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My bipolar has ruined relationships

Even though I'm feeling well on lamictal now, the people who witnessed my hugely embarrassing mania episode think much less of me and don't seem to want to be around me anymore. I've forgiven my behavior, but am finding it hard to feel OK about how I've been dismissed from the lives of people I love. I blew a good opportunity, and although I feel stable, I'm really sad about it. How do people apologize for this when others are unwilling to reconnect? Do I just take the loss? I'm disappointed in myself for getting so out of hand.
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replied February 12th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
You should not think about what others are saying about you. Just keep good compliance with drugs and do regular followup.
Start mind relaxation excercise like yoga and meditation.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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