to say that i have been back on the bike again, despite a 80 hour workweek, and it has done wonders for my BP. For whatever reason bicycling gives me great peace. I have to ride in the dark (With fantastic lights and enough reflective clothing to be seen from space) and as i was riding home the other night i had a sense of peace decend upon me like i havnt known in many a year. For whatever reason i wasnt 42, i was 18 again and riding my bike felt just like it did for me all those years ago. It was great.

And the cycling just seems to work off that extra manic energy that causes trouble. Still have energy, how many normal people do you know who can get up at 530am, cycle 15 miles to work, work a 16 hour shift, ride the 15 miles back home, and still have energy to be a husband to my wife. smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin Gotta love that manic energy. LOL LOL LOL

ALso i have been working hard on saving money, and even though i havnt had much success (Due to unexpected bills, new clutch and stuff like that, no bad spending) i am finally getting my financial house in order. YAY.

I have to run, busy day ahead, i have Haz-Mat training at DuPont today, great day to be in a level A suit. LOL LOL LOL I will post photos tonight when i get home to show you all what i mean.

Thanks for being here, this forum is great and i check it several times a day, just nice to talk to people who understand me.


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   Posted 5/6/2010 6:10 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Bill,

Glad to hear you are feeling well (hope not too much mania though). My bf just bought a bike for me a few weeks ago and I've been trying as much as I can to ride. With Mom's cancer news, my depression has robbed me of getting out that door. I wanted to get out tonight and ride, but someone rear-ended me last night driving home from work and I think I might have a bit of whiplash so I will have to take it easy for a couple days.

I think exercise definitely works wonders for our moods. The sunlight is super beneficial for me. We also live in such a beautiful neighbourhood and right across from our house is our city's own version of Central Park. It is the heart of the city and HUGE. It's gorgeous...You would LOVE it! There are always bikers, hikers, bladers among the walkers......It's amazing.

Anyway, thanks for posting!



Bipolar II, Anxiety/Panic Disorder
Clonazepam .5mg as needed, Methoprazine 6 mg/day, Lexapro 10 mg/day  & Lamictal 400 mg/day.

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   Posted 5/8/2010 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, happybill, exercise is helpful to me as well...
due to fibromyalgia i can't exercise as hard as i used to, which makes me sad... but i've just started bicycling and i walk almost everyday...
i used to be able to exercise 5 or 6 hours a day so i miss that..
and during that time i was probably manic?!

mogli, that park sounds great.. wonderful housing location, eh?

getting by
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   Posted 5/9/2010 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
It is great to see this positive post. I too have fibromyalgia, I use to walk a lot and cross country ski. I still walk quite a bit, but haven't skied in ages. I hope that you all are having a great day.

Hugs, Karen
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