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I Am Bi Polar

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    I Am Bi

    I am bi and of the polar bear persuasion.  I escaped from the zoo several years ago and have been on the lam.  It's hard disguising oneself when he weighs a thousand pounds and has  white fur all over.  My biggest regret for escaping was leaving Noonak, my...
    levin60kitty levin60kitty 61-65 Jan 7, 2009

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    My Bi Polar Trip

    I was recently diagnosed with Bi-polar disorder. I was diagnosed with this illness after having been treated for exhaustion and depression. I am a professional educator and had taken time from work to recover from exhaustion. I had just completed my masters while working full...
    tiggeroo tiggeroo 41-45 4 Responses Oct 17, 2008

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    I Am Bipolar and Still Young

    well i am 18 and when i was in elementary i was in special services as emotionally impared because everyone knew that i was really emotionally and angy at times i mean like if i got mad at one of my teachers i would get really mad and just walk out of the school and walk home but...
    lostinlife18 lostinlife18 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2009

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    I Am Bi Polar

    I just hadda vent a bit. I am bi polar and by no means do I say that with pride. Being bi polar is really hard. Sometimes you cant even find the strength to get out of bed, other days you feel like a super hero and can take on the world. The highs and lows are really intense and...
    nync333 nync333 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 6, 2009

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    Abilify

    has anyone else here tried abilify? i can't tell you how many different meds i've tried, most to unsuccessful ends. i was on lamictal for a while, and that had been working great until i developed that rash, so they took me off again. i've only been on abilify for a few days but...
    earthdragon earthdragon 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 24, 2008

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    Been Bi-polar For 7 Years

    I was put on several meds at a time many of which were sedating and addictive. None of which seemed to work in concert with each other. About three years ago I found a doctor that tried one med at a time, when one worked alittle by it's self he would add another with another...
    firefae firefae 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 25, 2008

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    Emotional Rollercoaster

    All I can say is for me: Best Highs, Worst Lows. 
    mweichman mweichman 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 23, 2009

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    Bipolar Affective Disorder Type 2

    It started being noticeable when I hit puberty, about age 13. My mom didn't understand why I would have fits like a 5 year old about some things, cry for no reason, or suddenly hit the roof with energy and giggly-ness. I remember getting really angry, so angry that I wouldn't be...
    iowabee iowabee 18-21, F Oct 20, 2011

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    My Experience

    Hi. It's been a little over a year now since everything started happening. I've been through a lot, and it seems so much longer. I'm doing good now though. Although, I am less social and still get stressed out very easily. It's also hard for me to know when I am overreacting or...
    lager87 lager87 18-21 2 Responses Sep 7, 2008

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    Scared

    I found out my fiance is being deployed in 11 days. we only got 2 weeks notice. He will be shipping out to georgia and then straight to iraq. As soon as I saw the e-mail I spazed out. I ran out crying and havent really stopped since. It's random bouts of crying every 30 minutes...
    jinxy18 jinxy18 18-21 Dec 2, 2008

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    I Am Bp......

    I am BP.....I have learned in the last few years how to control it WITHOUT MEDICATION which in experience was nothing but a bunch of garbage!! it made me worse, felt like I was wearing a mask all the time, and it was no solution just a band aide!! I studied and read so much on...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 7, 2010

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    sologamer sologamer 13-15, F May 26

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    Life Is Tough

    Once I was diagnosed with bipolar, I thought my life was over. I had several doctors opinions....but they all came out the same. I was scared and honestly I am still scared. But, I am on the right meds now due to trial and error. I have found Symbyax. It works so well. It gave me...
    picgirl picgirl 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 20, 2008

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    A Tough Role

    Dear Friends, I have been in the full-time, after college workforce for 11 years now. In 11 years I've had 9 different jobs. I was laid off from some of these jobs (contracting, economy), some of these jobs I left on my accord, while other jobs I was terminated due to...
    MzScarlett MzScarlett 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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    Manic Episodes

    Although I've had many professionals ask if I was bi-polar, it's not until I had a full manic episode witnessed before I was diagnosed.  I've struggled with depression all of my life, and can look back into my past and see tall tale times of manic highs & crazy...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 1, 2009

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    Get Over It They Say...

    I was misdiagnosed as many are for about 12 years. I was on every anti depressant known to man. We all know the story. You take the medicine (which isn't the right medicine) then you stop...they give you something else...then you stop. This is a terrible cycle for all of us...
    hisdreamy hisdreamy 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2009

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    Im Bi Polar and Proud of It

    When i was finally diagnosed with Bi Polar disorder, i had practically lived my whole life up to that point with fits and outbursts of rage, depression, and my fave symptom elation.  There was nothing like the elation i would experience.  It was being absolutely happy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 11, 2009

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    Recently Diagnosed As Bi Polar

    I've struggled with depression and anxiety for most of my life. My mom is a psychologist so I've also been subjected to many different doctor, counselors, medications and was even institutionalized once. Because of my mother's profession I had always seen people that she had a...
    imasuperhero imasuperhero 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2012

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    Just the Other Day...

    i was talking to a friend.  She commented on how much i have changed since she's known me.  Funny, cause i seem the same to me.  You know?.?.?  She was talking about how i havent attacked anyone in so long or even have become as manic except for one time, but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 20, 2009

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    Hang On Its Gunna Be a Bumpy Ride!

    who would have thought? i mean i am normal right? everone else is weird, and i am simply normal...its normal to go from the queen of the world to deep in the depth of depression in a matter of .2 seconds, thats normal.. right? well i guess i was wrong. Its was gettin worse. i...
    caspelletier caspelletier 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 18, 2009

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    Its a Never Ending Battle....

