not sure what I am
I am new here and this is my 1st post.
I was diagnosed as bipolar 7 years ago and I am still lost about that.
I was seen by a psych, at 30 years old. I just go divorced, which, I was told, was the trigger. I went on trips and spent my nights dancing. 10 months later I was in a hospital, locked up, with severe depression.
It was decided I was bipolar, put on lithium - which never goes to therapeutical level for me. Then, my psych said she was done with me, send my file over to a MD who - everytime I have a question - has to check the answers on his computer.
So, now, 7 years later, I am mildly depressed most of the time. I am able to function, I am the main "bread winner" in my household. I cant afford to stay in bed if I feel anxious or depressed.
I just dont understand if lithium is really the answer and I am not sure what type of bipolar disorder I have.
I also, had an episode in my teens, also triggered by very stressfull situation.
Does any of you recognize this? Thank you for reading.