I'm pretty sure I have a fairly severe case of bipolar disorder, what should I do?
See a doctor?
If you become like this you will never suffer anymore promise :)
As with most things early detection and treatment result in better outcomes.
A lot of the drugs suck but if you're fortunate enough to be fixed by them most agree it was worth the trouble.
How much has it negatively impacted your life? If you haven't been arrested yet or involuntarily committed that's a good thing. It happens a lot with bipolar people.
I'm kind of skeptical of drugs. The only times I've seen bipolars actually cured is when they underwent ECT or the newer maget version of ECT.
I'm a guy, diagnosed BP1 against my will, forced out of my job and put on enough meds to sink a fleet of Japanese ships.
Sucks man, go find a shrink and get ready to drool like a cunt for a few years
I spend every day high as fuck, part of me loves this so much and im not really sure what I'd do without it. Most if me knows how bad this really is.
My real problem is that it's been 4 years now and I honestly cannot remember how I used to feel, of all the side effects which is me? Which is BP? Which are the drugs. I have no idea, sit around and drool watching my life flow out between my fingers.
I have literally no idea at this point, I hear people go totally fucko if they go cold turkey or start thinking they no longer need the meds. Pretty common occurrence in patients with BP, think you're fine and are fixed, stop dosing, go destroy a house or drive your car over a cliff.
I am honestly scared to try and like I said, no real idea what is me anymore mate, what if it's all meds and I'm just a shell.
I never wanted this, I never wanted any of this. I can't sleep, never could, got pulled up at work after a few bad weeks, big company with private medical. Pushed through the system to find a shrink eventually, shrink diagnoses BP and boom, no more work for me. Kept me out nearly three years on the grounds of danger to myself or others, wankers.
Are you Op?
Bi polar bro here
I started lifting 4 years ago, and had a few good moments, where I was able to distract myself miring my body in the mirror. That effect has faded away and I'm getting my mood swings more often. It's getting harder. It's not easy seeing yourself going insane day by day.
Wish I could help you op.
My company provides occupational health care through Axa PPP, they provide an assessment as to whether an employee is fit to work or not. If they deem you unfit then there's fuck all you can do about it.
Company won't take a risk on getting sued if I do something to damage their image.
Your path is your own mate, I don't think any of the meds I've got do jack shit for me but again, don't know, can't remember what it was like before, still can't sleep.
If you're from the UK look up a local private psychologist if you're worried, cost you a bit but worth two or three sessions. I got referred to a shrink straight away, if they do for you too you'll get an NHS appointment or a referral for your Gp mate
I live in the UK, if you mean confidentiality then I do but they still provide a report to my company as I receive non NHS care paid for by the bank I work for.
Care not if you believe me, very least of my worries
>if you mean confidentiality then I do but they still provide a report to my company
That's not what confidentiality means.
So you claim your employer forced you to take a mental health assessment, then where privy to the results, then forced you to resign your position, and then forced you to take medication?
Sorry anon, but I have a hard time believing that.