Suggestion Box

I want to know what you want me to talk about when it comes to Bipolar disorder! Take advantage of the suggestion box to tell me what you want to hear. Leave a reply below and I promise to address it either in a new post or to direct you to a previous one that covers it. Start suggesting!!!

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9 responses to “Suggestion Box

  • lissyjane

    Well, I am going to be bold and step out on a huge limb and say the word. Hypersexuality. Or nymphomania. It’s a very delicate subject, and some people experience it during manic cycles. Like me. Hard for me to out with it, but I need to and want to know more about it. There’s not a whole lot out there on the topic. Seems kind of taboo.

    Are there others out there with bipolar who are fighting to control the hypersexuality? What arsenal of self-monitoring tools are you using to try to stabilize? What triggers it for you?

    It is crushing at times and takes a massive toll on reltionships. Know this first hand…

    So…what can we do to reduce the stigma and cope with it?

    Peace out…Lissy

    • acrazybeautifulmind

      You’re right, its a touchy subject lol. It is something I need to talk about but it will be be hard to express any personal experience into the post because I’ve never had that symptom. Thru all of my research I do know a lot about it but the personal touch will be missing from that post. If you’re a regular reader of my blog you probably know that I’m currently talking about triggers. Due to my ocd I have to finsh out this series of posts or I’ll go insane lol! I’ll address those questions as well. But maybe you can give me your input. Your experiences, what helps you, your triggers. You can reply here or email me personally at cemcintyre08@gmail.com Thank you so much for you suggestion!

    • Shelly

      Lissy,

      I have hypersexuality as a symptom of my bipolar II. I was glad to know that it’s a symptom that I could learn to deal with and not some abnormality like I thought. Yes, you’re right, not much talk about it in any places that I’ve read. It’s not something that I care to discuss with anyone but my husband or therapist.

      I have been married for almost 29 years. I have always been more amorous than my hubby. I !NEED! sex. I would feel bad and rejected when he said no. I had a friend share with me the value of ‘toys’. I now have a couple to help with the ‘crawling out of my skin’ manic need. It took awhile to know that it was ok and not feel guilty. My hubby is relieved and our lovemaking has improved because he doesn’t feel so pressured.

      Since I’m mood stabilized 95% of the time, I don’t have the cravings like I used to have. When I do, I call on my husband…tell him I’m extra horny and if he wears out or isn’t in the mood I accept it and I use my toys. He has no trouble with me doing that.

      Sex/masturbation/toys are legitimate ways to help with anxiety/hypo/mania as long as it’s not hurting anyone else.

      I’m thankful that my hypersexuality hasn’t gotten me into trouble with straying or adultery.

  • Spirit

    I have a suggestion for a blog post. What about “complementary therapies” — things that we can do besides meds to make ourselves feel a little better. For example, meditation (esp. Insight, Maitri, and Lovingkindness), guided imagery, saying a mantra, music therapy, aromatherapy, journaling, exercise, nutrition…

  • CheyNayRose

    How effective medications are at treating bi-polar and what else you need to do to maintain a stable mood.

  • Ciska-Mari

    How about tips for partners dating bipolar persons

  • Angie

    Bipolar Disorder is very difficult to stabilize to say the least. My husband is bipolar but more to the depressive end. Its not easy as a spouse watching what he goes through and having no idea how he feels. I feel helpless and wished there was more I could do to help him. I need coping skills to be a more effective partner.

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