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Bipolar

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 17, 2006
  • 02:57 AM

I am a 27 year old young man who feels lost and confused. I want to go on with my life and become an active individual in my community but i feel noone takes me seriously . I feel a career and how someone manages there career is very important . But i just dont seem to be a success in this category. This really gets me down .

I also have yet to break away from my family . So yes i live at home still . This also really makes me feel insecure . I just want to get away from everything and start a new life .

I just need someone to talk to and seem to hold everything bottled up .

Since graduating from college 2 years ago i really have started to go through some mood changes . I just recently started to believe i am showing signs of bipolar disorder .

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  • Try and seek professional help and get a diagnosis. I am 28 years old now and have been battling with Bipolar disorder since 1997 and find out that the only thing that seems to help is talking with someone that actually cares. I used to feel reluctant about seeking and gave up when my doctor referred me to a psychiatrist, I attended three times but was seen by three different person and had to tell my story all over again.I used the opportunity whilst at college to talk to an adviser who proved to be a great help and even put my worry at rest by reassuring me that I could still get a job working with young people inspite of my mental health issue. She also told me she used to have severe depression before but managed to rise above it.
    talented_crackhead 10 Replies
    • December 20, 2006
    • 10:27 PM
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  • She encouraged me to seek professional help and I am glad I did because I now have a fantastic relationship with my clinical psychologist and can tell him anything.
    talented_crackhead 10 Replies
    • December 20, 2006
    • 10:43 PM
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  • This Is Something I Am Very Familiar With, My Son Was Diagnosed With Bp At The Age Of 8 After Being Misdiagnosed With Adhd Since 4, We Have Struggled Getting Him Stable For Years, He Is Now 15 And Its Still A Struggle. He Has His Huge Mood Swings, And Usually Whom Suffers Is His 8 Year Old Sister, Now... I Myself Am Bp Too, I Knew For A Long Time Something Was Wrong With Me, I Had Post-partum Depression After Both Their Births, I Recently Read That People Who Have That Are Highly More Likely To Get Bp Later... So, Without Any Prompting, (knowing Something Just Wasnt Right) I Found A Local Psychiatrist And Scheduled An Appt With Him, Told Him What I Felt Like And What I Wanted To Do, (you Know) And Explained All Of These Things In Great Detail And He Sat Back And Said, Well I Believe You Are Bp. I Just Breathed This Huge Sigh Of Relief Knowing Once And For All There Was Some Name For What Was Making Me Feel So Crazy. Ever Since Then I Have Been On Meds, And Doing Good, My Husband Still Thinks That Every Single Emotion I Have Is Bipolar And I Obviously Not Allowed To Have Them, Who Knows, I Recently Had A Depressive Episode, And Immediatley Went To See Him Again, And He Raised My Meds And Within A Day-- No Really- I Felt Better, These Things Will Come And Go, But I Have To Say From What I Felt Like 3 Years Ago, I Am So Much Happier And Dont Want To Die Anymore. I Can Handle To Stresses In Life, Especially My Son... I Hope That Helps. Favrex
    favrex 9 Replies
    • February 11, 2007
    • 09:20 PM
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  • hello, i had postpartum depression after my first baby 2 years ago, and ever since i still dont feel the same what kinda symptoms did u have.
    taytay 4 Replies
    • February 12, 2007
    • 05:26 PM
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  • WELL LIKE I WROTE, JUST BE SMARTER THAN ME, TRY ANTIDEPRESSANTS, WHEN TAKEN OFF THEM IN 6 MOS TO 1 YEAR DEPENDING ON HOW BAD YOUR DEPRESSION IS, YOU'LL KNOW, AND SEEK A PSYCHIATRIST. THATS YOUR BEST BET. I SUFFERED FOR YEARS, GOING TO MY GYNO. FOR XANAX FOR MY NERVES, RESTLESS LEGS, ANTIDEPRESSANTS, EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN, AND HE SAW MY MOM ONE DAY AND SAID HOW IS YOUR DAUGHTER? MOM SAID SHE'S FINE, HE SAID I THINK SHE WILL BE AS SOON AS SHE CALMS DOWN. (KEEP IN MIND, HE WAS THE ONE WHO HELPED US HAVE OUR DAUGHTER BY INSEMINATION, MY MOTHER WAS RIGHT THERE WITH ME) HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN SAY THEIR MOTHER WAS PRESENT WHEN YOU CONCEIVED YOUR BABY?? lol TOO FUNNY!! ANYWAYS, THAT WAS MY LEARNING PATH, I WOULDNT WASTE ANY TIME, ITS AMAZING HOW MUCH HAVING BABIES AND DEPRESSION TAKES AWAY FROM ENJOYING THEM, I HAVE NO MEMORIES OF ME AND MY SON. ALTHOUGH WITH WITH MY DAUGHTER I REMEMBER EVERYTHING, BECAUSE HE PRE-MEDICATED ME FOR IT. LET ME KNOW HOW IT ALL WORKS OUT.. FAVREX
    favrex 9 Replies
    • February 12, 2007
    • 10:29 PM
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