Ran across this article, and this last part just SCREAMED at me. I know you can relate.
5 “Frustrating” is putting it mildly.
I’m one of those people that gets migraines. I also have asthma. These are disorders I have to live with, but not all the time. I don’t always have a migraine (thankfully), but I do always have bipolar disorder. It touches everything, every day.
Even when your symptoms are under control, you have to constantly monitor what you’re feeling and doing so that you don’t trigger an episode. When depression and mania break through, you have to fight to maintain control at all.
Manic and super irritated that no one is as competent as you? Depressed and wish you could muster up the energy to even take a shower? There are (possibly literal) voices in your head trying to distort your reality. You start to question every feeling you’ve ever had and every action you’ve ever taken.
At some point, you’re not even sure what it even means to be “you”.