Newly Diagnosed. Just saying hi!
Hey everyone, I am Whitney. I have just been diagnosed Bipolar (for the second time), but it hasn't been clarified if I or II. I have been started off on Lamictal. Next week, I will talk to another therapist further to get more specific about my diagnoses and see what medicine to use. The psychiatrist that I seen today was really adamant about putting me on Lithium, which didnít sit right with me. I understand that it has 30 years of research behind it, but the side effects and the necessity for accuracy bothers me. (BTW, I have Death Anxiety)
Anyway, I am just trying to cope. When I was 17 I was admitted to a hospital and thatís when I first found out that I was bipolar, however it has gone untreated. Every year I make some life altering decision that mania causes. Then I come down and go into depression which is now not just affecting me, but my 5 year old son as well. I donít want to be in denial anymore. I guess I am just venting, sorry, but that you for listening.