I was just dx this year; but have been BP my entire life if I'm honest with myself.
looking back over my lifetime; I saw patterns of the same thing when I was in a manic state...it was horrible when I was single and when I met my husband he just thought I had a high sex drive and craved sexual attention but then a few things happened while we were dating that I now know were due to bp and makes alot of sense.
I used to have alot of guilt over my behavior but through therapy I'm learning to go forward and deal with things alot better.
I used to run also; it's a great stress and anxiety reliever and really used to get rid of all my pent up nervous energy. Luckily for me the past 2 years I haven't had to deal with anything other than depression issues.
Now I know what I'm dealing with I make sure I go through scenearios in my mind of "what if" I start feeling this a certain way again and hope it helps the next up or down I go through.
Yes I do know. What helped me was i took up running and every time i had a high sex drive i would go for a run, and i would run it off, so to speak. It does help but it doesn't make it go away. I bet you are trying hard, it is just a matter of finding things to do, to curb it.
Thanks. I just thought maybe since I was being discriminate that it might be strange. And I am as careful as possible. I try very hard to keep myself and my husband safe and use as much reasoning as I can, even though as I'm sure you know, it's extremely difficult.
Nope it not strange, I think that is quite common when manic, i for one have experienced that, can be very destructive with relationships. It is easy to hurt poeple, so be careful.
No, it is not strange. Everyone is different when it comes to the manic side of being bipolar. I'm bipolar and my main manic episode is spending money a lot.