How happy is TOO happy? advice?
Last fall I was diagnosed as bipolar, after a MAJOR textbook manic episode. I spent 3 days in a mental hospital, and after coming home fell into a serious depression that lasted until a couple of weeks ago. I'm an artist and writer - and one night I got an idea for a new project, and all of a sudden I am happy, optimistic, outgoing, creative and all those things I had been missing about myself for so long - but my husband keeps asking me "are you SURE you are not going to be manic again?" I don't know where the "border" is - and I sure don't want to go overboard (my credit would not survive another manic episode...and my marriage neither I fear). I am religiously taking Lithium and Celexa and a small dose of Buspor which I'm fading out. I have my blood monitored, and the doctor says it's okay. I'm not against taking meds at all, and have NO intention to quit taking them, but I LOVE the way I feel right now, and I wonder whether there are ways of keeing the mania under control, other than hiding the credit card... I would appreciate any advice you have! thanks so much for listening.