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I Am Bipolar And Accept It

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    Refreshing!

    Today for one of the first times ever I was treated as a person and NOT a mental illness by a psychiatrist. I can't tell you how refreshing it is to have someone talk to me like a normal person instead of a delusional - and possible - psychopath. Finally, I feel like the help I...
    GuardstheGrey GuardstheGrey 22-25, M Mar 22, 2012

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    A Bipolar Survivor

    i was diagnosed bipolar last year after just being used to the sudden fluctuations in moods one day up the next down and i have now settled on my meds and am now getting the psychiatric help that is tailored to help me and not the medical profession i would like to think that i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 22, 2012

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    I am bipolar and will not allow people to shame

    and stigmatize me for things I've done while manic. I know I'm a good man but I'm out of control when I high mania. Show a person feel bad for having cancer and soiling there bed?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 16

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    I had my second serious manic attack for the past few months. I lost friends but I'm happy to say that I gained True Ones. I am rebuilding my life right now because of the...
    sakura379 sakura379 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Hi, I'm a 21 year old medical student living abroad, I was diagnosed with bipolar nearly 3 years ago, and before that I struggled a lot. I let it get quite far before my family...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Apr 26

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    Hi, I'm a 21 year old medical student living abroad, I was diagnosed with bipolar nearly 3 years ago, and before that I struggled a lot. I let it get quite far before my family...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Apr 26

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    Hi, I'm a 21 year old medical student living abroad, I was diagnosed with bipolar nearly 3 years ago, and before that I struggled a lot. I let it get quite far before my family...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    Hi, I'm a 21 year old medical student living abroad, I was diagnosed with bipolar nearly 3 years ago, and before that I struggled a lot. I let it get quite far before my family...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    Hi, I'm a 21 year old medical student living abroad, I was diagnosed with bipolar nearly 3 years ago, and before that I struggled a lot. I let it get quite far before my family...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Apr 26

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    Hi, I'm a 21 year old medical student living abroad, I was diagnosed with bipolar nearly 3 years ago, and before that I struggled a lot. I let it get quite far before my family...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Apr 26

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    I was seeing psychiatrist that acted as a therapist for a few months and he seemed to believe that I have bipolar. I recently changed psychiatrists because I couldn't afford the...
    ddshaw ddshaw 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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    My bipolar makes me hate everything and everyone. I know it's not really me that hates so much, my bipolar has hijacked my brain and has filled it with so much hatred, anger, doubt...
    bipolarPeter bipolarPeter 31-35, M May 9

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    I have bipolar, but life is amazing, somedays I dont feel like getting out of bed and im sad,but I keep moving forward not for myself but my family because they love me bipolar and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 23

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    My psychology teacher told me after a lesson on bipolar disorders that she believes I may be bipolar II that idea scares me
    Knmazzeo Knmazzeo 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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    I am bipolar 1. This week I have been manic. Manic episodes are like a break from reality. But once the depression sets in my world just crumbles. The sky is not blue I see it as...
    xdarkangelx666 xdarkangelx666 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    I have recently found out that I am bipolar and have been going through several medications to try and treat it but so far none have been right for me. It is very difficult to deal...
    JCP2 JCP2 22-25, M 2 Responses May 3

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    Around the time when I was 8-10, my father was diagnosed with the Bipolar disorder. My father was really depressed and me and my mom started to notice it. Sometime before or after...
    MyBFFLovesTurtles MyBFFLovesTurtles 13-15, F 1 Response May 6

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    Specifically, I was diagnosed with Bipolar Spectrum Disorder; I live with bipolar type two and a borderline personality disorder (BPD.) I first exhibited symptoms in 2002 and...
    grindhound grindhound 22-25, T May 12

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    This is the first time I've ever seen anything like this. If someone told me a few weeks ago I'd need to find support, education, and people in a similar situation to mine for...
    EmmaGuerra EmmaGuerra 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Is it normal to be on 3 different meds? The doctor said 1 (amitriptyline) is for sleep and then I'm taking 5mg Abilify and 300mg Valproic acid. I don't like taking medicine. I'm...
    thornedrose thornedrose 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 24

