Well, we've already spoken but I will start: My name is Penny I live in Jonesborough, TN I was diagnosed as bipolar around 2 years ago, but I've been like this for a lot longer, just never got a correct diagnosis til then. Best advice given to me so far is to not feel like I'm lazy because I have trouble working. I have an illness that makes it hard for me to work, and I shouldn't feel any different than if I had a physical illness that made it hard for me to work. I want to thank everyone who has answered questions and talked to me on here. It has helped me a lot to be able to talk with people who truly understand what I'm going through.
Grew up in Southern Indiana, moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area about 8 years ago. Thought I was used to heat til I moved to Dallas and the A/C went out in our truck. It gets HOT here!!!
Diagnosed 8 years ago, but showed symptoms for probably 8 years or so before hand.
My best advice for anyone not just newbies, surround yourself with a strong support group of family and friends and they'll get you through anything. And don't be afraid to educate not only yourself but family. (Bipolar Survival Guide best book ever written on BP!!!)
I am from Virginia,a very boring place. Every year my family and I went to Florida on vacation for 2 weeks plus this is where she went to nursing school and alot of her family lives in Florida. We decided that we wanted to put our home on the market and move here. So after we sold our home we moved here to Florida 6 months ago. We love it here in Daytona Beach.
Name: Matt or (Mattthecat )[br>[br>Hometown: Born in the Detroit MI area did not stay there for long been all over the mid west and east coast some to but landed in the Dallas Fort worth Metroplex TX for the last ten years.[br>[br>How long you've been bipolar: N/A I do not have bipolar disorder but I am married to J and grew up around multiple people who have mental Illness and or bipolar disorder I.E Family. I am a supporter and try to give advice to family of those who have Bipolar.[br>[br>Best advice: hold on tight to any one who truly understands you and stands by your side even though you have bipolar. IF you do not have some one like that do not give in until you find a friend or love one who will.
MY one wish is that all of you find the balance all you so deserve.
My name is obviously Melly or Melinda or Mel. Don't think anyone else here has nicknamed me anything....I think.
I was born and raised in a small suburb of Cleveland, OH called Warrensville Heights - the home of Thistledown Racetrack.
How long have I been bipolar? Hmmm....forever? Looking back it's all there, but the actual dx happened in 2009.
The best advice anyone has ever given me since the dx has been....medication cannot "fix" it. It only slows you down, hopefully, to recognize you are heading off in a bad place so you can use your tool box of coping skills or seek help professionally and from those who support you.
Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all. ~Emily Dickinson
Wish I could get a certain someone to quit worrying about me!!!! But he's sweet, so what can I do??? Thanks everyone for answering my roll call !!!! Looking forward to hearing from those who haven't checked in yet. Have a great rest of the week my darling beeper friends!!!!
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