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My migraine and cyclothymia (bipolar) diagnosis

Hi im a UK member but all the stories are so identifiable for me.. I first had chronic migraine in 2014 and was admitted in to a psychiatric ward and treated for one month. I now see a neurologist every few months. But when they flare up it’s so unbearable and lonely. I stay in bed pretty much all of the time and just manage to go pee. Everything else including dietary needs go out the window. On top of this I was diagnosed with a mild bipolar depressive disorder.. it’s apparently called ‘double depression’ in the U.S. The two together seem very common. I am having a break from migraines at the moment. I’ve no idea why!! But I’m so relieved LOL

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  • DonnaFA moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi UKuser,

    Thanks for taking the time to share a bit of your story. I’m glad to hear that you are experiencing a break. Here’s hoping that it lasts! – All Best, Donna (Migraine.com team)

  • UKuser author
    2 years ago

    Yes still on a break☺ managed some family time tonight. Went to a restaurant and it was quite noisy but still ok so far since being back home. thanks for replying. X

  • DonnaFA moderator
    2 years ago

    That’s awesome, UKuser! I’m so glad to hear you are still on a break and that you got to enjoy some awesome family time. Sending good wishes that the noise didn’t tip the balance and you are still enjoying the much-deserved break 🙂 -Warmly, Donna (Migraine.com team)

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