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I Am Bipolar And I Live A Great Life

For people who are comfortable with themselves and being Bipolar - Please see our sister group, "The Bipolar Support Group". It helps those who are Bipolar but not so comfortable with it... 59 People

    It's the Price I Pay For Being Who I Am

    From an early age, i knew something was different about me.  I started mutilating myself when i was about 2 years old (from what i am told by the elders in my family).  I always had extreme mood swings and panic attacks, but never knew what was "wrong" with me. As i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 25, 2009

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    It Is A Lot Of Work, But Worth It.

    I live without medication, because that is truly the best option for me.  My mania state is usually a euphoric hypomania, and my depressive states last no more than a month.  I spend much more of my life moving from one to the other than actually being manic or...
    knutmeg knutmeg 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 23, 2010

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    All In The Family

    Been bi polar runs and the family but mostly the female . My mother never took medicine for and she didn't allow my older sister take them . i didn't even know tell my mom says one day out of the blue "oh Hun you may or may not be bipolar .so you should get that checked out ." i...
    4evergemini 4evergemini 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2010

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    I Love This

    I'm sorry to intrude, I'm not bipolar, but I LOVE this topic. I love how accepting all of you are with your "being-in-the world"!! Keep it up everyone, having a great life is in the end a matter of choice. A choice in our attitude towards life circumstances.
    paigemarshall23 paigemarshall23 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2013

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    I Have Learned So Much

    ...from most stories in this group.  originally when i started this group, i was in several bipolar groups - but most of them looked at BP with disdain.  i reached a point in which i was able to feel that BP is a Blessing, just one that is in disguise.  LOL. ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 3, 2010

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    Adventures At the "Funny Farm" - My 3-day Stint :-d

    Boy oh boy, lol, the Psych Ward was something else. There were three floors and i was on the second. The first floor was for folks who had major dementia like schizophrenia. The second floor was for folk who were bipolar like me, pathological liars, or folk who suffered from...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 26, 2009

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    The Perfect Group For Me

    Almost five years ago I found out that I am bipolar.  I am familiar with bipolar disorder because my mom is also bipolar.  All my life I’ve watched my mom struggle with bipolar, she went in and out of mental hospitals.  I can sit here and tell story after...
    dburger dburger 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 30, 2010

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    In The Beginning...

    it was very tough.  i let me be a victim.  every mood swing was torture.  i began to hate myself and everything around me.  anger ate me alive inside.  then one day, i started to change.i realized that my emotions are part of me, and always will...
    usetheforceluke usetheforceluke 26-30, F 9 Responses Jan 14, 2010

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    I Am Bipolar Too

    I am bipolar too, need to be aware of my lower cycles to be in control of my emotions. However, I love my up swings they are ausome I can acomplish more in one week than most people can do in a year. I love the exitement and the soaring rush.
    Rokete Rokete 36-40, M Jan 11, 2010

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    It Gets Better

    I feel like I've made it out. It only took 7 years and two trips to mental hospital. Now the only thing is I'm afraid of relapsing. My meds are straight, I get my bible verses once a day, I've been able to stay employed, I'm painting woodworking learning to weld. I stopped...
    dburger dburger 26-30, M Aug 12, 2013

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    Logic And Reason

     My bipolarity is an intimate and integral part of my being. I have spent years working towards this mindset.  It was almost impossible sometimes, but now I have adopted logic and reason as weapons to use against my constantly swinging emotions and I have centered...
    geodude geodude 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 1, 2010

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    When I Am Manic!

    When I am manic I Love it. Sure the fall down sucks like hell, but the manic it self is ******* awesome. I am so socail, and just want to have so much fun. I Love that part of being Bipolar, but for the rest of it, it sucks big monkey balls!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 26, 2009

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    I Had This Thought Today

    It's great to be me and it's great to be bipolar.  Life works great for me now that i know fully who and what i am.  It's a great feeling to be bipolar me. 
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 23, 2010

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    Being Bipolar Can Be Hard...

    but when times get rough with being Bipolar, i use these little "PICK ME UPs"..... 1)- I am unlovable.  ----->->-> I AM LOVABLE 2)- I am alone in this world. ----->->-> I KNOW AND LOVE MANY PEOPLE I will always be like this. ----->...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 25, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Overall I'd say I've had a pretty great life :) I have a wonderful and loving family, loyal and fun friends who always have my back, a great job, and so on and so forth. I'd say I...
    janicefromkansas janicefromkansas 18-21, F Jul 14

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    I could be wrong of course and looking too much into it, but that's how it feels and what my gut tells me. I am very emotional when it comes to sex and need it in cycles or I...
    sasst92 sasst92 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Don’t allow the past events in your life to keep you from moving forward. YOU only get to happen once in this world, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to live the amazing...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F Jul 11

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    Not to brag or anything but if I could change one thing in life I wouldn't. The risk of the butterfly affect is too big I love my life as it is.
    AnnaSpring AnnaSpring 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was born into a loving tribe and time has taken more and more from me, family, friends health. I think death is no different than having never be born
    tumbafox tumbafox 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Today, I realised it was going to be a lovely day, as the sun was out and the birds were tweeting. So I went to see my best one, who I love without a question. I am so glad I have...
    chandy2014 chandy2014 18-21, F Jun 24

