I'm new here, retired, lost my husband, now trying to suppor
I'm new here, retired, lost my husband, now trying to support daughter just diagnosed with bipolar. Some of what she tells me and what she does sounds like me when I was younger. Any advice will be appreciated. I'm scared.
@kisobel so glad your cat came back. I hope you will get her micro-chipped before she goes away again. it is not expensive and does not hurt the cat and may save her life someday. my cat is an indoor cat , chipped and I hate to think what I would do without my little buddy, who sleeps on the pillow next to me every night. (He is 12 yrs old.)
@afunk I too had mania with psychosis in the early years. I didn't think I was ever going to get better. actually when I was finally diagnosed it was a relief. at least I had a cause for my behavior and could possibly deal with it! After many trials with many meds and many hospitalisations, I finally found a drug that worked for me. I think that being post-menopause helped too (hormones} Anyhow, as you may have read about me, I am now considered "bi-polar 1 in remission". Thank God. About time, as I am now 78! Good luck to you.
@PhyllisGirnius Thank you for sharing this. It's inspirational. :) I've never heard of bipolar in remission. I just went through 3 hospitalizations in 2 months from stopping my meds. I finally understand I can't skip even a dose because of my brain chemistry getting all out of whack. I'm rebuilding my life again from scratch and it's hard. I hope by the time I get to your age I can also be a success story. Tough times from the bipolar now, but hopefully I will pull out of it too. <3