Hi, I am 28 with Bipolar 1 and GAD. I have had an awful struggle for the last few years of my life trying to get off this roller coaster my emotions have led me on. I relieved to finally feel like myself for the last couple of weeks. After spending 30 days in the hospital last month because things weren't going well. I was wondering if this was going to be the way things are from here on out. Over the past 2 months the medication adjustments have finally yielded a combination that works well. I have a better outlook now that I feel like my bubbly self again.
I just wanted to share this for those who are still struggling to find balance in thier life. It can be done, if you keep working on it.View Thread
Hi I am 28 years old. I have had a wide range of symptoms for the past 6 years of my life. i have told that I have ADHD, anger problems, and several attempts. I have had many medications fail. Earlier this year I gave up because there is nothing wrong with me and I just to man up. In March I got diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, and GAD, I began treatment and 5 months later I am actually the person I was before all this started. There is light at the end of long, dark tunnel If you keep fighting and remember that none of us is flawed, we are sick much like someone fighting physical alimentsView Thread
I am 28. I got diagnosed with Bipolar 1 back in March of this year. I have been on a roller coaster with my emotions and little to no support. I understand where your coming from. What helped me most is staying consistently on a schedule, Even if I have to "knock" myself at the end of the day with medications. I use art, my dog, distractions, meditation and breathing exercise to cope with the day to day stress. When I am overwhelmed I tune everything out and focus on what's going with me hear my thoughts and feel sensations. I use routine to comfort me and keep me on track. I also spend time outside in the morning, I make myself socialize and I am completely honest with my doctor and social worker. Things have been hard for me. I have been impatient 3 different times. It can be hard until you find the right combination medications. Keep your head up. If you aren't taking care of yourself you need to let someone you trust know, so they help keep an eye on you and spot when its time to maybe go to the hospital to stabilize you again.
I am better today then I have been in several years. This should get easier as you learn to cope and what works for you. Everyone responds differently to treatment and you have to find what works for you. I hope that some of this might help you. Good LuckView Thread
I am newly diagnosed with type 2 Bipolar disorder. I am anxious about how this condition and the medications used to treat it are going t o affect my life. I am currently admitted to a day treatment promgramView Thread
I am 28 years old. My parents have been divorced since I was 6 years old. My mom holds alot of bitterness towards my dad. I have three brothers. Dirk 36, Mark 29, and Erik 27. I work in home health. I love to write poetry, journal, hike, horseback ride, swim and to hang out with good people. I also volunteer with the American Red Cross of western and central Oklahoma. I love animals though I don't known one myself at the time. My dad served in the army, my little brother is currently active duty in Hawaii preparing to head to Alaska, My maternal grandfather served during World War I.
I got diagnosed with ADHD approx. 4 years ago. I have asthma, GERD, Degenerative Disk Disease of my lumbar and cervical spine with chronic nerve pain. and suffer from severe headaches that haven't been definitively diagnosed yet.
I enjoy art, world history, the sciences and my college football and NBA basketball. I rut for OU and OKC THUNDER.
I have been trying to research the disorder on the internet as well as get information about the disorder from my doctor, social worker and my nurse. I feel better if I am informed however that doesn't totally negate my fears, and some of it has to with the stigma that mental illness brings due to the lack of open communication about it. My family though supportive is a bit skeptical about the diagnosis. They simply don't understand that the "you deal with what life throws your way and move on" mentally isn't as easy for me as it is for them, I have to have some time to adjust to this.View Thread
I feel so overwhelmed right now. A lot of information is being thrown my way and I have started new medications to treat my illness. I don't have any friends I can talk to about this. My family is very supportive but they don't understand the illness. I am definitely in need of somewhere to talk about my illness outside of my day treatment program.View Thread