Thanks to everyone that posted and replied. It is supportive and needed.
I have a question for the board (from my pervious post)… How do you live with Bipolar? I know this a rather broad and all-encompassing question, but this is one that I am struggling with daily.
I have my drug cocktail just about dialed in, do you ever have any hypomanic phases? I am depressed quite a bit, but it is mild. I am still dealing with a lot of medical and my military career but the later will end in Feb and former probably never.
Am I condemned to lifelong medication? When can I get off of these? My hand shakes but I am scared to drop the meds, as I never want to feel like I did earlier this year. I feel the draw towards, but I am fighting each day to stay out. And I am scared of the next hypomania phase - I cheated on my wife (she does not know), I drove far to fast for any modicum of safety, I stayed at work for seven days and slept on my desk, and I contemplated driving my car (very fast) into a tree to see if the bags deploy.
Thanks to anyone that answers. I need a community, and I need some space to rant and get some information from.
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