Serafena gave a wonderful response and great advice....I too am a mother of a daughter with bp, and can say that the outcome really
depends on the person with bp.
I will give you a brief history of my daughter's illness. Please keep in mind this is just one person's journey; it does NOT mean your daughter will follow the same path!
My eldest daughter was diagnosed with bp in her teens; she is now 34, and over the years has had many different doctors, medications, hospitalizations, periods of stability, then long periods of no meds, wild mood swings and impulsive behavior, including self medication with illegal drugs and alcohol. The latter led ultimately to homelessness; I was unable to let her continue to live with me when she became violent and extremely disruptive.
Having the patience to find the right
meds has been difficult for my daughter; she became frustrated with the process and at this time is not seeing a doctor nor taking any meds at all. She currently denies her diagnosis. I know that she enjoys her "manic" periods and doesn't like the fact that the prescribed medications take that "high" feeling away from her.
My daughter became pregnant and gave birth twice while she was homeless; twice she has had her babies taken away by Child Protective Services. Both of them have now been adopted by me and my husband because they terminated her parental rights....we wanted to keep them in our family.
She is currently married, living in an apartment with her husband. I continue to hope and pray that she will come to accept her diagnosis and seek medical help....if she does we will be able to allow her to see the kids when the doctor says she is stable enough! That will be so wonderful!
You and your daughter are in my thoughts and prayers.....
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