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originally posted by: Restricted
Nuts here. I lost my best friend to my illness. She treats me like I have leprosy. Heartbreaking.
originally posted by: bananashooter
My episodes started happening in about 2009 I was about 27 at the time.
Before that I was as sane as the next person, nothing ever even remotely weird happened in my head before that time. The first time back in 2009 I just started feeling really good and wasn't needing very much sleep. I felt absolutely intrigued by everything around me, I was writing a reading like crazy, my creativity was going off the charts. It was a mild manic episode. I kept experiencing them about every couple months but with a increasing intensity. I was an airplane mechanic and my episodes got so bad I ended up losing my job and making a lot of people(co-workers and friends) I knew really uneasy with the idea of being around me because of the very strange stuff I was talking about. The aviation industry is not at all forgiving in the areas of mental health affecting people in safety sensitive positions, so I was terminated for BS reasons so they could get me out of there.