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New here - Feel so lonely




Does anybody else feel lonely with this disorder ? I'm feeling so low, I just want some sort of life and meaning.

I'm 33, and have two young children, but I still feel so very lonely it hurts so much. The depression takes over all the time and i'm so sick of it. I want to meet others who understand, maybe write by email to support eachother or something. I noticed there isn't a penpal section here, so thought I would write here.

I don't know anybody else with the same disorder and so nobody I know understands.

I'm taking Depakote and Seroquel, the Depakote works well for me, but it seems Seroquel isn't so much. I'm tired of swapping and changing meds,...is it possible to ever find the right combination ? Have people here found there way ?

Is there anybody out there ?

Thanks for listening xx


Well-known member
Aug 7, 2009
Hi there,

I know how you feel; I have a fab husband and some lovely friends but I feel trapped in my head most of the time.

Recently I messed up a good friendship and it's really left me doubting my ability to be a good friend, but more than that doubt whether I can really expect anyone to take me on as their friend too. It's a huge undertaking and also I dread discovering that other people might find things scary or crazy if I'm honest with them.

It's a struggle as I consider myself usually open and outgoing but since being diagnosed I am just so reluctant to risk me or anyone else being damaged by my illness.

For me meds have been hit & miss and I'm off them at the mo but not through want, just circumstance making it hard for me to get to the docs.

What keeps me going though is a belief that one day, if I give myself time, I'll be well again and comfortable enough with myself if not to reach out but at least open up and let other people in again.

I'm recovering from depression at the moment so know how hard it must be for you; I know I'm heading in the right direction and hope you will be very soon too.

Be kind to yourself, just one day at a time, and I know it's really not the same as 'real' friends but there's always someone here on the forum. : )

take care, Bluebell


Well-known member
Nov 23, 2008
Belfast, N.Ireland
Hi Skyblue,
I tend to have the manic side of the illness. When I am depressed - I feel incredibly lonely. It's horrible. I am 39 and also on seroquel and depokate. I take lithium and haloperidol too. I am stable now - first time in 4 long years. It feels good to be stable. It is possible - just keep at it. I will pm you with my email if you want to - feel free to drop me a line.
Jacqui x


Thanks Jax and Bluebell for your kind words.

During the Summer I was hospitalised because of mania, since October I have been feeling the lows of depression and it seems to be getting worse.

When I'm low I isolate which I know only makes things worse, but I can't face socialising, I keep crying and I feel so weak, hiding away and sleeping the days away is all I can do right now.

My partner has got in touch with the MHT in hope I can see my Psychiatrist again soon. I know he won't prescribe me anti-d's because of the risk of going into mania, I don't know what else he could prescribe me. I'm wondering if a higher dose of Seroquel will help, I don't know, I guess I'm going to have to wait.

Thanks again for writing to me. x


Well-known member
Nov 23, 2008
Bonnie Scotland
Hi SkyBlue

I am 34 and have two kids. A lovely partner and friends. I feel lonley a lot. I just feel like the odd one out. Like everyone is the same then there is me.

I cant get my head round the fact i possibly have bipolar. went manic for the first time in january and just recovering from the aftermath depression.

I would be happy to chat on here or email. You can pm me if you like. But I am happy to talk here.

I have had a couple of good days in a row, so hoping it continues for xmas day with the kids. Look forward to talking to you x:welcome:
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