My boyfriend has bipolar
Hi! My name is Jennifer and I am 28 years old. I have been with my boyfriend for 2.5 years. He was diagnosed with bipolar just before I met him. Before that he use to be a big drug addict and self medicated himself. He has been in therapy and is also on lithium and welbutrin. We just recently changed his meds and he is on a waiting list to see a psych at community mental health. His family doc is monitoring his meds until that time. He sees a therapist weekly to every 2 weeks. I just had to make an emergency appointmet for his therapist yesterday. He hasd a major episode. A lotof his episodes are brought on by his parents and ex-wife. His parents give him absolutley no support and even threw it in his face today that he threatened suicide a few weeks ago. His ex is trying to take his daughter from him because of it. SHe is 4 and is no way in harm from him. I am always around and I will not hesitate to call community mental health if needed. We have a 2 year old together that is special needs. SHe was born 12 weeks premature and now has a trach and feeding tube. FOr the most part I am her primary caregiver. So he is under a lot of stress which I know doesn't help at all. Lately it has been real bad for us. I belong to a support board for parents of trached children, so I though maybe if I could find him a support board for bipolar that he would have others to talk to that know how he feels and what he is going through. I am familiar with message boards, but he isn't, so it will take some time for him to figure this all out. He is cheeneyjo when he logs on and writes. I am also hoping this board can help me to better understand this disorder and how to live with him. I love him to death and the last 2 years hasn't been easy, but I'm not ready to give up on him. We have a daughter together. I have tried to explain to his family and ex-wide what this is all about. His ex-wife says its' not her problem, but what she doesn't understand is that one day it may be as she is the mother of their daughter and I know bipolar is herditery. I know our daughter has even more of a chance as my father is bipolar and I suffer from severe depression and anxeity, which i am medicated for. I am looking forward to getting to know people on here and seeking advice from those that can help us. Thank you for your time and sorry this is so long.