Hello I just might off found out that I have biopolar ,and if its true ,i might off been living with it for 7 years ,now isit to late 4 me? I allways feel like im not in reality,realy lazy ,forcing my self to do things even tho I dont wana do them,i was drinking straight for 3 years but I managed to quit,also smoked drugs but I put an end to it,i feel so isolated,never wanting 2 talk 2 people thinking they will allways judge me ,when I eat in public places I have a feeling that people are watching me and it gets really uncormftable, my question is if I have had this disease for 7 years with out getting any help , is it to late for me ?Or will it take me longer to recover ? You know how they say the faster diegnosed the better.Help!!!!
Hey, first congrats on kicking the drinking and drug problem! Anywasy I can relate to what your going through, and i'm sure alot of people here can too, so your not alone. It's definetly not too late to get help, yeh it would have saved you a hell of alot of trouble- being non functional- if you had found out sooner, but hey if we all found out sooner it would have saved all of us a lot of trouble. The important thing is your close to finding out what is going on, and how to treat it so it doesn't disrupt another 7 years of your life, as far as recovering yes it may take a while, but once you do begin you will feel alot better and want to continue with it- so good luck!! And don't give up on yourself! :d
I'm so glad you finally got your diagnosis and that you found this web site. Both will help you alot. And no it is not too late for you, ever! And don't feel bad about having had a drinking and drug problem, those are actually classic bi-polar symptoms of self-treatment. There are a lot of famous authors, painters and artists who were bi-polar or depressives and they self medicated with drugs and alcholhol. Now that you know what the problem is, you can treat it properly with the help of a doctor and the right medication.
It might help you also to read back through some of the postings with symptoms that sound familiar to you. It helps to know you are not alone.