Mid-30's female with Bipolar Affective Disorder and a recovered Borderline. I am also trying to live the best life possible with medication, talk therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). It's difficult because even though certain medications have helped a lot, they're not a cure and don't often work through the course of the illness. Sometimes the side effects make them unbearable. Living is hard work and I'm here to write about it and connect with others who're doing the same, or who want to learn more about what I have to say.