I've suffered with bouts of depression and anxiety for years as well as spent most of my childhood being medicated for ADHD. Only recently have I been given the Bipolar II diagnosis.
It began with a massive depressive episode, followed by an anti-depressent induced manic episode then quickly by another depressive episode where I overdosed and ended up in hospital. Since July I have been "rapid cycling" and having lots of depressive episodes. I spent a few days in hospital again not long ago becaue I was having suicidal thoughts, drinking, self medicating with codeine and refusing to take my medication.
I ahte taking the medication and only do it because I see no other option. I'm currently on Lexapro and Seroquel. Have also taken Lithium, Effexor, Temazepan and Avanza recently too.
Would love to know I'm not alone out there!