This month I want to talk to you about something that you’ve probably heard a lot about. It’s about hope. When I was dealing with my undiagnosed bipolar disorder, I constantly felt hopeless. I would lose my temper, promise to do better afterwards, and then feel awful when I got angry again. It felt like a never ending cycle.
It didn’t help that I was seeing a doctor that was convinced that he had me on the right medications. I would tell him that they weren’t working and then he would increase them. I was never listened to. It was an absolute nightmare.
I’m so glad that when I was diagnosed correctly in marriage therapy, my family and I found a new doctor for me. The sad thing was, I felt hopeless. I was in his office in tears, asking if I was going to be OK. My Mom and my husband reassured me that I would be….and I was.
Today, I feel on top of the world. I’m in the best place possible. That’s why I’m here to tell you that:
1. If you feel like you’re not being listened to, it’s OK to get a second opinion.
2. Never lose hope. I struggled for two years, but eventually got answers. It was a slow, uphill battle after that, but it was so worth it.
Just hear me when I say that you can never be in a spot where hope isn’t possible. If you feel like you’re not being heard, there aren’t any treatments that are working, or whatever the case may be, I’m confident that there’s always a way through the pain and into happiness.
See you soon!