I was diagnosed with Bi polar 2 around three years ago. I am 34 years old and have suffered from depression since I was 16 years old. I now know it was the bi-polar. Over the last 2 years things have been spiraling down. My former doctor put me onto lithium , maximum dosage without doing any blood work. It took its toll. I began cutting myself. I quit my job several times. I destroyed all the relationships I had. I stopped seeing my doctor (psychiatrist) and started seeing my GP. He prescribed several new tablets for me and took me off the lithium. While I was going through the change in medication, I was staying with my mother. She kicked me out of her house and I moved into a flat with my fiance. I havent seen any of my family in almost a year and a half. I have no friends. The guys at work all distance themselves from me. Every now and again, I have serious lows.
Will this ever end? Is there anything else out there other than medication?
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