Single. Unemployed. Bipolar.

I know, I said I’d be back soon and I wasn’t. Life has thrown me yet another curveball. I was laid off — again. That’s right, I lost my job for the third time in four years. I was doing pretty well about all of it until today, the second day of unemployment. It’s not […]

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October 13th, 2012 by "Alice"

A post from behind the mask

I didn’t realize how long it had been since I’d updated the blog until a friend told me on Friday that it’s been almost three weeks and she was tired of seeing “One pill, two pill, three pill, four” every time she checks to see if I’ve updated it. The thing is, the past few […]

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May 9th, 2010 by "Alice"

Floundering in a low, wishing for a high

I’m not sure what this post is going to be about; I feel like I have so much to get off my chest, but I can’t think of anything right now. I figured if I start typing, something might come out. So I’ll apologize in advance if this is all over the place. I saw […]

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March 19th, 2010 by "Alice"

Bipolar people don’t like me

That was one of the Google keywords that led someone to this blog. Interesting, n’est pas? When I read that, I was trying to think of a way to relate it to a post here, but I can’t, so let’s move on. Today’s my birthday — yay! After yesterday’s low, I was hoping I would […]

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February 10th, 2010 by "Alice"

On strike against stress!

I’m not sure why I’m stressing myself out so much over this stupid exam. I’ve been thinking about it, and it’s not like I need it – not the way an Investment Advisor needs it to be able to trade stocks and such. I’m only doing it to better understand the shit I have to […]

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February 4th, 2010 by "Alice"

Addicted…

Yesterday I had an interesting email conversation with a friend. I had been discussing the blog post on side effects, and how my doctors didn’t tell me about so many of them, and she said, It’s true, they don’t really tell you about the side effects of medications… especially if you mix it with alcohol! […]

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January 28th, 2010 by "Alice"

Hypomania — friend or foe?

When people hear about someone being manic-depressive, the first thought seems to be towards the mania end of the spectrum. The depression is easier to understand – we’ve all been there in some form, right? You can make a reasonable guess as to how manic-depressives behave when they’re depressed. People have a more difficult time […]

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January 28th, 2010 by "Alice"

That’s what friends are for?

I slept through work the other day. Woke up at noon, when my phone alarm went off to remind me to take my Effexor. I was supposed to be at work at 9. I had set my alarm to go off twice, which I always do, just in case. I didn’t even hear them. I […]

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January 19th, 2010 by "Alice"