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I Am Bipolar and Take No Medication

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    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

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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 been on Risperdal, Wellbutrin, Abilify, Lamictal, and Depakote (among other ADD meds and antidepressants), and none of them have been able...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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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 21. I am 32 now. I have had 4 or 5 manic episodes in that 11yr time frame. During this time I have been on lithium the...
    ready4aNewpath ready4aNewpath 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 27, 2012

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    I am anti medication ever

    since I saw my mother die of cancer. She took pills all her life for digestion problems. I also dated a bipolar woman who was anti med even before I knew about my own illness. (I believe in synchronicity) My illness is not severe and this is why I am amazed that the doctors...
    MysticDude MysticDude 56-60, M 2 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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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 reminded of weakness does not help much. Give strength; and strength does not come by thinking of weakness all the time. The remedy for weakness is not brooding over weakness, but thinking...
    Abhih123 Abhih123 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 6, 2013

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    I like who I am off of medication more

    than I like who I am on it... My doctors wouldn't offer me counseling, a friendly ear, or even support... I was always given pills... and they wondered why there wouldn't be any change in my mood. It had been something deeper that fueled the bipolar in me. Pills help the...
    briannawolf briannawolf 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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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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    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 to me, been with Camhsbwitj relatively no hope. Recently I have been on a downer with many suicidal thoughts and self harming...
    Smirkingrev Smirkingrev 16-17 2 Responses Jan 5, 2013

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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 because i knocked myself out with the sleep meds i used to take. other than that i go for days and days. its...
    obleena1963 obleena1963 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 11, 2011

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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 crap all the time, I'm affecting all of the people around me, I'm sick of laying in bed crying all the time.. I take no...
    ovi456 ovi456 18-21 4 Responses Mar 5, 2013

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    I am a bipolar type II

    and not too extreme in the highs. I quit taking meds in 1975 and have not taken any since then. This is not for most especially type I where you need something for the severe manic times. I do believe that meds are over prescribed for people in my situation, however this is my...
    Golondrinas Golondrinas 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 10

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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 making me go crazy and the side effects were awful. to stop the shaking i craved liquor and morphine. so i just stopped...
    rorer714 rorer714 26-30, M Jun 1, 2013

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    At the end of my Recovery Speech I quoted this,

    un medicated and alive 👿😇
    Cosmomax Cosmomax 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 21, 2014

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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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    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.
    MichaelClifford MichaelClifford 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2014

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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 without my mental disorder. I identify myself so strongly to being bipolar, I'm not sure I could live on a level mind anymore. A...
    mittskitty mittskitty 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 22, 2013

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    I'm 21 years old. I was diagnosed with Bipolar

    Type 1, Rapid Cycling when I was just 8 years old. I've been on medication basically since then. I was really lucky as a kid because my mom is a psychologist, and she specialized in Bipolar so that she could understand what I was going through, and so she could explain it to me...
    sweetsmarts sweetsmarts 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 28

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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 urine had no calcium sediments in it anymore. Before omega-3 supplements any extra calcium I ate showed up as extra urine sediment. I then...
    marlowg marlowg 56-60, M Dec 22, 2013

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    I've been doing good

    but until today. It got triggered and Im psychotic and depressed. I can't live in a home that tells me I need to go back on meds. If I don't get out they'll call the thought police. I'll be medicated again feel no joy. I just want to run away.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 1

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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 NUMEROUS DIFFERENT THERAPIES.  I HAVE NEVER STUCK TO MEDS AS IAM SO SCARED OF THE DIMMING TO MY MIND THAT THE MEDS MAY DO.  I HAVE HAD A QUITE...
    tartface tartface 41-45 6 Responses Jan 10, 2011

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    I'm so depressed and my birthday is soon .

    All I wanna do is get high and slit my throat but I know I can't
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    I looked at my posts

    and realized my mind was getting out of control. I woke up in the morning seeing so disturbing new. Living in the bipolar spectrum with out medication is new for me. I am under nutritional supplementation but it's new for my mind and body. Slowing down the mind was needed today...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 1

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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 came as no surprise really as there is a history of mental illness in my family. And I don't take any sort of meds for it anymore cos...
    NicotineAndFadedDreams NicotineAndFadedDreams 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2013

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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 addiction, but his moods never improved. He tries very hard, but often cannot get his ducks in a row. He has too many ideas...
    Feb 14, 2013

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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 love the manic stage..now. I have slept with countless people, drank copious amounts of alcohol, tried almost every drug out...
    tryingAGAINnomeds tryingAGAINnomeds 41-45 1 Response Dec 29, 2012

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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 through every possible coping mechanism she could to help me. It's so crazy that all my life I thought the way I acted was...
    Aminaj Aminaj 22-25 2 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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    It's new this life without the meds.

    It take a little work to live bipolar and med free. I know I need to meditate daily, exercise and eat nutrition food. Sometimes I jump into things and wonder if I'm a little because I think I out to save the world. Though things are a lot better since the meds. But I know I'll...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I took medication for 7 years

    and it about destroyed me. I've been medication free since Feb 2014 and I feel ok but I'm wary about the future.
    sunny875 sunny875 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2014

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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 (at least I'm 99% sure she is).  My life has been a dramatic roller coaster. I have not taken meds pretty much since I was...
    brandym85 brandym85 22-25 2 Responses Aug 2, 2009

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    slugkitty slugkitty 22-25, F May 13, 2014

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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.   After some how surviving high school I started Uni in a new city. I was manic, but you can't be manic for ever and eventually I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 25, 2010

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    I thought I was just moody

    but when these mood swings turned into full blown cycles of happiness and extreme despair I didn't even realize, and now I feel so helpless and frustrated. I feel irritated and angry at the same people whom I loved the most in the world:-my family and best friend, and so life...
    p1992s p1992s 22-25 May 26

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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 face and act like nothing ever happened the next day... Every time i tried telling them something serious about me they...
    PinkClaudia35 PinkClaudia35 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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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 tried many different mixes and uppers and downers. I noticed, the older I got, the less able I was to feel ANY kind of feelings, good or bad...
    justforpenpals8185 justforpenpals8185 22-25, F 4 Responses May 8, 2009

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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 lazy, or careless about my health. i have been trying to find a right combo that works for me. and can make me FUNCTIONAL in school. I am a 2nd year medical student, and I cannot...
    auriel85 auriel85 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2011

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    Cosmomax Cosmomax 26-30, M Oct 21, 2014

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    I have a therapy appointment today

    and I really don't want to waste my time going. what are they gonna do, ask me a shitload of questions because they evidently can't write anything down or try to remember me. and then tell me facts about manic depressive disorder that I already know? I'm dealing with it just...
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 10

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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 this guy. i'm crazy about him. but my anxiety went through the roof. i had a couple of mixed episode days. i vaguely started...
    windshine windshine 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 6, 2012

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    Whenever I take the medication, I become extremely sleepy and become highly incapacitated when it comes to critical thinking. I've found that the most brilliant things I've...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Hi my husband is bipolar type 2, I love him but it's very lonely, sad and frustrating at the same time. I know it's not his fault but being the sole breadwinner and single mum is a...
    linacar79 linacar79 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    The statement alone says it all.....I can't take it any more...any part of my life.....I for the past seven years spent my life married to someone....our marriage is so toxic and...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am bipolar takin Lithium 25 years
    raffelle raffelle 56-60, T 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I hate being bipolar like I love my boyfriend or even being with ppl the next min I hate everyone ugh it's so annoying
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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