And keep in mind any web site expounding grand magical success stories isn’t necessarily accurate or honest. I tried so many medicines and I felt amazing on Saphris. I find it impossible to conceptualize of people who think that demons cause a mental illness and that they can be “cast out” in some way. The best way to combat side effects is to know as much as you can about the drug you are taking and watch for potential problems, Bearden says. I think for the most part people that offer up suggestions or remedies are well-meaning. Credit: No! I have delved deep into every aspect of my life, and been butterfly honest with myself, about fixed beliefs, my traits that aren’t that great etc… They are trying to profit from your illness. Which might work for them. And even in the shiny chemical wheelchair, I can’t climb stairs, I’ve gotta use an elevator or a ramp. Since I had stopped drugs and drinking and most other compulsive behavior, I wasn’t able to hide and so would escape into the story of depression or fantasy of mania. Sign me up for that. Only you (or I) and your doctor know the details that have gone into your diagnosis. About 50% of bipolar patients have a problem with substance abuse, Bearden says. That when I’m not actively reminding them that there’s something very wrong with me, they forget? She’s born of brains with an innate sense of caring about others, and a sixth sense thrown in there. Your email address will not be published. It’s better than any other kind of sex. It can happen. The material in this site is intended to be of general informational use and is not intended to constitute medical advice, probable diagnosis, or recommended treatments. This, at no point, means you are cured. My psychiatrist claimed it would calm the racing thoughts, help me fall asleep, and hopefully make me think more clearly during the day. When you’re putting out your experience, your readers engage their minds on your part and mirror your suffering as they imagine it to be. I don’t think there will ever be a cure, the pharmaceutical companies stand to profit way too much with maintenance drugs. Unfortunately, some people simply don’t understand and don’t want to; and there nothing any of us can do about that. The same thing can happen with depression. Yeah, I said something about “if I were normal” or whatever in front of my dad and my dad said, “You *are* normal!” (We were talking in the context of planning financial and job and practical stuff where disability was specifically relevant to the conversation. From easier cramps to a heavier flow, here's a guide on what to expect decade by decade. Many of the medications used to treat bipolar disorder, including lithium and antipsychotics, can trigger metabolic syndrome or weight gain in some patients. Midnight & Samantha. The book chronicles the trials and tribulations of it and the anecdotal, yes anecdotal, (which aren’t all bad) nature of neurofeedback’s success. I have heard about every possible cure or treatment for bipolar disorder; being a public figure, people contact me frequently to tell me what I should be doing to treat my bipolar. People have AN answer. It’s clear that this advice couldn’t apply to you. As is rapid eye movement desensitization. I’m NOT alone! The reason there isn’t a cure is because we don’t understand the brain or the disease nearly well enough to even have a fighting chance at it. My mother was one of those too. Don’t give up. Well that’s the sticky question now isn’t it? It’s of course based on the electrical brain signals rather than on chemistry (our current mode of treatment). "People often think that the doctor knows best and they shouldn’t question their treatment," Bearden says. This is one of the biggest challenges to getting good treatment outcomes. My team says I’m no longer diagnosable, and I just completed a pilot study with Tufts that found a component of the method I used was the most effective thing available.. It’s now moving into clinical trials. My doctor would have never made me “normal.” Twenty years of taking pills did not cure me. (I’m also driven to write for a host of other reasons, but they are off topic at the moment.). Now for the past 3 years I have spent the time trying to find what works for me and I’ve yet to find it. It’s been used in schools to help with reading improvement and ADD et al. Oh, that’s not long-winded. It’s insulting to say that I’m not bipolar. Yeah, that song thing is brutal. If you are bipolar, it probably took years for you to get a proper, accurate diagnosis. It’s weird because this only happens once in awhile, probably mania or hypo-mania. How to handle a physician who doubts or dismisses your symptoms. If you think it will help, some people have found printing out some information (yes, some of my articles here, or other sites that you like) can help inform others. It can be really tough to express what you’re really going through and sometimes the third-party source can be helpful. It does sometimes). I remember buying the shrooms from my dealer and as I was leaving he said 'be careful man, 1 gram of this is like 3 grams liberty' I thought yeah right and resolved to take all 4.5 grams as the sun came up over my farm. And as you put your life out in writing, they put out theirs, in the advice that gave them hope. I have struggled with this damn disease for so long. Your email address will not be published. So blunt, so honest, and to the point. Of course you’re not alone. