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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

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 wrote this song for myself and all those who are struggling and also for those who don't understand what we go through. Hold On Intro Manic depressive disorder or so it’s...
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    DragonAcid DragonAcid 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    Looking myself in the eye. O no you don't. We are not going to the pity party. Reflection time. So yesterday you were happy. Why? Yesterday was a conveyor belt of pots of tea...
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    ojeezy ojeezy 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 15

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    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Isurvivedlife Isurvivedlife 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Live your life so you don´t have to have any regrets when you throw your 70 year old birthday party....
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    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M Apr 15

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    I seem to live my life. "Please make your story longer".
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Apr 17

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    Wow! my journey tonight started with revisiting the concept of conscious evolution, I've steered very clear of this kind of subject since my breakdown and subsequent bipolar...
    moiramoira moiramoira 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    That's kind of a waste of a wish coz you're lives already are miserable. This is my list of those I CANNOT stand on this website. I don't hate you but I wouldn't p!ss on any of...
    dialzero4fun dialzero4fun 46-50, M 53 mins ago

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    Biggest face palm moment in my life! So I was talking someone on here and they said "Your cute. Want to be my boyfriend?" I was like "Thanks but I am not into guys." Then they...
    AllTheEmotions AllTheEmotions 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    OKPunk OKPunk 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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