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Loquito
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   Posted 10/22/2017 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   
It sure is difficult living with someone who's moods change so rapidly. Never know what triggers it. The only thing you can predict is constant change and fluctuationsšŸ¤£

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   Posted 10/24/2017 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Loquito,

Just responded to your other thread...
I am sorry for what you are going through.

How are you doing today? Are things any better?

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Loquito
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   Posted 12/1/2017 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for checking in. Ups and dow @Ɨ+1 as usual. At least he is,able to work. He injured his back a few days ago so I have to care for him both financially and physically. It is like having a child often. No different from my two doggies who are eternal children!

Anxious Scientist
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   Posted 12/1/2017 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
It sure is - but I commend anyone who has the guts to go through it with that person. I'm a bipolar, my boyfriend is not. He's put up with some stuff that he could have walked away from for sure. One of my best friends has a bipolar boyfriend. She's put up with some stuff with him that she could have walked away from too. They chose to love and support instead. <3
Diagnosed With: Bipolar Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder
Treatment: Lithium Carbonate ER (450 mg), Sertraline (100 mg), Cyproheptadine (2 mg)

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 12/1/2017 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
and not all people with bp behave in this way. some are stable.
i am one. the trinity i use, meds, psychiatrist and support.
i have learnt the signs of mania and address it. and the crash.
defiance and loving the mania and manipulation is what a lot
of peeps with bi-polar love and use.

Loquito
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   Posted 12/2/2017 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Thankyou for your reply and congrats for taking the initiative to take control of the matter! My partner is in denial. Not sure if it is a gender thing. I do care about him but not at the expense of my health and wellbeing. Keep in touch

Anxious Scientist
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   Posted 12/4/2017 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
The H...so true. I have come to find that so many people are "afraid" of bipolars. They think we are all off our rockers. I'm very high functioning. In fact my newest psychiatrist and latest therapist both challenged me saying that they didn't think I was bipolar at all. I told them, well, I'm under control with the lithium, so you haven't seen the pendulum at all! However, even so, I'm very high functioning and mostly "normal."

Loquito, it really does depend on how well the person understands themselves. Like H says, if you're really paying attention to yourself over the course of treatment and learn to recognize your triggers and how to either avoid them or work through them, then the illness does not take so much control of your life.

I've found bipolars are usually pretty bipolar in their illnesses too. With that statement, I mean that they either really care about helping themselves, or they throw up their hands and say, I'm broken, I can't do it!
Diagnosed With: Bipolar Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder
Treatment: Lithium Carbonate ER (450 mg), Sertraline (100 mg), Cyproheptadine (2 mg)

Loquito
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   Posted 12/12/2017 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Yup. People are afraid of my partner. His family always want me around as a buffer. He's unmedicated and unpredictable. He can change in seconds from a seemingly thoughtful person to a raging maniac. Good for you for being in touch with your condition. I wish there wwre more like youšŸ˜Š
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