I'd like to meet others with Bipolar disorder

Sweden
October 14, 2010 2:43am CST
Anyone that has this please respond.
4 responses
@Miner49r (569)
• United States
14 Oct 10
Hi there frenchiliy First off welcome to myLot! I have this as well as a few other little "gifts" as well. I think it is great you are seeking out others who have BP to understand more. I am not going to assume that you yourself have it, you didn't say. I can second what Rebecca has to say about it and and also add it can be tricky stuff. When you think your doing fine, you may actually be headed one way or the other. I just seen a doc yesterday and am getting back on my crazy pills again. From time to time this is necessary....at least for me. When I do try to manage it without meds, I do ok for a while, but usually wind up crashing and burning....no fun
@Miner49r (569)
• United States
22 Oct 10
I think you are right, I myself am very driven as well as a few others I know with BP. Perhaps that is good thing ....until we drive ourselves into the ground. If it is recommended that you take meds, I would do so. I have been in the same place as you. I was unwilling and declined. I was able to manage it for a while, before it became too much. I am now taking some meds, and in search of which one is right for me. Now I am willing to do so... the only problem is remembering to take them. Thanks for reminding me! I had better go and do that!
• United States
3 Mar 11
Sure do, and it runs in my family. My mother, grandmother and little sister all have it too.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
5 Jan 11
I do have it.
• Canada
14 Oct 10
I have this! So does my mom. Sometimes it sucks, and sometimes it's great. When I'm up, I'm so functional, get everything done, and am really proud of myself, but when depression hits, it can be so, so hard to do anything. I'm lucky that my husband is so understanding, because sometimes when I'm depressed, I'm so "flat" that I'm not capable of loving anyone or enjoying anything, but he doesn't take it personally (I know I would!). I was on medication a few years ago, but right now I'm doing alright managing it by myself. It can be emotionally painful, but I'm a stubborn person who doesn't like depending on medication, so I will only go back to that if I feel it is out of control, like I can't properly take care of my daughter (then I would do anything to fix it because she is the most important thing to me.)