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.
Cleaning EVERYTHING. Staying up almost all night (or all night) scrubbing every little detail of everything. Feels good. But I'm pretty sloppy the rest of the time. When I'm manic, the house has to be not just clean, but staged, all the time. Complete with relaxing music for ambience, candles and everything. Little practical things (like a paper napkin holder) drive me nuts. I'll press and fold cloth napkins when I'm manic because I need everything to be perfectly perfect.
I guess if I have time (because of not sleeping) and energy, why not?! I could be doing worse things!
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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