Hi there shine - welcome to our dysFUNctional healing well family
You are by no means alone in this , there is a whole host of us out there with different "add ons". I have OCD but not BDD although I used to control my weight as that was one thing I could control.
I'm from the UK in West Midlands , Staffordshire.
I'm only just getting my life sorted as I have only just scraped the surface by being diagnosed - I have a long journey ahead of me.
As for being lonely , I think I'm the one who keeps them at a distance , maybe protecting myself/them as they can't understand.
Pleased to meet you too ,
Well you've met some of the gang now - they're great guys
What age? Well...I don't give away too many secrets but I've been walking around wondering what the goodness is wrong with me for eighteen years or so So , if anyone else is wondering whether there's something amiss get it checked!!!!!!!!!! LOL and no I'd never have thought until I was told....I knew I was depressed , but I couldn't work the "other" bits out
I am currenlty just taking Lithium as a mood stabalizer. A lot of people think Lithium sounds like a scary drug, but for me I don't have any side effects. Somes studies have shown that in addition to being an anti-manic agent, lithium aslo has some antidepressant properties.
I have been on antidepressants in the past and they make me manic. I have been on both Prozac and Zoloft. The first manic episode I had while on Zoloft, when I was fifteen. They suspected bipolar but were hesitant to diagnose it at fifteen. Then at 19 I went on Prozac, and that triggered a manic episode. They finally diagnosed bipolar at 19. Those years that I went undiagnosed were pretty unstable. During those years I thought the worse thing that could happen would be to be diagnosed bipolar and have to takes meds. Now I learned that it is a lot worse to be untreated and unstable than taking meds and living a stable life.