Irritable. Hypomanic. Overwhelmed?
Unfortunately, social stimulation triggers and worsens hypomanic symptoms in me.
Upcoming events that may overstimulate me:
- NAMI Provider Education training this weekend. Look forward to learning NAMI’s new 15-hour in-service curriculum, but will need to recuperate.
- International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) panel discussion next Tuesday. Again, look forward to it and fear how it will affect me.
Frustrated with my newly adult 18-year old son who struggles with social anxiety and migraines. Though highly intelligent, he has not completed high school, nor has he taken scheduled high school equivalency tests.
Anxiety. Migraines. Reschedule. Repeat.
Yesterday, he did not go to his scheduled cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) evaluation. The CBT psychologist told me that we must make structured household changes in which we design and implement consequences. As is, he lacks motivation to change.
After drafting this post, I went to the pharmacy to fill my clonazepam prescription. I rarely take clonazepam, a benzodiazepine, for it’s a potentially addictive controlled substance. But, today I need it.
Treated myself to chicken enchiladas mole for lunch. I love Olamendi’s mole sauce. Chocolate and spices in the over 50-ingredient sauce help. Magic.
Now, I chill out.