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Discussion in 'Bipolar Disorder' started by GaelSong, Mar 15, 2006.

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  1. GaelSong

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    I have found that being over stimulated can be a trigger for mania. I get so overwhelmed when there is alot of noise, loud music, and too much house work. What is a good way to stop the mania before it starts, if the meds lose their effect?:scratch:
     
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  2. wonderwaleye

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    Dear Xxkingskidxx


    I found the meds to be effective at one level of stress.



    They are not like the body that adjusts to the situation.



    You have but one choice. Keep your stress level in the area covered by the meds.



    I did find that if I pushed above my level that the mania was not as bad.



    I knew it was there and didn't fight it. Dangerous!



    ALWAYS REMEMBER:




    XEven though you can't see Him, GOD is there!O
    ( click on the X and move to the O ) ( then feel who is around you )
     
  3. goldenviolet

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    xxkingskidxx :hug: i have the same triggers. it depends on each situtation and it depends on us individually. even our tolerance levels vary all the time. we're so fickle :doh:
    i do avoid certain things. some music, some sounds. everyone in my family knows my sound triggers. i get migraines too, so smells bug me. but though i keep my triggers in the back of my mind for warning signals; i live daily doing my best to live without worrying about them. on those crazy break through days, i'll pull the shades avoid bright lights, stick the 'do not disturb sign up' and aviod all noise (except sometimes worship music, and on those days, certain people know they can ignore the sign)... then i just work on my coping skills list or sleep. no biggie.

    needing ministered too; takes us excepting we will have off days, but the reward is being cared for and caring for ourselves :angel: .

    :groupray: see our coping thread, and add to it!
    http://www1.christianforums.com/t2495622-a-thread-for-bipolar-exsperts.html
     
  4. GaelSong

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    Thank you for your answers golden violet and wonderwaleye. Yes sitting quietly reading is the best for me with soft christian music. I found one thing you said wonderwaleye very interesting, know your stress limit and stick to it. This is hard if outside influences are pushing your buttons. But then we have the great I AM on our side, so if we stay in close communication with Him he will get us/me through this trying time.
    Thanks again!
     
  5. wonderwaleye

    wonderwaleye Well-Known Member

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    Dear Xxkingskidxx

    You have no choice but to let others know when your limit is reached.



    I'm not saying that you can always control your level, but a conscience effort can make a real difference.



    I had to go through a complicated land closing and I had to be there and on top of everything. I don't usually shake but I did that day and I couldn't control it. I got done as soon as possible and got out of there. No choice!



    My wife knew I was going through this and just asked me to hold on and I was able to. Shaking and all.


    It does help if others can clear a way for you at times.


    Bipolar just takes understanding and doing the best you can.


    AT TIMES IT FEELS LIKE THERES NO ONE TO HELP US, BUT THEN WE NEED TO REMEMBER:




    XEven though you can't see Him, GOD is there!O
    ( click on the X and move to the O ) ( then feel who is around you )
     
  6. AngelRider

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    I find I can not have music a lot of times with people talking in it or singing because it grates my nerves. I also have found sometimes too much excitement can make me manic too...we are pretty fickle people yes at least I am anyways....
    God Bless you
    angelrider
     
  7. Pats

    Pats I'll take that comment with a grain of salt

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    KingsKid, I am surprised that you can read when you're not doing well. You read when you're manic?

    I love to read, but it doesn't work when I'm manic... except skimming. When I'm depressed, it's all I want to do.

    I agree with all the comments here.

    Sometimes if I sense mania is going to start, I take a shower. I do have break through meds, but they're of little use once I realize what's happening.... I usually find that being aware of the fact that I may be becoming manic helps volumes for self control.
     
  8. My_Sojourn

    My_Sojourn New Member

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    Legend I have this same problem. I found before I got on the right coctail, I simply couldn't be around people unless it was at work, and even then I had to close myself off as much as I could because overs stimultion made me want to jump out of my skin with so much irritibilities I wanted to scream at everybody. I couldn't live with anybody. They knew to not talk to me during certain times of the day like clockwork because I couldn't handle conversation. I have usually started five different projects that I couldn't concentrate to finish any..

    but I have learned to try to start walking either outside or at the gym...and get alone with God and talk to Him and listen to Christian music. This is hard to do. But He restores the soul.... It always works
     
  9. GaelSong

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    Yes, it is odd that I can read when I am unwell but it takes a great deal of consentration.
    Im going to stay home from church today as I am worried the music may trigger me.
     
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