I just wanted to throw it out there that I am here for anyone... I am 21 and was born Bipolar (have a lot of people in my family also who suffer with it). I was known as a very "moody" and "miserable" child, while most other children were care-free and happy-go-lucky! I used to have severe mood swings and nervous breakdowns before I was medicated and I was also very mischievious and rebellious. I have grown-up a lot and I have also learned to control myself (the medications obviously help with that!) I wanted to belong mostly to this site because of my Fibromyalgia condition, but I figured I'd pop in here as well being as how I have also struggled with this all my life.
I know everyone is different but I am on a few medications that work beautifully for me and have changed my life completely: Wellbutrin (for my depressive side) and Tegretol (for my mania). I am on Haloperidol also at bedtime.
If anyone needs me, I will be here and I will pop in again!