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I Am Bi Polar

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    sologamer sologamer 13-15, F May 26

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    (Not a polaroid, it's a fujifilm instant camera, like the polaroid) I ordered my fujifilm instax 210 yesterday! It's supposed to be at my house July 1st-7th. I spent all my money...
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F Jun 26

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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 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 6 days ago

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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 8 hrs ago

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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 5 hrs ago

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    I have depression, and have suicidal thoughts a lot. My boyfriends moving this weekend, and I'm just really upset cause I never get to see him now, let alone when he moves, so...
    bethramsay bethramsay 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I have depression, and have suicidal thoughts a lot. My boyfriends moving this weekend, and I'm just really upset cause I never get to see him now, let alone when he moves, so...
    bethramsay bethramsay 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 26

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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 36-40, F 19 hrs ago

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      LED grille lights could be fitted within the front near to the radiator grille and therefore are created in that technique a few screws or perhaps the elective flush or...
    electricproducts electricproducts 18-21, F Jun 25

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    Can you be happy and sad at the same time ? Free to do as you please yet bound by things your heart desires? Is it possible to harbour love and hate in equal quantities? To have...
    AcousticAnne AcousticAnne 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    I met this amazing man, and right away I knew he was it. We have this connection that can't be explained, we understand each other, accept each other, and are more comfortable...
    riphertoshreds riphertoshreds 18-21, F Jun 25

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    I met this amazing man, and right away I knew he was it. We have this connection that can't be explained, we understand each other, accept each other, and are more comfortable...
    riphertoshreds riphertoshreds 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Wouldn't mind a distraction from reality right now, if there's anyone who's down to talk inbox me. Things to know, 1. I live in Canada. 2. I don't have a pet polar bear (although...
    sgray22 sgray22 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Why is everbody always pickin' on me?  The morn' that I was born my old man beat up the doctor  He clocked the doctor cause the doctor said I looked like Chewbacca  The doctor...
    reelman4372 reelman4372 31-35, M Jun 26

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    Polar bears scream when they poop
    WinterSkyout WinterSkyout 16-17, F 7 Responses Jun 26

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    I feel dirty if I even do so much as like more than one guy at a time. I've had an on and off crush on my best guy friend for a long time (I've known him for 2 years). A little...
    smurfinaround smurfinaround 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    What does a normal, happy marriage look like? I've been comparing and contrasting my relationship with my husband vs my relationship with my AP. Husband: Separate rooms for 7...
    Blue2014 Blue2014 41-45, F 12 Responses Jun 26

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    So... A few years ago I watched the first two Twilight movies and never really got in to it. After watching the first movie it made me feel like slitting my wrists (**not really...
    dukelostboy25 dukelostboy25 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    I truly believe that variety is the spice of life, but I may have gone too far. I have tended to live my life through very clean cut sections, it started off as my Home/Family life...
    DorothyWheresOz DorothyWheresOz 18-21, F Jun 29

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    I go on wattpad every minute I have a problem. I spend my time reading and writing. I don't use any other app. If anyone wants me to read anything vote,follow I'm polar_heart...
    lamb20 lamb20 13-15, F Jun 29

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    We all have personal demons & insecurities prisoner's of our thoughts & mine's is never feeling good enough. I suppose it started from childhood I've come to realize my father to...
    livelymind livelymind 18-21, F Jun 29

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    Mixed Bi Polar,(highs and lows at the same time),Dyslexic,ADD and a feminine straight man...I'm so confused!
    ADF37 ADF37 56-60 3 Responses Jun 30

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