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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... 67 People

    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I felt so good today, so accepting of myself and I enjoyed speaking to everybody today. I'm surely having another bipolar week. I'll probably be down again tomorrow but I'll make...
    Miriamjen Miriamjen 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I honestly cannot stand living here anymore and would move if given the opportunity to do so in a heartbeat. There is too much BS here and lots of people seem to lack things so...
    That1Mechanic That1Mechanic 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Recently I have reconnected with my family after years of no contact. At first this felt wonderful, a new start, a chance to start again. But the nicer they are to me the more my...
    sjl31 sjl31 31-35, F 6 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    So i don't live at all and i feel like its killing me. I worry that i'll make a mistake or get myself hurt which i know that's life, it's a gamble but it's like im paralyzed with...
    MushroomFaerie148 MushroomFaerie148 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    i like to live asimple life and not complicate it ..like simple friends who understand me i understand them here and offline..i talk straigh like people to do the same..
    romell romell 41-45, M 21 hrs ago

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    I have controlled bipolar and untreated depression.I can take depression pills with my bipolar meds.My of my depression leads back to my childhood traumas.
    punkglampire punkglampire 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I know all about bipolar disorder . I know all about the ups and the downs, the wanting the sex all the time, and the not wanting to be touched at all. I know all about the mood...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's new this life without the meds. It take a little work to live bipolar and med free. I know I need to meditate daily, exercise and eat nutrition food. Sometimes I jump into...
    equusrider equusrider 56-60, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    24yrs of marriage , 2 great kids. Great lifestyle. Both in decent jobs. Wife and I are best buddies. A man couldn't ask for anything more! Yet in our room we haven't had sex for...
    Jdub49 Jdub49 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    As if im blind to how things are everytime i stop talkigng to this person my mood changes and im happy and believe in myself. Why is it that this person who doesnt really say much...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    What Is Up With Sexless Marriages? One of the largest groups on EP is "I live in a sexless marriage" I do not understand how people can be "married" and one of them is not meeting...
    janessa1 janessa1 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I thought long and hard about which thread to post this in. This one seems best. Okay I have a BA in English, mostly because it was the only subject I have really any aptitude or...
    Emeryael Emeryael 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Every day is just a repetitive cycle. I wake up early in the morning, I survive the day, go home, then rest. It just goes on and on and on. I'm tired of this. I don't have someone...
    HeartsBlossoms HeartsBlossoms 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I didn't want it to be true. I didn't want to fall out of love with my ex. He is one of the funniest, sweetest men I've ever met. He promised me the world, marriage, a place to...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Life thus far has been one big mood swing. The peaks and valleys of my condition have become cliffs and canyons that stretch ever deeper into the abyss that is my mind. Some days...
    mrkrinkle55 mrkrinkle55 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    My brother has bipolar. He has struggled all his adult life with it. He hates taking the medication,but realises that he can be dangerous to himself and others if he abstains. My...
    henkam henkam 46-50, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I looked at my posts and realized my mind was getting out of control. I woke up in the morning seeing so disturbing new. Living in the bipolar spectrum with out medication is new...
    equusrider equusrider 56-60, M 4 days ago

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    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I really love books that teaches a lot about life itself! I like to take note of the multiples of advices found within and apply it to my life. I think books are great, I found...
    MissM12 MissM12 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I live in Fort Worth, Texas and I love it here, but the weather is so bipolar
    loneleyboy loneleyboy 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    I am nineteen years old. I work on a huge American Media Corp. at their Europe HQ. I am the youngest employee worldwide. I live abroad, away from home. I am lucky. I am lonely...
    hannasp hannasp 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I have bipolar disorder and I would never recovered if wasn't for my kind bipolar friends. I would only listen to my psychiatrist and close off all the people who were recovering...
    equusrider equusrider 56-60, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have spent time with people who don't have forgetful diseases or ailments and I have spent time with people who do have forgetful diseases and ailments. I know I tend to think...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F a week ago

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    i have lived in SD almost all my life and a its a great and fun place to live in great people and great scenery.
    damianwalker damianwalker 18-21, M a week ago

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    F..ck me! I'm in a serious mania episode! Hyper and extremely irritable! I hate this type! I like the happy hyper! guess it looks like my meds need fixed again! Ugh! I was warned...
    BeautifullySick98 BeautifullySick98 31-35, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I was diagnosed when I was 19 and stopped my medication abruptly as I hated taking them. I went on several years with depression, panic attacks, and suicidal thoughts and in denial...
    heyimokay heyimokay 26-30, F Jun 28

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