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#129418 - 10/17/04 09:23 AM Scary diagnosis
yesac76 Offline

Registered: 03/23/04
Posts: 508
Loc: Idaho
I saw a doctor yesterday. He asked many questions and I filled out form after form. THe results; I have anxiety and depression issues. I have had suicidal thoughts lately (I would not act on them), and it appears I may be bipolar.

Yippee, My ex-sister-in-law is bipolar, and is a crazy bitch. I admit I have ups and downs, but the thought of bipolar chills me to the bone. I am terrified to get as bad as the ex, who tried to kill my brother with a hammer, a knife, and a thankfully unloaded gun.

Should I even consider getting into a relationship if that is what my future holds. I refuse to treat people the way Lisa does. I am not hateful, but could this progress to the stage where I would try to hurt someone I care about? That thought makes my blood run cold.

I know it is a bit early to be freaking out about this. It is not 100% that I am bipolar, but I am scared. Do any of you have any helpful words that might help me get into a calmer emotional state? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time,


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#129420 - 10/18/04 10:49 PM Re: Scary diagnosis
reality2k4 Offline

Registered: 07/06/04
Posts: 6845
Loc: Stuck between water, air, and ...

don't worry about it, I don't think you will be diagnosed bi-polar. Depressed, yes, this thing can mock a load of other things they can put a name to. Don't be afraid of relationships, if a girl really loves you, she will stick by you, even if you tell her what went on. If she doesn't, then she is not right for you.

Hell, you should not have to go through this, it affects everything we do,

have courage,

you will get there,


Whoever stole the Sun, put it back and we'll drop all the charges!

#129421 - 10/18/04 11:01 PM Re: Scary diagnosis
jwwells Offline

Registered: 09/10/04
Posts: 34
Loc: Ontario
Casey. I've known I am BiPolar for 20 something years know. I was a top QA & Safety Engineer. I raised two boys with no woman around the house. I dated a LOT! I've written a good many articles on many topics.

It's not as scarey as it sounds. Try reading some of kay Redfield-Jameison's books on the topic, she is one of us as well as a world recognized authority on BiPolar disorder.

jw, who doesn't worry about the BiPolar

Say what you mean: Mean what you say.
Whatever you say: Say it with love.
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