I have a thought for the moment, a message I'd love for you to read, and understand, you may be suffering or know someone that is. This may help you. Some people that are well are quick to make judgements, like it is all in your head so get over it, or you just want attention or to be a pillhead. I can assure you that is not the truth. Mentall illness is real, abundant, genetic, and it kills.
Your not alone, it is nothing to fear, & never make it your secret or your shame. Share your feelings, pain, and symptoms, & most importantly seek help!
Learn as much as you can about your diagnoses and your treatment. Being informed is your best weapon.
You would quickly e-mail or make calls for prayer if you had diabetes or cancer. Bipolar. OCD, BPD, ADHD, clinical depression, etc. These diseases are just as real, painful, and deadly.They are chemical imbalances, something you couldn't possibly help. So never let anyone make you feel ashamed, stupid or like you are less. Most genius, rennasiance men, artist, and famous people throughout history suffered from a mental illness.
I've always known something was wrong, I had to learn myself and learn the hard way! I was diagnosed bipolar at age 18. I didn't take the disease or the treatment serious until I was about 24. I don't write about this to get pity, that is the last thing I want! I just thought it was time someone said it outloud! There are so many great doctors, therapist, and new meds and treatments. You will have to be patient, you may have to try 60 different cocktails before you get to the one that is most productive to you. You must keep trying, yes there are side effects, of course that sucks. With the right doctor, knowledge, family and friends support you can overcome this. It is a life sentence, but one you can definatly win.
I am 31, I have been at this always, but offically, with meds about 12 years. I have followed doctors orders no matter how frustrating! I'm with a really great doctor now, and on the best meds I have been on to date. I've been frustrated but keep trying and I have hope again. Hope that I can be a successfull bipolar. I don't limit myself, I know GOD has a plan for me! I'll be the first to say it, I am Mistie Horn, 31, girlfiend, mother of two, with a beautiful future. It's hard, but I'll never feel ashamed. I will live the best I can. It is a disease that comes up everyday. It gets the best of me more than once a day.That is okay and so am I. I write this to inform you. You know if it's you and you don't have to suffer! You just have to come to terms with it and get help! I'm writing to say you are not alone, there is hope, help, treatment and not one good reason to suffer in silence. No reason to be ashamed!!! I hope this spoke to someone. I hope you decide to fight for yourself, I hope you speak out, never give up, I hope your proud and get the right help!
It may seem stupid but not only am I not ashamed, I am proud. It gives me character and strengths, it is a huge part of who I am. Even if this isn't you, you probally know someone like this.
So speak up and speak out, and do not let anyone suffer in silence!!!!!