This article provide you three tips helping you to get through the bipolar disorder. For me, they helped me become well after I had been stable for 4 years. I hope these tips will help you as well.
Change medication only on a psychiatrists approval:
If you feel like you do not need medicine, think twice. This means that the medication is working. However, if you do feel you are ready to come off the medication then only do this with the help of a psychiatrist. There is always a chance of relapse if you go off your medication. One time I went off my medication because I thought I was well. My family doctor took me off my medication without consulting a psychiatrist and I went into a relapse and had another episode. Each time you have an episode it takes twice as long to get back to where you were just before the episode. I do not recommend going off your medication. There are people who went off their medication very slowly and are fine, but there is always a chance of relapse.
When you exercise endorphins, which are natural pain killers, are released into your system. The endorphins will make you feel better. Your mind will clear up and you will think better. I recommend exercising at least three times a week for at least 30 minutes a time. You could go walking or running for a half hour. You could also bike or you could try some martial arts or yoga. I like doing martial arts and yoga because it is fun and it does not feel like exercise.
When I was in my low period of my illness I did not feel like doing anything. Then, I started volunteering for the local food bank. This gave me reason to wake up, rather than sleep all day. You could volunteer anywhere. Lots of places will accept volunteers and not advertise it. Try going to your local community center or any place where you like going to like a bowling alley.
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