I am a 53 year old female who has lived with Bipolar disorder since childhood. I have seen literally hundreds of different doctors, therapists, psychiatrists, etc. I have had dozens of hospitalizations. Finally in my late 40’s, after years of trying every medication there was, the right combination was found.
Prior to this I had no life and was constantly suicidal. I now have a wonderful life, a job, am able to drive, have my own place and life is good. I certainly have my ups and downs like anyone, but I am happy, and thankful for where I am at. I missed so much living, but no longer look back. Keep the faith to those suffering, and family members, be supportive. I am so thankful I had a supportive family who stood behind me, this made such a difference. Things really can get better.