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. I don’t know you and have no reason to believe you are anything other than what you have said you are. but it does not work for anybody. Hiding is pretty much just a thing I do. Nothing makes a teen hate their parents more than having them try to cast demons out of you. Stay in your living room and still spike your heart rate. It’s not about taking mass amounts of vitamin C, it’s about that fact that someone is taking vitamin C instead of getting real treatment. “God Improved My Bi-Polar Disorder…” Depocate made me lose my hair and keep on weight. So, now I don’t take any medicine. Ah. If your side effects are intolerable or a drug isn’t working, discuss your options; don’t just stop taking it. About 2 years ago I was diagnosed with Bipolar I, and dove into the research and ideas on it heavily. I don’t really care if you want to think black is white, pray to a god, drink carrot juice daily or have your aura cleansed; what I care about is that you get actual treatment too. It is fine to ask questions, but one would hope that most people realise that mental illness cannot be “cured”. Yes, I’m a writer. I have it, as many of you posting here do as well. Like I do here and from other pro’s. It’s difficult to support a strategy that you see people fail with all the time. Required fields are marked *. Left untreated, the natural course of bipolar disorder generally worsens. But I knew if I followed my heart it would be worth it for me and possibly for others. Me and some people who decided to do the med-free route (and we are kinda good at it so far) have encountered it when we tried to seek help in therapy for other issues that our mood swings… cannot talk about anything without being told meds may help no matter what it is. But–I still need the wheelchair. It’s OK in Las Vegas but not when it comes to your brain.”, sorry, but to me psychmeds are magic. I have had bipolar disorder most of my life. I must have been busy when this comment was first left because I have to say – ME TOO. Aim for things that make you feel good: a hobby or sport, or volunteer for a cause that’s important to you. I will of course include the data, and that this was ones man journey (along with stories of others) and we will be reporting on the clinical trials, and I’ll offer a disclaimer that you should only try this with support from your team (in most cases). Unfortunately, bipolar disorder tends to get worse if you don’t get the proper care, says Carrie Bearden, PhD, an associate professor in the departments of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, and psychology at UCLA. I suspect the reason why they haven’t had luck in bipolar as the mechanism that causes bipolar is more akin to schizophrenia than to depression (just my educated guess there). I’m Less Depressed and Crying More – Mixed Mood, Patient Corps Focuses on Patient’s Strengths, Not Weaknesses. So there are some solutions, and profit incentive is a very real thing…. I went years and years in denial and undiagnosed. BP. "Therapy is really, really important," Bearden says. I claim to ask questions. It’s generally all about an individual treatment. I was sectioned twice and my Shrink believed that i would be sectioned again in 6 months if i came of meds. My therapist wants to get a machine. Oh yes, the sister of your friend’s piano teacher got better after seeing Mr. Joe? Believe me, if anyone thought they had a cure for a mental illness drug companies would be screaming into the patent office. And I’m a senior who takes 0 medication and I don’t believe in drugs per se, but if I had her diagnosis, yes I would take the 13 pills she does daily, hands down. Posted Jun 30, 2012 It is this level of hubris of which I speak. Is that electrical action potential forever criss-crossing the brain of bipolar individuals instead of being released? This is also the case for movie lines as well, or kids movies. I hate seeing people believing in magic. Because there is, as yet, no cure for bipolar disorder, the disorder must be treated throughout life, and managed on a daily basis to help prevent