20+ year diagnosis

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arwilliams

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I got diagnosed when I was 20.

It's been almost 4 years.

I understand strategies and techniques may change as time goes on.

Anyone in there 40s or 50s and diagnosed fairly young.

What has made you the most stable? Maybe medication or lifestyle wise?

Are you generally doing well and healthy?

There are many studies that those with bipolar die younger although they aren't 100% why. Might simple be lifestyle choices or something else altogether. I developed a sleep disorder and likely will be stuck on Zyprexa(or Seroquel) for life.
 
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I was diagnosed at 19 and am now 41.
I never ever believed in my teens that i would survive to see 40!
I have had many relapses, ups and downs, suicide attempts.
I think im getting more wiser as im getting older. Im recognising my spirals quicker and seeking help quicker from my doctor and accessing talking therapies.
I have become accepting that i will be on medication for the rest of my life and am not phased by that.
I think these episodes can be managed you just need to keep a closer eye on yourself. That might come with age and experience.
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