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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... 76 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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    Healing Through Spirituality Despite the

    “scientific” explanations I have been fed by medical professionals over the years, I have never believed that I am “mentally ill.” Different, yes. Disturbed at times, yes. Bipolar, definitely. It took me 18 years to fully realize that I was different. 20 years to...
    giannaboleyn giannaboleyn 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    im sorry i hurt my wife. she was a good woman. but i chose the easy way out by hurting her so she can hate me so it makes it easier. i know i broke the heart of a flawless woman...
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    I think it's ridiculous that some people here ask questions so you reply then the author replies like you were being stupid and they know better. If you know everything don't...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    Foraging. Have heard how it can put you back in touch with nature? A bountiful, sustainable and free source of delicious fare.I thought that I would give it a try and imagined this...
    PickledPete PickledPete 51-55, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Bipolar disorder sucks ! Every day is an internal never ending struggle, nobody sees or aknowledges that im in pain and nobody understands or cares. I suffer from severe anxiety...
    queenofdarkness83 queenofdarkness83 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I'm thinking about trying to go medicine free now. I've had a break from the bad depression and I was able to keep myself from committing suicide for 5 years without meds before. I...
    thornedrose thornedrose 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    IN 2006, I was married before. I was married to someone who was a scum bag. Not something at that time I was proud of, married someone I hardly knew. I am over it. Its been a...
    Hardwaretechy Hardwaretechy 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    I don't really know where to post this, and to be honest, I don't think that people read long posts. Thats how I usually write mine. So heres my short post. I regret falling in...
    Bean2015 Bean2015 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    one of my bff's is bipolar. so yah, I know about bipolar....
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 2 days ago

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    You know your living to the fullest when your running down a road, laughing, drunk, stumbling, away from the party that the police just crashed at midnight, with your two best...
    JaySmith9999 JaySmith9999 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    How do you deal with this when you're stuck in a place where people pretend like it doesn't exist?! I have had some awesome progression when allowed to flourish in my own element...
    WarriorsHeart WarriorsHeart 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I know you are not supposed to self diagnose, but I totally have and now am just sitting around waiting for people to agree with me. I have not felt this certain about what is...
    mofo33 mofo33 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I don't do anything for me. I just looked and there is only three things this month. I when shopping and get tools, now they are the company's. I fix a tool, that is the best...
    bigheartsmallworld bigheartsmallworld 36-40, M Aug 23

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    So i have been diagnosed as bipolar by several therapists now but i have never accepted it and i still have my doubts. I know i'm not okay, something is definitely wrong with me...
    littlebird88 littlebird88 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I am, the improbable girl.
    improbablegirl improbablegirl 31-35, F Aug 22

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    I have to get this out of me, I have to share this story I cannot even believe myself...how a total stranger not only changed my life, but saved my life. I have went trough alot...
    somedude92 somedude92 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    I'm going to just muse about what I wish I had going on in life... I want to do something that I feel is important. I thought that going to college was going to solve the trouble...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M Aug 21

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    I always thought I was on path in life; aims, goals to be a doctor and be successful. I didn't have much friends in highschool because the society is really boring and crappy, so I...
    uniqueresonance uniqueresonance 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    I am a bipolar and I am proud of it.Sounds a bit crazy but there are two aspects of this disorder.Let me explain them. 1)In a bipolar disorder you experience different kind of...
    gettingmad1154 gettingmad1154 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    my bipolar is acting up right now. its one of those days where I wish I had a different life, different family. a kind of day where I just dont want to be alive.
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I have been struggling with sexless marriage for years. Recently, I have been telling my husband to separate because I really don’t want to stuck on something is not going to...
    AwesomeLucy AwesomeLucy 31-35, F 10 Responses Aug 19

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    The only escape from Drama is death. Censors are killing EP and they are killing it from the outside and the inside. Wherever there is fun, faith, healing or the truth the...
    evenelfe11 evenelfe11 22-25, F Aug 19

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    Sigh, yeah, tmr go to the doc for full psych eval. Finally. Cant believe I have never had one -_- considering the past four years of my life... I am like 90 percent sure I am...
    mofo33 mofo33 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19