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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... 73 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I stopped using disorder with bipolar a long

    time ago. We are like high performance sports cars, which need a higher octane fuel. The supplement I'm True Hope, the Alberta company phones me every week. She told me know that Im off the meds, I need to increase the supplement daily. If not there the chance of relapse. We...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 8

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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 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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    I saw my therapist for the last time.

    She is retiring. She went to my psychiatrist and told him because on the supplement and off all my meds. I am going to give a new therapist a try. I am using alternative medicine to manage my bipolar. Now I can do things like scuba dive, have a beer at a local club so that I can...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 13

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    How many of you are surprised by this?

    Good! Thats exactly how I want to break this stigma over mental illness.As MrHeartaFire I have been struggling to see if I should share my story or not but after reading Demi Lovato's courageous story of advocating for bipolars I knew it would help others. Her story is here http...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 6 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    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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    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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    I'm bipolar but thriving.

    Just wise i could find a peer in my town who is thriving and unmediated. I believe people who have come through the wars can be like peas in a pod. It would be nice to go out together for a coffee. I found a nice little cafe only steps from my home, just the thought of going...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 9

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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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    I hate my bipolar and all these stupid bouts of depression and blankness!
    MandaLou1888 MandaLou1888 26-30, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    im a single mum and my boy is seven y.o ,my mum lives with us. im juggling between three jobs and i spent roughly 70 hours a week working. im not doing a good job at it, i feel...
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    Whenever you feel like giving up on life, just give it another chance because there is always going to be some type of change in the end. Be happy for what you have because it can...
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    This crazy world we live in, where its acceptable for people to do as they please without repercussions makes it very difficult for someone like myself to meet a REAL great guy...
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    and maybe hookup with someone who lives in th Marietta, GA area
    widings22 widings22 26-30, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I do have bipolar, so if anyone needs to talk, feel free to message me!
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    It seems like nothing I am doing in life is worth anything. I do have 3 beautiful children but I just feel so hopeless like a failure to them. I lost my job because I fell I'll...
    lakisha82 lakisha82 31-35, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Forgot to take my bipolar tablets last night and now I feel all fuzzy. Tablet and sleep for me!
    MandaLou1888 MandaLou1888 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    I am British and currently live in China. I've also previously lived in the Republic of Ireland and Greece. Thinking I'll move on again in a year or two but not sure where. Maybe...
    EarthWalkerMan EarthWalkerMan 31-35, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Hello everyone, I'm Heiry (pronounced Haiti) like the country but spelled differently. I know some ppl have a difficult time understanding my name and that's okay! But anyway..so I...
    heirytoni heirytoni 31-35, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I live here during the summer in New York, and stay with my mother in Daytona FL during the school year. I couldn't ask for a better family, it's just sad that my sister is so far...
    CarelessCassie CarelessCassie 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    The odds of me being born is incredibly slim, not only that but I am classified in society as "normal" along with this I also went through life's struggles and realized... I'm a...
    youngadult18 youngadult18 18-21, M 18 hrs ago

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    I just lost my mom and my client that I have been with for 2 1/2 years just passed away, live your life and have fun doing it, it's just not that serious. do what makes you feel...
    reeree2 reeree2 51-55, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've lived my life in rejection, rejection of my preference of clothing, rejection of my looks, rejection of me as a person, I have a lot of good friends that are girls, I always...
    ForeverMe88 ForeverMe88 16-17, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Why do I go blonde and it be tan? Why do I have to lose weight? Why do I have to get tats or piercings? Why do I have to straighten my hair? Why do I have to do ANYTHING you tell...
    SeanaO SeanaO 22-25, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    Greetings. I live in California and I have bipolar disorder. Was not diagnosed until age 47. One of these days, I promise to tell the full story of my diagnosis and recovery...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    It's on days like this where I wonder whether I'll be able to break the cycles that I have and move forward, to be able to enjoy a more fulfilling life. It's been around a year...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 24

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    I would never let a friend die if I could save him/her. I rather die than live a life of guilt
    GZPJ GZPJ 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I took an online quiz for bipolar disorder and I got 100%. My older sister has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I remember all my life I would have periods of hyperactivity...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F Jul 23

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    I took an online quiz for bipolar disorder and I got 100%. My older sister has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I remember all my life I would have periods of hyperactivity...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F Jul 23

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    I took an online quiz for bipolar disorder and I got 100%. My older sister has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I remember all my life I would have periods of hyperactivity...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F Jul 23

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    My ex partner was an angry man. He would shout he would hit my kids when I told him not too he wouldn't let me speak he would put me down yet I know the reason I stayed with him...
    uncontrollabledesire88 uncontrollabledesire88 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    My husband text me that he would rather be a monk than to have sex with me, and that if that is my need, I should go elsewhere to satisfy it. My heart sank. Finally....I have more...
    GreyStreet98 GreyStreet98 46-50, F 7 Responses Jul 22

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    I just want to live my life without having to revolve every decision that I make around a job. I want to travel when I feel like it. I want to work whenever and wherever I want to...
    CDoza CDoza 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 21

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