Thank you for the advice Anneinside. I like your username Accepting that my illness is lifelong has been the hardest thing for me. Sometimes I feel that I have accepted it, but other times the thought of living with this forever is overwhelming. I know that due to the nature of my illness medication therapy is very important but I struggle with the fact that my medications may need to change throughout my life. I do not tolerate meds well, so I am hoping that this new lithium regiment will be the key. So far so good I bought myself an unquiet for my 23rd birthday, within my first year of diagnoses. I am glad that you brought it up because now that I have experienced the other extreme of depression it would probably do me good to read it again. Thank you.View Thread
Hello everyone, my name is Ashley and I am new to the community. I wanted to introduce myself and start a discussion about bi-polar 1, which is my diagnose. Right now I am doing well with my illness, I just came out of the hospital two weeks ago due to a severe depressive episode. Dr G. this was my first depressive episode, and I've had two maniac episode already and I am only 24, is there any chance that now I have cycled both qways my moods may not spiral into episodes?View Thread
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