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Hi all, new member recently diagnsed bipolar.

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Hi all, new member recently diagnosed bipolar.

Hi all.

My name is Tom and I have recently been diagnosed as Bipolar. I have had mental health problems on and off for 10 years and it is now looking like I have my first accurate diagnosis. I am a bit scared because I do not know a lot about it, coping with it, or trying to live a healthy and active life with the symtoms. I have a really good psychologist who is helping me loads and things are on the up however, we have identified I am in the early stages of manic.

I perform standup comedy when I am well. I also travel a lot when I am well. I do not work, apart from some voluntary when well. My expertise is in marketing, benefits, and recruitment. I am hoping to do many things as I get better and with my psychologist we are setting SMART goals with rewards.

Two of the really big ones, and what I hope for is to fly a plane (just one lesson) later this year and if I can manage my symptoms and am well enough to embark on a world tour with a friend of mine in summer 2011. I am male, 38 years old, and here to chat to people with similar experiences. I don't know what else to say really. Am a bit scared at the moment. If anyone wants to ask me any questions about anything, I will be happy to answer.

Tom
 
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Concentrate on that world tour, seems you have alot to give
 
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:welcome: Tom

Took me 10 years to get an accurate diagnosis too - also bipolar. I hope you enjoy the forum :grouphug:
 
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Hi and :welcome: to the forum...
it's a good place to be.

qf.
 
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