The Days Are Manic

But The Days Are Becoming Bearable

Well it’s been a long time coming, a real long time coming, with this outrageously long bout of mania. If I could put a time frame of how long I have been suffering with mania, we are looking at about nine months to a year. My psychiatrist and I have been for the last three months trying to get this mania under control, hence the olanzapine I have been prescribed along with the lithium.

These medications have had some positive results, it has reduced the severity of my mania to a more manageable one, but hasn’t reduced it all together yet. To put it in perspective, it’s as if I am floating through the sky on a parachute, some days I am gliding down back to earth, slowly and speedy, while some days I am hurdling at great speeds to the ground (this is when my mania is at its worse).

I am fortunate enough to say that I am now getting used to this parachute effect and I am learning to deal with this mania. I mean I am still a danger to myself when it’s severe, but with the help and support from the mental help team it has become more bearable. It took a whole lot of honestly at my last appointment to admit that I am still manic and have been since my marriage breakup. The team at the hospital think that the breakup was the trauma that triggered my bipolar. I am not sure about it, but I will write a post about it and see if that reflection does help.

Peace Out Everyone…Thanks For Reading.


  1. You are strong and will get through this. I really believe this. Keep going to therapy and working on things and you will get through this manic state. It’s never easy and I’m here if you ever need to talk.


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