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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

    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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 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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    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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    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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    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 Jul 17

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

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    Things seem to finally be falling into place.
    bigbootyNoJudy bigbootyNoJudy 18-21, F Jul 17

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    The more I try to do the right thing the quicker things fall apart
    tempe100 tempe100 22-25, M 3 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 Jul 21

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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 Jul 21

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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 Jul 18

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses a week ago

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    We are going to die someday. Someday the sun will rise but we will not be here to see it. Someday the moon will be hovering above a dark earth but we will not be here to look up...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 2 days ago

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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 Jul 19

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    I have forced my husband to live a life without sex for what was supposed to be the good of everyone. It was not he did not want sex, if fact there were many times he was demanding...
    isis55 isis55 56-60, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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 5 Responses Jul 14

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    I haven't lived the life I wanted. I haven't made my dreams fly. I gave up on a lot of things. Maybe because I'm not strong. Maybe because it's not time yet. I know we all hold...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Here are top 10 home remedies for Bipolar Disorder. 1. Fish Oil Fish oil rich in Omega 3 fatty acids is one of the few things that can help in the treatment of bipolar disorder...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    Here are top 10 home remedies for Bipolar Disorder. 1. Fish Oil Fish oil rich in Omega 3 fatty acids is one of the few things that can help in the treatment of bipolar disorder...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F Jul 3

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    Here are top 10 home remedies for Bipolar Disorder. 1. Fish Oil Fish oil rich in Omega 3 fatty acids is one of the few things that can help in the treatment of bipolar disorder...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F Jul 3

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    Well my life because I was born and raised in a country said to be "better" than Canada but I dont see how it is I mean Hong Kong has nothing fun in it, people are rude, gross and...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M 3 hrs ago

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    I don't feel like my psychiatrist understands me. Just because I had one ****** up past relationship that scarred me a fair deal and that I once feared abandonment doesn't mean I...
    JourneeBlue JourneeBlue 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I'm in the hospital now because my symptoms got too out of control to manage. I was diagnosed in October 2013 and started lithium. A month later I started on my anti-psychotic...
    ashricard ashricard 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    4 months ago I began spending time with a boy who changed the way I look at everything. 3 months ago we officially started dating and I've never been happier. We both fell in love...
    eternalfrisson89 eternalfrisson89 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I was only diagnosed a few weeks ago, but my entire life makes sense. Most people probably feel like they are crazy when they find out they are bipolar, but it was the first day of...
    lizpurc925 lizpurc925 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    My boyfriend is 17 and is bipolar ( and has hypopituitarism we both have just found out ) but didn't tell me at the time what type of bipolar he is etc he kept saying how it's his...
    lela201465 lela201465 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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