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I am a 50-year-old widow and I am bipolar. I was an addict and I was never dual diagnosed so I admitted myself into mental institution thinking I was having a nervous breakdown. I found out I was bipolar. My depression has gotten worse since last year when I lost my husband in March.
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I have frequent mood swings. Any help is appreciated. I have also had 24 surgeries in the past 11 years. I have tried groups, and individual counseling and they didn’t seem to help much. I would really like to feel normal. I also have anxiety attacks and PTSD because I was raped and my house burned down while I was home with my children.
My family supports me with everything I as much as they can. Nothing motivates me unless it’s really nice outside. I would greatly appreciate any help that my doctor hasn’t been giving me. I think different medications may help but the doctor I was seeing no longer is taking my insurance as of this year. Looking for new doctors now. I’m trying to start a new relationship and I don’t want my bipolar to stop that from progressing the way it should.