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I Am Bi Polar

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I already did the polar plunge this year, and last year, and the year before, but that's not good enough for my daughter, who now expects me to jump in the lake during the next 24...
    betweenthe10andthequeen betweenthe10andthequeen 56-60, M Apr 13

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    I was bi-polar and on meds, now I am cured. Went to a holistic doctor.
    laidback30328 laidback30328 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    My mum is very negative, snappy, and gossips. I'm beginning to loath her as she harms my mind about life.
    GodsPrincesseOrchidee GodsPrincesseOrchidee 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Bipolar disorder type 2. I enjoy up in all sorts of binds because I am constantly "doing" according to mood. I spend too much money, buy too many things I think I need, drink 2 or...
    reallymee reallymee 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    Episode #2. Last week went pretty well, I guess. And then tonight happened. Shewww. I hate how they always try to justify their own problems by bringing up yours. (That seems to be...
    factsarefacts factsarefacts 26-30 Apr 7

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    I am so sick and tired of the Dr. Jeckle and Mr. Hyde routine from my husband I just cannot take living with him and look forward to my freedom when we are divorced. He's...
    Rena4 Rena4 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Sometimes I feel like my emotions change to much and I'm always irradiated at the slightest thing. I tried talking about it but no one want to listen.
    YoungSavy16 YoungSavy16 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I wish people would not refer to themselves as "I am BiPolar" - you, like myself, are a person who suffers from BP disorder (or any other mental health issue). You never hear a...
    Mermaid1962 Mermaid1962 51-55, F 2 days ago

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    I recently arrived at the conclusion that religion of all kinds is simply a scam on par with racketeering. If you ever heard of "unfair and deceptive trade practices" that...
    expproj005 expproj005 46-50, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    As usual I don't know where to start this, but I have to find relief somehow and writing always seems like the best solution. My husband and I have been married for 7 years (it'll...
    factsarefacts factsarefacts 26-30 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Mild cp, deformed hand, poor vision and hearing, poor teeth, weak heart, something undiagnosed with my brain (sort like a stroke but not), type 2 diabetes, psoriasis, soliios, ADHD...
    dacraww dacraww 22-25, M Mar 23

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    My older brother takes his anger out on me , he has been for years. Mostly verbal abuse he uses some seriously ugly words just to bring me down and make sure I'm as miserable as he...
    kim95164 kim95164 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 25

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    My parents have been suffering with a mental disorder, my dad has schizophrenia and my mum has bi-polar depression. I am free, because I am aware of their problems and know how to...
    GodsPrincesseOrchidee GodsPrincesseOrchidee 26-30, F Mar 26

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    From Alaska and my neighbors are polar bears
    alaskandale alaskandale 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    I have been with my partner 2.5 years. Our first year together was a good one, he lived in his home and I lived in mine. He seemed so different from all the guys I had dated before...
    painfultime painfultime 31-35 2 Responses Mar 26

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    It's almost hard to say I hate her because she is bi-polar, but at the same time, It's not. When I was little and my mother was having an 'episode' my stepfather would always tell...
    KeebieBeebie KeebieBeebie 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Let me just let it all out. 1: my nickname is Sam. 2: I have a mild case of bi-polarism. 3: I don't think I'm really bipolar, doctors just don't understand my mind. 4: I've never...
    BlankCanvas22 BlankCanvas22 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I have bi-polar and thus I have bad days. When I say bad days I mean that thinking and socializing become difficult. I still don't know what to do when this happens but I have a...
    chaoticallycosmosme chaoticallycosmosme 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    We are basically mutually embarrassed of each other. So our relationship is on the down low. o.o We are absolutely polar opposites. we hang out around completely different people...
    JessieTheGreekGoddess JessieTheGreekGoddess 18-21, F 13 Responses Mar 29

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    Well, where to start.... Our relationship is polarised almost to the point of paralysis. We can rarely make a mutually agreeable decision about anything no matter how trivial. I...
    waratah67 waratah67 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 30

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    I'm an over thinker and I analyze everything but like bad! It affects me daily and sometimes my relationships...my thoughts aren't always bad but more just like I run cinereos...
    Gravity949 Gravity949 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I need help. I just don't feel normal at all. All I do is worry about anything and everything. Sleepless nights, poor appetite etc. but my biggest problem is my mood. I can flip at...
    shells1911 shells1911 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Straight Gay Bi Lesbian Asian European American Southern Canadian Christian Jewish Catholic Muslim Autistic Bi-Polar OCD Man Women ANYTHING I accept and love everyone no...
    biebbrauhll biebbrauhll 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    A teenager battling with an over-analysing mind and depression is so tiring. I've been through phases and levels in my life I thought I wouldn't be able to go through. I thought I...
    gxbriellejade gxbriellejade 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Thank you Cassidion and longroad2go. I am going through some hard decisions on what to do with my marriage. My husband suffers from bi-polar and what ever else. We have been...
    pab16 pab16 46-50, F Mar 31

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    my brain and my belly work in polar opposites to each other
    sarah3232 sarah3232 16-17, F Apr 1

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    because this weather comes and goes..especially in southern california. It rains in the mornings then it clears..up partially cloudy..and it gets chilly..then it gets warm the next...
    jonnygoode74 jonnygoode74 36-40, M Apr 1

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    Anyone been to see Noah yet?. Think it's going to be a very polarizing film although I personally liked it.
    GoHarveyGo GoHarveyGo 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I am not what you would consider a "religious person" I do have a faith in something larger then all of us, commonly known as god. I also believe that with out teaching some kind...
    MrsJoanieBNH MrsJoanieBNH 56-60, T Apr 2

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    My own character, actually. I've had a fictional crush or two before (not too long lasting, as people on this group will know, and mainly stupid anyway), but he is perfect. I...
    Ahote Ahote 16-17, T 1 Response Apr 5

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    1) I am a difficult person to get to know 2) I like the color black. Even though it isn't a color 3) I am probably partially bi polar 4) I try my best to be nice to everyone 5...
    mcc1109 mcc1109 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I have been thinking about this for a while. I have a fiance. He loves the way i look and has never once told me that i needed to change.He tells me im beautiful or sexy all the...
    Skyiiler Skyiiler 18-21, F Apr 7

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    Last night was a disaster. A movie in slow motion. A complete cliche of what crazy is. Arrogance and snide comments lead me to destroy possessions. I cleared tables with a swipe of...
    Nerdbooklover Nerdbooklover 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    In complete denial....... Hello all. I have read many posts of yalls dealing with this issue. I came searching for answers and help/support because I feel very alone and scared. I...
    ashoryb ashoryb 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 7