... I was diagnosed as Bipolar I Rapid Cycler about 11 years ago. When I first met my husband, I let him know of my lifelong condition. He said he was okay with it. ... (2 replies)
... Ok...if you have read my other topic, you'll know that my Boyfriend is Bipolar and that I love him madly.! ... (6 replies)
... isodes, in a mild form" I have never been hospitalized for behavior, that would endanger myself, or other, or done very damaging outrageous, behavior, typical of Bipolar I people. Like being a sex maniac, and ending up in Las Vegas, pennyless, etc. ... (2 replies)
... other than medication. My spouse is bipolar and must take meds or there is no peace in his mind! I hope all turns out well for you and God Bless. ... (1 replies)
... I hope things get better for you. I can't imagine not having a supportive spouse, etc , that has to be rough. Someone that close to you should take your feelings and problems seriously. My father also committed suicide years ago, that sure doesn't help , no matter how long ago its been. (11 replies)
... ndiagnosed. I went to the Pdoc when hubby threatened to leave me because my mood was so out of control, I was suicidal and lots of other things. Diagnosed with Bipolar disorder 1 and have been on numerous medications since then. ... (4 replies)
... i am on meds 48 and my sex drive has gotten alot worse dont care to have sex with my spouse think all the time about random sex orgys you name i want to do it and have it done to me havent done but really really want to dont no how to stop thinking about it seeking phychiatrist as i am typing this on hold of course real good with someone with bipolar!!!! oh wait they... (3 replies)
... i am on meds 48 and my sex drive has gotten worse dont care to have sex with my spouse think all the time about random sex never have done it but i really want to dont no how to stop thinking about it seeking phychiatrist as i am typing this on hold of course real good with someone with bipolar! suggestions answers anything could help but i doubt it thanks anyways for... (12 replies)
... month is much better than getting a divorce because your spouse can't deal with the rapid cycling. And unfortunately that's the road that many BP'ers face when they don't take their meds or get the help they need. ... (12 replies)
... It is VERY important regardless of which kind of illness you think you may have, whether it possibly be PTSD, major depression only, or bipolar I or bipolar II, that you be evaluated thoroughly by a professional. ... (7 replies)
... painful divorce, loss of a job, maybe death of a spouse or child. And that twin develops BP. It's like something flicks the switch and now the wiring in place kicks in. Makes sense to me. ... (7 replies)
... In the US, this is perfectly legal. I suspect all of us here are not insurable on the private market. Hopefully the politicians will fix this, but unfortunately even if they do something this fall, the timeline I'm hearing for full implementation is 3-5 years.
Insurance you get through your employer (or your spouse's employer) can't reject you based on pre-existing... (6 replies)
... I am new here and right now going through a BP phase. It is really traumatic, I must say. I have read a lot on it but things don't work out unless your spouse or people close to you provide the right support or are even aware of what kind of support to provide. ... (2 replies)
... Hi, having Bipolar Disorder and being in a successful relationship is possible! I will say that taking the right medicine to treat Bipolar and staying on it is essential. ... (36 replies)
... Learning about bipolar makes me think that I have this. ... (37 replies)
... I've kind of got the flip side of this situation, but have some things that have worked for me somewhat (varying degrees) and thought I'd try to share.
My wife is actually a resident psychiatrist, working 80-90 hour weeks and often times it's very difficult to get some of that much needed support during rougher times.
It seems counter-intuitive given that she works with... (10 replies)
... I know where you coming from. I myself have Bipolar Type II, with really bad episodes and no one can guess what side of me is going to show up every day. ... (10 replies)
... Hi all. This is going to be a long thread....bare with me please. I will try to shorten it up - just seems like there's no detail that is unimportant.
First, I have NOT been diagnosed with anything - will be seeing a therapist after Thanksgiving. Wish it could be sooner. I am 39, married 12 years 2 kids.
I have been reading a lot on bi polar disorder - I guess... (6 replies)
... Todd, I think you have fought half the battle by accepting you need meds and you are trying to do everything you can (Just like Dee-nah) I respect that so much and realize how much I lost because my husband would not take meds. I was told by one pdoc that sometimes the illness itself causes the person to believe they don't need help. Thank God, this is not true of everyone. I... (12 replies)
... Sometimes, a temporary separation can help, while you both work on yourselves. One spouse with bp is difficult enough, without two people struggling to manage their disorders and relate at the same time. ... (3 replies)