An idea from the days when you need to bring a note from your doctor in order to have an excused absence from school (or work): perhaps when I go visit the OFP for my next therapy session and/or when I next go see the behavioral psych nurse I should have people who are not me sign off on how I have been doing.
Because let's be honest: when your brain has been hijacked you are not a reliable reporter of the symptoms of my bipolar.
When I go to these places for my mental health I have to fill out a screener that asks me how often I have experienced certain symptoms in the past 2 weeks. And I am often guessing. Or wrong.
So what if I asked a few close people to help me fill out a chart. Not on what I am thinking (because that is all over the board for me-- isn't that part of this whole bipolar thing?) but my energy levels and how I am relating to people.
The Depression scale does not do any good for assessing how I am doing.
Grateful Crap: Coming off venlafaxine before the end of daylight savings time. Because if the time change throws me for a loop this year as Spouse says it does every other year... I don't need any extra help switching.
added supplements back into my pill minder: Omega-3, Magnesium, Multivitamin
tap danced in between other things (while waiting in line; while waiting for daughter to use the public restroom; while waiting for water to boil for tea...)
Will return to tap lessons tomorrow. Have not been since the beginning of January. Missing it.
Quaker, teacher, parent,