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I know I'm posting a lot, but this helps my healing. Thank you for listening and responding.
what kind of jobs does everyone have?
did you have to make accommodations or leave your career?
how have you managed bipolar in the workplace?
my career is very stressful, and I'm questioning if I can keep up.
Is it pretty common to couple up with another bipolar person if you're bipolar?
I'm pretty sure my boyfriend is, but he's not medicated.
In fact, almost every relationship I've had over the last 10 years has been with someone with mental health issues.
good, bad? What's your experience?
This episode has been a complete disaster. Completely unstable. Just transferred with my company. Work stress caused a breakdown on top of not getting real and finding a pdoc in my new city in time.
crazy relationship. He's got something too. Who knows what.
Family problems. Niece has a rare disease.
This year has been a hell of a ride, but I still have my job thank God. I'm coming to the point where I've just accepted it. I can't do everything I want. I can't be perfect.
On top of it I'm totally an artist. Which is amazing, but I can't stay stable long enough to actually produce stuff on the side and build up a career. My day job aka professional career is so stressful I can't manage it but I try. Until I break down. Which always happens. It's great. Then, I quit my job because it's horrifying to breakdown and screw up something, then move on...but I'm in a small state with a small professional pool and those chances are running out.
Also, very few friends because bipolar totally means bye bye friends. People mostly suck.
fuck it. Fuck it all. I'm bipolar. I'm going to take the meds I need. I'm going to try to make the changes I need. If I lose the guy, he didn't love me. I just can't pretend anymore. I come with a disclaimer: beautiful, talented, funny, cool and super bipolar. Thanks everyone. I'm going to fight and learn to manage this, but after 9 years since original diagnosis I'm ok saying, yep, I'm bipolar. I have a doctor. I take meds. I try. I love myself anyway.
Hi, I got diagnosed rapid cycling bipolar in december 2016, I'm too lazy to write down all the background and symptoms but will do if necessary (if anyone cares). The thing is, sometimes I wonder if this "rapid cycling" type is a legit illness, or a legit version of it. I don't want to be offensive, but, as everytime someone says that, what I want to say may be a little offensive to some, or maybe not: I have serious doubts about mental illness. I'm not saying they are not real or some dumb shit like that, but it seems to me like a lot of "professionals" tell people they have *insert really specific type of really obscure disorder* and then everyone is on pills and bla bla bla.
What I'm trying to say is: how can I even be sure if I do have this illness? I've been a lot better since I started taking lamotrigine, so I seem to react in a "good" way to the treatment thats known to work for people with bipolar, so I guess thats that. But, "objectively" speaking, things aren't much different. For example, my mind keeps going back and forth in cycles all the time, in other words, is like I'm a "lite" version of myself now. The whole thing seems like a scam. Whats the point of trying to repress something that may aswell be nothing and at the same time unavoidable? How can all the different versions of bipolar be the same illness if they are all so different?
thanks for reading!