I actually have more of a question.
Some years back, a friend’s spouse became rather erratic. I don’t know all the details, grand was a hellacious gossip with a vast truckload of source material for embellishment (30 years later, the doc declares grand had been early stage dementia pretty much from my birth on. Guess who wasn’t shocked?). However, I do know or understand that their spouse was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when their behavior got pretty strange, put on a medication regime and they were pretty much cut out of the finances and given an allowance.
Fast forward a half dozen years, the spouse stopped taking medication when they became pregnant and declared they didn’t need anymore, that things “adjusted” after their child was born. As far as I can tell, she simply has the energy of an energizer bunny on coke 24/7 and is just generally an early to bed, early rise type of person. They have a structure to their daily routine and their skills with organization are second to none. This is years and years ago now, and I’m happy to report they are one of the most together couples I know.
But I just want to know. I had always thought things like bipolar disorder were as much a part of your being as having a particular hair color, having asperger’s, or arthritis. I’ve never even considered it could ever just go away. Something just sounds really odd there and its kind of been bugging me for years. Is there something else that can be caused by a hormone imbalance but still manifest like bipolar disorder?
Anyone have any experience/feedback on this one?