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Getting a Second Opinion on My Bipolar Medication Saved Me

Getting a second opinion from another doctor is OK. This is something I wish someone had told me a long time ago. When I was first diagnosed with type 2 bipolar disorder, I was told these exact words:

“This is something that isn’t curable and you will be on medication for the rest of your life.”

I was 19 at the time, so I didn’t really take in the depth of those words. As with many other people, I was on medication trials for a very long time to find the right medication for me. Some of them, my body rejected which would put me straight back to square one, and it was frustrating. But there was one medication I stayed on up until recently, and that was lithium.

I questioned my psychiatrist at the time on what the long-term effects of lithium

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