Backpacking and Bipolar II. Taking Manic Depression on tour.
A new Bipolar blogger coming into the fold. Drop by and lend some support. Another late Diagnosis – you folks that came to diagnoses later in life, please drop by and connect.
All the best,
Why am I starting this blog? I guess for something to do, something to look forward to, something to fill the void. Nine months ago, I had to stop teaching. I loved teaching. I did it for 15 years. 15 years of being afraid that my mood swings would interfere. Which they did. Fortunately, I also have migraines to blame some of the erratic behavior on. Two years ago I even went through a nasty period of suicidal/depression which led to a round of ECT. I was even able to keep that under wraps.
Finally, 9 months ago, I couldn’t do it anymore. I walked out to save myself. (They deserved it. My principal had found out I had a mental illness and had started to treat me badly). I was on 1500mg of Lithium, 200 mg of Lamictal and monthly trials of various anxiety meds that didn’t work, I ended…
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