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Old 05-22-2020, 11:21 PM   #1
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Things are going so much better since my bipolar diagnosis. I feel like it all makes sense to me now and I have the answers that Iíve been searching for.

I know I still have a long way to go but I just wanted to check in to say that I finally feel hope.
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Old 05-23-2020, 12:04 AM   #2
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I was switched to a different med and have been learning new ways of handling things and also have a support system of others who have been in my situation and learned how to live a great life.
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Old 05-23-2020, 06:21 AM   #3
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I'm glad to hear that, Hope!
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Thanks, LT! My recent med change has helped me so much. I am so thankful that I didnít give up when I felt like it.
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Great to hear you're doing better, I always hope that you keep trying and don't give up whenever you post about struggling and it makes me happy to hear that your effort seems to help! Remember that people on this forum are here to talk if you need or want to, whether it's in good or bad times!
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So glad @hopealwayz

A good diagnosis is important so you can get the right treatment plan. Sounds like you're on the right track.
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I am thankful for everyone on here for the support. It helped me to not feel alone.

I completely agree that an accurate diagnosis is the key to getting on the right track. I am bipolar 1 and only recently diagnosed. It is good to know exactly what was happening to me. I was absolutely terrified that I was going crazy. However, I didnít really reveal my manic episodes to my doctor until I started taking a new antidepressant in March and it sent me spiraling into such extreme mania that my doctor figured it out.
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I hear that often happens with bipolar 1. People are diagnosed with depression and then the anti-depressants make them manic. I'm glad you finally got the right diagnosis.
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The antidepressants that Iíve been taking for the last several years were actually making me worse. Now Iím on the correct medication that specifically is for bipolar depression but also prevents mania. So it treats the whole spectrum of bipolar.

It is great to not constantly have to struggle with trying to manage the episodes.
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Hope, I'm so glad to hear that. Thank you for the update!
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