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... 72 People

    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

    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!
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    1 Response Aug 26, 2009

    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

    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...
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    2 Responses Jul 13, 2015

    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

    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...
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    Jul 8, 2015

    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...
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    5 Responses Aug 25, 2009

    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

    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...
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    Jul 9, 2015

    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...
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    Aug 26, 2009

    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

    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. ----->...
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    5 Responses Aug 25, 2009

    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

    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. ...
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    Feb 3, 2010

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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. 
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    3 Responses Jan 23, 2010
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