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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 04:55 PM

5. I've got Bipolar 1, Denninmi. It's the worst kind.

But I have a good job, a nice place to live, a lovely wife, and I'll be a daddy soon. Does it sound like my life has been completely ruined? I'm also a junior in college right now as well and I'm getting 'A's. My brain functions better now than those of a lot of people I know.

Do you have any vacation time at work coming to you? That would be the opportune time to get the stabilization that your doctor suggests if you can swing it. You might not have to do it, though. Tell your doctor your situation money wise.

But a professional has told you that you have a serious problem. Don't dick around with this. People with your illness die by their own hand every day because they are living with it untreated. An acquaintance of mine did earlier this year. She was only 33 years old.

Your doctor should be seen as your ally. He or she is on your side. You have to trust him or her unless they give you a good reason not to. That doctor will not release any information about you unless you say it's okay.

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