Welcome to HealingWell and to our board. I think you described our board pretty well. We take the disorder pretty seriously, but sometimes, you just have to laugh about the sillier parts of it.
You're in a particularly hard time with the disorder. When you just find out about being BP, it's scary and frustrating: the meds aren't automatic cure-alls, you can't really talk to your friends and family easily about it, you have a lot of questions. I'm glad you found us. Feel free to vent, ask questions, talk about what you're going through. We bp's have all been through it too.
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