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Old 10-06-2018, 07:48 AM #31
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i prefer it, and lately i have really vivid dreams, which is fun

do you ever run out of medication and end up missing it for a day/days?
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how often do you exercise, and what do you do
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I barely exercise at all nowadays, and when my psychiatrist and therapists have mentioned it these past years, I have growled at them silently. It is one of the "self care" tasks I've struggled with most in recent years. Why? There are various reasons that are difficult to explain. Maybe someday I'll try. I haven't always been against exercise. Just the contrary. In my youth, I took up to 8 dance classes per week after school, and even exercised at home. [I was training to become a ballerina.] I was in the best shape of anyone in my class, or maybe even school. I continued exercise regularly into my 20s, at some points walking many miles per day. I could also dance at clubs and other dance venues for hours at a time, sometimes until 3 am when everyone else was mostly gone. I could have won dance marathons.

In my very early 30s, my friend and I trained for her annual Walk for MS events three to four days per week for months walking between 4 and 12 miles per day, after work and on weekends. Nowadays exercise is the occasional walk with my hubby, or just running numerous errands.

What type of self care do you struggle with most, if any?
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i struggle with most basic self care... i'm much better at showering than i used to be. i struggle to brush my teeth twice a day, keep my apartment clean, wash dishes, do laundry etc. i never do those stereotypical self care things like getting a massage.

what do you do when you can't sleep, or wake up during the night and can't go back to sleep?
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usually read, or play on my computer or watch tv.

what about death scares you the most? (even if you are scared of it?)
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Death most days doesn't scare me, as it's going to happen. I am only a human and know it. I used to lay awake at night as a child thinking how to die and it was a sense of relief, but there's reason behind that found out along the way.. as an adult I think on it still, some days I worry I'll feel regret for not reaching my full potential before I leave this world, but in my heart I know I've tried most of this life.
I have a strong belief that people will move on as they should.


What assists you with sleeping pattern disturbances ?
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Unfortunately, usually meds or a med change, sometimes a med change as far as sleep medications go, other times a med change for mania. I usually recognize the pattern of little sleep and hypomania, which always leads to full mania for me, and I don't want that because it does so much destruction to my life, so I usually address the sleep issue with the pdoc as soon as I can.

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no.

do you know all your triggers?, or are their some you're still working out
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Stress seems to be the biggest trigger, but I am still finding triggers so I guess I don't know them all.

What was your reaction to being diagnosed as bipolar?
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Relief. It was a tough year before that diagnosis.

Have you ever made a lasting friendship in the hospital?
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