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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... 65 People

    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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    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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    For all of you fighting this,

    I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression and bipolar http://bipolar2medstudent.blogspot.com/
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F Sep 12

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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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    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 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 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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    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 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 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 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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    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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    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'm not sure where I am in my life but my reality and outlook never meet up with the real world. I would like to not look at the what "ifs" anymore or dwelling with thoughts of the...
    hartbri12 hartbri12 31-35, F Nov 10

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    I really wish I was someone else. Can do the things I've always wanted. Travel the world and be free. Enjoy my life.
    LizC815 LizC815 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    and most people think I should be grateful and shut up, but I can't help but feel lonely and sometimes trapped and controlled . I'm the go to person, facilitator etc for everyone...
    oliviamccarthy oliviamccarthy 56-60, F 23 hrs ago

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    Lately I've been having this feeling of dislocation like I'm not supposed to be here like by being alive I'm being distracted by what I'm supposed to be. I don't know who I am I...
    Ihelpbutneedhelptoo Ihelpbutneedhelptoo 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 1

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    Despite the fact I am here , I do answer questions , I share some stories , short ones anyway , I am stunned seeing so many people being so trapped here , like ep is a city and we...
    SheSilvery SheSilvery 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    But not that lucky yet. Tried coping. Now waiting for yet.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M a week ago

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    Am I Product Of My Environment? It's a simple question, really. I was raised in a very abusive, destructive home. I was bullied at school. I have never really felt as though I've...
    JesseLeeJames JesseLeeJames 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    I let's start by saying that I have my own set of beliefs and standards and as I outline some things I believe you will be either very much in agreement, or very much against what...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M Nov 2

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    Well here I am, back again and updating this topic. I have had a couple of weeks to give more thought to my life - am I happy with it at the moment?...... No! I feel restricted. My...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 12

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    I don't like to complain about my life because I have a great life according to people who "know" me. People who think they know me say my life is wonderful because they see who my...
    XxDorkyBoyxX XxDorkyBoyxX 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It's been a difficult week. We lost two family members and a friend I've known since high school. Life is short and as a friend once said to me, "Tomorrow is promised to no one...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 9 Responses Nov 2

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    I was the Captain of the wrestling team in High School. I was the Church boy until High School. But After my 6 years of active duty was up. I was OUT and FREE.... or so I thought...
    TranssexualMommy TranssexualMommy 36-40, T 4 Responses Nov 17

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    sometimes,i wonder if i am the one that don't even know how to live my life or life is meant to be difficult.many things happened this few years back.everyone told i have changed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 27

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    Dear bully , Today I saw something that reminded me of you , but don't worry , I flushed it and it all went back to normal . I thought of giving your number to all the kids and...
    ToTiJeZivot ToTiJeZivot 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    Sometimes we control and create the lives we live, sometimes life creates our lives for us and that we have no control, just enjoy your life, enjoy the people you love, there will...
    McKenna630 McKenna630 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Everyone must think I have a terrible life and I hate everyone and I'm gloomy all the time on here! Use this website to vent and get it advice but when you meet me I'm always happy...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F a week ago

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    So I've always smoked pot. It's like an adventure. You toke up and wham! Never know what comes next. Things are fun. Things are at ease. Stuff makes sense. I think about life and...
    kemmer kemmer 31-35, F Oct 31

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    If ur not going to live ur life end it, if u want to bring life into the world and not care for it eat sh**, and if ur going to take a life u sure as heck better be prepared to...
    Blankminds Blankminds 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    October 30. Self Value. We have a real life of our own. Yes, we do. That empty feeling, that senses that everyone except us has a life - an important life, a valuable life, a...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Oct 30

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    I'm dying inside as all of us do.Life has an ending it's sad but it's true.As long as I'm breathing,as long as I stand.I live my life as one simple man....
    bigbustluver bigbustluver 41-45, M Nov 12

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    Don't tell me how to live my life, because when death comes it's me who has to die
    amazingmoment90 amazingmoment90 18-21, F Nov 15

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    I'm determined that when my kids grow up in going to live my life to the full....I mean Shirley Valentine and then some! Seriously I look after my elderly mother, have three boys...
    NurseDaisy NurseDaisy 41-45, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    So, posting an update after my initial rendezvous with the threshold called real life. Life's good, been good. Logged in to EP after months. Did most of the things in my bucket...
    bearpro bearpro 26-30, M Oct 31

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    I have a playlist for my life that edits itself as I live my life. Demi Lovato "Neon Lights" MKTO "Classic" Calvin Harris " I Need Your Love" Macklemore&Ryan Lewis "Can't Hold...
    J3didiah J3didiah 26-30, M Nov 15

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    My problem that iam dont have problems , i fell like i liveing boreing life no experience , no problems that i can think and solve it and nothing new in my life.
    ebtehal ebtehal 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 13

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    Now and then both in "real life" and in on-line fantasy play, I have just had the desire for sex without any emotional involvement. But when I have seized an opportunity to do that...
    Ahkeylee Ahkeylee 51-55 3 days ago

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    Smoke may be described as a visible suspension being in a neutral state which only moves to a direction where the wind empowers it.The smoker?May we safely refer it as the creator...
    VanTienHoven VanTienHoven 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 5

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    I met the love of my life when we were both 16, and lost him when I was 18. I know that at that age, people are quick to assume that it's just "young love" or my "first love"...and...
    bearcats86 bearcats86 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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