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I Am Bipolar And Accept It

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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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    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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    I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder when I was 20. I'm 22 now, and I know and any one that knows me, knows that there's been something wrong with me my whole life. It really...
    UnstableSammi UnstableSammi 22-25, F 11 hrs ago

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    I'm getting more experienced with the mania side and seeing how it effects my behavior and attitude. Mania is a high that skews your judgement. You think you can do things...
    sum1ab sum1ab 46-50, F 18 hrs ago

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    My dad is bipolar..His mood changes all the time. I know he can't help it. But it just really upsets me sometimes.
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I was only diagnosed a few weeks ago, but my entire life makes sense. Most people probably feel like they are crazy when they find out they are bipolar, but it was the first day of...
    lizpurc925 lizpurc925 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 23

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    I need some help. Please keep reading. I have very bad anxiety and have had it for a while now. I sometimes feel extremely happy (it's abnormal for me) and sometimes very angry...
    emmaisme123 emmaisme123 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I thought this visually summed up life in my Bipolar kingdom.I believe that "Bipolar" as a definition for this disorder oversimplifies the condition for those who do not have it...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M Aug 8

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    I have severe bipolar depression which means I'll have my extreme happy or clam moments when I feel like nothing's wrong and then something little will happen that will make me...
    DarkRun421 DarkRun421 16-17, F Jul 23

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    I never expected to fall in love with someone who is bipolar, but it happened and I wonder why I was chosen because some days it truly is difficult and draining. I am willing to...
    nicolem84 nicolem84 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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    Robin Williams tragic passing reminds the world bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness. I have bipolar & will answer any question you have in my recovery experience. It ain't...
    wiseprotector wiseprotector 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Been with him since we were 17 years old... That's 14 years with him! He wasn't diagnosed until 5 years ago though! I now see that my life is the same as many other wives on here...
    Mytime32 Mytime32 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've done this a few times. The first time I was a young teen. I was walking to school(2miles) it was pouring with rain and I and my brother were soaked. As we got to the bridge...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 15 hrs ago

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    Accept me for who I am. I'm proud to have grey hair in my early 20s.
    cats8 cats8 46-50, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Lamictal ! Just had a great meeting with my Doc. Was only diagnosed about 2 months ago with bipolar 2 and put on lamictal 50mg.. And she upped it to 100mgs. Hopeful and...
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M Jul 24

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    Lamictal ! Just had a great meeting with my Doc. Was only diagnosed about 2 months ago with bipolar 2 and put on lamictal 50mg.. And she upped it to 100mgs. Hopeful and...
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M Jul 24

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    Lamictal ! Just had a great meeting with my Doc. Was only diagnosed about 2 months ago with bipolar 2 and put on lamictal 50mg.. And she upped it to 100mgs. Hopeful and...
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 8 Responses Jul 24

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    I went to the doctor yesterday and told him all my symptoms. He was only a GP and can't make the decision if I have bipolar disorder or not but he seems to think that's the case...
    fullen fullen 22-25, M Jul 25

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    I'm nice one min and mean the next I will beat your *** then say sorry I will **** u and then be upset that I did #because I'm bipolar
    tamaraiwannaknow tamaraiwannaknow 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    I go through stages of severe depression. I don't get out of bed, I don't eat, I cry a lot and sometimes I forget to take a shower. I just let the days blur. Other times I go...
    icecoldqueen613 icecoldqueen613 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    Wow!! Check this out. A New Depression/bipolar treatment. Interesting !! http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/07/new-treatment-for-depression-shows-immediate-results/
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    I told a new potential guy (weve been texting for a few weeks) about my bipolar and personlity disorder. Im very stable now but im just not sure about the future. I get into...
    jumpingoffthecliff jumpingoffthecliff 26-30, F Jul 31

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    Was reading symptoms of bipolar , and everything falls into place nicely .
    Eugenie97 Eugenie97 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    Basically the only way I can explain how I feel is, There will be periods when I'm happy and just completely hyper and I feel completely fine and nothing bothers me and I feel...
    catherineeac catherineeac 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I have bipolar 1 and I'm going through withdraw b/c I'm getting off adderall. It physically hurts some times when you're going through depression. I feel guilty as I know I should...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    So it has been a while now since i stopped taking my carbamazapine for my bipolar. I had decided i was sick and tired of feeling so lethargic and not being able to keep my eyes...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 6

