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Bipolar Type II: Surviving a “Bad Day”


Yesterday was a bit of a difficult one.

Not long after shaking out the morning cobwebs, I felt a terrible, familiar itching in my chest. A feeling that you would likely equate with anxiety, but without the anxious thoughts that usually accompany the sensation. They would come later.

The apparent delay that I experience between bad feelings and bad thoughts is actually a bonus as far as my treatment goes. I’ve been prescribed an atypical antipsychotic that is fairly efficient in halting the process as long as I recognize the sensations early enough. On this day, however, the medication seemed to be of little use. The physical symptoms were rapidly increasing and my thoughts were starting to race. I had no choice but to hold on tight and ride out the storm.

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Bipolar Type II: Surviving a “Bad Day”

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  1. Hello Steven,
    I just wanted to say thank you for putting into words what I could not today.
    I wish you all the best and hope you have many many good days on the way.

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