Bipolar_Criminologist Posted September 22, 2011 Report Share Posted September 22, 2011 I was wondering whether anyone else gets triggered into a BP cycle by stress, or if stress exacerbates a cycle you are already in. For me, stress is like, THE trigger for a cycle, usually starting with depression (although I am a rapid cycler anyway) that lasts and then a manic phase. Usually stress triggers depression and anxiety and those two together are extremely dangerous for me, as I have huge issues with suicidal ideation/thoughts. Right now I am (supposed to be) on medical leave from work due to Bipolar (I wasn't on a mood stabilizer at the time and was very depressed & suicidal) and thinking about going back and handling a full load at school (I graduate in the Spring and then start Graduate School) is seriously causing anxiety & stress. Does anyone else with Bipolar work and go to school successfully? How do you do it? I'm worried I'm not going to be able to work and go to school at the same time and that could be an issue... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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