Hi, I have a female age 49 friend who has Bipolar
disorder, it was diagnosed about 2 years ago although she feels she knew she had it much earlier on, and before that, had always felt "something" was wrong. She is now on medication, Tegrattol 2 a day. She has been ok for the last two years with a mixture of medication and monthly visits to a councillor.
I'm extremely worried about her right now, I have witnessed an episode in the past, it went on for a few months and it turned out I was the trigger, i was trying to understand what was happening and i just tried to be there for her and help.
I am now witnessing some of the same traits, or it is all very familiar to to me from the past. I'm so so worried because recently I broached the subject and my friend is 100% connvinced that she is not. The episode I think has only started showing signs in the last 4 days, during which time she has only been with me. I know I may well be wrong about this but it concerns me nonetheless. My friend says that because she's on medication and she would "know" is she were having an episode, that she's come a long way in two years etc I have really really made a big mistake though I thought i was helping by suggesting this to her and she intends or is threatening to completey cut me out of her life. I am worried that the other people around her will not notice or not say anything to her (or of course I may be wrong anyway) and that this may get much worse and something really bad may happen. She doesn't want to hear anything I say so how might I help her? I know I may be wrong but is it possible she could be, she is very sure she is ok?
Thanks and kind regards.