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I Am a Manic Depressive

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    My Boyfriend Is Manic Depressive, How Can I Help Him?

    My boyfriend is manic depressive I don't know how I can help him. But I love him so. We are now a happy couple for more then 7 years. The first time when I saw him this was when we knew each other 1 year. While he was in the military, he just broke with the military and went...
    LittleAnt LittleAnt 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 31, 2009

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    I battle with manic depression,

    I have done for about 13 years, I have antidepressants, none seem to work, I've tried suicide, so I have just resigned to let some one kill me! I live in hope anyway, but basically I don't try to do anything anymore! The doctors have given up on me and so have I!
    Seany83 Seany83 31-35 1 Response Jan 21

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    Its Daily and Its Been 12 Years

    I'm 36 I work out every day (but with rock and roll on my shuffle otherwise i wouldnt even bother going to the gym), when i'm there i'm angry, i don't look at anybody nor speak with anybody, when i leave to work i'm angry and depresesed its really worrisome because...
    treblue treblue 36-40 1 Response Jun 4, 2009

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    Mental Facility # 1

    I just got diagnosed with Bi-Polar a few months back and I find it very surreal to be in a mental hospital.  My urge to commit suicide was strangling me every day for about 9 months after a terrible incident with an ex girlfriend (its in my profile).  My sleep patterns...
    TumYeto TumYeto 18-21, M May 4, 2008

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    ...every Aspect of My Life.

    Hi, I've been a manic depressive my entire life, even back to my earliest childhood. It becomes so embedded that it affects every aspect of my life, especially relationships. My marriage is crumbling to pieces because I terribly afraid of intimacy and even the mere thought of...
    Malfunc Malfunc 56-60 Jun 6, 2008

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    I have been for as long

    as I can recall, only I was not diagnosed until my life took one final (we thought it to be final) nosedive crisis. It was then that I was diagnosed and although I had never heard of the term outside of a Jimi Hendrix tune....it fit. I am a survivor of 2 suicide attempts (and...
    bbush69 bbush69 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 10

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    I am a combination of manic

    depressive/anxiety/adhd
    midnightstarr midnightstarr 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 22

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    I spin out of control ,

    even with medical treatment and medicine for over 20 yrs . I need help
    Bethlynn Bethlynn 46-50, F 2 Responses May 9

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    love aint the must powerful people like me.

    . live between the flames and the heavens we can be in glory but we are still burning .. we live wonders and it still hurts you may fully love me but as with the weather love cant stop this. love cant stop the snow love cant stop the acid love won’t suck the demon off...
    RoobieCatenis RoobieCatenis 18-21, F Aug 15

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    Bipolar I

     ive had the diagnosis for almost two yrs ... bipolar d/o is a hard  mental illness to diagnose ...  because most people dont go to the dr when they are manic because it feels so good ...  i never knew how much went into bipolar d/o until i started educating...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 24, 2007

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    Never The Same

    First I'm mad sad pist irrated upset hatefull for weeks. Then I'm happy laughing ok most of my life I hate ppl and wana die I love all people very Into animals and helping all. Respect all was raised with nothing so want something but my moods hurt me anyone like me out there
    Hatefull1 Hatefull1 26-30 Feb 4, 2012

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    Bipolar.............

    When I was younger, I was told I was manic depressive by one of my Dr's,  about 3 years ago, was said to be Bipolar.  I am having a hell of a time with this!  I take a medication which i can not stand to do and even still, sometimes maybe a week at a time, I am a...
    usmile4me usmile4me 31-35, F Jan 29, 2008

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    Ehh, Well.

    This is what doctors and psychologists have told me I have, anyway. For awhile, they thought I had bipolar disorder because my mom had it, and I guess it's a hereditary gene. Woo hoo, lucky me. I have my highs and my downs, like everyone, though my highs tend to be a lot higher...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 30, 2011

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    My Best Friend

    My best friend died four months ago. Since then I have become worse. Thoughts go racing through my head; jumping from one subject to another I'm a nonstop party girl, constantly running around. I hate being home. Because I'm not happy there. I do too many wild or risky...
    km101306 km101306 16-18, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2008

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    I Am On/ Off Depressed

    since i can remember i've always been very down on myself. I've always been very socially awkward but still had a lot of friends, yet i find flaws in my person all the time. I've recently had a three week spell off happiness and it was amazing but now, I am back to normality...
    gmac19 gmac19 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 26, 2011

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    I am as blank as a new tab window on a PC.

    Just a pale white blank page of nothing. That's how I feel right now at 9:58 pm. Do I dare think it should be any different. Have you ever felt like a blob of nothing. No shape or form just nothing. It's the holidays and tomorrow I am getting Christmas cruise tickets for us and...
    bamagrl54 bamagrl54 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    Out Of Depression And Understanding Mania

    I have a blog on mania and depression with personal experience and daily handling of different states. visit: http://foxonline.blogs.experienceproject.com/
    foxonline foxonline 26-30, F Oct 17, 2010

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    i feel the substanceflowing slowly like acid

    through my veinsmy bones turn numbthey don’t do what i have to do .soi swim from one thought to anotherits exhausting, if i could escape from gravity,from this cage of bones im infrom this monsters that i get along witha little script of mineits march i think. 
    RoobieCatenis RoobieCatenis 18-21, F May 20

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    Bipolar.............

