Hello. I was glad to come across this forum. I was diagnosed with rapid cycling bipolar disorder in December 2004 after purposly overdosing on tranquilizers, pain pills and sleeping pills. I had always thought I was just a very moody person. LOL I could go from being on top of the world to the bottom of the deepest pit in a matter of an hour. I got into so much financial trouble with my spending sprees that we actually almost lost our home. I could go on and on with the things that went on, but I'm sure you all know most of them. Anyway, my family is very supportive, but they really don't get it. They think you just take your pills and everything is all okay. I wish that were true. Even though the moods are more stabilized, I still feel I struggle every day to keep things on an even keel and not let things get to me.
So, it is good to find a place where people will understand.