Alternative Bipolar Treatment (Experiment)

My name is Krista Kimbrell, 39 years old. I have been plagued with bipolar type two and am desperately searching out alternative treatments to alleviate the unbearable pain of being a prisoner of my own mind. Conventional treatments (psychiatrists and medications) have utterly failed me. I will be experimenting with spiritual self-treatment (attending church) and write about the results as I go. In addition, 12 step meetings will be re-visited. It is a possibility I will use a counselor as an add-on to the rest of what I am attempting. I hope this works because I have no insurance, and I am running out of options. I know that being at home and isolated from the world is not aiding my well being. It is disappointing that I did not attempt the spiritual avenue first. If I have any long-term, sustainable improvement then maybe others can dare to hope with me as well. I am aware that this is not the preferred method of treatment in the mental health community, but I also know people with mental illness have to do what they have to do. Attempting this method will be very difficult for me because I have generalized anxiety disorder and being around people is not my strong suit. Growth and recovery in any form are painful, but other people will be of the utmost necessity if I am to have any success in treating bipolar. If this idea is to work, I will also have to find ways to overcome trust issues. Other sufferers may have sugguestions or feedback that can be implemented into my experiment, and I hope ideas are offered. Church will be attended on Sunday, in addition, the 12 step program is Monday. My next blog about this will be posted on Wednesday. Maybe the light at the end of the tunnel has always been God.

17 thoughts on “Alternative Bipolar Treatment (Experiment)

    1. I have heard about ketamine infusion. A particular concern I have with it is the addiction potential it carries. I am a recovering alcoholic and opiates dependent (pill head, in general ). As far as medications go, if they make me feel better I will abuse them, and if they don’t make me feel better I won’t take them. Thank you very much for bringing that up. I am sure it works wonders for many people out there still suffering!


      1. I will keep that in mind if I decide to try medication again, but it is my heartfelt desire to find a way to deal with bipolar (type two) without medication and to be freed from the chains of the psychiatric world. I have to try as hard as I can to do this for myself and to inspire others who cannot or will not take psych meds due to being an addict, not having insurance, those who are treatment resistant and others who just want a different way. I am impressed at the 70 percent success rate of ketamine. That is wonderful.

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    1. Your blogs are dark, stormy and honest. Truth in mental health journaling is so important. People find no hope in lies, especially those of us plagued and gifted with bipolar. These writings will assist many who are alone and misunderstood. It’s as if you grab the shaking, damp hand of your reader and say come, let us be alone together. Thank you so much!

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  1. I am really happy to have found your post through you finding mine. I am definately going to follow your blog and progress. I think I might be able to help you with dealing with mental health problems without medication as I have succeeded in it myself. I was diagnosed with severe paranoid schizophrenia and had the strongest medication possible. Which is not even allowed to be used here in Finland before everything else is tried first. Yet here I am, no medication and am doing the best I have since I was a child. If you would like my help/tips/view maybe we should talk in facebook or somewhere?

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