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Has anyone here been misdiagnosed with Bipolar disorder when they are actually autistic? I’m in the process of getting an autism diagnosis and I have been told that my bipolar may have been an incorrect diagnosis. (I was diagnosed 10 years ago when I was 18 with bipolar 1, I never knew so many symptoms could overlap with autism).
How do you bring yourself out of the deep depressive state that bipolar throws you into? It has been very difficult to force myself to eat for the past 4 days but somehow I manage. I tend to just ride the wave and it feels like you're on a boogie board right on the shore with the smallest amount of water coming up and only moving you the tiniest bit into the water, inch by inch.
i am questioning whether or not i have ocd. i have been diagnosed for a year or so after my symptoms were increased after going on adderall (bad idea lol). my symptoms: - have a specific self care ritual, obsessed with cleanliness. have to wear gloves some days to cope or shower more than once - have to do things in sets of threes to calm my intrusive thoughts (relocking the car, locking door, etc). sometimes i have to do it over and over again but it's always in a group of three - intrusive thoughts that are very distressing - a few others i can't recall at the moment also, my mom said i was obsessed with organization as a child or else i would get super upset. no idea how relevant this is i know this all sounds textbook to an extent but for whatever reason i have no idea. my current psychiatrist thinks i do but says that it can also be contributed to some sort of mania since i am also bipolar.
How do you differentiate between BPD and Bipolar Disorder? I have been diagnosed with Bipolar 2 but I've also done research on BPD and it sounds very similar to what I experience as well, but a lot of it sounds very closely related to bipolar disorder. So, would I be able to tell if I had both? Is it also possible I could have been misdiagnosed or that I could have symptoms of both? Thank you in advance!
does anyone else experience dependacy on geodon? whenever my psychiatrist decreases my dosage i experience withdrawals. however, when i google it it says it's non-addictive. i'm changing my medication around to vraylar and possibly invega and i feel super sick while transitioning to them. to add further context i also stopped taking it entirely once and i experienced very bad side effects then as well to a very strong degree lol
I want to have kids in the future with my boyfriend but im worried that they could possibly inherit my bipolar disorder. Has anyone else had these thoughts?
my psychiatrist treats me on symptoms alone - because of this, he told me that my symptoms were somewhere in between bipolar i and schizoaffective disorder. he said that treatments were the same so he wasn't focused on finding which one suits me best. for people with experience, how did you get diagnosed with one or the other? how should i go about figuring out which one i have? i'm a bit confused about the difference between bipolar i with psychosis vs schizoaffective disorder when i google it lol. so i would love some personal experiences
Hello! I have been really struggling with my anxiety lately and my bpd. I have been going in and out of manic episodes to panic attacks. Can anybody help with some advise on what to do to help stop them or even slow them down?! Thanks all :)
OK so I've been diagnosed with BPD, bipolar, and most recently ADHD, But recently I've been questioning my bipolar diagnosis simply because now I realize that my anger isn't bipolar at all.. When I do get angry it's known exactly why I'm angry and not out of the blue like bipolar is. Sure I had a manic episode about 7 years ago, but now I understand that even neurotypicals can have a manic episode. Also, I don't believe my mood swings are bipolar. The only med I'm on is strattera which does help. Anyways, Has anyone experienced this? what helped you to get closure on this? what would you recommend that I do? Thanks in advance.
Hi Alike Fam! I'm highly considering switching my meds soon, as I recently got genetic testing done and prozac is not great or very likely to work for me. I'm considering switching to pristiq, but I'm thinking I may need a mood stabilizer with it since it can cause hypomania and mania. thoughts? suggestions? experiences?
When I was diagnosed my psychiatrist just told me I'm Bipolar. No other info, how do I know if I'm Type 1 or 2?
my therapist once asked me if I for sure know that I'm bipolar
🙂 Bipolar Survey ❤️ How old were you when you were diagnosed with Bipolar? What type do you have? What is one piece of advice you would give someone recently diagnosed?
Does anyone have any advice on how to quit smoking? I've tried patches, gum, hypnosis, and I'm on Wellbutrin. Nothing seems to work for me. When I don't smoke, my mental health issues get so much worse.
I finally went to the neurologist today and it was very insightful. It took me a while to muster up getting the appointment and I finally got through it. Now tomorrow is a celebration of me finally starting my journey to getting better by going and getting sushi!!! :D yay!
Are there ways to deal with mood swings (mania and depression) without medication? I know about some skills I learned in therapy like deep breathing, grounding techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, and all of that. But I am always so caught up in my head that I forget to implement these things and I spiral. What can I do to prevent the spiral? I can’t increase my meds cause I’m already on a weight loss drug due to the weight gain from them, and I can’t decrease my dose of adderall because I can barely function on the dose I take as is. Any help is appreciated, thanks!
Has anyone else ever been fired for a job due to health issues? This could be mental and/or physical.
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