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I Am Bipolar and Take No Medication

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    Yawn! - ok so not being able to sleep is part of the fun of being bipolar, but i have reached an all new personal best, 3 weeks! of coarse i have slept a couple of times but only...
    obleena1963 obleena1963 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 11, 2011

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    Iam Off Me Meds. I Want An End To This Madness - IAM A 42 YEAR OLD ARTISTIC WOMAN WHO HAS BEEN BATTLING WITH BI-POLAR SINCE PROBABLY AROUND THE AGE OF 17.  I HAVE GONE THROUGH...
    tartface tartface 41-45 6 Responses Jan 10, 2011

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    I'm Not Crazy! I'm Bi-polar. - Hello. Forgive me for I do not really know how to start. I suppose I am seeking conversation with those who can relate. So here goes!To start on the...
    Cyren Cyren 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 26, 2011

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    Gone through hell - Wish you know Well, call it Bipolar, call it personality, it's all caused to be. we were not born mentally ill.
    absolutehillpower absolutehillpower 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 18, 2013

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    The Remedy For Weakness Is Not Brooding Over Weakness, But Thinking Of Strength. - Thinking all the time that we are diseased, will not cure us; medicine is necessary. Being...
    Abhih123 Abhih123 22-25, M Mar 6, 2013

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    Afraid Of Being In A Good Mood - I've been medicated to the teeth the past few years, and I admit it has kept the stress to a minimum, and I have had no relapses. But I'm tired of...
    TheNiceChemist TheNiceChemist 36-40 Aug 22, 2012

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    The "med Free" Experiment. - I have been living with bipolar for half my life. I had early teenage onset at 14, although this was not recognised till I was 23...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 25, 2010

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    Thinking About Medication - I have been Bipolar for many years - too many. It has caused so much pain to my family and broken many relationships, always around the 2 year mark. Now...
    angelmisty angelmisty 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 2, 2012

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    As A Student It Is Not Possible To Take These Medicatons And Pass My Exams.. - I know medication is the best treatment As I will be a future doctor.. Please dont judge me. I am not...
    auriel85 auriel85 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2011

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    It's Not So Much That I'm Against It... - I have been diagnosed as bipolar since the age of 15, and been on just about every medication that exists. Many different doctors have...
    justforpenpals8185 justforpenpals8185 22-25, F 4 Responses May 8, 2009

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    Raging Dragon, Puppy Dog Sad - At sixteen, I was diagnosed with depression. I suffered severely from this for years before I discovered I was actually bipolar. Kinda guts but it...
    NicotineAndFadedDreams NicotineAndFadedDreams 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2013

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    Memorial Day - i stopped taking antidepressants on memorial day. my doctor screwed me up putting me on celexa after taking remeron with no problems for 2 years. the pills were...
    rorer714 rorer714 26-30, M Jun 1, 2013

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    Well I Guess I Have To Leave This Group - Today I finally got a medication evaluation. I am finally going to start taking something after all these years. The plan is to start with...
    motherofzeno motherofzeno 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 18, 2011

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    This Woman Will Self-destruct In 5, 4, 3, 2... - I was first diagnosed with bipolar 1 in 2005 after crumbling under the pressure of a demanding daily grind while trying to cope...
    SensiStar3 SensiStar3 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2012

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    I Hate Being Bipolar - I'm 17 years old, I have been diagnosed since I was 16, & it's driving me crazy, I hate being depressed all the time, I don't like treating my family like...
    ovi456 ovi456 18-21 4 Responses Mar 5, 2013

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    I still wonder how and why it turned out this way... So I just can't take medication without my parents knowing, and i can't tell them... even if I did, they would just laugh in my...
    PinkClaudia35 PinkClaudia35 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2013

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    On No Meds - I was diagnosed at 35, so 9 years ago. Diagnosis came after two suicide attempts and admitted to the hospital. Tried therapy, lots of medications including lithium. I...
    splitn2 splitn2 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 11, 2012

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    Bipolar Or Drug Use - Is there anyone out there that can relate? I'm looking for a answer to a question that may not be able to be answered. I had my first manic episode when I was...
    ready4aNewpath ready4aNewpath 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 27, 2012

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    Will I Always Be Alone? - i've been off meds for over a year now. i stopped on my own, and didn't look back. i felt fine. thought i was handling things great. then i started dating...
    windshine windshine 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 2012

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    Not Ashamed....anymore -   I am 43 and was diagnosed at 18, after what can only be called a very interesting teen-hood lol. I am one of those bi-polar people who absolutely...
    tryingAGAINnomeds tryingAGAINnomeds 41-45 1 Response Dec 29, 2012

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    We Grow Together, Bipolar And I... - Well, to start I haven't yet been diagnosed, which is why I am unmedicated, but I am almost undeniably bipolar. I am 18 years old and I have a...
    motherofzeno motherofzeno 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 30, 2011

