Just curious, are you diagnosed bipolar or determine that yourself? I'm not meaning to cause offense, but a lot of people come on this website with a self-diagnosis of BPD, when they don't really have it... they just have a short temper or depression, and assume they have BPD.
Mental exercises, breathing exercises, and self control. My BF is diagnosed bipolar and you just have to learn for yourself what works and what doesn't.
They have some good medications for Bi-Polar now . I know a lady that has it and she got some new meds and she says they work really well ! They're fairly new and help her a lot ! She used to get mad at almost anything and sometimes she would stay in her house for days because of sadness ! Now she has went back to work and seems to be just fine . I can even tease her now without getting yelled at ! Big difference !
If you get diagnosed as BPD you may be prescribed Depakote. Also, BPD can have different cycles. Most people take a few months to cycle from depressed to manic and back, but some may be cycling back and forth within a few days or even one day. If you were at that stage however, I think the people around you would notice and would already have gotten you to a doctor
Step 1 - get a diagnosis from a doctor if you haven't already. Step 2 - look at what you eat. Experiment for a week at a time by removing one type of food from your regular diet. A friend of mine is not digestively lactose intolerant, but realized that dairy products aggravated his symptoms. Step 3 - seek support therapy. You learn by doing and modeling behavior.
Best thing you can do is find meds that work best for you with the least amount of side effects. Another important thing to do is start keeping a Medical Journal. Start putting things down everyday that has happened to you, anything from what you did that day, to your feelings and actions, to your entire diet for the day, to how easy it was staying positive. The point of this exercise is so you can look back and spot any patterns that perhaps helped create a maniac relapse or to allow you to discover more about yourself and perhaps your triggers. Also each day try to come up with as many positives about you and your life as you can, no matter how big or how small. This way each day it should get easier and easier to come up with positives and even new positives. Then learn to appreciate the power of living with such a condition that if beaten, can make you see a beautiful and lively journey that most people take for granted.
I agree with Louis brittniey.A colleague of mine has Bi-Polar and there were times I dreaded going to work because i didn't know what i would be dealing with each day however,he seems to have it under control now and believe it or not he is the most popular teacher at uni.He swears by group therapy and some medication but he is totally opposed to anti-depressants as he said they made him feel worst.I hope this has helped a little my friend and I wish u lots of luck as I know it's tough
since im an expert at this heres what i suggest brittniey think of all the beautiful and awesome places you have been too and the foods that you love what makes you you and what do people see in you and while you think of this also think theres a reason i was made and here on this beautiful planet and just because im not feeling well now doesnt mean that later will be better and keep telling your self up lifting an encouraging things and try to listen to your friends and family instead of going well your just a bunch of bleep holes who dont know any thing till then let me know how it works