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How do you manage bipolar anger?
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New here, I have been diagnosed with bipolar II. BUT Imagine starting to wonder if I’m just good ol bipolar. I have a horrible temp at times. And when I blow I will say the most horrific things to people. I will say everything to hurt you to no end. And it will last sometimes for a day or two. Then the depression hits when I realize the damage my words have done. I have no control at all at times. I don’t physically attack, but my words are abuse in a major way! Any advice would be so helpful. Thanks for the ear!
Hello @Fyl888, thank you for opening this discussion and sharing what you've been going through. That must be really hard to deal with, especially when you feel like you have no control over it. Is there anything in particular that triggers it?
Let me tag some other members who can potentially share some advice with you.
Hi everyone, how are you doing?
Do any of you ever experience anger or rage with your bipolar disorder? What triggers it? How do you manage it?
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Not well. Things fly out of my mouth and I immediately want to take them back. I have Seroquel to treat myself when I am out of control angry. Criticism will trigger me, personal attacks also of course. Sometimes just not sleeping well will trigger me. Good luck to everyone, it is frustrating.
I really don't have a good answer here, I wish I did. Over the past summer, my anger was out of control and I was an absolute maniac. Saying awful things, doing things that later brought me much shame or embarrassment. September 2nd was a very bad day for me - I was out of control all day. I felt so crazy angry but also so hopeless that I'd never get any better. I really just wanted to die that day. Instead, my son did. My oldest, my only son, passed away around 9 pm that evening. It's been almost 10 weeks now of no major episodes, I think maybe I'm just too depressed to lose my sh*t on people. I will also say I am working with a new psych doc and therapist so perhaps it's my new meds helping me. I have also been working on mindfulness, meditation and deep breathing. Managing myself and my symptoms has become my full time job.
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