It’s in the family history

My sister finally listened to my mom and I. She went to the psychiatrist. I’m not one to talk about others , but this is one that describes me as well.

Ten years ago, I was diagnosed as bi-polar. I, even then, didn’t believe it. Well, my sister was scared to death that she was going to get that label. Well, she got some good news, and it was a for me, as well. We have literally identical symptoms. My mom was able to make complete between how I was and how Megan is. So, pretty safe to say that if I was to see and finally get a new diagnosis, I would most likely get the same one. She was diagnosed with an , ADHD, and .

Yes, all 3 of those can also be described as bi-polar, but bi-polar also requires rapid cycling. Trust me, my sister and I both do not have rapid cycling. So, now she’s on . I warned her that if she has any to call her doctor immediately. I had a at sixteen because of , so I worry about her with that.

She has to be careful with what she takes though. She had a at birth and still has a heart murmur now. That means most anti-anxiety meds aren’t safe for her to take. It also means that she can’t take diet pills, but I don’t think she needs those anyway.

Now to breathe a knowing that my sister has the to admit that she needs help, and that she’s taking the steps she needs to to get there.


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