• 7 days ago

    Bipolar Disorder

    I recently have been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and honestly it doesn't bother me but I’ve been feeling extremely horrible these past months. I’m not on meds but I want to get on them, my therapist told me she highly recommend it since my Bipolar is at it's climax? Probably because I told her I’ve been having hallucinations. The problem is my parents don’t agree. They think because they’re drugs it won’t help me in any way, in fact they said it'll do the contrary. I honestly don’t know what to do. Both my mind and body have given up on me, I feel so exhausted and drained all the time and it hurts so much.

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  • 5 days ago

    RE: Bipolar Disorder

    Hi there, I'm sorry that you are in the situation you are - I'm glad you are seeing a therapist. Do you think it might be possible that your therapist could talk with your parents about the need for meds and explain to them how they work? That might help them change thier mind and give you a chance to try medications. I would talk with your therapist about it. Maybe she could even talk with them over the phone instead of having to come in to an appointment if they cant. I would give talk with your therapist to see what she thinks about that.

    Hang in there!

    Debbie
      • 5 days ago
        : thank you for the advice but unfortunately I've tried that but my mom just doesn't come inside when I tell her my therapist wants to talk to her. I don't know what I'm going to do but I know I'll figure it out, I always do. Thank you again for responding.
      • 5 days ago
        Maybe you mom would be willing to talk with your therapist over the phone?

        You also might want to ask your therapist what your rights are at your age for going against what your parents want when it comes to your health. I don't know the answer to that, or if there is any that would benefit you, but your therapist might know. You should be able to get treatment when you need it even if your parents don't believe.
      • 5 days ago
        : thank you for being helpful! and yes I will try talking to my therapist about that.