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Anta

704d

How did you cope when you first got diagnosed?

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    • Trustedbeginnings

      683d

      I resisted treatment for years until I had my fifth manic episode. I got desperate for help and once I realized I wasn’t having episodes anymore if I stayed on my medicine I complied. It’s been 3-4 years since an episode and I’m considering other options as I don’t like the side effects. I guess you could say I’m still fighting it but I know one thing. I don’t want to go manic again. I was too destructive and the paranoia was crippling

    • Trustedbeginnings

      683d

      I resisted treatment for years until I had my fifth manic episode. I got desperate for help and once I realized I wasn’t having episodes anymore if I stayed on my medicine I complied. It’s been 3-4 years since an episode and I’m considering other options as I don’t like the side effects. I guess you could say I’m still fighting it but I know one thing. I don’t want to go manic again. I was too destructive and the paranoia was crippling

    • cheebles

      698d

      ate a big samich

    • McK

      702d

      Honestly, it was relieving. Once you know what your issue is, things begin to make more sense, and you can do something about it (medication, therapy, etc)

    • Peachess

      702d

      It was really hard for me to cope with bipolar disorder. I still am having a hard time and it’s been almost 6 months

    • KristenEnglish86

      703d

      I didn't, I guess I still don't sometimes. Meds help. But I loved therapy, especially group therapy.

    • Anta

      703d

      I appreciate all your kind words

    • dannyimprego

      704d

      honestly, for me it was talking to other people like me. other people that can relate and go through similar things can have a lot to say and are usually more than eager to listen. i haven’t had good experiences with medication and therapy, but i definitely wouldn’t advise against it. it’s different for everyone. you just gotta find what works for u. don’t be afraid of trial and error in anything u do. at the end of the day only, you know what’s best for u and the only way to figure that out is to try different things <3

    • shamprock

      704d

      I highly recommend medication. It took so much trial and error to get to where I am now. But it was so worth it! When I got diagnosed, I wasn't shocked. I think that helped. It also gave a reason (not an excuse) for my super mean (bipolar rage) behavior toward my mom and brother. It also explained my hypersexuality and risky behavior. Now that I'm in the right meds, everything has calmed down. I didn't see my diagnosis as a negative. But I didn't share it either. Now, I couldn't care less who knows, but I understand that having others find out can be terrifying at first. Know that you're not alone. You've got us! Hope this helps a little. 😊

    • significant_fig

      704d

      Honestly therapy helped me a lot but I didn't regularly go until way after my diagnosis. I just let myself be a danger to myself and others for way too long

    • Faithypoo

      704d

      I didn't

      • Anta

        704d

        @Faithypoo down the road what helps you to not feel like you are an outcast?

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