I have been living with bipolar disorder for many years now, and the last few months have been particularly difficult due to rapid cycling. I feel like my emotions are constantly up and down and I don’t have a moment’s peace. It’s exhausting!
I’ve had to really work hard to find the right combination of medications that can help me manage my symptoms. I’m lucky that I’m surrounded by some amazing friends and family who know what I am going through and support me every step of the way.
I also do a lot of self-care - mindful meditation, yoga, time with nature - anything that helps take care of my mental health. That is definitely helping me cope with these rapid mood swings so that I don’t end up feeling overwhelmed.
Rapid cycling bipolar disorder has been a challenge, but it is not something that defines me or takes away from who I am as a person or all the great things that life still has to offer!