Helko, im new here, for about a week or two ive been a member. I am diagnosed bipolar 1 for about 3 years now. I was diagnosed at age 23. I was wrongfully diagnosed as depression first as many of us were. My question for everyone is what has brought on your guyes diagnosis? What was your breaking point, if you guys dont mind sharing? I guess, all in all, what is YOUR guys story if you want to share?
Like stated before, i was always "depressed" so i got help and my doc put me on a antidepressant, which then skyrocketed my into oblivion. I spend thousands of dollars on my credit cards on who knows what as i was shoplifting like crazy to. Till i got arrested, did some hard time (2 WHOLE hours) and was actin a dam fool. Then i went back to my doc explained what happened, got shipped off to the psych ward and was diagnosed and that is what my life has been since. A lot of research and reading on it, and it has explained a lot about who i am and was. I mean i did everything from eating disorder, self harm, reckless sex(with boys and girls) drugs, impulsive deicsions, self medicating, i mean absolutely close to everything.
So, if you feel comfrotable, please share with me what has brought u to where you are today.
Funny, I was writing in my journal today, and thought 'you really need to start back WDYW room again'....only to come and read that I said I'd start up again in the fall.At the moment, my life is upside down and backwards...nothing much new there. As the season's change, my moods also do flip flops, at the moment mine is in a 'flop'...really hard 'flop'.I can't promise anything about a daily...
I have a question. When I was transferred from one hospital (civilian) to the military mental hospital, I was transported like this. The wife took the pix for evidence of what was going on as we were having a hard time getting info out of the docs and the nurses kept lying to us about my condition and care. Come to find out that once they think you are suicidal they are under zero...