... In your opinion should people that are bipolar get disabilty benefits? ... (12 replies)
... rustration as often as I once did. My thoughts are no longer dominated by fears of failing, being hospitalized, or having changes in my medication. I now receive disabilty and am no longer stressed by work related issues. ... (3 replies)
... Sonia, I would try to keep with work as long as you can and use this as a distraction. If it gets so bad that you cant function then that would be the time to think about long term leaves or disability. I have been off work with FMLA and had a stint of long term disability as well. Short temr disability is great and really gives you the time to work things out.
When you... (5 replies)
... being here. I went to my Pdoc yesterday and we talked about my going out of work on disabilty. I have a sressful job and I have been so up and down this year. My bipolar has gotten worse. I am worried about going off work. I have FMLA and then I will go to short term and then long term disabilty while I file with social security. ... (5 replies)
... I have been diagnosed as bipolar. I take depakote and wellbutin on and off.not good at taking my meds.dont seem to change anything any way.i have held a job for 25 yrs. I currently am off work for a back problem but am glad due to the fact that work was really starting to close in on me. I am terrified of going back.ont want to be around people.hate everyone just want to be... (29 replies)
... r that. I have been through several jobs, moved many times and went through 3 marriages. Now I know I am bipolar. It gets worse as you get older. I am now out on disabilty from my job trying to get SSDI. I take the meds as directed now and have been through most meds they have. If I want to stay alive, I have to. ... (4 replies)
... I understand how you feel, I quit my job 2 weeks ago, and I am stuck trying to find a new job, plus just feeling out of sorts, I just want to be left alone for a while, and wish I could get financial help to pull through.
I did at one point have disability, but they pulled it due to my husband's income, it was flustrating, I had to go back to work to pay back money at that... (5 replies)
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... Thanks Kristina,
I appreciate your input. I am glad at 17 that you have insight into this illness and can know enough to take time off. I wish when I was 17 I knew why I was so crazy! I am now 45 and grateful to have been diagnosed in time. No matter what our age, we have valuable experiences to share with each other. I wish all the best for you and a lifetime of health and... (5 replies)
... Now, as I am 17 years old, I may not be the best person to answer this question. But it seems to me that I can relate.
I had to stop going to school for about 3 months my sophomore year and just have tutors come to my house when I could handle them. It was awful, but it was also a time of, sort of regrouping and healing (to the best of my ability). It was a drag in that I... (5 replies)
... I collected SS Disabilty for 2 1/2 years due to Bipolar and some physical aliments, could not take it anymore and went back to work, and if I was you what other people think of you, its what you think of yourself, GOD does not make junk (29 replies)