Don’t be afraid to get healthy

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When you’ve been sick for a really long time it can be hard to let go.

Sometimes there is comfort in knowing what to expect, even when the “what to expect” is really painful. Sometimes we grow accustomed to the pain. But don’t get attached to it. You are not who your disorder tries to paint you to be, you are the spirit within.

Looking for answers

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Maybe you’ve stumbled across my page because you are looking for answers, either for yourself or for a loved one.

You want to try and make some sense of this painful disorder called bipolar.

Well, let me tell you. It doesn’t make any sense. There are no good reasons that I can come up with to tell you that you deserve to feel the way that you do.

No one should have to feel the pain and despair that comes with clinical depression. No one should know what it feels like to have your brain skip out of your head because of a nervous breakdown.

But here we are. Feeling these things. Suffering.

We’ve got to do better.

When I was sick, I didn’t want to manage. I didn’t want to mask my symptoms. I wanted to be healed.

Thankfully, nearly 7 years ago I discovered that a hormone imbalance between estrogen (specifically estradiol) and progesterone was making me terribly sick and was causing my bipolar disorder and hallucinations.

I have been taking progesterone ever since I found out about this imbalance and doing so has helped me to live!

I don’t have all the answers. I don’t know if progesterone will help everyone with bipolar disorder or schizoprhenia or schizoaffective or depression or anxiety… I don’t know.

But I do know that it will be worth your while to check into it. Because if your mental and mood disorder is caused by low progesterone you can fix this imbalance and you can be healed. You can live a life that is symptom free too.

Don’t be afraid to do research. Reading will make you feel more confident. If you like biomedical research, look for articles that show the impact that our hormones have on nerve cell communication. It’s all there in biomedical literature. Now is the time that this information trickles down to us!

If you have any questions at all. Comment on this thread. Or send me an email at doris@dorisking.net. I would love to hear from you!

You can get through this, I know you can.

Good luck!

~Doris

I have to keep telling

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I have to keep telling my story. Mental illness is real.

It’s not something that is made up. It’s not a disease for the weak or fragile.

It rocks you at your core. It’s devastating. At least it was for me.

I know some people will say that they enjoy the creativity that it can bring and they like the bursts of energy that can come from being manic. And I understand that mindset. Every day with bipolar disorder wasn’t a bad day. But when the bad days came, they were downright intolerable.

I would have to give myself pep talks not to kill myself. It was draining.

But thankfully, those days are gone.

I don’t live there anymore. I have been symptom free (from bipolar disorder) for almost 7 years now and progesterone has made all the difference.

If you think a hormone imbalance is making you sick, please explore hormone therapy as a treatment option. It has changed my life and maybe it can change yours too! Good luck and don’t give up.

~Doris

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butterfly

A butterfly represents change. A metamorphosis.

That’s what happens in your life when you have a hormone based mental illness and you correct it. You can become brand new.

Goodbye mental illness. Hello good health.

Suicide

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Recently, there has been a lot of talk about suicide. When a person commits suicide it’s not because they are weak. It’s because they are sick.

Often times they have been suffering for many years with a chemical sadness known as clinical depression.

Clinical depression is not something that we can control.

I was on a message board earlier today responding to someone who had put in their two cents. I tried to ignore it, but I had to respond as this woman’s sentiment is one that many people have and that is that our ability to happy is up to us. It’s based on our willpower alone.

But for those of us who have suffered from depression or mania or hallucinations all know that that just isn’t the case.

Yes, we have to want to be happy. We have to be hopeful and take care of our bodies and exercise and do fun things, but doing and trying hard isn’t enough when it comes to being happy.

Those of us who have struggled with mood disorders know that to be happy it’s a partnership between our wills and our bodies. And if our body doesn’t want to cooperate. If it’s not able to properly handle our brain chemicals that regulate happiness then we are stuck, up the creek without a paddle.

It sucks. bad.

For those of you who feel misunderstood. For those of you who have had to deal with people who say, “you don’t look sick.” Or that you “aren’t trying hard enough.”

Don’t listen to those lies. We know better.

We know better.