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I wanted to introduce myself, try and get myself into this community. My main thoughts I can give about myself right now: University student, no hobbies I enjoy anymore, excited about Vraylar, and surprisingly no friends. My default is very negative. But hopefully, this place can be a hobby, and become friends? Sometimes I just miss talking to someone besides my imaginary conversations as I pace. Edit: Oh and I have Bipolar II, Major Depression Disorder, social/general anxiety. Have been on medication since I was 16 when things really went downhill.
I just wanted to introduce myself and say hello. This is my first post, as it took a while to gather up the courage to say something. I was recently diagnosed ( less than 6 months ago) at the age of 43, with Bipolar II, OCD, and anxiety not specified. I have had a hard time accepting the diagnosis, and am just coming to grips with the fact that I will need long term medication and treatment. Looking back at my life however, my diagnosis makes sense. Hindsight being 20/20 and all. I have recognizable episodes of hypomania that lead to a bunch of bad decisions. I have unreasonable fears and severe intrusive thoughts at times. I'm glad I found my way here, and am looking forward to learning from everyone.
Hi; This is my first time posting, also. I am 57 and I am diagnosed with PTSD, Dissociative Disorder, and BPII. Interestingly enough I was diagnosed with the same diagnosis when I was seventeen. Then, I was sent to live in a therapeutic community - not a good experience and they did not believe in medication. However, when I left I believe my Dissociative Disorder and BPII were under control and I did not take any medication until I reached 52 and had a relapse. I fought taking medication all the way. Today I am on Lamictal 150mg, Latuda 60mg, Serquel 150mg., and Xanax 2mg. I feel like a new person with renewed hope. I cannot believe I fought taking medication for so long. My life could have been much easier, much sooner. Glad to be part of the board.