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I Am Bi Polar

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    sologamer sologamer 13-15, F May 26

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Well I've had bi-polar for yrs now...I was diagnosed at 19 when I had my first break down...I've been on a lot of different type of medication over the years. I found that Abilify...
    dmlongobardo23 dmlongobardo23 26-30, F Jul 8

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    So I am in the midst of receiving a promotion, and quite frankly I am worried that my disorder will be more noticeable (due to more hours at work). My boss on countless occasions...
    haydenbuddy haydenbuddy 18-21, M Jul 14

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    My friend has stopped talking to me!!? it was my birthday on the 16th July and I planned to stay at home but she invited me over to her house... she said why stay at home? Come...
    DepressedGirl22 DepressedGirl22 22-25, F Jul 19

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    I still have mine! I love it! :)
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I still have mine! I love it! :)
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 2 days ago

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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 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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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 11 hrs ago

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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 4 hrs ago

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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 1 hr ago

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    My first boyfriend (were we dating? We went out like twice) but anyways he was in one of my classes during the year but he sent me a dm on twitter after school got out and sent me...
    DauntlessRavenclaw DauntlessRavenclaw 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Well I've had bi-polar for yrs now...I was diagnosed at 19 when I had my first break down...I've been on a lot of different type of medication over the years. I found that Abilify...
    dmlongobardo23 dmlongobardo23 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Every day that I have no contact with my crush, I'm going to upload a song. :-)"Hey Ya" by OutKast[Intro]One, two, three, uh!My baby don't mess aroundBecause she loves me soAnd...
    TheTruthIfItKillsMe TheTruthIfItKillsMe 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Really, is THIS the best your "designer" can do? This polar bear starved to death because of disappearing ice due to climate change ... ponder all the "designed" interrelationships...
    AldousHuxtable AldousHuxtable 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    A Tortoise Races a Bear A tortoise and bear met one spring day at a lake. A polar bear agreed to referee their race around the lake. While the bear took the land route, the...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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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 6 days ago

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    **I feel like I'm in an AA meeting.** My name is Chris and I'm... ...the youngest of 8 kids. I was born in to a strictly religious home. My father was a military officer, a...
    dukelostboy25 dukelostboy25 26-30, M 5 Responses Jul 1

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    I hate seeing other people cry, as soon as they do I start boo-hooing! I find it odd because I am rough on the outside but soft on the inside! am i Bi-polar
    CAMBRIA22 CAMBRIA22 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Shinedown - Sound of Madness Ahh music...it's the drug of choice for MY soul! Yeah, I get it, You're an outcast. Always under attack. Always coming in last, Bringing up the past...
    justnanl justnanl 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    My sister always lived with my mother and, when she was young she was very pretty. However, our home life was so dysfunctional and I ( the plain Jane) was the one who ended up...
    Catrunner60 Catrunner60 61-65 Jul 1

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    I am a physicist. A former skeptic, now a believer. Some of my research involves quantum states and polarity. Now I believe dimensions to co exist in '' layers '' if you will, so I...
    JamieLoyder JamieLoyder 18-21, M Jul 3

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    I was diagnosed as a kid... So many people say their bi-polar yet they have no I sea
    Thatgy Thatgy 18-21, M Jul 4

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    The use of LED in lighting applications is overwhelming. The traditional light sources using either incandescent or fluorescent have been shifted to the solid-state’s due to...
    keren12131 keren12131 22-25, F Jul 4

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    You wanna play, you wanna stay, you wanna have it all You started messing with my head until I hit a wall Maybe I should've known, maybe I should've known That you would walk, you...
    superkitty17 superkitty17 31-35, F Jul 4

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    Q: What do you get from sitting on the ice too long? A: Polaroids! Q: What's an ig? A: A snow house without a loo! Q: Why does it take longer to build a blonde snowman than a...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 26-30, F Jul 4

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    The world had not gone crazy. It's just bi-polar.
    alejandro924 alejandro924 41-45, M Jul 6

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      LED grille lights might be fitted within the entrance near to the radiator grille and are developed in such a way that the recommended flush or a few screws or flange...
    electricproducts electricproducts 18-21, F Jul 8

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    Just under a year ago I revelled in believing I had discovered the equation of the meaning of life: 1 + (2+2) = 2 which I believed would cure cancer. I also believed I had found...
    rewindme rewindme 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    It always reminds me that I moved back to the right climate :D I'm originally from the northeast in the United States, but recently moved back down in May (lived here for four...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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