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.
I have an rx for ativan .5mg three times a day as needed. One doesn’t do anything for me so I’ve been taking two .5 for a total of 1 mg ativan just once a day and MAYBE one before bed. My therapist wants me to tell my pdoc but I’m afraid he’ll take me off it if he knows I’m doubling the dose. I mean, two does the trick just makes me a bit sleepy.Anyway I’m wondering if anyone is on...
Hi!I'm new to this group. It's 11am EST and I am sitting here crying and drinking wine. BiPolar 101, right? Diagnosed in 2011, I fought for 3 year with my PDOC about my diagnosis. He retired in June 2018 and I haven't found anyone to replace him. I am 53 this Friday and am a rapid cycler. Perimenapausal. The perfect storm for something bad to happen. I told my son that he and his...