...It's me again.....
I wanted to add a couple of things. My bf and I have been living together for almost 4 years and it's really hard for me to this day to talk to him about this. The one thing I think that would maybe help improve things is if he would educate himself more, but I can't force him to do that. Over the last few months though, things have been better. Baby steps, and even still I don't hold my breath. Really I know this is my illness and truly I am the one who is responsible for managing it all. It's true. He is there for support sometimes, and when he is not I know where else to reach or how to use the tools to cope to pull myself through. I take it ALL one day at a time, trying to not get myself scared about the "what ifs"
Interesting about the job you're not liking. The same thing happened to me so I (thanks to the support group I went to at the hospital) left my job, went back to school (through government funding, since I had a condition) and now I work at a hospital.
Just wanted to share those experiences so you know you're not alone. Our partners love us and this a very complicated thing for anyone not going through it, to wrap their head around it. Stressful jobs don't lead to a heatlhy balanced life, so maybe there are other options for you???? Anyway, enough from me. I don't usually ramble, maybe I'm cycling into a bit of hypomania....Take special care of yourself, and keep us updated.
Bipolar II, Anxiety/Panic Disorder
Clonazepam .5mg as needed, Methoprazine 6 mg/day, Lexapro 10 mg/day & Lamictal 400 mg/day.