Life has problemsI was diagnosed Bipolar about a week after I hit a cop and responded to Lithium. I remember not even wanting to leave my house for literaly a month due to panic attacks. Little by little I have taken baby steps in my recovery. first I worked with the doctors to find a combination of meds that minimizes the panic attacks, and keeps the mood swings to a minimum, now I am working on life problems. They seem different now. I mean when I wake up in the morning, and I do NOT want to wake up, after 10 years of saying "I must be depressed", or "I must be having drug interaction problem." I must simply say, "I am tired, and I have to get to work." Millions of Americans (And Canadians too) say this every day. I am special because of my disorder, but I am not the only person that faces life's issues. The fact that at times I have to work harder to over come some of them like the frustration of rush hour, co workers disapproving of me because I don't have enough "Pep", and so on. The fact that I work harder on the simple issues, I believe has made me as strong as I am today.