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    Not2shabby posted:
    This is my first discussion. I was diagnosed with bp 1 about 2 yrs. ago. I am not sure why but I have a really hard time accepting this. I am however, taking my meds faithfully because I know I am really susceptible to depression. Do alot of people feel this way?
    monkeybee responded:
    Hi Not2shabby and welcome to the board! It took me years and a second serious episode to even acknowledge that I had it and I still have trouble accepting it. It is normal to feel this way and takes time for some people (like you and me ). I have just started therapy again and that seems to help and I know many on this board would also recommed that. Have you tried it? A good therapist can help! Also, stick around here, if you need support or need to vent, this is a great place to do it. No one will think you're crazy, I've learned this first hand. I hope it gets easier for you!

    Not2shabby replied to monkeybee's response:
    I have had therepy for the last 2 yrs. Thanks for the welcome. I just take my meds and luckily I do not have bad side effects. It is nice to know it is "normal" to feel this way.

    bpcookie responded:
    Hello, Welcome to the board.
    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.)

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