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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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    At times it gets sad & depressed, then comes with extreme anger that needs lashing out, before going back to sadness and depression. But more than ever before on the second way...
    OKPunk OKPunk 18-21, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Growing up I never understood bipolar and still don't. If you are reading this and you want answers I can not give them, but if your story is the same as mine. Please leave the...
    pedgy1 pedgy1 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    A poem I wrote about Bipolar, which I call simply 'River'. Pain like a river, a tsunami if you will I feel it deep within my veins, god how it makes me feel ill. I cast out...
    RealJax0009 RealJax0009 26-30, M Sep 30

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    I am complicated... One damn complicated human being. Sometimes it's like I give people a small piece of me but that's all they get. They either get my funny side... Or my smart...
    laurenb229 laurenb229 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    When we talk about the benefits of medical cannabis, we tend to focus on physical disorders: cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, etc. But medical cannabis patients also commonly...
    pyeito pyeito 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    Here is a short film I made about bipolar. I have bipolar one and autism. I communicate visually with images.
    Bluematador Bluematador 46-50, F Sep 26

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    I could write a book about my experiences with my bipolar bf. We have been together a year. Everything seemed "normal" until about 9 months in. I knew from the start about his...
    djsunshine djsunshine 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F Sep 29

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F Sep 29

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F Sep 29

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F Sep 29

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F Sep 29

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F Sep 29

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F Sep 29

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F Sep 29

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    Im type 2, moderate with no psychosis.Don't confuse bipolar disorder with BPD because that's abbreviation for borderline personality disorder, (although they sometimes go together...
    Stufy Stufy 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    This is back to the beginning days when I was constantly being forforced back into the psych ward... “Sure i’m emotional, but how can my very personality be wrong? My very...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    To be honest I think everyone is little bipolar but there are some people that truly struggle with being bipolar.
    euphorian euphorian 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    http://youtu.be/2mCRunFd21c?list=UUzIRoR7FH7cP-HGwV084ecg film I made about bipolar.
    Bluematador Bluematador 46-50, F Sep 26

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    I am a mom of a self mutilator. My son is a teenager and he cuts himself a lot. He is an introvert that is very unhappy with himself and with life. Anyone else out there? I cry...
    helpmeworryless helpmeworryless 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 26

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    My sister is bipolar.Though I really know that she can't control her thoughts and action,everytime she enters her maniac phase,I really want to break her face.My parents are old...
    bakonet bakonet 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    I have finally separated from my bipolar husband. It is fantastic to be away from the negativity surrounded by this illness. The emotional abuse was unbearable but it is not until...
    Panasonic123 Panasonic123 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    Two years ago I was diagnosed with depression (although I have been suffering from depression for much longer). Since then, I have been questioning whether I suffer from depression...
    HelpMeSurviveDepression HelpMeSurviveDepression 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 30

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    I was put on lamictal-25mgs-a small dose in 2012. Have bipolar one. Changed my life-for the better. Was having..800 mood swings a day..slowly upped through out the years to 100mgs...
    cherryjar cherryjar 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    Bipolar disorder is the hardest thing about my life. I still don't understand why I feel the way I do, I just pretend to. I can never sleep & it makes me physically ill. The only...
    mciarleglio26 mciarleglio26 18-21 Oct 5

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    Bipolar's got me feeling okay again & my friends think I'm insane for breaking down 1 minute then being okay the next... What's new though?
    mciarleglio26 mciarleglio26 18-21 3 Responses Oct 6

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    I remember as a little girl hiding in the closet because she was mad at me. I just couldn't figure out why. I learned as an adult after she had Alzheimer's and was committed to a...
    KimR71 KimR71 41-45, F Oct 13

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    My bipolar is so difficult to deal with. The rapid cycling of up and down, up and down, up and down, every day is wearing me out so badly that the years have taken their toll on...
    myhiker myhiker 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 14

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    How do you know if your bipolar? One day I'm happy, next day the world is over .. Is that me just being crazy?
    dsasl dsasl 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 15

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    I've not been diagnosed with bipolar disorder but I think I am. just 20 minutes I felt sad and wanted to die and now I feel pretty good. Not happy but i'm not sad.
    thatgirlsophia thatgirlsophia 18-21, F Oct 15

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    This is unfortunately a true story... Snap! My eyes open and a blinding fluorescent light stings my eyes. I try to sit up in the dizzy haze I was in, only to realize my arms and...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My mood swings too often and many people tells me I might be bipolar.
    16MoodGamer 16MoodGamer 16-17, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Being bipolar is ruining my life
    Justanotherpersonn Justanotherpersonn 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I have Bipolar NOS. I take Lithium, anti psychotics and anti depressants. I have a stable life, I've been diagnosed for 3 years. I have depressive and manic episodes which are...
    atatt atatt 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Never had myself diagnosed but... I may have it.. the symptoms seemed to be there... living inside me, crawling aching withdrawing. i read about its promiscuity... i am one...
    lovetilyouhate lovetilyouhate 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Bipolar Type II and starting Trileptal. Have tried Abilify, Lamotrigen, Saphris, Litium, Gabapentine, Trazodone, and a long list of antidepressants without any improvements. Please...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I accept all friend requests, with one exception: If I look at your profile and see that more than 3/4 of your experiences are mature and/or your profile picture is inappropriate...
    DrKittyNinjaBunny DrKittyNinjaBunny 16-17, F Oct 10

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    I am trying to accept the fact that the man that i love will never open up to me. He is not the type of guy who expresses himself he would rather keep it all in.... but that is bad...
    Dsanders13 Dsanders13 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    Acceptance... I find it amazing that it's the one thing that most of us hold dear and yet would not admit we do. Over the past few years I've learned a lot about accepting people...
    howboutit1 howboutit1 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 8

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    I think being able to accept my weirdness is being abble to accept myself as I am. With all my faults and past. The way I look. How I act around people and how happy just being...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 14

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    I don't want to sound like that guy but I really don't care if people accept me or not. My mission isn't to obtain the acceptance of people. I'll do my things and you can do yours...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Sep 26

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    My husband is not the man for me. I have been with him for 17 years and whilst he has some good qualities it's the bad ONE that I can't live with. He's a drunk. Mind u according to...
    Cflo Cflo 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 30

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    Self acceptance is one of the most important qualities someone as an individual should have in my opinion. Not for anybody else, just for yourself. You are you and there's no way...
    mads225 mads225 13-15, F Oct 6

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    Everyone commits mistakes but not everyone has the guts to admit it. I accept my own mistakes and not to repeat them again. Accepting mistakes is a sign that you're matured enough...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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