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    It's Just Not Working For Me Anymore - I was diagnosed with bipolar II a few months ago, and so far the medication I’ve been taking have varied and haven’t been helpful. I’ve...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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    No More Meds - I don't know if this site really works for anything, but I REALLY need some support in this whole bipolar thing. I was heavily medicated for a long time until I...
    ImustbeSTRONG ImustbeSTRONG 22-25, F 1 Response May 9, 2012

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    Bipolar Husband - My husband has struggled probably his whole life with ADHD, and bipolar. He was never properly treated. He became a drug addict. He went into drug rehab for...
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    My Illness Is Defining Me - Hi I was first diagnosed with bipolar 1 with psychotic features when I was a junior in highschool when i had an extreme manic episode and had to be...
    mentalcoaster66 mentalcoaster66 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 21, 2012

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    At Times I Just Really Hate Myself. -  I was diagnosed with bipolar when I was 15 years old.  My mother is bi-polar and depressed.  My sister is also bipolar...
    brandym85 brandym85 22-25 2 Responses Aug 2, 2009

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    Family Ties - I was 39 when I finally got diagnosed as being Bipolar. The diagnosis was not a surprise I new my swings were not normal and used them to my advantage. I then would...
    avi720 avi720 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2012

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    As I Read.. - As I read more and more different stories from not only this blog but any other blog on the web I realize that.. Hi, I'm Justin I'm 29 and I too would be considered...
    AwarenessIsKey AwarenessIsKey 26-30 1 Response Nov 29, 2011

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    Just Listen.... - I was recently diagnosed as Bipolar 1 at the age of 22. I was molested by 3 different ppl between the ages of 5-6 yrs old. My mom took me to therapy and went...
    Aminaj Aminaj 22-25 2 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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    No Help And Exams Looming - I'm 17 and are being 'tested' for bipolar at the moment however, it hasn't been a short process. For 2 years I have been trying to get someone to listen...
    Smirkingrev Smirkingrev 16-17 2 Responses Jan 5, 2013

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    Everyone tells me I should because of how bad it is at times. Along with the Depression.. It just feels like nothing will ever help me.
    SasukeUchiha723 SasukeUchiha723 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    Miss Me - I have only been off meds for 2 weeks now, and already my life is getting better.  My kids actually enjoy talking to me again.  I'm not just a blob on the couch...
    hobbyhound hobbyhound 31-35 2 Responses Dec 11, 2010

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    Addicted To My Illness? - What my mental illness means to me. I'm not a meds person, even if there were some magic pill I don't know if I would take it, I don't know who I am...
    mittskitty mittskitty 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 22, 2013

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    Starting Meds 20 Years Later - So today I finally got to see a psychologist at a clinic to get free meds, am on Epilim & Rivotril so lets see if finally I will be more stable and...
    angelmisty angelmisty 31-35, F Jun 5, 2012

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    How I Cured My Bipolar Disorder I read that omega-3 was being used for psychiatric disorders and gave it a try for myself. It didn’t work, but I noticed that after 13 years my...
    marlowg marlowg 51-55, M Dec 22, 2013

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    Self-care, Not Self-medicate. - This is the key. Eat well, sleep well, exercise, relax, have fun, keep yourself occupied and spend time with loved ones and I honestly believe your...
    BlueBoots BlueBoots 22-25 1 Response Aug 17, 2011

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    I Am Bipolar - i hate that i am bipolar it drives me crazy that i cant just feel the same as every one but i have a lot of good day and love that so i working on it
    crazyamanda crazyamanda 18-21, F Nov 5, 2009

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    morganmavina morganmavina 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I was diagnosed with BiPolar depression along with anxiety disorder several years ago. It's taken years for the doctors to find the right balance of medications that help(not cure...
    bethrichards bethrichards 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Can someone help me understand what a manic episode can be like? I understand manic episodes can vary widely depending on the person. I have a great friend in high school who I met...
    LovesWarrior LovesWarrior 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    As usual I don't know where to start this, but I have to find relief somehow and writing always seems like the best solution. My husband and I have been married for 7 years (it'll...
    factsarefacts factsarefacts 26-30 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Here for anyone that needs to talk! I was diagnosed with post partum depression after I gave birth to my son, then clinical depression, and then bipolar disorder. I was on...
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 16-17, F Apr 5

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    Most days, when I was younger, I knew I was different in many ways. Right now I'm diagnosed with four mental disorders(yay me not 😒) and bipolar was the last one I found out...
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F Mar 28

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    Back to Square One (deep sigh) I just told another boss about my condition. I usually don't do that unless it's beginning to affect my work. Granted, I just began this job, and...
    SaturnSenshi SaturnSenshi 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have a bipolar partner. We are both 19 and in 6th form. Its difficult to describe the disorder and how its taken a toll on our relationship. But I can try, this is not a self...
    anonymous1104 anonymous1104 18-21 5 days ago

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    I'll always be my biggest critic when it comes to evaluating my life from a distance. It's challenging for me to revel in my accomplishments are they are produced. My boyfriend the...
    Allissaxxx Allissaxxx 22-25, F Apr 2