This Bipolar Life: Twice Over

So, this bipolar thing is pretty much a pain in the neck but it gets even worse when there are co-occurring disorders. What does that mean? It’s when there are more than one disorder in a person, related or not.

In my experience I developed a few additional disorders over the past several years. It’s been frustrating and frankly I don’t know if they a side effect of one my regular meds or if they’re naturally occurring at this point in my life. Regardless of the source, these conditions can and do affect my life.

I now have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and General Anxiety Disorder. You know, just for fun, right? Obviously these present unique challenges in their own right but coupled with bipolar the symptoms are exaggerated for all three conditions. So, what’s a patient to do? I’m not sure for others but I’m really working on dealing with myself and trying to become a better version of me. I do this daily and some days it works somewhat and other days it doesn’t.

Who knows what the new day will bring? Surely not me and I’m just going to focus on going with the flow.

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