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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... 66 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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Dec 2

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I wonder why people think they have the right to tell me how to live my life. For example: I like quirky clothes, and I dye my hair with henna. Some people tell me, "you would...
    spacepixie spacepixie 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    Why? I don't see why death should be a solution. Can someone please explain it? **** off to whatever person that has left you. Is life boring or just sad? Take medicines or drugs...
    AcidBrain AcidBrain 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    Please God take me back to being 12 & let me start again & mess up my life in an entirely different way. I have fresh ideas.
    ThePinkPowerRanger ThePinkPowerRanger 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 Nov 24

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    But not that lucky yet. Tried coping. Now waiting for yet.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 17

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    here where my twisted mind comes into play . I just want to be the man guess I'm very egocentric deep and down . I feel like I want to survive and be able to kill anyone no...
    Mizo0217 Mizo0217 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Livening the life is a great world to be in the world you see before you is a place ware you can discover thing in each turn you take good, bad, or ******* creepy. But keep gooding...
    RyanLThomas RyanLThomas 16-17, M Dec 7

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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...
    XxLittleBrotherxX XxLittleBrotherxX 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 18

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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 2 Responses Nov 17

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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 Nov 21

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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 Nov 17

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    I don't want to live here anymore. I want to be independent, and I want to live my life without people belittling me. So, I recently became vegan, starting on October, 21st 2014...
    sometimesomeone sometimesomeone 22-25, F 7 Responses Dec 2

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    Life is beautiful, despite all we have to endure. Just open your eyes, and see that that life isn't all that bad, despite the circumstances. As soon as we're born, we struggle...
    MadderSkies MadderSkies 18-21 3 Responses Dec 3

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    well, ive been eager to find the meaning of life. But i think ive found it. It was so simple. i started interest it about when i was lonely time of my life. So what was answer is...
    beingprecious beingprecious 18-21, F 2 days ago

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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 Nov 22

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    In one thought I think that when I get older my life will be so much better and that I'll have tons of friends and a great life and then in another thought I think I might never...
    TheRouge TheRouge 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 3

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    I want to you relax and enjoy life. Don't take life too seriously. Smile and squeeze a stress ball every now and then.You only live once. Life can be hell sometimes but not all the...
    Outofeden Outofeden 31-35, F Dec 5

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    I want to live my life by showing the world what I can do. I want to show the world my worlds that are in my head. I want to show people a real story is, and what I can make right...
    RyanLThomas RyanLThomas 16-17, M Dec 7

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    I did not realize my way of life until I read The Celestine Prophecy and realize I do these I am currently on insight 3. I had no explanation for the way I live my life then I...
    PrincessMarina PrincessMarina 13-15, F Dec 7

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    Some of the paradoxes in life, we have bigger houses for everything we want and yet we have smaller families. many people have multiple degrees, but few of them have common sense...
    ColetteR ColetteR 22-25, F Nov 27

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    I hate my life I hate being from another reason being her illegally i hate the fact that when I graduate high school that same second my life changes I'm not that funny guy that...
    mattlopeza mattlopeza 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Today is a new clean page for me :) I'm going to live my life better! I would love to talk anybody, but please no perverts. 13-15 is what I prefer though, but you can be older :)
    innocentflower innocentflower 13-15, F Nov 26

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    "From child hood, going up" When I was 10, I had a crush on my cousin. things got good but sooner or later me and my family had to go abroad. When I was 12, I had a girl i liked...
    PreChY PreChY 16-17, M Nov 30

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    I've been to hell and back, and I've learned these rules well, from the mistakes I have made, and heard many another tell. So lend me your ears, your watchful eyes, and discover...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    The cost of having been born is that we all will die. The challenge then, is to live a life that will be worth dying for.
    MisterSerious MisterSerious 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 9

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    I honestly believe that the world is a much better place than it ever has been before in human history. And I believe that it will continue to grow into a world where all people...
    RunninWitThaDevil RunninWitThaDevil 22-25, M 12 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm afraid I'll get pressured to live a life I don't desire when I can be doing something else. I'm also afraid I'll regret not being forced into a lifestyle. It's complicated.
    T055 T055 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am type 1, diagnosed at 18. I was told then that I could live a relatively normal life if I took my medication daily, no matter how I felt. I have done that, and no, I have not...
    justjessa justjessa 31-35, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    After being married for over 25 years, I left my husband two months ago. We have three teens. I took the youngest with me and started renting a 15-minute walk away. I hadn't had...
    stellagroovebac stellagroovebac 51-55, F 5 hrs ago

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    I feel like I'm 17 sometimes when I was first diagnosed with bi polar disorder . But now that I'm 25 I can't keep acting like a 17 yr old it's embarrassing , my room is a mess , I...
    Delusionalkrysti Delusionalkrysti 22-25, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I'm at a strange place in my life right now. I've spent the last 20 years battling bipolar disorder type 1. I know a lot of people are misdiagnosed and bipolar, especially type 2...
    SeaOfMonsters SeaOfMonsters 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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