Alcohol and bipolar disorder

Old 11-08-2021, 06:34 AM
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Alcohol and bipolar disorder

I finally got diagnosed bipolar disorder and got medicated. It was obvious to the medical team that I had been self medicating for years. Imidiatly after medication, I quit drinking. No WD, no cravings what so ever. The relief I feel now is huge!
Alcohol abuse is an ordinary habit amongst people with a BP diagnose, as well as for many other psych diagnosis. I hope ppl on this forum gets a proper asessment regarding underlying psych disorders, in order to be properly treated for what could be the core of the alcoholism…
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Old 11-09-2021, 04:31 AM
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Its so good you were able to get the help you needed and that you are getting well! Wonderful! Keep on going!
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Old 11-09-2021, 10:30 AM
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I too was diagnosed with bipolar and got medication for it, but still drank. Now that I'm sober, my meds work as they should.
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I'm really pleased for you skybert

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Old 11-10-2021, 06:54 AM
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That's fantastic news for you Skybert, thanks for sharing. I think just about all of us have some underlying condition we attempted to solve with alcohol - for me it was anxiety, but there are many.
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