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River_66

768d

How long did it take for you to finally get diagnosed? it took a while for me.

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    • WaresForCoin

      766d

      I wasn't diagnosed until I was 29. I didn't even know there was something wrong with me, I thought that's what everyone was like because I literally can't remember not having bipolar symptoms. It was a huge relief when I was diagnosed, I felt validated and empowered to take control of a life I didn't even notice was out of control.

    • WaresForCoin

      766d

      I wasn't diagnosed until I was 29. I didn't even know there was something wrong with me, I thought that's what everyone was like because I literally can't remember not having bipolar symptoms. It was a huge relief when I was diagnosed, I felt validated and empowered to take control of a life I didn't even notice was out of control.

    • Col

      767d

      I wasn't diagnosed until I was 26

    • Gen.Organa

      768d

      I was diagnosed at 19 after about 4 years of symptoms. It took awhile for me too.

    • Alinaa

      768d

      I also found out and was properly diagnosed because I was prescribed an antidepressant that triggered a manic episode

    • Alinaa

      768d

      I had my first manic episode in 2018 but wasn’t diagnosed until March of this year. Since then, it’s been great to work through years of living with it.

    • WitchyMolotov

      768d

      I started showing symptoms when I was about 9 and was told it was ADD. Found out in February that I was misdiagnosed, 13 years later.

    • Emmab1045

      768d

      I was diagnosed pretty young after multiple attempts and being hospitalized many times

    • goobieboobie

      768d

      I was 12 years old. My best friend committed suicide and I started seeing a doctor after that and was diagnosed. They called it manic depression then though

    • ParanoiaK

      768d

      I didn’t even realize I had it when I was told I had it. At first it was major depression, then my psychiatrist said it was misdiagnosed so it’s bipolar.

    • Taralouise52

      768d

      I was 15 when symptoms first started and I was diagnosed with biopolar for the first time on my 3rd inpatient stay when I was 20.

    • Kazoo0416

      768d

      It took my around 2 years to get diagnosed after my symptom onset but only 6 months after I started to see a psychiatrist.

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