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Bi-polar Medication
An_248883 posted:
I have diagnosed with a bi-polar 1 disorder and put on medication and seem to feel ok but how do I know if the medication is work or if t is just a mood swing thing happening again?i
bpcookie responded:
Hello, How long have you been on your medication?? You will know if your meds are working if you continue to be stable. Try not to worry about whether the meds worked or not, instead enjoy the fact that your doing well right now.
You may go through life hearing a 1000 NO's but don't give up because your YES is out there waiting for you.- (Something my father told me.)
Anneinside responded:
No one can know that... not even your psychiatrist. Most often meds helps decrease the episodes and give you periods of peace.

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