Hormone Balance Saved My Life | How I Recovered from Bipolar Disorder

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Hello, this is Doris here. Many of you have read my story here, but you rarely hear the story of others. I am here to let you know that hormone imbalances can cause bipolar disorder and there are other people who are recovering from mental illness, just as I have. Please read the post below from a woman who did just that.

I am 44 years old and currently work as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. In 1996, my world turned upside down. I suffered a psychotic break and was diagnosed as Bipolar 1. For over 20 years, I suffered from debilitating mood swings. I have tried every psychotropic medication available to me and a few other non-formulary drugs I won’t mention. For years I have struggled to keep a job, a home, a relationship, family ties, or anything resembling a normal life. I have been homeless several times, and suicidal more times than I can count. To make a long story short, I had no life.

After going from one psychiatrist to the next and taking 26 different combinations of meds, I had given up hope. I wasn’t ever going to function normally, or be a proper parent to my kids. I had resigned myself to sleeping all day and worrying all night 24/7, 365 days a year. No one could help me. I was doomed. No one should ever feel like I have felt for most of my life. The pain is so unbearable you just really don’t want to go on.

My 10-year-old son started to notice I wasn’t like other moms. He started to see we weren’t a normal family. He asked so many questions, like: “Why don’t we go to open house or school functions?” My answers never really explained anything. How do you tell your child that mommy is crazy and can’t handle the outside world because her mind is in constant turmoil? You really can’t.

I started to pray for help from anything or anybody. I wanted out of this life if I had to go on like this. I decided I was going to help myself, since no doctor or any of the medications ever could. I started to do research on what really causes bipolar disorder. I figured there just might be someone or something out there that could help me. In the meantime, I started to work on my other health concerns. I was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome at 14. It causes infertility, hirsutism, weight gain, insulin resistance, and a whole host of other complications. As I began to work on my ailments, I started to see a pattern develop. I began to see a connection with my symptoms of hormonal imbalance and my mental symptoms. A light came on!

One day I said, hey what the heck, and googled all my hormonal symptoms. I coupled those with the bipolar symptoms. Lo and behold — Doris King’s blog popped up. I stayed up all night reading everything she and her followers wrote. My life was being described perfectly through her experience with mental illness, as well as those of her readers. I had found my deliverer — Doris King.

I immediately reached out to her, and to my surprise she answered the same day. She pointed me in the direction of hormonal balance. She suggested books I could read and showed me helpful information. Within 6 months of following her guidance and advice, I was a new person. In 20 years, I hadn’t been able to hold a job — now I am working full time and going to school full time. I cannot tell you how much my life has changed. If you think a hormone imbalance is causing your mental health problems you should look into it. You may get your life back just as I have. God bless you all! D.W. -Arizona