Wednesday, March 24, 2010


This month will be three years since my diaganosis of bipolar. I have developed coping skills to relearn about my body. The medications I am on changes your metabolism and have other side effects. To avoid upsetting my stomache I can't eat the foods that I use to.

Curently, I can feel depression creeping up behind me. I went to my art ministry and was happy seeing my friends, however came home and had a crying spell. I joined a gym to shed some of these pounds but come home and sunk into the couch. These are signs of depression. I called my therapist and made an appointment for next week. I now know the red flags. I didn't always know the flags.

In July of 2010 I went back into psychosis due to missing the signs of depression and didn't see my psychiatrist sooner. Know your body and the signs. I may need a medication tweak or it may become worse. I will push myself tonight to visit with friends.

Look to the Lord and his strength, seek his face always (1Chronicles 16:11)


  1. I'm glad you're going to push yourself tonight and meet with friends. It's important to keep a circle of friends because it'll stop you closing in and feeling comfortable in your own zone. Sometimes you have to think and be outside this zone. I'm still struggling to get out and the walls are coming in so I honestly encourage you to break free. Lovely blog today. Hugs. Mart.

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  3. hey good for you pushing yourself, knowing the signs, keep up and keep the faith.

  4. Enjoy your time with your friends, they are important. Aren't the red flags great when you know what they are? :) Hold on the faith. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your blog and mine. I'm always learning. Peace.