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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.  

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Welcome. I had a very late diagnosis as well although it was considered depression for years prior to that. My hindsight is pretty much convincing me I need to stay on meds. It’s a struggle a lot of us go through. I hope you find the support you need here. 

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Welcome!! I am glad you found us. I am sorry to hear about your hard time, but just know that we go through it here too so you can talk to us about it whenever you feel like. Right now, I am manic and in about 24 hours am expecting a crash, in fact. I have Bipolar I, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder without Agoraphobia. So I know anxiety real well, it is my nemesis! Anyway I don't want to ramble but I will just say hello an welcome! :)

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Good to meet you, Texas gal. If you do a little digging you can find some of our threads on the wackiest things we’ve done while manic. Shame is not a thing we really do here.

I hope you like it here.

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