    When I was younger, I was told I was manic depressive by one of my Dr's,  about 3 years ago, was said to be Bipolar.  I am having a hell of a time with this!  I take a medication which i can not stand to do and even still, sometimes maybe a week at a time, I am a...
    usmile4me usmile4me 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2008

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    This Is Very Difficult to T...

    This is very difficult to talk about.  But I get where I can hardly move in life and the end of life seems the best option.  It does not matter what good thing maybe happening I am still depressed.  People saying just think happy thoughts and do positive things...
    allofus allofus 46-50, M 4 Responses May 13, 2009

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    Im type 2, moderate with no psychosis.Don't confuse bipolar disorder with BPD because that's abbreviation for borderline personality disorder, (although they sometimes go together...
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    Did I Bring the Poltergeist from Work Home?? Peculiar A while ago, I finished lunch and a cup of coffee and then headed upstairs to my room to look for a water bottle. Walked into...
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    Here's a long story. I am a freshman in college and I am also a lesbian. I have had a girlfriend, let's call her Jen, for almost 2 years. Jen is my best friend and I can't imagine...
    Dashtoaster Dashtoaster 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    My wife bless her heart, is bipolar and multiple personality disorder so talks nonstop when manic but all our conversations, two sided of course are meaningful and she is...
    ChelleT50 ChelleT50 46-50, M 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I have dealt with depression since I was a child. It most likely runs in my family and the psychiatrist I used to see assured me it is not my fault. I have a chemical imbalance. My...
    WindsofFire WindsofFire 46-50, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Being DID and BiPolar feels like this to me...(I'm probably going to switch half-way through writing this, so bear with me) I live in this physical world that's just so-so and...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 1 Response Oct 2

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    Being DID and BiPolar feels like this to me...(I'm probably going to switch half-way through writing this, so bear with me) I live in this physical world that's just so-so and...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 Oct 2

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    Me an my boyfriend were on and off for 6 months the first two months were perfect it felt like a movie where we were totally inlove with eachother but after awhile we would fight...
    simmonds76 simmonds76 70+, F 1 Response Oct 18

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    I have Bipolar NOS. I take Lithium, anti psychotics and anti depressants. I have a stable life, I've been diagnosed for 3 years. I have depressive and manic episodes which are...
    atatt atatt 26-30, F Oct 19

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    I don't even know where to begin. I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder 2 years ago and was put on a medication called Viibryd, which is an anti-depressant. It seemed to help at...
    Kacey12206 Kacey12206 22-25, F Oct 10

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    Last night I had a full blown depressive episode: beating myself up and feeling like I had made an irreversible mistake, retreating by myself to the bedroom and turning off the...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 4

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    I've been suffering from a major depressive disorder for a long time, but I try and try to fight it. I realize part of it is that I don't feel I have any real place in the world...
    TXDeva TXDeva 41-45, F Oct 6

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    There are some real Nut jobs on here. I don't do emotional roller coasters or mean people. People who constantly are negative and depressive. Really sad that people try to...
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 9

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    Finally finally feeling like I'm getting back to normal after a long long long three month depressive episode. Almost feel like I'm waking up after a hurricane to see the...
    Jodiechristine88 Jodiechristine88 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 9

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    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    ADHD and depression and anxiety- Dx age 9 PTSD and major depressive disorder- Dx age 20 Possible dissociative disorder (undiagnosed). I have other parts inside my head. They have...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 12

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    Met some amazing people recently who make me very happy. The problem with that, is I'm never (I mean NEVER) this happy, and can't possibly be this happy without a few months worth...
    ArrowPewPew ArrowPewPew 18-21 4 Responses Oct 12

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    I am really in my feelings and in a gloomy mood. I'm so glad for this group because otherwise, I would have probably lost my mind and driven myself In a depressive state. Maybe, I...
    Truone16 Truone16 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    Just came home from vacation. Ugh. Never realized how much traveling affects your moods. Was fine the whole trip until a few after I returned home. Dropped immediately into a...
    I9622 I9622 41-45, F Oct 13

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    MumbaiMember MumbaiMember 31-35, M 10 Responses Oct 16

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    - I read a lot. Not as much as I used to, but still a lot more than the average person. - I love photographing nature. - I like to get stoned. - I am fascinated by the...
    JetsamFlotsam JetsamFlotsam 36-40, M Oct 21

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    I've been diagnosed w Major Depressive Disorder for 15 years and was told today I'm 'probably' Bipolar type II. Starting Trileptal now instead. Anyone successfully found ways to...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F Oct 21

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