The winding road of bipolar

My journey cover the past to present, the ups and the downs along the way (which feels like a rollercoaster ride at time) and hopefully some of you out there may gain some inspiration and come to the realisation….that it can be a positive and rewarding experience once you have learnt the tools of theContinue reading “The winding road of bipolar”

When Your on a High….Life feels oh so…. Good

I have definitely had some fun along the way. You will get to hear about some mischievous things that arise from time to time when your mind and body swings to what is called a “high”. It all seems exciting at the time till you rebalance and look back at the stupidity of some ofContinue reading “When Your on a High….Life feels oh so…. Good”

I tend to be a night owl, stay up late and sleep till midday….

This suits my lifestyle and my working commitments. I work from mid afternoon till 11pm so enjoy watching the night sky, moon and stars… I love to read which relaxes me after a day at work. Its important to be able to slow the thought processes in a busy mind and unwind before bedtime.

Spring…..the danger zone

This particular seasonal shift can be catastrophic for those who are not proficient in managing there medication. As the days draw longer, more sunlight…can all play havoc for those with this disorder. Be aware, be informed, be proactive…and you can enjoy the new season with warmer weather, gorgeous changes to the natural environment and breezeContinue reading “Spring…..the danger zone”

The Moon and the Mind…

They both have a lot in common actually. As the moon the stars the ever changing ocean…the moon phases has a lot of input to the bipolar mind. During a full moon it affects bipolar disorder quite dramatically. More light in the sky might make you have trouble sleeping, and that can spiral your mindContinue reading “The Moon and the Mind…”

Medications….for life

As stated before it is imperative to continue on your prescribed course of medications each and everyday for the rest of your life. Those medications may comprise of mood stabilisers, antipsychotic medications and for me also antidepressants. I have Bipolar 1 disorder and my medications are as follows: Epilum, Seroquel, Zoloft and my emergency medication….Continue reading “Medications….for life”

It’s all about BALANCE

Bipolar is a balancing act requiring certain medications to alleviate those dramatic swings in mood. I cannot stress how important it is to remain on those medications that have been prescribed for you. I hear so often, that people stop taking there medication, then life turns itself upside down and it can take a longContinue reading “It’s all about BALANCE”

What is Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is associated with extreme episodes of mood swings ranging from deep periods of debilitating depression to swing the other way to massive or manic highs. In the most basic of layman terms, bipolar disorder is described as a chemical imbalance of the brain. Certain chemicals which control the brain appear to be lackingContinue reading “What is Bipolar Disorder”

A little bit of information about myself

I am in my early 50’s and am originally from Sydney, Australia but now reside on the stunning southern end of the Gold Coast, Queensland. I work in a Resort in a customer service focused roll and love every minute of my job. YES I am able to maintain work whilst managing my Bipolar disorder.Continue reading “A little bit of information about myself”