Bipolar Life

I am a 62 year old woman who has bipolar disorder, mild Tourette’s and a history of anorexia nervosa. I first started to have tics as a child and although they were mild they caused me embarrassment and pain( from feeling compelled to move parts of my body in strange ways). My bipolar symptoms first showed up when I was a teenager, followed by anorexia nervosa.

I have never blogged before so am a bit unsure of what to do. I want to make some sort of  sense and order from my chaos. Also I would like interaction with others out there to share ideas and coping methods.

I have a husband, 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren.



I have been on quetiapine for about two months now. My opinion of it is that it is very good. I am sleeping well, feeling much less depressed and anxious. My negative thoughts are greatly reduced and my self worth is better. I am currently taking 125 mg with the aim of getting to 300 mg. I do worry about the risk of getting diabetes but feel it is definitely worth that risk. In fact I would rate quetiapine as the best medication out of the many I have been prescribed over the years (and I have had a fair few).