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Posted by on Dec. 28, 2014 at 1:56 PM
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I have noticed that when my feelings get hurt, I tend to lash out and get more manic than normal. I am on medication for my bipolar disorder! I just need to know some different ways to cope! TIA
by on Dec. 28, 2014 at 1:56 PM
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rhodaj
by rho on Dec. 28, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Try deep breathing and counting to 10. Also talk to your dr. He may not have you on the right mood stabilzer

psurmont
by on Dec. 28, 2014 at 6:10 PM
Well see I am on Seroquel and Cymbalta.
rhodaj
by rho on Dec. 28, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Seroquel never helped me but I have never been on Cymbalta

Quoting psurmont: Well see I am on Seroquel and Cymbalta.


gonecrazi
by Silver Member on Dec. 28, 2014 at 6:36 PM

 I am on seroquel and I love it. Try counting back from 10 or deep breathing.

matreshka
by on Dec. 29, 2014 at 7:10 AM
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I am a sensitive person, like real effing sensitive to the max.  Maybe instead of lashing out, take that energy and write those feelings/words down and rip the paper up.  I can relate though.  Meds have never taken away the fact that I am sensitive.

Serenity7
by on Dec. 29, 2014 at 10:28 AM

 I listen to music

lucy164
by Peggy on Dec. 29, 2014 at 10:32 AM

This is such a good idea about wring down your feelings.  I wish  I could remember to do it.

Quoting matreshka:

I am a sensitive person, like real effing sensitive to the max.  Maybe instead of lashing out, take that energy and write those feelings/words down and rip the paper up.  I can relate though.  Meds have never taken away the fact that I am sensitive.


Mama2ETA
by Member on Dec. 29, 2014 at 10:48 AM
I have to be on a combination of two mood stabilizers. Geodon and Lamictal. Otherwise it's no help.

Grounding
DBT
CBT
Visualizing
Conscious breathing
Meditation
Prayer
Showers
Time outs
Letters
Mama2ETA
by Member on Dec. 29, 2014 at 10:49 AM
Art
Mama2ETA
by Member on Dec. 29, 2014 at 10:50 AM
Plus you have to practice coping skills daily. You can't just meditate when you're feeling bad. It won't help unless you practice it.

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