hi all. im waiting for an appointment to see a psycologist at the moment. had alot of problems since i was about 15 with my mental health. got to the point now where im at a real end in my lfe. read alot about bi polar dissorder and was shocked that my symptoms are the same as what i was reading. i get so low and down but then afew days later can be really happy and wanting to do strange things. i get obsessed with ideas but then quickly move onto another one. got lots more symptoms but i wont bore you with the details. im really wanting help for this as i cant cope with hurting people anymore.
thanks for the replies! its hard to be 19 and have problems with mental health. i guess its hard at any age though! worst bit is trying to keep a relationship with a girlfriend that you love but cant help hurting!?
It definitely takes someone special to put up with us. Most things we often can't help particularly if our medications are right. Just keep trying and hopefully she understands that some things aren't totally in your control.
i know that my 'diagnosis was the best thing that happened to me. The relief that actually something was wrong and i could work at doing something about it - or someone could help me. it takes some years to totally 'get it' - but welcome it with open arms. you are not alone; you will learn ways to 'cope' with it. you might not like all the suggestions; you might lose your way a couple of times. But keep coming back here; keep the appts with the medics; and don't expect a quick fix.
If you were a diabetic it wouldn't be.....so why should this be any different? But you can live with it.