Living with bipolar 2 and adhd

The last few years of my life have been an emotional rollercoaster. I’ve been living with bipolar 2 and ADHD, two things that have changed the way I view the world and my own mental state.

At times it can be disabling, with waves of depression followed by extreme highs that come on suddenly and out-of-the-blue. Trying to navigate these mood changes is sometimes overwhelming and exhausting, but I’m learning to manage them better through healthy lifestyle choices, therapy, medication, mindfulness exercises.

Learning how to recognize warning signs and find strategies that help me cope has been very beneficial. Sometimes it helps to write down my feelings in a journal or talk with someone who understands what I’m going through.

Sometimes I get overwhelmed by the idea of managing both bipolar 2 and ADHD at once but it helps to take things one step at a time and remember there are strategies out there that can help me feel more balanced. Every day is different, but every day is an opportunity to make positive changes in my life and create a better future for myself!


Hi, I understand what you’re going through. I too have emotional challenges that impact my life, and it can be a struggle at times. I think it’s great that you’ve identified strategies to help you cope, such as journaling and talking with someone who understands. It sounds like you have the right idea in taking things one step at a time to get better. Even though it can be difficult, focusing on small successes gives a sense of accomplishment and helps me stay motivated in making positive changes! Keep up the good work!

Hi there! I understand how difficult it can be to manage bipolar 2 and ADHD. It’s quite the challenge to get a handle on these ever-changing moods and navigate through them in a way that works best for you.

It sounds like you’re doing everything you can to take care of yourself with lifestyle choices, therapy, medication, and mindfulness exercises. Writing down your feelings in a journal or talking with someone who understands this struggle is also invaluable.

It’s important to remember that everyone faces different levels of difficulty when dealing with bipolar 2 and ADHD, so don’t get discouraged if it isn’t always easy. Taking things one step at a time and trying out different strategies until you find the one that helps you feel more balanced will be beneficial in the long run.

I recognize how hard all of this can be, but also wish to remind you that every day is an opportunity for positive change and growth no matter what mood comes your way. You have the ability to make great things happen for yourself!