21 things you only know if you’re bipolar
7. You are probably a great listener
Somehow you have become the one friends turn to with their troubles. You don’t know whether this is because you’ve had counselling and therefore have picked up how to listen sympathetically, or because you are more guarded than others about yourself so others fill silences with chatter.
8. Pill podge
Oh great, so as well as being mad I have to be fat too, thanks for that, THANKS VERY MUCH.
9. Sometimes pills have unexpectedly cool side effects
I used to have poker straight hair. My pills have made it curly. Honest to God.
10. The buzz
The buzz of hypomania isn’t fun – it’s more like having espresso in your veins. Admittedly you can get quite a lot done during these times though
. 11. You don’t find suicidal thoughts scary
They’re more like preteens hanging round Justin Beiber’s hotel in the rain – sometimes they change, sometimes they go, occasionally we pay them attention but mostly they just linger.