I finally accepted that bipolar is a lifetime disease

 

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder over a decade ago and always thought that it would magically go away one day. I didn’t want to be a person with a mental illness and definitely didn’t want to have to depend on medication to make it through each and every day. Unfortunately, we don’t always get what we want.

This past Friday I returned to taking medication for my mental illness after attempting to stop back in November. I’ve tried stopping four times since my diagnosis and this was the shortest span I managed to stay off of all that medication. I’ve been having trouble with personal problems as I said before and a lot of stress so that may have caused some of the issues.

It’s my day off and I was laying in bed trying to relax and then it hit me. I finally accepted that bipolar disorder is a lifelong disease and can only be managed not cured. I will continue on my medication as long as it helps and I am able to afford it. My doctor probably will have to make some changes once my insurance changes but hopefully, the medication still will be able to help.

I really appreciate you reading this post and I will be diving back into figuring out ways to help myself and others manage their mental illnesses. Talk to you later.

 


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