Hello Im new to this site and have been diagnosed as Bipolar in 2010. I had my first manic episode in 2010 after being on a medication for anxiety. Honestly I wish i never took those pill, because they induced my manic episode. But anyway After the episode I had decided to tell close family members about my diagnosis such as my mom, dad, brother and one friend. My family said I didn't need any medication , my friend tried to supported me but honestly didn't know what to say or to do, and my brother asked me if I was on street drugs! That really hurt, when someone you are closest to ask you such a question which violates your character.
Anyway ever since....... I've realized I had to deal with my illness by myself
I moved away from my home town. But had to move back because I lost my job, had to change to different meds due to insurance and money
. Now Im just trying to get myself back on my feet. I feel like when I get upset its always over exaggerated by the fact I have a mental illness ....like "oh she's up set, did you take your meds today" NO IM UPSET BECAUSE MY LIFE IS IN A DISARRAY AND I HAVE NO SUPPORT AND I JUST HAPPEN TO BE PMS'ING !
Okay that's a little about myself can anyone else relate or share some ideas that work best for them when they feel alone dealing with this illness ?