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I Am Bipolar and Take Medication

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    Cyclothymia and On Lithium

    Hi Male 46 Diagnosed a year ago.  Been on Lithium (1200mg)for almost a year.  It has really helped a lot.  I am pretty content with the dosage. I drink lots of water and it works out pretty well.  I was wondering if anyone took Lithium and Naltrexone...
    CraigC CraigC 46-50 Feb 14, 2009

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    Bipolar Facebook Group Looking For More Members

    Looking for Bipolar people that use Facebook. I am part of a great group called Bipolar Maniacs and its an amazing group! Contact me on Facebook, www.facebook.com/lovescreations Please send over a friend request so that I can add you to our group! We look forward to meeting...
    MarisaLove MarisaLove 31-35, F Apr 17, 2013

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    MY Bipolar Links...

    As I mentionned in the first topic of the group discussion, I created two sites regarding Bipolar, I have no hidden agenda and don't plan on charging anything!!! It's purely for fun and to see if people would actually give a damn and check it out! Here they are...
    LittleScribbles LittleScribbles 26-30 3 Responses Jul 13, 2008

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    Meds

    i found out i was bipolar in february of this year and it sucks but hey people like us make the world interesting as my friend DunkelAugen says i admitted it to two of my friends last night and they were surprised. but im on 2 anti depressants and 2 mood stablizers and it works...
    chachacharlee chachacharlee 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 20, 2008

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    Yes I Take Medicine And Glad That I Do

    I take medicine for my illness.And I am glad that I do .When it get rough and I can not stop  from jump up and down .And do the other things .Getting around loud noise, lot of people and other things sit it off.I have medicine that help me.And go to sleep when I can not get my...
    ladywolf123 ladywolf123 51-55, F Apr 29, 2011

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    Med Change And Mood Swings

    my doctor changed my medication to celexa and in the last 3 weeks i relapsed into alcohol and morphine. my mood is all over the map i made a fool of myself got into a fight and lost some friends. should i stop taking the celexa?
    rorer714 rorer714 26-30, M 1 Response May 27, 2013

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    Unstable Is An Understatement

    I am super sensitive to everything people say. "Get out of my room" "Calm Down" all set me off. i then go in my room and listen to my music to try and stop from either exploding in anger or tears. It is such a hard thing to live with. It really makes me want to go back to my old...
    staceycorbin staceycorbin 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2012

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    My Not So Merry Merry-go-round.

         I've been diagnosed with Bi-polar disorder for about 2 and 1/2 years now, and the road I had to take to finally get an answer was quite bumpy and extremely long.        I first started noticing my mood leaned on a darker side...
    NyChan NyChan 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2009

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    Restless At 3 A.m.; New To Lithium & Zoloft

    Good morning, all. It's 3am where I am and I'm restless and uncomfortable in bed. I know it's the drugs. I'm new to meds - at the end of my second week of Lithium and Zoloft combo. I can't say it isn't doing its job as it's been only a short time and I have nothing to compare...
    MercurialMadness MercurialMadness 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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    Bipolar/shizoaffective Type

    i am bipolar and take mediacation.ive been bipolar for over twenty years.at my worst ive been in hospital and had to have e.c t.treatment.ive taken various meds.some worked some didnt im in my lowest amount ever at the mo as im a single mum and get so tierd and fuzzy on too many...
    bunnydrop bunnydrop 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 4, 2008

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    Out of Control

    I am bipolar and take seroquel and effexor. If I miss even one dose of my meds I have horrible anxiety, panic attacks, and just generally feel crazy. I feel so alone all the time, I feel like I'm watching the world from inside a bubble. I can't stand this much longer, does...
    deemoney deemoney 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 19, 2008

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    I'm Taking My Meds

    I've been living with bipolar for almost 10 years. The first five were a blur (including moving to two different states, starting and stopping graduate school, racking up $10,000.00 in credit card debt and finally a trip to the county jail) until I finally found the right...
    bbrkjthed45 bbrkjthed45 46-50, F Mar 13, 2011

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    Always Something In The Way

    It feels like everytime I'm about to get a little more stable with my medication something always happens. Weather it be that I ran out and didn't get a refill in time or that my doc forgot to send in the refill. Just something always happens. It so happens that it was a missed...
    ventnow ventnow 26-30, F Dec 8, 2011

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    Not The Answer I Wanted To Hear

    I asked my social worker, if I had a better childhood would I still be bipolar. He said yes.
    yrsago yrsago 41-45 1 Response Feb 9, 2012

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    Been For a While Now...

