Stress And Bipolar Disorder

When you have bipolar disorder, or any mental illness for that matter, there are things that can exacerbate your symptoms. In psychological circles, these are known as triggers.

The trigger that affects me the most is stress. It can totally derail me. It has before....

This Blog Is Ending

Dear reader,

We have had quite the run. Seven years and 555 blog posts. I want to thank you for your support over the year. You've seen me through med changes (uff), happy blogs, blogs I have cried while writing. Some of you commented and...

More Recent Hallucinations

In an earlier post, I wrote about my experience with hallucinations. I have had more recently. I hate them. They are scary and make me feel crazy.

The beginning of the year was rough. I had a horrible visual and auditory hallucination. I believed there...


How Hallucinations Used To Appear

(This is a blog post I wrote a few years ago that I thought was worth revisiting).

I never knew that some people who live with bipolar disorder experience hallucinations - that is, until it happened to me.

I am seeing a new internal medicine doctor and she asked about my bipolar disorder. She asked if I had hallucinations. I said yes. She said "Auditory or visual?" I told her both - but not recently, recently I...


Flowers On Concrete

Not too far from my house is a cemetery, less little over a mile. I don't normally see it, trees block it from the main road, but when I come home the "back way," I pass it. I look out my driver's side window at all the colorful flowers. Sometimes there will be an awning up because that particular day is a day for a burial.

When I pass this cemetery, or any, I am overcome...


Bipolar Disorder Romance

Do not worry. We can do this. There is someone for everyone, and sometimes we have to go through several someones before we get to the right one.

We work hard to be the best person we can be. Regardless, of how hard therapy is...