recurrences. Faith helps and exercise. (I find sleep meds shut it up, but you might need to increase the dose.). I started on Lithium in 1992. Offers may be subject to change without notice. =), I feel that same way about NATASHAS’ writing technique! Yet another thing to look at, but what’s promising to me is that it isn’t chemical. This is coming from the guy who visited me every weekend when I was in a psyc ward. It’s like learning a language, if you have no interest in speaking French it doesn’t matter how many conjugations I throw in your direction. Hope some of that is helpful for you. People are free to regard or disregard it as they choose. I locked myself in a box and misplaced the key. I thought it was just my love and obession with music going a little haywire. But it’s very common to get this response from uniquely ill people: It’s MY disease, it’s MY pain, don’t touch on it, I’m the only one who can have it like this. Midnight- I have the same issue! I like to think that people like that, people who would be good enough to visit you in the hospital, really think they’re helping and being positive. Top 25 bloggers in world by TIME, launched a couple businesses.. And also was experiencing suicidal depression & mania after the schizophrenic symptoms stopped. But it has worked wonders for some people with severe head injuries and strokes. Certainly your situation is unique. Recently a well meaning person (fortunatelly not a therapist) told me meds may help me with dealing with living in the collapsing EU zone. Productive decade in my 20’s (college, grad school, founded a non-profit, invited to world games, self-authored a us patent, exec director of 120,000 member NGO, consultant for UN, named I could write a book about those side affects. My name is Sean Blackwell, and I've been researching the spiritual dimension of bipolar disorder since 2007. “You should get off all your meds.” Medically dangerous and might induce any number of horrible things like a seizure but on top of that, there is no evidence to suggest this would be useful. The first week is fun, the second is when it starts draggin me into the ground. I do not like these people. Found that in the west, people don’t “recover”, they “manage”, but in the east, at least according She took the training. I face them every night. Here’s to you Natasha! I work so hard at staying bipolar healthy. Misdiagnosis is always possible but I must say that DBT for BPD has been shown to work and it’s not a long-term therapy. Drove me bonkers. That’s where they believe the real issues lie. What you have posted is extremely interesting and inspiring. When you’re living with bipolar disorder, having structure in your daily life is vital. What happens to a thought after you’ve thought it? Get pro advice. People don’t understand that sometimes when they say something really hurtful to me it becomes an obsessive thought that I _can’t_ get out of my head no matter _what_. I absolutely get obsessive thought patterns that typically latch onto music but can latch onto words as well. I can only say I’m sorry. As toxic as lithium and Depakote are, this is something to look into. I’m a high-functioning person with bipolar disorder, and I’m high-functioning only because I’ve got this shiny chemical wheelchair that lets me move around and compensate for legs that work like other people’s. You have to get up every while and look around for anything credible and new, but other than that, sometimes the best thing is to keep your head down. I am so glad for your posts about getting songs stuck in your head. They still have no idea what they’re talking about. We're loving their inspirational, body-positive messages. I’m a philosopher. Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder marked by a dramatic change of moods in the affected individual. by BillyPilgirm. I think that may happen with the brain wave training as well. If it works for you, than fine, and great for you…. I might just have to write about it seeing as these comments have come in. I realize psoriasis, of all things sounds random here, But hundreds of people over they years have suggested that I try this, that and the other to cure it, and that’s frustrating, but worse I’ve been sent things in the mail to get money from me because they say there’s a cure, so that’s unconscionable and a scam, and it is deplorable if there are things going around saying that Bipolar illness can be cured. I write a three-time Web Health Award winning column for HealthyPlace called Breaking Bipolar. It’s only the most ignorant and careless of people that would recommend getting off of psyche meds without major doctor oversight. There are ways to deal with side effects; some are even transient, lasting for only a week or two, says Hoepner. Psch docs that really