I have been affected by bipolar depression for as long as I can bear in mind. My earliest childhood recollections are tainted with the ominous existence of my depression inspite growing up in a very adoring home with two kinds and caring parents. After a divorce in my early thirties, I found myself unable to cope with the feelings of feeling down that had permeated my living and often left me personally unable to get out of bed.
Of course, these feelings got intensified as a result of my divorce, but even prior to I knew that something wasn’t quite right. I actually visited a psychiatrist and my doctor, both of whom asked me when my symptoms began. I explained that I was fairly certain they began the day I was born, which both informed me was entirely possible.
Since that time, I actually have tried different kinds of medications. From SSRI’s to MAO inhibitors, I have tried so many medications that I sometimes felt like a guinea mouse. I finally discovered a medication that was effective for me and produced very few noted side effects. I am now enjoying life more than I actually ever have and can honestly say that I feel like I never thought I would or even could.
Enjoying life now is some how bittersweet as I look back over all the past years that I spent in bipolar depression without even understanding that it was not normal. I knew something was different simply from observing the behavior of others and comparing it to me, but I always thought of it to be my personality or “just the way I am”. I want to advice others who experience extended bouts of sadness to get more guidelines on depression. There are several resources found on the web, and even your primary care physician could be of good assistance in helping one to determine if you suffer from depression. He or she may recommend that you talk to a specialist.
Had I known that my issue was treatable, I would have spent many more years enjoying my life rather than wondering why everyone else was enjoying theirs. Depression is manageable, and you can also enjoy a happy, productive life.
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