I have been on HW for a long time, usually on Fibro, A/P, and Depression... but I have a step sister who has BP and is convinced I have it as well.
I am newer to BP. But I think Im quite educated on it...but what I am wondering is if I really do have it. I would bet almost anything that I do and like I said, my sister is convinced I do as well because she and I go through alot of the same feelings.
For those who dont know me, here's a short background. Im 17. I have been dx'ed with Fibro, anxiety/panic, and depression. I do go to a therapist. My parents arent very involved in any of my medical stuff. My mom doesnt even know why I see a therapist and my dad knows a little because of an email he saw that I had written. We dont get along. I stay to myself. I have a past history of depression, anxiety attacks, panic attacks, self harm, over-doses just for the sake of making pain go away(not to cause harm to myself even though thats what it slowly does)... Im trying not to go into alot of detail cause we'd be here all week reading this!
If you have any questions about other stuff, just ask.
But what I really want to know is what I should do about it. Im thinking of talking to my therapist about it Friday when I go... But, what could she do for me? How do I tell other people if I am? I stay to myself alot and hide my feelings so Im not sure anyone would understand that the thoughts and the way I feel day to day is classical bi-polar. How would I talk about it to friends, family, etc? And could I ever be 'normal' and happy with life again?
I suppose these are average questions but I figure you all are the pros. Im just looking for some support from those who understand what I go through and everything, unlike most people.
I appreciate it in advance! Thanks