    I know the correct term is "having bipolar disorder" but it truly does define my life at this point. This is my latest in a series of diagnosis, Bipolar I rapid cycling. Thats the worst kind, i believe! Im constantly wearing myself out and everyone around me. I ...
    sk8tergrl21222 sk8tergrl21222 18-21, T 1 Response Aug 12, 2009

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    I Made Something

    hey guys, I was here asking questions couple months ago, n I got some really valuable feedback. After 4 month intense production, I finally managed to put what I have in mind together. I did this animation to depict the struggles of being a bipolar, if you guys are...
    Niplus777 Niplus777 26-30, M Jun 11, 2009

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    Finally Got A Good Combo

    Lithium, Serezone, and PropanalolThat seems to be the magic combination for me.  I even seem to have leveled out on how much of the Lithium I need.Finally I'm something resembling balanced!
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2011

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    It Gets Overwhelming From Time To Time.....

    it is the hardest thing ever to live with this condition. no one undertands what you´re going through (if you don´t know why you´re doing things and feeling things most of the time, how can others?).. both my parents were bipolar, creative, artistic and mad, depressive, manic...
    sweetheart00 sweetheart00 31-35, F Jun 14, 2012

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    I'm Just A Little Unwell

    Damn.. today is a low day... depression unfurls its dark leathery wings around me squeezing away all the memories of the happy times. the meds help it not to take me into the deep abyss. I stay afloat but it feels like a being on driftwood. i hold on determined to win my way out...
    dariachick dariachick 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 16, 2012

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    My Life Now

    I take medication, not sure if it works or not any more. I am depressed about a lot of things, one of them is that I don't get the highs anymore, funny but I miss being able to think I could do things. I am not sexually active anymore, well, sometimes when I act out which is not...
    timesalior2020 timesalior2020 51-55 1 Response Dec 18, 2011

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    No Stigma Attached.

    After my mom was diagnosed with Bipolar II, it was time for me to go see someone. I would have mood swings everyday. When I woke up in the morning, I wasn't sure how I would feel. Either I felt that I could get up and conquer the world, or i'd wake up and not want to get out of...
    hooponopono hooponopono 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2013

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    Finally On Meds!

    I finally got on my bipolar meds a little over a week ago. It's starting to make me feel so much better, but they need to tweak it a little bit. My depression is gone, but i have been manic as ever. Not being able to sit still, knee bouncin all day long. The trazodone doesnt work...
    jeffro499 jeffro499 26-30 Oct 8, 2011

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    Runaway Train --- My Story ---

    RUNAWAY TRAIN “Like a madman laughing at the rain; A little out of touch, a little insane; It’s just easier than dealing with the pain” -Soul Asylum, Runaway Train One day in January, I went to work as usual. I worked as a barmaid and had been...
    LittleScribbles LittleScribbles 26-30 3 Responses Jul 12, 2008

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    BP Take Meds But Have Sworn Off Ssri Drugs!

    I have tried sooo many anti-depressant drugs and of course most, if not all, have been SSRI or "SSRI combo" drugs (like Cymbalta, Wellbutrin, etc) and I have yet to find one that 1) consistently works and 2) doesnt make me feel like **** when it starts to not work...
    unstableblogger unstableblogger 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 9, 2008

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    Bipolar and Anxious

    I was diagnosed with Bipolar 1 disorder nearly a year ago, though I knew I had it long before then. Years ago, I saw an episode of "True Life" on MTV called "True Life: I'm Bipolar" & I knew after seeing it that I was bipolar. ...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2008

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    Lithium

    I'm on Lithium and Fluoxetine (prozac). Before the prozac I was on Citalopram but it really didn't agree with me, it made me feel confused and lathargic. The prozac seems to work better but it'sstill early days yet...... I guess I'll just have to wait and see how I get on!
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 10, 2008

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    Bipolar Too

    Yes I take Trazadone, Lamictal, Paxil, and Pristiq, and they are not a good combination at all. Something is not working, I am changing moods more often than I change my clothes. bad bad bad.  
    findingmyself73 findingmyself73 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 9, 2008

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    I was recently diagnosed with several mental

    illnesses. I suffer from bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and PTSD. When I am manic, I sleep very little and am at my best. I am productive where I get lots of things done or sometimes very destructive where I spend lots of money putting me into financial...
    Beautifulchaos7 Beautifulchaos7 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Is It Valid? Need Feedback~~

    H ey guys, I am a grad student who is trying to create a public campaign to make people understand bipolar syndrome and people who have it better in order to eliminate/fight with the stigma. I just revised my storyboard and in the stage of needing feedback from who ever...
    Niplus777 Niplus777 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 17, 2008

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    A Pink One, a Blue One, Or Is That Green?