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    American meds are crap. But bipolar can be too. Just found a good mood was a lie. Got very amused. Almost happy. Then bad mood hit. Triggered a tantrum. Tried...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 25

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    Weaponizing all my self care for a big day .trying to beat back anxiety. I got this PRAY:Family Court Parent Agreement Today STBX refuses to just sit and work out plan for kids...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    I wasn't feeling like myself this past year...my world felt like it was falling apart, but at the same time it all made sense. It was the most confusing time of my life to say the...
    sheviteija sheviteija 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    My mom is bipolar and when she lashes out I am the only one she does it too and I know that I didn't do anything wrong but the rest of my family looks at me like it is and I feel...
    c715303019 c715303019 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    I recently started outpatient therapy in an adolescence mental hospital. I left my former therapist for this and was pretty nervous to meet my new therapist. I've already done a...
    littlebird88 littlebird88 13-15, F May 1

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    I got my diagnosis today. Bipolar with psychosis and mixed episodes. I already knew it anyway. But they won't help me. No meds, months until I can see a psychologist. I'm pissed of...
    animamia animamia 31-35, F 1 Response May 5

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    Bipolar Disorder Type II, anxiety, and adult ADD. I currently see a Psychologist and a Psychiatrist and have my disorders fairly under control.
    n266459 n266459 36-40, M 1 Response May 7

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    Hi everyone, I just found this site. I am 28 and bipolar 2, with symptoms of hypomania, depression, and anxiety, and mixed mania. My anxiety attacks used to be crippling. I also...
    cboudreaux28 cboudreaux28 26-30, F 2 Responses May 9

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    I can be fine one minute, and the next I flip into a monster with so much anger inside not knowing why, and then I can start crying for no reason. is either I'm bipolar or I'm just...
    crazy4love crazy4love 22-25, F 1 Response May 11

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    So an update on my bipolar and meds. I was having small ups and downs. but what bothered me more were the lows. I had gotten up to 900mgs (3x 300mgs a day) of trilepital. up to 20...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 2 Responses May 12

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    I have been diagnosed with Bipolar II
    nitsyrk18 nitsyrk18 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Today I will accept that I spent a lot of my time on the phone. I think I did ot because I was searchig for some sort of approval. I also spread my blog at the internet so that...
    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F Apr 24

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    And that is something that many people lack in the world. Acceptance. (I may say "you" or "your" but don't take it too personally, I was just speaking in general throughout this...
    WrongPage WrongPage 18-21, F 11 Responses Apr 28

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    Some things are not acceptable.. it's not possible to accept everyone for who they are.. Would you accept a ********* or rapist? See what I mean.. most people here are not saints...
    onestarrynight onestarrynight 56-60, M May 6

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    fifafifa fifafifa 22-25, F May 5

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    I generally accept anyone for who they are, as I find them, within reason. I do not care about a person's appearance, race, gender, orientation, religion, nationality, social...
    TheBookAddict TheBookAddict 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 28

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    I figure that accepting someone ,should be easy. If we truelly accept someone for who they are then we are also willinv to accept ourselves
    mayhemharmony mayhemharmony 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 30

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    Accepting others start with you accepting yourself! I Accept you for who you are!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 8

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    I don't get why people don't accept everyone for who they are. If I can accept you, then you sure as hell can accept me for what I am
    lupos lupos 13-15, F 2 Responses May 11

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    I want my family to accept me. I haven't come out to them but I'm pretty sure they know since I dress butch but I can tell by their stares and comments that they don't like it. My...
    hicks15 hicks15 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    I have always been different, I knew it...couldn't deny it, didn't understand it either. I've recently had an epiphany of sorts... Before anyone else could and would accept me as...
    Allysoninaz Allysoninaz 46-50 Apr 26

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    I hate it... Whatever I say or do.. No one accepts me. I just don't understand why.. Is it because of the words I say? Or the way I look? Or maybe because I'm not popular enough. I...