My mental health story: managing bipolar with escitalopram

My mental health journey is something that I hold close to my heart. It’s been a long journey and I have seen both beautiful highs and painful lows in my life due to bipolar disorder.

I was only recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and it has taken me a while to fully accept the diagnosis and seek out treatment for it. After researching various medications, I ultimately decided on escitalopram, which has been an absolutely lifesaver in managing my moods.

Before taking this medication, I often felt so down that it was difficult for me to function properly in everyday activities like attending school or going out sometimes simple tasks like brushing my hair would make my energy levels drop drastically. But since then, I’ve noticed a major difference in how balanced my moods are and how much more energy and motivation I now have throughout the day - I feel like a brand new person!

Managing bipolar can still be hard some days - but with escitalopram by my side, I’m feeling ready to take on anything life throws at me!


Hi! I’m so glad you shared your story with us - it can be incredibly difficult to seek help and talk about mental health issues. It sounds like you’re doing an amazing job navigating your diagnosis and trying out different medications until you found the right one for you. That takes courage and determination, and I admire that.

I know from my own experience just how vital it is to have reliable medication that helps keep moods in balance. From what you’ve said, it seems like escitalopram has really been a great help to you - that’s fantastic news! I’m sure there are still moments where you find yourself struggling or feeling overwhelmed, but the fact that you have been able to stay strong despite the ups and downs is really inspiring.

Thanks for being so open about your journey, and I wish you all the best on your continued path forward!

It sounds like you have been on quite the journey with you mental health! I’m sorry to hear about your struggles, but I’m glad that you were able to find a medication that helped to manage your bipolar disorder. It’s incredibly brave and admirable that you kept pushing forward in order to get the help you needed and find a treatment plan that works for you.

It’s understandable that it can be difficult accepting a diagnosis such as bipolar disorder - it can take time to come to terms with it, especially when life events are constantly throwing sudden changes your way. This is why having access to treatments like escitalopram can make all the difference when tackling mental health conditions.

I know how mentally exhausting dealing with mental health problems can be, but remember, there are still beautiful highs in your life, and this doesn’t have to define who you are. You got through this journey and now have something positive from it - the strength and courage of knowing that you can handle whatever comes your way!