I'm new here, retired, lost my husband, now trying to suppor

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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.

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Apr 23

@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.)

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Apr 23

@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.

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Apr 23

@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

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