Suzanne’s success story: bipolar

When her bipolar manifested itself in her early adulthood, Suzanne had no idea what was happening to her. She was eventually diagnosed with bipolar, and a long line of prescriptions drugs followed, none of which provided long-lasting relief. EMPowerplus, however, has given her the life and health she used to think was for others.

I’m a daughter, a sister, a wife, and a mother. I’m a worker, taxpayer, a student, a friend. And I’m bipolar.

If you were to see me on the street, you’d not know that I’ve struggled with a very real and devastating disease.

I’m attractive, successful, and ambitious. I love to laugh and have a genuine love of life. I’ve been on EMPowerplus for 2.5 years. It gave me my life back. Sounds incredible? It is.

I was skeptical in the beginning, but felt like I had very little to lose. I had lost everything already, including my dignity and pride, so I gave the product a try. My symptoms were so severe that I couldn’t study, work, mother, or feel alive.

I was strictly bipolar.

This started in early adulthood. I was given so many drugs: Luvox, Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Effexor, Lithium, Valproic Acid, Olanzapine, Ativan – what a cocktail!

As a patient, you trust that the doctors know best and will fix the chaos that the disorder causes. But that calm never comes; you lose hope and eventually realize this is as good as it gets. Every day is a struggle, you can’t sleep, eat, or socialize. You withdraw from society out of shame. This isolation often resulted in suicidal feelings. I had no hope, and I felt alone, ashamed, and angry that my life had been robbed. I had two suicide attempts while on psychotropic medications.

When the illness started, I had no idea what was happening to me nor why. It was very frightening. This illness is very real and incapacitating. The drugs, even with the most genuine effort of my doctor, offered no hope. One can rarely function at all on them.

On the other hand, EMPowerplus has given me the health I always wanted. I used to think that life and health was for others. I’ve been able to live a life I only dreamed of since I’ve been the recipient of EMPowerplus.