BP II. That is what they said I have three years ago and what they've been saying ever since. I've had 2 Psych NP's and 2 Psychologists agree. Sometimes I feel like if I hadn't gone to see one that first time, that if I hadn't broken down and just plowed thru like I'd been doing, that I'd be fine, diagnosis free, med free, yada yada yada. Do any of you ever feel this way? I think it's the meds that make me so "different". I start thinking about this ever once in a while.
They could be right. Might not be. Best bet: research research research. Learn everything you can about bi polar and the types, differences between the two, medications, coping signals, signs and symptoms. The more you find out, the more you'll answer your question.
As to plowing through and the other thoughts, they're irrelevant. You went to the doctor, they gave a diagnosis. Wasting time thinking of shoulda's are pointless. You can't go back, maybe you could have plowed through and functioned on your own, who knows. There are two answers to that, You could try if you really want to (its not advisable but ultimately your choice), or you could admit that you'll never know. Take charge of it, one way or the other.
Luck to you and I hope nothing comes off as too brash or anything, it's not intended that way
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