Posted by katia on November 13, 2003, at 0:31:29
In reply to Re: Hypersensitivity to suffering- » katia, posted by moosehaps on November 12, 2003, at 21:36:54
yes about the projects....once inspiration leaves so does motivation. and then depression sets in and I think "what an idiot I was to think that I'm capable of ANYTHING in life" and can't finish the project.
There's a great book I'm reading all about the underdiagnosed bipolar spectrum disorders "Why Your Depression Isn't Getting Better". If you have questions about your own dx, I'd start there.
It's also said that bipolars also (in most cases) have a substance abuse problem; as a way of self-medicating. And there's NO way alcohol evens out your mood; it's in fact a vicious cycle, one feeding off the other making each worse. Sure it feels GREATTTTT in the moment, but that's all it does positive.
food for thought.
I know I feel much better since quitting drinking (it's been about 5 weeks). But not a day doesn't go by the I don't crave and salivate and fantasize for a nice red.