I have been affected by bipolar depression for as long as I can remember. My earliest childhood recollections are tainted with the ominous occurrence of my illness despite growing up in a very caring home with two types and caring parents. After a divorce in my late thirties, I found myself unable to manage the feelings of sadness that had permeated my living and often left myself 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 went to see a psychologist and my doctor, both of whom asked me when my symptoms began. I actually explained that I was fairly certain they started out the day I was born, which both told me was totally possible.
Since that time, I have tried a variety of medications. From SSRI’s to MAO inhibitors, I have tried so many medications that I sometimes felt like a guinea mouse. I finally found a treatment 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 actually feel like I never thought I might or even could.
Enjoying my life now is some how bittersweet as I look back over all the past years that I spent in depression without even knowing that it was not natural. I knew something was different simply from viewing the behavior of others and comparing it to myself, but I always considered it to be my personality or “just the way I am”. I want to encourage others who experience extended bouts of sadness to get more guidelines on bipolar depression. There are a lot of resources available on the internet, and even your primary care physician could be of great assistance in helping you to determine if you suffer from depression. He or she could suggest that you speak to a specialist.
Had I actually known that my issue was treatable, I would have spent many more years enjoying my life instead of wondering why everybody else was enjoying theirs. Depression is treatable, and you too can enjoy a happy, successful life.
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