    Being bipolar is not something any of us want, but it is something we have to deal with. I have been dealing with being "bipolar" for about two years now, and I have to say, it is NOT easy at all. The ups and the Downs, the anxiety, the pushing people away, the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 10, 2009

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    Where do I start? Sigh I was diagnosed at 21 and my first breakdown I was 17 I'm nearly 37 now 3 kids it's hard sometimes I just want to cry someone to vent all my anger and...
    ilovemykids2014 ilovemykids2014 36-40, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I'm going to be using this space to talk about my bi-polar. Every now and again you will see me here and I'm going to be talk about my bi-polar. Right now my bi-polar is alive. I...
    chaoticallycosmosme chaoticallycosmosme 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I saw a psychiatrist last week and he gave me an assignment. Giving me information on both ADHD and Bi-polar disorder, he asked that I look back at my life and see which one fits...
    dynamic71 dynamic71 41-45, M Aug 12

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    "Cognitive distortions are at the core of what many cognitive-behavioral and other kinds of therapists try and help a person learn to change in psychotherapy. By learning to...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I met my wife through a Christian dating service called "Equally Yoked." I wanted to meet someone who had the same beliefs and values as I did. She and I hit it off from the first...
    ludix ludix 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 31

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    Download the app 'Polagram' use my code PGVM8J90 and you can get £4 FREE polaroids! Select the photos you want from your camera roll, type in you address and then it comes up with...
    gracebxox gracebxox 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    Well, my depression has been at bay for awhile, and now, over the past few weeks, its reared its ugly head. I feel awful. I want to die. I want love, but love doesn't seem to be...
    PseudoNymph PseudoNymph 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 11

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    In not very interesting unfortunately, but anyways, here goes.. 1) I'm 16 2) I'm a Libra 3) I'm half Algerian, born in the uk 4) I love the rain 5) I've been dancing since I...
    Azzyyy Azzyyy 16-17, F Jul 24

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    Polarized Pendulum: Expulsion - relaxation flirts with drowsiness. my heart slows down to a steady drum. blood pressure begins to drop, and breaths become shallow and rhythmic. I...
    1nverse 1nverse 31-35, F Jul 24

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    1- I take a picture of the scenery everywhere I go. 2- I have a polaroid camera but hardly use it. 3- I have a collection of DVD's. 4- I have a cat. 5- I have a collection of...
    Poppy07 Poppy07 18-21, F Jul 25

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    Nope. I have a tendency to receive extremely polarized reactions from people. You either love me or you hate my guts.
    Plutonianbabe Plutonianbabe 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    I had a bad first experience with college I suffered from depression got better than became bi polar and had to come home. It's been about 4 months taken the time to get better and...
    kpweant1 kpweant1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    So I kind of like this guy and named J I've known of him for awhile but I barley started talking to him last year since we had 2 classes together I always thought he was attractive...
    HouseofDeVil HouseofDeVil 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    I Remember You: Laura, That was her name. A name that invokes memories of sweet laughter, a sweet countenance, a sweet smile... Why, one encounter with her would revise one's...
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T Jul 27

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    I have forced my husband to live a life without sex for what was supposed to be the good of everyone. It was not he did not want sex, if fact there were many times he was demanding...
    isis55 isis55 56-60, F 9 Responses Jul 27

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    I have been bald for over 10 years due to alopecia (in lamest terms, not growing hair from somewhat of an allergy to it). I put a lot of effort into my hair when I was 7-13 years...
    threebe threebe 22-25, F Jul 27

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    I saw it already. The space werewolf episode of Liv And Maddie in the Outer Space themed shows on Disney this past weekend. Yes, it was fantasy, but it was powerful because of...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Jul 28

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    I mostly do graphic art and you can find me on Instagram @4NeonFun! Behold all my trippy stuff! I get inspired by colors and shapes and alter shapes I draw on the computer. The...
    4NeonFun 4NeonFun 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Here are few quotes from Mick Jagger that I like. 1) "Anarchy is the only slight glimmer of hope." 2) "The past is a great place and I don't want to erase it or regret it, but I...
    MicroCock47 MicroCock47 66-70, M Jul 29

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    Family Tree Time Grandmother-Sorta Rich lady that disowned me and my mom -----------------------kids-------------------------- Bubba-Aunt that my mom has a bad relationship...
    KatIsAMermaid KatIsAMermaid 13-15, F Jul 31

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    We've been married for 26 years. I am tall and very fit. I keep myself clean and well groomed. I know men find me attractive. But my husband is very inhibited. He does not french...
    debbiedee623 debbiedee623 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    I have a 20 year old son that is bi-polar 1. He sucks the energy and life out of us. I love him but resent him and what this illness has taken from our marriage. I exercise...
    debbiedee623 debbiedee623 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    Wednesday, House Republicans sued President Obama for acting on his own without approval from Congress. On Thursday, House Republicans told President Obama he should act on his own...
    Mrperfectstranger Mrperfectstranger 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 31

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    I am a divorce attorney who has represented women and men in countless cases. based on my observations, there are certain truths about marriage and divorce. 1. Marriage is a...
    divorceatty divorceatty 36-40, M 4 Responses Aug 1

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    Me venting... So when him and I were together he told me "stop going rounds with her she's bi polar, she won't stop" he said " you have to stop and then she will and I know your...
    ventingagain ventingagain 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    This is a very recent development in my understanding of myself, so any feedback would be great. I realized the other day that I think penises are weird and have never really felt...
    gman1616 gman1616 22-25, M Aug 3

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