Hello, im new here. Currently in a funk, the reason i found a bipolar chat room to participate in. I was on abilify for 2 years, then (like the stereotypical bipolar person does) I quit. I had absolutely terrible withdrawal effects to the extent of ripping out hair, humming, scratching, scab picking. I was absolutely disguisting for a while. Anyways, after I quit i got manic and was a okay with it. Then, i dropped and im depressed. Its odd because i feel really crappy and think i should go back on meds again because it would help, others are on it, i cant help i have an illness that needs meds, and any other pro med points i could make. But then again i dont want to go back on because the come off was terrible. Plus, like meds can shorten your life span, and i dont like the idea of being on meds the rest of my life. And its just crap. Idk what to do. I dont want to be that person who refuses their meds and what not but i dont want to take them. There is something in me that makes me not want to take them. Im clueless. Any input is helpful. Thank you
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My mentally ill parents were my primary abusers since childhood as a missionary kid overseas in a war zone. As an adult, after a violent physical attack during a visit to them for Christmas 1992, I estranged myself from them for 8 years. Then when my mother got breast cancer in 2004, I moved back near them until 2007 for three years to get her through chemotherapy and radiation. After my...