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    who does not ;) .....................
    ilovebbbeingrich ilovebbbeingrich 41-45, M Jul 16

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    Things seem to finally be falling into place.
    AlyssaBreanne AlyssaBreanne 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I think I may be bipolar! I thought this many years ago and denyied it to myself thinking I didn't want to be a mood swing, depressed, occasional succiacidal thought type person...
    lostboy0 lostboy0 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am standing on the edge of my own darkness. Anxiety and anger fills me to even I can not out run this time. Society looks at me confused as if I can just change into a happy...
    wickedone72 wickedone72 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    To live life to it's fullest ... For everyone it can mean a totally different thing. For some it may mean finding their soulmate, to others it may be having a family, others could...
    RiseAbove222 RiseAbove222 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I got married at 19 in 1974. It was a tough adjustment. I admit that I was pampered at home. Last child and only boy, my mom doted on me. So did my dad until something happened...
    chojunmiyagi chojunmiyagi 56-60, M Jun 28

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    Sort of an update to my situation. But I'm sure it's not anything new to many of us who have been here for a while. For the record, I'm aware of my options, and the following isn't...
    angryspartan angryspartan 36-40, M 12 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have my life as before and after 1991.Before I was conservative ,I liked Rush Limbaugh, was sexist ,racist, mean and would fight verbally and some times physically. I was also...
    tom67890 tom67890 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 13

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    I look back at my life and figured out I always want what I can't have mainly relationships.guys that want me I push n push away mainly my ex husband who I pushed away . Ive got...
    pommygirl pommygirl 46-50, F Jun 25

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    When I watched the movie "West Side Story{ I feel for the young woman trying so hard to impress the gang. She wanted to fit in, and to be very important in the eyes of her peers...
    Alicehath Alicehath 56-60, F Jun 26

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    Been away again for a while but find myself gravitating back here for various reasons. Anyway...... how the devil can it be that I feel bad all over again for wanting some...
    Lifeloveahhhh Lifeloveahhhh 51-55, F 7 Responses Jul 10

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    A little bit of my philosophy... There has been a period during my teenage years where I just couldn't find any meaning to life. I often feel like I still haven't found the...
    kimmy159 kimmy159 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Where I am today I have lost 10 years. I worked to hard to have a great career and financial stability. I have been really successful, buying my own house young, have a great job...
    theworriedwife theworriedwife 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I cannot live my life being dragged down by how other people think and try to influence me, I have to live my life for my own happiness and of those I love
    lesbianjen lesbianjen 18-21, F Jul 1

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    Everyone in my life doesn't understand, nor do they try to understand the stresses of my life. People say to remove those people from your life, only thing is those people are all...
    JustThat6irl JustThat6irl 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I remember that I never intended to watch this film, as I have felt that this would be very heartbreaking and depressing.. But then I have decided to watch it with 2 of my gigh...
    BakerQueen14 BakerQueen14 22-25, F Jun 26

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    I think I've got the guts to post this now. My wife and I have talked about this many times. I think it would help me to talk to others about it, even if it is anonymously. Since...
    7Sparrows 7Sparrows 26-30, M 14 Responses Jun 27

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    Love the life you live live the life you love
    Warrior2356 Warrior2356 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    I have been with the same guy since high school, how cliché. We had our problems from the start of growing up together. He is completely different person around others. fun /happy...
    flgirlmichelle flgirlmichelle 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    yes want to live my life to the fullest for me ,for my loved ones,according to the desire of my Lord
    happyhuman1 happyhuman1 22-25, F Jun 25

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    so - I am sad. I feel I lived my life wrong so far. I'm 32 and I feel like I've just already ruined my shot. I have a ridiculous amount of ability; but I just don't know any of...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    positivity is my utmost desire but some things ,some incidents change our views abt life..i just want to be so emotionally strong that nothing could change my attitude towards life...
    happyhuman1 happyhuman1 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I'm 23 years old, turning 24 soon and I don't know what I want to do with my life. I don't know what kind of career that I want to pursue. I'm working part-time but I mostly just...
    randomobscurity randomobscurity 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I hate Saudi Arabia. I lived in USA for almost 3 years and it was awesome. My parents are old and they love me and relay on me so much. I don't want to break their hearts. I know...
    kba85 kba85 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Oh, how much fun it would be to live the life of a person in a fantasy world. One from my stories. Or one from a story that I came across. I would not mind. Although it would be...
    abbreviation abbreviation 16-17, F Jul 1

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    I'm not asking for pity or for someone to talk to, or help, I've tried that, don't try to talk me out of it, don't play god. I have lived a life of total chaos and I want out, I...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M Jul 13

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    oh i love this kind of films :) do you have any recommendations about great life movies?
    dasosleefi dasosleefi 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    Pen in hand... I did something new I never imagined i would do and it helped me feel better im surprised damn feelings: then i felt worse as i wanted to share that...
    Stefunie Stefunie 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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