Diagnosed with bipolar 2 today. Spent years trying to manage what I thought was depression to no avail. Anyone else deal with this? What are the meds like, and how does it affect your work?

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30 minutes of aerobic exercise a day is as potent as antidepressants according to well established research. Try that first. Medications address the symptoms, but there is an underlying imbalance causing this that can be addressed to equally reduce symptoms. I would check with an endocrinologist for hormonal imbalances, address any diet issues (whole food plant based) and exercise daily. Another huge contributor to mental illness is lack of sunlight. Get outside. If all else fails do medication, they are just really unhealthy unfortunately

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Diagnosed 2 months ago. Also bipolar2. Started going to BP support groups was majorly helpful for me. The biggest hurdle is accepting you have it, taking your meds daily, not going off them, and taking care if yourself (limiting excessive drinking, eating healthy, and exercising). Make sure you have a good psychiatrist as this is lifelong. BP is just feeling low lows and high highs more than the average person. Other than that you’re not much different and it actually has helped my work and professional life since diagnosed. I am on ADHD and bipolar meds. For once I can focus vs randomly have crying fits at work or just be all over the place. I’ve had some BAADDD hypomania (pretty sure I’d be diagnosed to BP1 had I carried some of it out and it was going down that path prior to diagnosis) and my fear is having that let loose at work. The older you get the worse it tends to get. Open to chatting more if you have questions. DM me.

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Wife has BP1. Diagnosed this year, but in retrospect she has clearly been dealing with it for her whole life. Hard to tell as it is mixed episodes vs fluctuations between mania and depression. Not sure if the meds are the same for BP1 vs. 2, but has taken some time to get things right. That said, the key is having a good psychiatrist who will work with you to manage them and adjust, try new things, etc. Biggest ones she struggled with were the ones that made her sleep a ton and sometimes be groggy / less lucid while awake. Had to change away from that to a lighter one that helps sleep, but didn’t affect her while awake. After that it helped immensely, as sleep has been her biggest thing to get right and avoid episodes, though high stress still has been a trigger

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BP1 and BP2 meds are the same. Learned about it in my support group! :)

What were the main giveaways that it was bipolar?

Psych picked up on cycling moods and mild symptoms of hypomania when doing the initial intake conversation.

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