I'm new to these boards. Someone recommended me to take a look so here I am
I am 51, female and have been bipolar since my mid teens. I only received a diagnosis about 10 years ago. Prior to that I was always treated as unipolar. I have been hospitalised about 8 times all in all (first time when 16, last time 28). Since having kids (3) I vowed I would never go away into hospital. With a very supportive husband (silver wedding anniversary last Summer) and excellent support from my GP and psychiatrist I manage out of hospital. Having crashed with a bad depression just before Christmas I was diagnosed as having an underactive thyroid and have just started Levothyroxine. I am going to look at the thyroid board but am wondering if anyone else has this combination? It would be such a relief to share experiences and swop coping strategies. Oh, and I'm menopausal also
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