Friday, March 03, 2006

Coming Down

I'm talking physically here - feels like I'm getting flu. Although for me any physical sickness invariably translates to mood downs too. Do you other BiPolars find this? Sure, I mean everybody gets a bit downcast when they're not well, but with me it kicks in particularly harsh.

Generally I seldom get sick (excluding the head of course). There are probably a couple causes for this one. First, Cape Town's weather has switched overnight. 4 days ago we were sleeping just about naked; now it's long pyjamas. It kinda catches your body off gaurd. 2: The re-uptake of nicotine a few weeks back has not helped. My colds always start with a scratchy throat, and I smoked aplenty yesterday.

So I've dosed up with Vitamen C and some of mrs M's natural antibiotics, and hopefully I'll nip it in the bud.

I've got a long list of topics I want to write about in the coming weeks. (I keep a list whenever an idea comes to mind. Sound familiar?) Here are a few ideas:

  • Overidentification with BiPolar
  • Drugz, Divination and Disorders
  • Dopamine
  • Free Will
  • A review of "Blogging for Dummies"
  • A review of "BiPolar for Dummies"
  • Philosophic Counsellors as a therapy option
  • Hereditary BiPolar
  • Weed Part 4
  • Daily swings
  • Missing the mania

In other words: Stay tuned.


  1. Wow! Is there really a 'Bipolar for Dummies?' I am thinking of checking on to find it. Absolutely the bipolar kicks in for me when I am sick. If my body can no longer hold up it means I have even less energy to maintain my emotions. It's a drain all over.

  2. An article from your blog has been added to this month's Carnival of the Bipolars!

  3. The more I read your blog, the more & more I like it. Your writing style sticks with a topic & I don't find myself getting lost in it.
    As for getting sick/ getting depressed, no, I don't really notice that with myself. But I'm a big baby when it comes to being sick.
    I like all those topics & can't wait to read about them.

  4. Yes, physicall illness and depression go hand in hand for me.

  5. oh, get to feeling better, chris!

  6. It can hit me pretty hard, particularly if I have to use my inhaler. Then I have all the crankiness of a fevered depression combined with the I-am-going-to-rip-the-bag-out-of-the-wind anger of mania.

    Nasty time to be around me.


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