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Old 04-10-2018, 08:26 PM #11
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I was diagnosed with bipolar 2 when I was 16 years old. Iím now 37 and can finally say that Iím stable.

The last 21 years have been a rollercoaster. For a very long time I used drugs, alcohol and even cutting to self-medicate. All I wanted to feel was happy, but nothing seemed to get me there. I had tried one medication after another. I never gave them much of a chance though and with all the drugs and alcohol I was doing they couldnít do much for me. The result of all that was many years spent in darkness and not seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. There were many days that I didnít even want to live.

Letís fast forward to today. Life has done a 360. Iím clean, sober and medicated with the proper medication. Getting to this point has taken a lot of work. Iíve been consistent with seeing a therapist for the last 6 years and a gal who manages my medication. Iíve always been told that Iím tenacious and Iíve used that tenacity to get to where I am. Itís taken not only a lot of determination on my end, but the unconditional love and support of my family and friends. I couldnít and canít do this alone.

There really is light at the end of the tunnel and happiness does exist. We just have to keep moving forward.

Thank you for your story. Little encouragement helps sometimes.
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No hope for quite sometime. Done with the trial and error of meds after several years. Only ok moments very rarely. Mostly depressed with hopelessness. No light at the end of the tunnel. However having ECT next month so I see maybe a pin hole of light. I pray for a miracle this helps. Not sure I can do this anymore.
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No hope for quite sometime. Done with the trial and error of meds after several years. Only ok moments very rarely. Mostly depressed with hopelessness. No light at the end of the tunnel. However having ECT next month so I see maybe a pin hole of light. I pray for a miracle this helps. Not sure I can do this anymore.
Good luck Lucy. I wish you the best with your ECT.
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