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I Am Bipolar

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    cronin43 cronin43 46-50 Mar 14

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    Crazy Mania - SO. When I was 20 I started to believe I had stumbled across some new found intelligence. Slowly but surely I began to think I was capable of reading minds, or...
    Blind3rdEye Blind3rdEye 22-25, F 14 Responses May 28, 2009

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    My bipolar is so bad this morning , in the back of my head is lingering the thoughts of how much of a **** up I am , but at the same time I'm dancing and signing along to happy...
    neckd33p neckd33p 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Bipolar Bares All! Film At 11:00! - I'm Bipolar all right, I certainly don't make a secret of it.  I wrote a memoir of Manic Depression which I continue to flog with the...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 12 Responses Jul 12, 2007

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    Wish My Brain Would Shut The Hell Up! - Yep...i'm bipolar.  Bipolar 1, manic depressive if we want to get clinical.  It royally sucks.  Can't really put a sugar coating on what...
    m2extreme m2extreme 31-35, F 13 Responses Apr 26, 2011

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    I'm bipolar and it sucks major ****. I'm limited to what I can and can't do because of the way I feel all the time. My mood changes so rapidly and its taking over my life. My...
    bxttlebxrn bxttlebxrn 16-17, F Apr 6

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    I am legally bad well B.A.D Bipolar Affective Disorder i have a horrible temper i get pissed off and i throw stuff around break stuff im uncontrollable it runs in the family my gpa...
    LaTeAssassin LaTeAssassin 16-17, M Mar 30

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    This Could Happen if You Don't Take Your Meds... - I am late 20's and was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder when I was 18. I went to college (during those 5 years I was hospitalized...
    redhotblue22 redhotblue22 26-30 5 Responses Sep 30, 2011

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    On a low again now so fun...
    MrJenks MrJenks 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    A Short Narrative of a Manic Episode -     I was walking up to my high school’s football field as all of the school stood in the bleachers...
    Scottsimdb Scottsimdb 18-21 33 Responses Apr 28, 2009

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    Bipolar, But Without The Fun - I've been diagnosed with Bipolar II, which they tell me is bipolar with only mild mania, but deeper depressions. Who knows if that's what I truly...
    shygrl85 shygrl85 22-25, F 14 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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    I Am Not An Evil, Crazy Criminal!!!! -  Oh; bipolar. Bring up the word to many, and they will usually associate it with one they know whose mood flips at a switch. Or, better yet...
    dgrey63 dgrey63 46-50, F 5 Responses Sep 29, 2011

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    I M Bipolar - Without medication i have racing speech, anxiety attacks, i wont sleep, and have lots of energy. I am taking meds and they are working for me. I go to a support group...
    starship33 starship33 36-40, F 8 Responses Nov 6, 2012

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    I was diagnosed as being Bipolar in 2011 after having a manic episode that left my house in ruins. The events that took place that faithful afternoon are to painful to write about...
    hustlernheels hustlernheels 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 8

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    My Mother Claims That I'm Just Slavic. - My mom's 100% Polish.  She says that Slavs just have mood swings.  I think I'm bipolar, but she doesn't believe in psychological...
    Chanteuse1984 Chanteuse1984 26-30, F 10 Responses Jun 6, 2007

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    A letter to myself. I hate you. I thought you were better. 3 years of lying. Saying life was better. All the while, In denial. Stopping medication. "Clarity." Moving across the...
    ladyjoyjoy ladyjoyjoy 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    I had described it this way to a friend: Think of it like diabetes. Whereas the body cannot produce enough insulin to maintain safe blood sugar levels, the brain cannot produce...
    designbycassandra designbycassandra 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    I am suffering from manic depression.I have been depressed for almost my whole entire life it is destroying important relationships.I have too many mental illnesses I was in denial...
    xxsadisticbitchxx xxsadisticbitchxx 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    Just Turned 30! - Hello group. I was diagnosed for almost 6 years now. Things are getting better but they really had to hit bottom first. I just turned 30 and dont have any...
    missquietriot missquietriot 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 19, 2012

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    A QUESTION I'm not sure I can answer. It's this. Please think about it. Bipolar disorder can be and is so disruptive and crazy and wild - and so suicidally depressing at times...
    frankiegee frankiegee 46-50, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Bipolar The Great Deceiver - It tells us we are invincible, we can do anything and it feels amazing. It tells us we don't need medication or therapy because we are healed now and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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    I get the Bipolar because I have had it at least since the 7th grade and I'm 38 now. When I first started getting help I was on 25 to 30 different pills a day to try to stabilize...
    mlcockrell mlcockrell 36-40, M 3 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    I am diagnosed bipolar April 14, I knew there was something wrong anyway so finding out wasn't supriseing.just last week Monday I was ok Tuesday I was depressed I mean to the point...
    Alwaysandforever29 Alwaysandforever29 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    i was diagnosed when i was only 13. but i dont feel any different from other people. well maybe i do... i knew other people didnt constanty feel depressed, or so hyper they thought...
    BlankCanvas22 BlankCanvas22 13-15, F Mar 29

