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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 as Bipolar in October 1997. As a young child I had been anxious and prone to make myself sick at the least provocation. In my late teens I finally found some...
    abscuramma abscuramma 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I'm not sure if anyone has shared this but I found Dr.Roger Sparhawks book, calm seas to be extremely informative on bipolar. with years of clinicals under his belt he described...
    AllOutWar AllOutWar 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I married my wife almost 27 years ago. Over the years she has done some pretty out of character things. I guess the first time was after we were married about 5 years. My daughter...
    shohawk shohawk 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    Totally agree with the title of this group. I have a number of so called "disabilities" but don't class myself as such. Yes I have a stammer, hearing loss and bipolar disorder...
    Turnturn Turnturn 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 13

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    there are a lot of types of people in this world. but there are some types I can not stand. I have my days when sarcasm doesn't tick me off, but at the drop of a hat, I can get...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    Sometimes I wonder why everyone else in the world has it easier than me. I've grown up in relatively abject poverty surrounded by great amounts of wealthy people. I've never had...
    thegreatestidiot thegreatestidiot 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I had to see many diffent psychiatrists psychologists and counselors, all of whom having different approaches and opinions and different meds for me to take. I was diagnosed with...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I'm not sure what being bipolar is but my friends say I'm bipolar.
    Adridee Adridee 16-17, F a week ago

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    I'm 21 years old. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Type 1, Rapid Cycling when I was just 8 years old. I've been on medication basically since then. I was really lucky as a kid because...
    sweetsmarts sweetsmarts 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with BP-NOS. My story starts when I was eighteen. I went to an out-of-state university on a full scholarship. I was in the top ten of my class and I had a bright...
    InsaneFlowerGirl InsaneFlowerGirl 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have always been smart. I never really had to try in school and even though my symptoms began early on, I was always able to compensate for them. Then came 8th grade. I had...
    julesgray julesgray 18-21, F Feb 10

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    Honestly I have no idea if I am ...I just know that sth is wrong. Every few months I just get really depressed for at least a week or two. I have no idea what triggers it , it...
    ladymerylin ladymerylin 18-21, F Feb 13

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    I am getting treatment for possible bipolar disorder after a second extremely depressive episode inside of a year. The thing is.. my psychiatrist said that he is not ready to make...
    TheRedsGoMarchingIn TheRedsGoMarchingIn 18-21, M 6 Responses Feb 18

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    I'm struggling. I think I have Bipolar disorder. About 2 months ago, I finally plucked up the courage to get help as it was getting to much for me. Long story cut short, for a VERY...
    dte21 dte21 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I'm starting to believe that the doctor might be right about me having bipolar disorder. I had a really good 3 weeks and then today I crashed for no reason. I hadn't been suicidal...
    thornedrose thornedrose 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I have a constant cycle where I start at a stable-ish mood and then I work up the manic ladder and then crash and im depressed for about a month after which I move back up to a...
    madimase madimase 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I've been in treatment for years and nothing seems to work. I go through my manic episodes so full of energy and wanting to try new things like learn to play piano or go back to...
    angelique422 angelique422 22-25, F Feb 23

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    so I'm not sure how to cope with this anymore and I am looking for support. . my fiance has bipolar disorder from being over seas... he has recently smashed my cell phone against...
    Ampantlin Ampantlin 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I've been having serious mood swings since I started college. I would feel like I'm on top of the world and I own the place one second, then the next would feel like I'm a...
    HowArtThou HowArtThou 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    From the time I was very young, I knew I was different. I was always more comfortable expressing and embracing the more masculine side of my personality. I was the consummate...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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    ACCEPTANCE ~ Accepting ~ Accept ~ Practicing self acceptance My Affirmations: I am willing to learn self-acceptance ~ (repeat 10x a day for 30 days). I am willing to learn...
    PiscesDream PiscesDream 46-50, F Feb 6

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    Acquaint Tue 11th Feb 2014 2100 by Finlay MilliganPacific grimWe're now in 2025 with Sandlot's chase up to Earth Defense Force 2017 and not abandoned are we accepting invaded by...
    fifacoinsarc fifacoinsarc 26-30, F Feb 12

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    Accepting something I cannot change is accepting the fact that the person I love, has done things dangerous to his well being and our relationship. I cannot stop it, I cannot...
    SecretAngel6 SecretAngel6 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 15

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    We all get to a point in life where we need to take control of who we are as people. You do this by serious soul searching and being honest with yourself. Don't rely on someone...
    PosterGirl PosterGirl 31-35, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Yup, that's me. I'm on a road towards accepting events that occurred over the past year. Today, I truly feel like I can smile for real. Feels like God is smiling back at me. I...
    guideme2truth guideme2truth 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 5

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    I'm the type of person that likes people as themselves. I will accept you if your weird, quiet, perverted, annoying, nerdy, athletic, gay, lesbian, bi, trans, I really don't care...
    BrokenCorpse BrokenCorpse 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    This assertion must also correspond to your Explanation of Added benefits (EOB) you receive within the mail out of your insurance prepare. You may get an individual statement of...
    Noah5284psu4 Noah5284psu4 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    Can I just let go of something that hurts me? I keep asking myself... why my dad keeps saying the same thing over and over again. I'll make a long story short. I was sexually...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 16 Responses Feb 10

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    Hi, I'm Jane. I know you'll probably won't read this unless you're not superficial! So I have a little story. (Btw if you have any experience that involves preferring one's...
    jayissosadlike jayissosadlike 16-17, F 72 Responses Feb 15

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    The key to accepting people as they are is accepting yourself as are.
    thenyunderdog thenyunderdog 26-30, M 10 Responses Feb 16

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    We were all created to be unique humans, no one is the same. Yes some things are the same like emotions, we all bleed and are all made of cells. So why wouldn't I accept others...
    orchidangel orchidangel 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 17

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    So here’s the thing. I never ask anything from anyone except for acceptance. That’s it. For example; I’ve only ever asked for money once in my life and I paid it back...
    ianbrewman ianbrewman 26-30, T 2 Responses Feb 20

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    Accept yourself because you are who you are , accept that you can be stronger person and be yourself at same time . Honestly , even I'm struggling with it but still all you have to...
    minniekoala minniekoala 22-25, F Feb 20

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    I accept people for who they are and the way they are. I expect to be treated the way I treat them. I don't put expectations on others. If a person wants a friend you need to...
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I accept everyone for who they are...that is what I expect of them, to be who they are....not to pretend to be something your not, it does not work with me well.....be you..... I...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    I have friends from all walks of life. I have friends and family members, along with friends who I actually consider to be family. I accept people for who they are. No one...
    KinkyFreaky KinkyFreaky 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    I accept and have always accepted responsibility for my own actions. If a person expects to be honest and dedicated you need to be responsible. If a person expects to get ahead in...
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I would like for people to accept me as I am. I'm not skinny, drop dead gorgeous, extremely intelligent or any of those things. I'd like for people to look at the positive things...
    Good4It Good4It 18-21, F 12 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    So I'm 22 and still in college which ****** me off so much . There so many things inside of me I wanna express but I'm afraid . I feel like a failure because when I look at myself...
    ish1234567 ish1234567 22-25, M 8 Responses Feb 4

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    I really do accept people as they are: I may not like some of their choices but who am I to judge them. I have no hate in my heart. I have thought about this lately and I can't...
    Ruthanna46 Ruthanna46 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 5