    i don't know about you guys, i have been on seems like almost every medication available! and combination allowed. I so hate taking all the meds i'm on.  I know what happens when i don't, i end up in the hospital.  spent months there.  but i do take medicine...
    ycats302000 ycats302000 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2009

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    Stability Versus Passion

    I was diagnosed over a year ago, recently turned 30, and lived through maybe five tough yet exciting years in the throws of the battle between my ears. I had to leave New York because I was unable to keep jobs, was self-medicating with alcohol and cocaine, but I miss the gay and...
    ExFatoFides ExFatoFides 26-30 Aug 5, 2009

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    Meds

    I take 150mg seroquel XR and 150mg lyrics daily.
    H3RBI3 H3RBI3 22-25, M Sep 9, 2013

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    Are You On Epilim Chrono/sodium Valproate And Quetiapine/seroquel?

    I would love you to add me to your circle and/or read my stories if you are on these medications like me!
    whipitup whipitup 31-35, F Nov 19, 2011

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    Remeron

    i have been taking remeron now for 2 years. it works pretty good for the most part. It is supposed to help me sleep but it doesn't. I hate the night. i cant seem to sleep now for a few months. i get depressed at night. during the day im alright but once the day is over and im...
    rorer714 rorer714 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 23, 2013

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    Has anyone had seizures from Wellbutrin

    or zyprexa or a combination of the two?
    kiragirl79 kiragirl79 26-30, F Jul 25

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    I'm on meds I take 800 mg of lithium 100 mg of

    lamictal 10mg of ambien I keep having manic episodes its hard to deal with it racing thoughts .. No sleep (even with the ambien) and just trying to control I have to get blood drawn so they can raise my lithium ... It's an on going struggle
    nisey35 nisey35 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2013

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    Please No

    I am bipolar and I'm only 15. I was diagnosed last year. I cant take this medication they put me on i feel like I'm going crazy. Nothing seems to be real anymore, i hear things and I'm freaking out. Everyone is telling me I'm fine its like "why is no one listening to me...
    lillyrosete lillyrosete 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2009

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    Angry

    so lately ive been abusing my pills and last night i took 300mg of seroquel, when im usually on a lot less so when i woke up my dad took all my medication and hid it some where im stressing out bacause i need it
    shayeshaye shayeshaye 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    It's hard to believe that a former Varsity cheerleader in high school has gone from prom queen court to the bottom of the barrel. I am on multiple medications and it's sad to know...
    ek2465 ek2465 18-21 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I was only diagnosed a few weeks ago, but my entire life makes sense. Most people probably feel like they are crazy when they find out they are bipolar, but it was the first day of...
    lizpurc925 lizpurc925 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 23

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    I was diagnosed with depression when I was 16, but since I refused to talk to a anybody back then I wasn't diagnosed as bipolar until a couple of months ago when I broke down. I am...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Or, at least, that's one of the things I was diagnosed for, and I don't think it's right. I started taking lithium, and about three days in, I had a STELLAR day. Then it went down...
    DanicaER DanicaER 36-40, F Jul 23

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    So it has been a while now since i stopped taking my carbamazapine for my bipolar. I had decided i was sick and tired of feeling so lethargic and not being able to keep my eyes...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 6

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    My depression started early on, in elementary school when the bullying got bad and I had not even one person to turn to. I got diagnosed with severe depression at 13, the...
    morticiamortal morticiamortal 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I live my life day to day. I don't know how I'll feel tomorrow and don't have a say in it either. I'm frightened to see what my mental state will produce the next day. The...
    Whitecharcoal Whitecharcoal 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Got taken off one of my medications, ahh let the weight loss begin
    bananananaxo bananananaxo 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    My mom is my best friend in so many ways. Yet, she seems to throw it all away in just one phone call. I moved out of out family home at 16 (24now) due to her constant manic modes...
    breeze90 breeze90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I never expected to fall in love with someone who is bipolar, but it happened and I wonder why I was chosen because some days it truly is difficult and draining. I am willing to...
    nicolem84 nicolem84 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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    have been diagnosed with just about everything, OCD, biplolar type 11, bipolar type 1, depression... just want a final clear answer then will feel better about my life!! knowing...
    becarae becarae 26-30, F Aug 1

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    It's 2 am...I have to work at 6. Another 10 hour day. My brain just won't stop. Chain smoking, writing, obsessing. Sleepless...hypomanic...anxious about what tomorrow will bring...
    kiragirl79 kiragirl79 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I need some help. Please keep reading. I have very bad anxiety and have had it for a while now. I sometimes feel extremely happy (it's abnormal for me) and sometimes very angry...
    emmaisme123 emmaisme123 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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