I am losing patience with getting well. I feel like I am exploding from the inside out. I am coming undone. I am in college and have so much school work. I cannot focus on any of it. Why do I have this illness? Why can't I switch off this new nervous energy that is making me so uncomfortable? Ah, I want to scream! My skin is crawling and I feel like I have no control over my life. Can someone please tell me how to relax my nerves so that I can get something done? Help!
At the moment your body is in fight or flight mode, the reaction that we have when we are scared, angry, or have anxiety ..., the body goes into overdrive to allow you to be able to survive. The best advice I was given was to use up the extra energy by walking/running as storing up the energy will only cause more problems
Don't be scared to ask for extensions from your professors if your going through a rough time. This illness will surely test your patience, and when you think you own it, it'll surprise you. But there's only one thing to do, and that's to keep fighting. Wish you luck.
Oh...I know how you feel. I used to be in college. And, now I want nothing more than to go back. I have quit college three times...because I had this feeling. And, because I didn't go to anyone for help.
I have a friend that is also bipolar and she went to special services...or whatever it is called...for the college and got help from them. And, all of her professors understand...and she was even able to turn in papers and some other things WAY past the deadline because her professors understood.
She still has moments of freaking out...but she gets it all done. You can too. Just go to the office that helps students with disabilities. They're going to help you. You can get free tutoring that way as well.
Ask for help..there's nothing wrong with it. We all need help sometimes...or even most of the time. lol
I really wish I hadn't quit college. I really...really...regret it because now I am struggling to pay back the financial aid so I can get financial aid again. Because, without that....I can't go to school at all.