Because your goals are materialistic I would strongly suggest you stay living with your parents as long as possible. The kind of financial devastation people with BP1 can get in is extensive! Bipolar is a very serious illness and needs to be treated with the utmost respect. If you don't want BP to destroy your life you have to work with the reality of things not the way you would prefer them to be, and go about setting realistic expectations within your health limitations.
It is really important not to drink or use drugs with BP - they progress the illness exponentially. It's important to eat well and exercise regularly.
I feel exceptionally fortunate for living in a country that has income support for disabled people. Disabled people in less fortunate countries are forced into terrible acts in order to get a lot less money than the disability pension. We can all too easily forget just how lucky we are, especially when the illness is biting hard!
Zoloft is an antidepressant and is not usually used to treat bipolar - as like all antidepressants, it has the potential to create mania.
Tetrahydrobiopterin is an enzyme cofactor. I've never heard it used before. I'll ask my pdoc on Thurs... I'm always curious to learn more about this stuff as I also have enzyme probs.
Oxcarbazepine is a mood stabiliser
Risperidone is an antipsychotic with mood stabilising properties
Amlodipine is a blood pressure medication
Lamotrigine is a mood stabiliser with anti depressant properties
Lisinopril treats hypertension
Lorazepam is a sedative
People on TV aren't real... and the people with all that in real life often have crazy, unhappy lives. It would be frustrating having champagne tastes on a beer budget. Disability just doesn't allow for wealth. You will have to plan to treat yourself at times so you don't go on huge spending binges of stuff you just can't afford. Buying things you can't afford will onlymake you more miserable than not having the "stuff" at all, in the first place.
I've gone through my 20's and I've gone through my 30's and I'm now at my 40's and life is a lot easier when we start to mellow with age, we accept the things we can't change and become more circumspect. Life still hurts when we get older but priority shifts to those things that bring genuine pleasure - our health, our kids, our pets, our simple hobbies, walks in nature.
Sounds boring but we get a different outlook when we get older.... Yeah, I'm sad my life didn't go the way I wanted it because of bipolar. I accept some challenges in life are just too big to overcome. We both have a very serious incurable illness that requires constant managing with medication, therapy and lifestyle factors for the rest of our lives. It doesn't go away - and only by managing it well, can we make, living with it, bearable.
You will find you own unique path through it GUIO :)
Good luck with it all mate,