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We Are the X-Men

Stan Lee has often said: "With great power comes great responsibility." It is our greatest responsibility to keep our powers under control while learning to harness them for good. Read More


''With great power comes great responsibility.''Liked this quote. Will you please tell me what power and responsibility you possess?


Over the past few months I have discovered ways to make my bipolar and anxiety disorder become less of a problem for me. I started by tapering my meds, learning that I only had to tkae half of what was prescribed for me. I began to feel 'clear' as if they were not weighing me down anymore. I kicked suicide to the curb and rarely think of it anymore. I have discovered it's okay to have human emotions that aren't always tamped down by all the medications. I am learning to control my anger. I do not allow people to have the same power over me they once did and seek no one else's approval but my own. I know when I need medication and when I don't. Some meds I have simply cut in half-some I only take once a day when they were prescibed for three times a day.
I have not had a depression, a manic spell or have suffered from anxiety for the past eight weeks. By allowing my brain to work freely, and not be weighed down until I feel like a zombie, I have developed a remarkable amount of control. I believe some of it has to do with a change in medication, some is will power and knowing I don't have to be this way every day, has helped tremendously. Still fighting PTSD, I must take the medications for night terrors. But I have found the proper dosage for me-one that will supress the nightmares and yet allow my vivid imagination to still give me idea's for my writing. I am trying to share these techniques with other bi-polars but many seem stuck in their own world of distress. Every 24 hours I pledge that I will not do any harm to myself and it takes a great burden off me. I rarely even think about it anymore. I plan to write a book, detailing my recovery and the vital part that proper diet, exercise and hydration play in my recovery. It will be called, IN THE CLEAR-FINDING METHODS TO OVERCOME BIPOLAR MADNESS. Thank you for the opportunity of allowing me to express my views here. I hope that someday, everyone will find control.

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Tom Wootton founded Bipolar Advantage with the mission to help people with mental conditions shift their thinking and behavior so that they can lead extraordinary lives.


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