Hi there. Long story short I think I might have Bipolar or Adult ADHD, I feel that I display many symptoms/behaviours from each disorder. I've had problems with anxiety and highs and lows since I've been a child and first took meds for depression at 16...im now 36 and have been on and off meds for last 20 years. To be honest I just thought that 'that was the way I was' but it's now really affecting relationships that I have with others and in every area of my life more than ever before. My doctor has finally agreed to refer me to a psychiatrist which I'm excited about as I feel that someone is finally taking me seriously...I don't particularly want to be diagnosed with either but I'm hoping that someone can finally put their finger on it and I can get the help that I need. I've had CBT and different types of talking therapy over the years which has been helpful and am currently taking citalopram, which I've been on for around 5 years...however I've heard that antidepressants can actual make bipolar worse (if that's what it is). Just wondering if there is anyone out there that is or has been in a similar situation to me. Would be good to chat maybe? My friends and family have always been supportive and my partner has tried his best to support me but is at the end of his tether now...to be honest so am I know. I feel fed up with myself and I really try my best to fight through the low times however sometimes its absolutely impossible....help xxx
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