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    I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder
    justagirlsb justagirlsb 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I'm Fighting, But Feel Like Giving Up... - I am so exhausted!!! Mentally, physically, and emotionally.....I keep going every day because I have no choice....What I really want to...
    Brunhild Brunhild 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 8, 2011

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    This is the reason I don't have many friends. I'm super happy then they say one thing and I freak out. I don't want to it just happens. I want to meet someone who could handle my...
    RainOfColors RainOfColors 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am not sure I like the title of this experience. I do have bipolar disorder. I was diagnosed at 21 with bipolar disorder, and have been struggling with my diagnosis, and...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F Mar 23

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    I just recently discovered that I had bipolar disorder I was feel really down and having issues with my meds and my mom decided to take me to a phycyatrist, I'm so thankful to this...
    Ginger387 Ginger387 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I've always knew something was up with me, iv battled eating disorders and depression, but there was still 'something' holding me back in life... I am currently seeing a counsellor...
    ToriRose13 ToriRose13 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    Crashing.. - I welcome you like I welcome an old familiar enemy. I know you all too well, you are a part of me. Whenever I go through a period filled with energy and initiative...
    livingalieforsolong livingalieforsolong 31-35 6 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    Bipolar - I was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 18. I was having a bible study with my girlfriend and her family when all of a sudden my personality just went from 0...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 1, 2012

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    I get very very high and then I crash. I hate when I crash.
    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes 31-35, M Apr 7

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    I am a 44 year old professional female. I never thought this would happen to me... When I was about 23, I became so manic/depressed that I obsessed about killing myself until I...
    Buffal0gal Buffal0gal 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    The Extremes That Consume My Mind. - Hypomania is something indescribable. Breathing oxygen after being trapped in the suffocating arms of depression. An electric shock of energy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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    The Gifts Of Bipolar - What is the nature of disability? What does the idea mean? It is a statistical concept, I think. Which is to say, it is a measure of comparison. We can only...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 13 Responses Feb 21, 2012

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    Being bipolar is driving me crazy :/ medication and therapy didn't help. I feel like ill never have an actually normal life like i will always just be trapped in the never ending...
    StephsReality StephsReality 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 9

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    I'm Pretty Sure I'm Depressed Again - I have been so tired ,and i don't want to do a dam thing.I have forced myself to shower,no make up,haven't done my nails,this is not like me,i...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 31-35, F 8 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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    They just diagnosed me with this and i have no idea how to tryband handle it or anything :(
    yesiigarciaa yesiigarciaa 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I had my first episode of depression near 2003.I was a heavy cannabis user from 1998.I went to a prof and he prescriped anti-depressants.I got well like a snap.I continued to smoke...
    depressedboy999 depressedboy999 31-35, M 5 Responses Mar 11

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    Acceptance - I am a diagnosed BiPolar II. And also dual diagnosis with many other associated types of dissorders, anxiety-panic-border personality-etc.    I was...
    KarmaKatcher KarmaKatcher 31-35, F 15 Responses Jun 18, 2007

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    ... Sleepless nights & not tired. Not high or low. I want to sleep but nothing is working. I'm newly diagnosed & ready to give up. I just want to sleep... Seroquel XR is like a...
    semiforeign semiforeign 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    The word psyche comes from the greek word for soul or butterfly. So what is this psychiatry? The practice of diagnosing and treating the soul? I am a soul I have a body. This life...
    cosmicroses cosmicroses 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Famous People with Bipolar Disorder  I was unaware so many famous people also have/had bipolar disorder. It gives me hope for the future knowing this illness didn't stop them...
    SaturnSenshi SaturnSenshi 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 9

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     I am everything I am suposed to be. “Know ye not that there is here in this world a secret confraternity, which one might call the Company of Melancholiacs? That...
    mittskitty mittskitty 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I'm bipolar, for the most part it has ruined my life for the last ten years. I've been angry, vicious, doing hard drugs, sleeping around and hurting everyone who comes close to me...
    ksnaps ksnaps 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Lately I've been really moody and my fuse is short,I get mad over the smallest things and it feels like I'm a caged animal which drives me insane and I just want a break from it...
    RyanBlake87 RyanBlake87 26-30, T 1 Response a week ago

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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 2 days ago

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    I'm Bipolar, Not A Killer. - I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder about 7 years ago.  My meds have changed several times and the stuff I’m taking right now seems to be...
    ImNotGood ImNotGood 31-35, F 153 Responses Jun 6, 2010

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    The only reason I am any amount of okay is because of the support of my husband and mom. Without them, I would have lost my kids, my mind and probably my life. I am all doped up...
    iamnothing99 iamnothing99 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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