• DyeDye DyeDye
    September 16, 2008
    Can bipolar symptoms go away?
    DyeDye DyeDye
    September 16, 2008

    Can bi-polar symptoms go away? I was diagnosed as bipolar II in '98. In 2005 I had to be hospitalized due to a bad episode and diagnosis was changed  to bipolar I.  I ran out of meds in 2006 which was before I got assistance through medicare part D.  Since then I have had no more manic episodes.  The depression remains, though.



  • Jerry Kennard
    Health Pro
    September 16, 2008
    Jerry Kennard
    Health Pro
    September 16, 2008

    Hi DyeDye,


    Bipolar is both recurrent and often unpredictable, but many old hands will tell you that the management of symptoms can get better over time. This often relates to something of a very personal journey in which medication and lifestyle issues play something of a central role. You might find this article about treatment useful as it touches on quite a lot of related information.


    I'm less certain what you might be inferring when you say you ran out of meds? Do you mean you had them reinstated after 2006?


    Nothing is certain with bipolar but you can undertake some action in order to live with your condition. I think expert patient John McManamy provides a really good illustration of his own perspectives and actions - here's the link.


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