don’t have the time or interest to find out what is really going on in your life leave me cold. I’m happy to have found your writing. Hearing About Bipolar Cures. I discovered inner peace. I had an aquaintance that I hadn’t seen in twenty years call me and offer to sell me some “miracle water.” I told my husband that if she truly cared, which is why she told me she called, she would give me the so called miracle water instead of trying to sell it to me. Doubt those who find it. Even though bipolar disorder can’t be cured, with treatment you can experience relief of your symptoms. In no particular order, this involves: (Not to mention all the people who contact me simply to complain about what I write and how I feel. (I wrote about depression not being a chemical imbalance here: http://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/breakingbipolar/2010/11/depression-isne28099t-a-chemical-imbalance/). Part of the documentary explores why natural or altnerative treatments, like yours, have not been more widely explored in the states. I don’t know that there is a cure, but I study many different theories and find what works for me. I don’t know how to fix bipolar. Here's why a stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis can be so frightening. Yes I agree. https://natashatracy.com/treatment-issues/diagnosis/alternative-medicine-resource-fad-diagnoses-st-johns-wort/, https://natashatracy.com/mental-illness-issues/mood-tracking-bipolar-disorder-track-mood/, https://natashatracy.com/treatment/neurostimulation-treatment/ect/electroconvulsive-therapy-works-ect-shock-therapy/, https://natashatracy.com/mental-illness-issues/angry-bipolar-dealing-anger-illness/, https://natashatracy.com/features/triple-chronotherapy-like-work/, http://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/breakingbipolar/2011/07/journey-of-a-thousand-miles-doesnt-begin-with-a-spin-class/, http://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/breakingbipolar/2011/06/how-to-be-bipolar-and-high-functioning/, https://natashatracy.com/bipolar-and-mental-health-resources/, http://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/breakingbipolar/2010/11/depression-isne28099t-a-chemical-imbalance/, I Know How to Cure Bipolar Disorder | Bipolar Burble Blog | Natasha Tracy « my name is autism's Blog. if you believe there is no cure, you are creating a limited reality around yourself. I’d encourage you to keep your mind open to the possibility of a cure as well as that it might not come from big pharam. I wish this on no one. People are free to try any of those things if they so desire but to suggest that any of them would work for bipolars in general is preposterous and fallacious. “I suffer from Bipolar II, take 200mg Lamictal daily, and was prescribed 25mg Seroquel to take at night to help me sleep during hypomanic episodes. Posted by Natasha Tracy | Dec 4, 2010 | Bipolar blog, mental illness issues, treatment issues, z_features | 51. I have a daughter with Bipolar I, psychotic, etc. Herbs/oil/ can help, but it is best to think of them as unregulated, variable quality drugs with a broader spectrum of possible side effects. Oh yes, I know. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Empathetic, natural and heartfelt. Drugs absolutely do interact with each other and one can easily “turn up” the effect of another. That really ticks me off. Yes, I’m trying to get a book published. Here's What to Do, 9 Signs It's More Serious Than the Common Cold, How Your Period Changes During Your 20s, 30s, and 40s, 12 Anxiety Symptoms That Might Point to a Disorder, Shannen Doherty Reveals Stage 4 Breast Cancer Diagnosis—Here's What It Means, The Best (and Worst) Diets of 2020, According to Experts, 10 Moves for a Cardio Workout at Home—No Equipment Required, These 13 Women Prove Every Body Is a Bikini Body, 20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health. I am with you on this. © Copyright 2021 Meredith Corporation. They’re not helping, of course, they just don’t really understand what they’re saying. I agree, being called boarderline is a problem for people with bipolar disorder – I’ve mentioned it a few times. Believe me, it will get better. Here’s what to remember when you hear claims of bipolar cures. Here are 10 tips for keeping bipolar symptoms under control. We are at such a high risk of self-harm and most of hate to take our medication anyway! Credit: All products and services featured are selected by our editors. We only change anything when I agree to it. I believe i could cure myself, Guess what i HAVE. I am a senior at UNC Chapel Hill college and I am currently doing a documentary on bipolar disorder. I go to a PSR program 5 days a week 5 hours a day. There is nothing for bipolar disorder except hard work and treatment by reputable health care professionals. But perhaps it would be a nice gesture to appreciate the fact that they felt with you for a short moment. I do find marriage hard as I was single for 18 years, and as marriage is mostly compromise I find it hard to blend as I probably should. “You should turn your life over to Jesus Christ.” Give me a break. Bearden says patients who abuse drugs and alcohol have poor cognitive functioning and a lower chance for a full recovery of mood symptoms. There is an easy line to help you out: “Thanks for saying so. The impact is very individualized; some people don’t have this problem while others do. I don’t know why I’m bipolar. