Tag Archives: Bipolar Disorder

If I’m going to be labelled…

There’s been a sense of discontentment within in me or a long time and it’s all about the label I’ve had bestowed upon me. Don’t get me wrong, in this case the label is very useful. It gives me an … Continue reading

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Managing anxiety doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist…

I can’t remember a time when I haven’t had anxiety in my life to a lesser or a greater degree.  Anxiety has, at times, left me unable to eat solid foods, take routes to different places that don’t involve crossing … Continue reading

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On being outwardly competent…

I finished filling in the WCA form earlier this week and had only to sign it once I’d picked the supporting letter from my GP up from his surgery. I’m proud of the way I handled the form filling process. … Continue reading

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Discrimination – the ugliest child of humanity is thriving

I talk and write about discrimination a lot. It’s fair to say that, as a result of my poor mental health, I encounter discrimination on a regular basis. Several times a week I hear comments that lack foundation and logic. … Continue reading

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The next step…

The ESA form arrived late last week. I had one of those psychic moments and when I heard the letter box rattle I knew that this was it. I’m wasn’t sure at the time if I was calm about, numb … Continue reading

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There I was sat minding my own business…

…and crash! Weeks and weeks of a workable if not pleasant stable instability is over and I’m down at the bottom of hell again. Weeks and weeks of coping and smiling and having fun smashed into unrecognisable shards of memory; … Continue reading

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Life after lithium

I’ve been meaning to post about how I’ve managed since I came off lithium for a few weeks now. It’s about four months since I posted saying that I’d decided to stop taking it and that I knew it was … Continue reading

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I forget…

Today is Sunday and I’m sat in bed this writing this. My thighs are aching desperately from the squats I accidentally did whilst photographing war graves in a local cemetery on Thursday. Apart from the clear recollection of a couple … Continue reading

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Bye, bye lithium

When I was first diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder it was so long ago it was called Manic Depression and I think that it’s a much more vivid name. It conjures up the extremes in words that people understand without masking … Continue reading

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Mental health charities – the tail wagging the dog?

I joined a new mental health forum which is run by one of the large mental health charities. I’ve posted a few times, shoved some photos on there and chatted to a few people. Shortly after joining the thing that … Continue reading

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