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    I have no idea what is happening anymore. I am not medicated for Bipolar II and I never have been. Recently, I was prescribed Lexapro 10 mg for some depression that was caused by a...
    lizpurc925 lizpurc925 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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    I'm wondering if there's anyone on here who's able to manage their bipolar while meeting expectations for high-demand jobs or pursuits. I have been unable to work steadily for the...
    howlingfantods howlingfantods 22-25, F Aug 11

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    I was recently diagnosed with bipolar II after finally seeing a therapist after years of weighing the pros and cons. Funny because my questionable decision making and...
    biplanepolarair biplanepolarair 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 12

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    I hate when people say "stop acting bipolar" ... BP is an illness. People seem to think that we have complete control over our moods. You would never think to tell someone who...
    blazeee blazeee 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My mom means the world to me but when she gets in her moods she GETS in her moods I have three brothers and I am not playing victim when I say they don't get it as bad as I do, I...
    miraguey miraguey 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with depression when I was 16, but since I refused to talk to a anybody back then I wasn't diagnosed as bipolar until a couple of months ago when I broke down. I am...
    Lily1993 Lily1993 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My depression started early on, in elementary school when the bullying got bad and I had not even one person to turn to. I got diagnosed with severe depression at 13, the...
    morticiamortal morticiamortal 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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      My name is Marie and I am 13 years old. I have a 15 year old sister that's bipolar. Everyday she is really mean to me and she says horrible things. She hits me, screams at...
    Miragesnow Miragesnow 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    My half sis is Bipolar it runs on my dad side of the family.
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    My career as an international investigative journalist ended abruptly in a hospitalization to a padded cell with a drain in the floor. Told I should apply for disability and not...
    aspenmorrow aspenmorrow 36-40, F 21 hrs ago

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    No one should have to change for anybody - the expectation in itself is a severe stressor in a person's life (ie. the one with the expectation). Like many other women before me I...
    Polly73 Polly73 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 10

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    Well I think I am weird in many respects, so I try to accept all the different kind of weirdness! LOL! Though I wish more people to be accepting of each other, I don't think the...
    amanyadava amanyadava 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I'm bored, but I can't accept it. 4 hours back, I wazs reading a book.I felt so relaxed that went for a nap. (I can't accept that I felt sleepy.Anyway, I slept for 3 hours) My...
    BridaPaulo BridaPaulo 22-25, F Aug 9

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    Yes, really just want to be accepted for who and what I am. I am a transgendered woman. Something I am just coming to terms with myself. As I do I want and need someone to accept...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Yeah it's hard to accept things you can't change but it's worth end!!! For me I have accepted that spankings are a part of discipline in my house, I can't change it just accept it...
    brandonpatrick brandonpatrick 13-15, M Jul 22

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    One of the biggest issues we have in life is that people tend to care a lot more than they should about others opinion. Like just because someone thinks different than you doesn't...
    PeaceAtSoul PeaceAtSoul 16-17, T 2 Responses Jul 28

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    Smile and say thank you. That's really the only socially acceptable way of accepting a compliment. I don't want to start a confrontation or make the situation awkward, so it's a...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    Sometimes it's hard for people to accept you. Actually all the time. It's a huge problem in our society today. Being a teenager I feel it's harder now. We are trying to figure who...
    lportra24 lportra24 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 8

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    You just don't know but it hurts me more whenever I hurt you. I don't want to see you that way but you just won't accept my help and you don't want to help yourself either.. We...
    purplefreespirit purplefreespirit 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    And because of this, I am able to move on with my life and better myself. For so long, I thought taking responsibility for faults and mistakes made me appear stupid. It wasn't...
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't care what you say you are... I will accept you as you are as long as u accept me the same way. :)
    MiniFoxxyGurl MiniFoxxyGurl 13-15, F Jul 20

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