My Bipolar Disorder Appears to have Left

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I have not had an episode of Bipikar Disorder in over 20 years. Prior to that I used to cut myself and have my stomach regularly pumped from suicide attempts. Ive spent years in counseling, taking my meds and group therapy. But I was always told that it was always there and could come back at any time. Anyone else with a similar success story?

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    My life is pretty stable I have a healthy 7 year relationship and we have a daughter together but I still have episodes nothing compared to what it was like before . Before it was admissions to mental hospitals , detained , overdoses , cutting , drinking, over spending, doing outrageous things, dangerous things ,now it's just flares of ups and downs,I can control them, im on medication and it saved me . I also have 1 to 1 home therapy treatment once a week and I also do CBT and psychology therapy .

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      Sounds great. I'm 65 and it's a known fact that BP tends to run out of steam over time, especially getting high. Depression becomes that which one has to look out for. So far so good. Like I said I still check in regularly with my PDoc and there's really nothing much to talk about. Even my major back surgery recently was not a big deal mentally or emotionally.

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      Hi Stacey, can i ask you how did u manage with Bipolar and pregnacy? Were u out of meds while pregnant? Im on Seroquel, depakine and eglonyl, and doctors do not gave me a proper answer for pregnacy, as they dont have studies on how could meds affect the baby! Its really confusing me about having or not a baby.Can you give me some more details about ?thank you
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      I came off medication to have a baby and then restarted some of my medication at 28 weeks and then all of my medication was restarted the day my daughter was born. I take lithium , toprimate and chlorpromazine.
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    Since agreeing to take appropriate meds, I have not been hypomanic, manic or depressed for 7 years. I too have done therapy, stay part of a BP In Order group (weekly online courses). I too sometimes wait for the other shoe to drop, but so far so good.  I hope that you a clear of the BP monster. Are you still on a mood stabilizer?  I wish you the best of what life has to offer.
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