I Am Bipolar and Take Medication

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 172 People

    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
    3 Responses Jul 13, 2008

    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

    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
    1 Response Feb 9, 2012

    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

    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

    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

    I have been on meds for 18 years.

    Was diagnosed with depression at age 16 then at 20 diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I have been on practically everything. Some do nothing. Some work for a while then just stop. I've been doing this constant trial and error with different combinations for 18 years now. Almost...
    jks1981 jks1981
    36-40, F
    Jul 13, 2015
    iamhappy1 iamhappy1
    13-15, F
    Aug 7, 2015


    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

    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
    1 Response Dec 18, 2011

    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

    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

    Has anyone had seizures from Wellbutrin

    or zyprexa or a combination of the two?
    kiragirl79 kiragirl79
    36-40, F
    Jul 25, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    Since my diagnosis my whole life makes way more

    sense! It's shown who really cares about me and who doesn't. Really, it's done me a few favours! I'm on meds... And I think somewhat stable hahaha
    Ladybuddha1 Ladybuddha1
    31-35, F
    Aug 25, 2014

    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

    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
    Aug 5, 2009

    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

    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

    These last couple of days have been the worst

    of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but I mean I'm 21.. I didn't seriously think of it. My sister yelled at me and called me a bunch of things for worrying enough to even go to the doc...
    lily449 lily449
    22-25, F
    Mar 27, 2015

    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

    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


    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

    I was put on lamictal-25mgs-a small dose in

    2012. Have bipolar one. Changed my life-for the better. Was having..800 mood swings a day..slowly upped through out the years to 100mgs...lithium never worked-was also put on 'Epelem-Sodium Valproate'...on other meds to balance the chemical imbalance in my brain x
    cherryjar cherryjar
    31-35, F
    Oct 4, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2012

    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
    Feb 14, 2009

    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

    Bipolar Type II and starting Trileptal.

    Have tried Abilify, Lamotrigen, Saphris, Litium, Gabapentine, Trazodone, and a long list of antidepressants without any improvements. Please tell me if you've had success on Trileptal!!
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 22, 2014

    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
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 17, 2014

    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

    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
    Oct 8, 2011

    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
    Jun 15, 2009

    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

    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
    3 Responses Jul 12, 2008


    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
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 20, 2008

    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

    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

    Trying to cut down on my dosage

    because I hate feeling drowsy/sedated all day. But the withdrawals are doing my head in... Determined to push through.
    Lotusflower80 Lotusflower80
    36-40, F
    Aug 20, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 22, 2009

    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

    Starting seroquel tomorrow,

    probably.. A little bit nervous Read over the side effects and how it could zombify your emotions I also kept hearing "Equivalent of elephant tranquilizer" Should I be worried?
    StayingSaneWithoutYou StayingSaneWithoutYou
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 10, 2014


    I take 150mg seroquel XR and 150mg lyrics daily.
    H3RBI3 H3RBI3
    26-30, M
    Sep 9, 2013
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