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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... 74 People

    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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    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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    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 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, 2015

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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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    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'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, 2015

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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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    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'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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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 4 Responses Aug 21, 2015

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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 Jul 8, 2015

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    Related Experiences

    I woke up this morning and started wondering about basic instinct and human behavior - I know about the four f's but where did this basic learning come from one of the f's is food...
    g4it g4it 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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    Everything is rhythmic it felt on the beat Of every emotion laid bare on the street The Lemurs all danced on the sidewalk curb Making countless profits of change undisturbed...
    Rabbittarius Rabbittarius 26-30, M 15 hrs ago

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    I'm suicidal but I don't want to die... I've suffered from bipolar depression for almost 6 years now, I've lost so much I've lost my innocence to a monster that raped me, I've lost...
    Ennah Ennah 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    At this point in life things have taken an interesting twist. Right now i feel numb. I'm 23 and already been married and divorced. The whole dating thing has been a fall. I'm shut...
    laquitabonita laquitabonita 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I have come to accept that I will be on meds for the rest of my natural life. But this disorder, disease, life wrecker, is not stronger than I am. I am stronger because I am...
    BookGrl BookGrl 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I think we as people, often overlook the fragility of life; how amazing it is to be alive and well. I am so grateful to be alive within this time and space, to be able to think, to...
    Purpleflower97 Purpleflower97 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm the end, we all want the same things, even though we are all different. We want love, we want money... We want to fit in, we just want to experience the best parts of life. I...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I wish I could back up half the stuff I feel and want to do and say without feeling nervous and aniexty all time
    deadbyaprilpromiseme deadbyaprilpromiseme 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    May I introduce myself? I have bipolar disorder type 2, but I am damn sure I will be type one shortly if my episodes haven't ventured into full blown mania already. I know my...
    creativemayan creativemayan 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am a very honest person and like to be upfront with people so when I first meet someone I have to just let them know I am bipolar and why you may ask, because a lot of people...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I had this doctor once who said " bipolar isn't so bad. If I had to chose between diabetes and bipolar is chose bipolar because it's very treatable". And I was like firstly, you...
    AnonymousKCQ AnonymousKCQ 22-25, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    The most annoying thing someone can tell me is that I shouldn't take medication for my bipolar. People sometimes say I just need to learn to manage my emotions on my own. I'm...
    AnonymousKCQ AnonymousKCQ 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    my bipolar disorder and anxiety is ruining my life. i can not sustain a relationship. i usually do not even get past the initial meeting. i start to get overbearing and pushy...
    LannaKitten LannaKitten 41-45, F Jan 29

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    Every time I open this app on my phone and find that I accidentally left it open my heart sinks. Anyways. So I started my new job as a personal trainer, which is a HUGE career...
    wantingtobehappy84 wantingtobehappy84 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I wrote a post about temptation. It got some men defensive and they felt compelled to say repeatedly that they'd never be tempted to cheat. First of all, my post was not indicating...
    Walkalone9000 Walkalone9000 51-55, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    I'm doing just that. I decided ten years ago to live my life as if each day was my last day. I am checking one adventure off of my bucket list next week, skydiving.
    solostance solostance 31-35, T 1 Response Jan 28

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    I live my life cherishing the time we shared now your gone i feel lonelier than ever
    bblover117 bblover117 18-21, M Jan 28

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    I think the greatest life lesson is the realization that while you know some things, you will never know everything. After you accept that you can live your life and make your...
    KawiiKay KawiiKay 18-21, F Jan 27

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    just trying to figure out what that means with this unhealthy body. I do what I can. I fight. I struggle. I rage. I smile. I keep going. but I'm tired. I'm honestly so tired. the...
    goodwitchofthenorth goodwitchofthenorth 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    There is ever a sentimental prize in doing the inspired good. Having read Letters of my President, Great Grand Father Louis Borno, Great and Good Friend is a classic Title of...
    Grandmere60 Grandmere60 56-60, F Jan 23

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    There is ever a sentimental prize in doing the inspired good. Having read Letters of my President, Great Grand Father Louis Borno, Great and Good Friend is a classic Title of...
    Grandmere60 Grandmere60 56-60, F Jan 23

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    There is ever a sentimental prize in doing the inspired good. Having read Letters of my President, Great Grand Father Louis Borno, Great and Good Friend is a classic Title of...
    Grandmere60 Grandmere60 56-60, F Jan 23

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    There is ever a sentimental prize in doing the inspired good. Having read Letters of my President, Great Grand Father Louis Borno, Great and Good Friend is a classic Title of...
    Grandmere60 Grandmere60 56-60, F Jan 23

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