I was diagnosed with bipolar type 1 many years ago in my mid 30's. Since then I've been fairly well controlled with medication, cognitive therapy and stress management. Well that has changed. In the last year, I have been committed, threatened with committment, placed in a supervised setting, and several other aggravating things. I'm taking my medications as directed and it is not helping much with the insanity. Last Friday, I was nearly fired because I blew up at work. My normally mild mannered boss is really frustrated with me as he should be. It seems like nothing is working to control the severe radical mood swings. I really need this craziness to stop before I lose my job/lifestyle <serious> or take myself and several others out <kidding>. FYI I just turned 49. I was wondering how other people cope with having a mental illnes and going through the change.
Thanks for any suggestions that you may have.