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ever since i was diagnosed with bipolar 2, i’ve struggled a lot with the idea of it being a chemical balance that’s incurable. how can i cope with this?

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    • Julz4me

      711d

      Look up Mikhaila Peterson on YouTube.. she has a video called … don’t eat that! she’s doing so much better with auto immune diseases and mental issues bipolar depression.. hope the best for you!

    • Julz4me

      711d

      Look up Mikhaila Peterson on YouTube.. she has a video called … don’t eat that! she’s doing so much better with auto immune diseases and mental issues bipolar depression.. hope the best for you!

    • KitKat1450

      711d

      There is pharmacogenetic testing and other genetic testing that can help you or your docs figure out what the actual imbalance is and how to correct it as well as which medications and supplements your body will and won’t work well with. I’ve never responded well to psych meds so I had my doctor put in the order because the trial and error last 15years is too much for me to keep going thru. Genetic testing has helped me figure out supplements that help with the bipolar symptoms tho to make it more manageable. There’s an imbalance but honestly even “balanced” people still have issues and struggles with their brain to overcome and think it’s one of those things where it’s much harder with a chemical imbalance but it could get better by implementing techniques in multiple areas to help you function. As in it’s treatable and hopefully help you manage better. It being “incurable” isn’t a death sentence even though I agree it feels like one but I would urge you to find out what you can control and focus on that.

    • HocusPocus

      711d

      I also struggle and am often really frustrated by my body causing me incurable lifelong problems. With bipolar, it took so much trial and error, but I finally found a therapist that I really like, and found a medication that works for me. I know it's not a cure, and it doesn't just 'fix' the bipolar, but it does help me to function every day, and sometimes that has to be enough for me

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