My niece is and as long as she stays on her meds she is fine. She now has a son and knows how important it is for him that she stays on her meds that we never have a problem anymore. However when she was younger and would go off them I would stay away. She would get mad at the time, but when she was back on them she understood.
ugh ! and its so unpredictable from one moment to another. i've learned to read the SCOWL on her face when i first see her in the morning. correction...its more like a skull and cross bones. best advice stay out of their way when they are like that......
I have a child and a couple of friends who are bipolar and all of them except one refuses to be on meds because they don't like the way it makes them feel. I have been present through several bipolar episodes and some of them were awful horrific to witness and included police, jail and hospitalization. Most posses grandiose behavior and have manic episodes. It is very important for them to be seen by a psyciatrist and if he/she does diagnose as being bipolar they will be prescribed meds. Please take them as directed. Any issues contact the doctor. After a couple weeks (give or take) on the meds you will notice a big difference and you will feel a lot better. Good luck with whatever your reasoning is for writing your question. I hope I helped some. Take care and God Bless you.
im bipolar and i very rarely take my meds........i have only lost my temper two times from what i can recall......both my friends understood and said tht it was ok............but i do go from happy to sad atleast 3 times a day but i geuss u get use too it just be understanding