Having been in a toxic realtionship with a BP guy I can tell you it doesn't get better. Even when he supposedly was on meds he still was a lying manaplitvie abusive jerk. And I was stupid enough to get sucked into his life. I agree with Debbie and Cookie. You deserve better. It took me three years to get my life back together after I finally left "The Jerk" as he's affectionately called. I know you think he'll change once he's on meds, and he says he'll take them "faithfully" but it isn't always like that. My husband's uncle is bp and if he stayed on his meds he'd do great, but he gets feeling good and stops taking his meds. That's a common theme with bipolars. I hope for your sake that things are different. Good luck.
Greetings from Texas!!! Hugs to Cookie and Melly, I hope you both feel better soon and all your worries fade away for at least a day!!
Weather: Cooler but warming up. Got some good soaking rain yesterday, was a real blessing.
Mood: Wonderful!!! Matt and I are doing great, and it's our anniversary week!!!
Sleep: Didn't want to get up, but did anyway.
Plans: Took Peabody to the vet, he got a clean bill of health and the vet got a kick out of his antics. Don't plan on doing much else. Hubby wants a day to relax, so that's his anniversary gift. Hard to believe we've been married 7 years. Seems like just yesterday we were eloping. But I'm very thankful for my wonderful crazy husband!! Don't know how I'd survive without him. Hope everyone has a great day. Stay cool or dry whatever the case may be. Love ya!!!
You're welcome Kat. I wish you luck in your treatment. Don't be shy to drop in occasionally and let us know how you're doing or ask some advice. The light is always on. May take us a while to answer, but someone always does.
Well, I'm a poor person to be giving advice on this subject, but I'm gonna take a shot anyway.
I was diagnoised bp2 eight years ago. I've been on a mixture drugs, pratically everything my docs could through at my disease, and I would have to say, yes bp does get worse with age. I know mine has. My husband thinks that it's because I was on anti depressants which made my mania worse. I don't know. I think it's because my mania has actually gotten worse. I don't know about the others on the board, but for myself I can say mine has gotten worse.
Hope your son gets better Melly. Parents can sometimes be really stupid. Nuff said.
Weather: Cooler. It rained most of yesterday so I'm gonna enjoy it while I can.
Sleep: ehhh, okay I guess. Back hurts though thanks to the stupid cat sleeping once again on my back.
Plans; Goof around most of the day. Watch Battlestar Galatica with hubbie. Typical boring Monday. Hard to believe in 7 days I'll be on my way to Indiana. Can't wait. Have a great day my friends.View Thread
What am I that opaque? Guess we just really know one another well. Just kidding. I would have to say that the Bible is the one book that has changed my life. Oh I've read others, and they have all entertained me, but the Bible is the one I would really want with me.View Thread
Welcome to the board. As to your question, I used to work full time. After my diagnoses I found it harder and harder to keep a job. After bouncing from one job to another and only hold two in a 10 year span for any length of time the recession hit and I finally couldn't find another. So I went on disability. I miss working, especially the routine, but this is the reality I have to face. I wish you luck in whatever you decide to do. In my advice, hold on to your freedom as long as you can. My major problem was my boss. I had a jerk of a boss who just didn't understand and a hair trigger temper to boot. Which didn't really go to well in my line of work I guess. (I was in customer service.) Hope you do well in what ever you choose.
Hi Kat, your behavior is so familiar to me, it's creepy.
When I had my first manic episode I went completely off the deep end. I started to drink, called off my wedding, bought a car I really couldn't afford, (two in fact) and got involved with a real jerk who just happened to be bp also. I acted completely and totally not like myself. What can I say, things happen. I eventually straightened myself out, but it was a long hard road. Today I still find myself wanting to break things and pitch a fit just for the sake of pitching a fit. I just remind myself that it won't do any good and try to move on from there. The drinking however, is another issue. It took me getting extremely tipsy and said jerk trying to take advantage of me to make me quit drinking. Sometimes you just have to hit rock bottom. I wish you luck in getting things straightened out.
Weather: Hot. Nuff said. Could really use some rain.
Sleep: A little short, but hanging in there.
Mood: Okay. Hopeful.
Plans. Watching tv with hubbie, he works late tonight, may walk up to the office and play on their computer for a while. Game I like to play uses too many gigs. Don't really know what I'm gonna do. Hope everyone has a good day.