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Calling all manic depressives..

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Itisnoteasybeingdifferent Sun 19-Feb-17 09:51:04

Apopros another thread... if you are taking meds to keep fairly stable

Do you miss the mania?

I dom miss my joi de vie.

NightTerrier Tue 21-Feb-17 12:12:10

Yes! Well, to be more accurate I miss the feeling of going up before it goes wonky and psychosis sets in. I've been going up recently and have been sensible and started a course of olanzapine. I ended up emailing people from the Church of England at 4am last week. DH made me take the olanzapine (I really didn't want to) after I was getting very excited and telling him I was going to email the Arch Bishop of Canterbury to ask him whether he thought there was a spiritual battle taking place between good and evil and whether Teressa May could be involved. blush

I'm kind of sad that I can't roll with it, but also pleased that I won't end up doing anything stupid, dangerous or too embarrassing.

But yeah, I was starting to feel pretty awesome! For a week or so I thought I was going to solve the homelessness crisis. Now I feel a bit sedated, have started catching up on sleep and I'm really tempted to stop the olanzapine.

I don't know why, but I only get interested in religion when I'm getting manic.

Itisnoteasybeingdifferent Tue 21-Feb-17 16:49:20

I came off my meds and had a long bout of mania and tried my hand at local politics and had got elected. It ended up with a threat of a disciplinary because I said it how it is.

I had to go back on meds.. but also resigned my seat. I know things could be different, but it won't be me that changes things.

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