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. If I’m not comfortable I won’t do it. Thank you! Getty Images. Believe those who are seeking the truth. My label was Bipolar Disorder Type 1. You deserve to have good resources just like everyone else. Preferably guidance that is kind and addresses my unmedicated situation in an understanding way. I had a vision of being on a mountains edge and knew that going off meds (lithium) Some patients, if their mood is stabilized, see a psychiatrist only every month or two. When You Leave Someone with a Mental Illness. Don’t work for some. But I’m real good at using all that so smoothly that people tend to not notice or forget about the wheelchair. If be happy to send a free copy when it’s ready to you for review and honest critique as well as any of your readers as I’d simply like to get feed back. I’m really not a fan of the “drug companies are keeping us sick” line of thinking. I wish there would be more medical research done on the compounds in garlic for bipolar disorder. Hmmm, I’ve never considered renting myself out as “the real bipolar experience”. She has been living with bipolar disorder for 22 years and has written more than 1000 articles on the subject. Through meditation, I found the misplaced key in my own pocket. How to Treat Bipolar Disorder Naturally. Tried a bunch of others but their side effects were terrible…lithium made me incredibly depressed and suicidal, another one made it so that I couldn’t drive or perform mentally complicated tasks, although I was very pleasant to be around. No shiny chemical wheelchair, or something happens and it locks up and quits working, and there I sit–no legs, or no equivalent of legs. It sounds like you have it pretty bad with having it two weeks at a time, and not sleeping. I talk to my psychiatrist about it and he says that is my mania at work. Anthony David Adams. Interesting. I do all sorts of bizzario things and enjoy them greatly. Neurofeedback is interesting. Although you might feel alcohol helps you cope with depression, it may actually be contributing to sleep disturbances and mood changes. It always will be. I had a yoga teacher who announced in the middle of class that if we did yoga every day we could ‘throw away our prozac’, How about you can “throw the Prozac bottle at her” (the instructor ;), Hear hear!!!! However, the ugly bipolar muse rears it’s ugly head sometimes and I don’t want to drive my new husband crazy. and have read so much since her diagnosis, and I firmly believe the chemical imbalance of the brain can be managed, with medication, and not cured. Overstimulation can be stressful and trigger problems, but so can isolation. You really have to be an advocate for your own physical and mental health. Try to strike a balance in your social life. I always figured it was a bipolar thing but, typically, that kind of thought pattern is only associated with mania/hypomania and I don’t find it’s related to that mood episode, particularly. This was a very interesting post for me. I’ll let you know if I hear anything. “I know the feeling. I do not like these people at all. Health.com may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. It’s always about compliance and while I would love to take medication (and took it for 5.5 years,) I can’t right now. With love and gratitude, Perhaps not you, but many.). I go to bed, and there’s the thought and I wake up and there it is again. "It doesn’t have to be a fight or a major disruption in your day," Hoepner says. I can understand your frustration with psychiatry and you’re certainly not alone. No wheelchair or broken wheelchair? The book is provocatively called The Bipolar Cure: Transcending Diagnosis and Awakening Authentic Self. I’m sorry you haven’t found what works for you yet. Herbal supplements, like St. John's Wort, could interfere with your medication or it may even trigger a manic episode.1 By randomly installing and deleting stuff and messing up with setting to see if it works. Apparently they haven’t had as much success there. I just don’t get why people don’t get it. Doctors often treat the mania symptoms with one set of drugs, and … It’s about understanding that no matter how brilliant a person thinks they are, they don’t have the answer. They made me limp and I felt crazier than a hoot-owl. The best treatment for bipolar disorder is a combination of medication and counseling. Personally I find it hard to stay compliant and I have to work hard at ignoring people who will “lead me down the garden path” with their homecures for my brain disorder. I recommend a good read: A Symphony in the Brain by Jim Robbins. So your average unipolar sleeps too little but a bipolar sleeps too much when depressed. (My daughter is doing quite well too, after 10 months of getting the right mix of meds). So they conclude from their imagination, not to end your suffering but theirs. The comment on neurofeedback was interesting. It’s a two-edged sword. Oh well. I was so disappointed. Some of these people are well-meaning. I try and assimilate what we currently know about bipolar disorder, the brain and what I know about myself and synthesize it into a coherent form. But how nice would it be if “just get back on the horse” would come in pill form? To live in my truth. And what I have to say to every one of these people is this: you have no fucking idea what you’re talking about. But the difference is this: I don’t make any wild promises of cures. Even if you don’t have to get up for work, try to schedule regular morning activities such as walking or exercising with a friend (because exercise is important too). I’m without medication right now cause I am pregnant. Sign me up for that nonsense. I certainly wasn’t saying you _were_ misdiagnosed, simply that such things are possible, which they are. These wavering thoughts and emotions can cripple the person mentally, often … I looked at the latest work in attachment theory and reintegrating personality and began to face the deepest fears of my emotional experience. Speaking of which I wanted to comment on your last blog about how a song or piece of a song can repeat over and over in your head. This includes following a healthy diet and avoiding … i wish you so much love and blessings, one and all that are still int he quagmire of medications and Shrinks who have no idea of the greater perception of the world out there…take a look into Stan Grof, Graham Hancock, and google anything about the link between spiritually and mental health – and there will be a wealth of information to lead to empowerment – rather than enslavement to the system of meds – which DO make money out of your illness! Unless you can afford top notch doctors, then it may be better stay away from it. Depression and ADD are on a single side of the spectrum (not the same one, obviously) so it’s easier for them to say train the right side of the brain this much and things will be better, or train at this frequency and that will work for this behavior. Hoepner says about 25% of them sleep too much at night or take long naps, and about one-third have insomnia even when they aren’t having an episode. Well, maybe Atlantean ;). Maturation, psychotherapy and potential for improvement of bipolar symptoms . By following the treatment plan you have been given, you can live a life that can be happy and productive. Funny thing about me and my drugs, is if I mess with one, it can have the effect of canceling out some of another’s effects. Currently I have three lines from a new album that is slicing my brain to pieces. Every minute of ever waking and probably sleeping hour, these songs lines plague my brain and are ground into my every thought. Thank you for your words. And yes, it would be great if there were a cure. Period. I have said it before and I will say it again, random, unscientific treatments kill people. Most often it is songs but only a specific line of a song that plays over and over for weeks at a time. Irregular sleep patterns can precipitate a manic or depressive episode. "Anytime you are out of balance, it can be a trigger. Well, there are people who don’t take medication who blog but I have found they tend to represent special interest groups. There's no sure way to prevent bipolar disorder. I am extremely interested in knowing more about your story. Just for the record, bipolar disorder cannot be cured… I somehow cannot defend that system. Being “ground down” is a great description. I do talk a lot about things outside of medication that are important, and even a few supplements that you may be able to try (obviously, I don’t know your individual situation and that may not be possible). I do think relating to music is part of it, but the intensity, feels bipolar all the way. Even worse, people mistake third-hand stories for evidence. So if it’s just treating symptoms, why can’t it treat the symptoms we bipolars have? 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