Forcing myself to eat

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I am in a temporary drug induced problem. It's been a ruff ride since August. I have to go through withdrawal one more time so hopefully things will calm down by November.

I have dealt with being bipolar for along time. I have also been an over eater for most of my life,

Now I am faced with three problems that I have never dealt with before:

1. Anxiety attacks sometimes I can't talk myself down and medication only lowers it. I live with a bottle of anti anxiety pills in my pocket because I never know when.

2. I have no coping skills to deal with having to fight myself one bite at a time to eat one of my meals.

3. I am stuck in a low manic state and unable even with medication to sleep more than 4 hours. This will eventually make my manic state get worse. 

I hope these are temporary problems. But I have been fighting this since August and have another month to go. I am tired. I am open to suggestions.



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Yes, absolutely you need that sleep.  The doctor who prescribes the medication has not referred you for a therapist ? I think that would be a good place to start. Medications are a help but the real work comes from one on one therapy to sort through how this began and why it's present in your life.  

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I don't at this time have control of who is my care givers. I have a therapist that uses google as her main base for therapy.

The eating problem has occurred between visits. I am sure if I bring it up, she will have a new book on the subject by next month.

When I had a choice of care givers and I was this messed up booth my psychiatrist and therapist would be monitoring me twice a month deciding if they needed to hospitalize me until I get through the worst of the withdrawal symptoms. In fact none of this would have happened.

I know all this will go away eventually, just hanging on until then is the fun part.There is a safety net in place. But not for counciling. Thanks for your response.



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