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I Am Bipolar

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    omgwut omgwut 41-45, M 2 Responses May 20, 2015

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    Update: so I woke back up around 10am,

    still wanting to stay in bed but, I knew I had to fight it. I have my list near my bed of things I must do in order to stay up and the most important is to take all my pills, especially the Kratom. It took me a few minutes but I made it out to the living room and took my Kratom...
    wantingtobehappy84 wantingtobehappy84 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 6, 2015

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    I feel like no one gets me

    and when I tell some folks about having bipolar it's like they assume I'm crazy and I feel like I can't date cause of it
    animegurl3085 animegurl3085 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 14

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    Being bipolar doesn't automatically make you

    evil or violent. I am bipolar and I do not hit or hurt people when angry. My mood swings can be really bad but I know not to harm people around me, for I would feel 100x worse :( so when someone tells you the are bipolar, don't run away. How do you think that makes us feel...
    MellowButterfly666 MellowButterfly666 18-21, F 6 Responses May 29, 2015

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    It's on days like this

    where I wonder whether I'll be able to break the cycles that I have and move forward, to be able to enjoy a more fulfilling life. It's been around a year since my last hospital admission for mania, which as per usual lead to full blown psychosis. After I came out I settled...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 24, 2015

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    I have not had my medication in the week.

    I'm feeling very angry, irritable, drunk, very drunk actually, my lips and hands and feet are numb and tingly and I'm very horny. The weird thing is I am conservative generally but right now I kind of want to be sexually adventurous. How can two little pills οΏΌscrew me up to...
    WarriorPrincess862 WarriorPrincess862 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    La-la-love Latuda! I truly

    and honestly believed that I was never going to get better. I had had success with Lamictal and Geodon as far as controlling the mania and mixed episodes, but I still suffered from totally and completely crippling depression and anxiety. We had tried everything short of ECT...
    SeaOfMonsters SeaOfMonsters 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 21, 2014

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    Empty like the glass from an alcoholic

    but being the ocean in one drop Unknown Zero = O Metatron = 8 HardAngel***Fulfilling69Loveο»Ώ
    Egolikeme69 Egolikeme69 46-50, M Dec 24, 2015

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    I don't see how I can live the rest of my life

    with this horrible, horrible disease. I was considering suicide but I knew it would destroy the people who love me. I am a burden on my parents and sister, who love me and worry about me. I am a burden on my husband, who worked all his life to have a good, safe, secure...
    Tina077 Tina077 51-55, F 6 Responses Dec 30, 2015

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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 doing its job with minimal side effects.  My only problem is my family, they…treat me differently now, like they...
    ImNotGood ImNotGood 31-35, F 148 Responses Jun 6, 2010

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    I had this doctor once

    who said " bipolar isn't so bad. If I had to chose between diabetes and bipolar is chose bipolar because it's very treatable". And I was like firstly, you have neither bipolar nor diabetes so how the hell do you know that? And saying bipolar is very treatable is very relative...
    AnonymousKCQ AnonymousKCQ 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I just hit a depressive swing

    and it's terrible. I was hypo for 2-3 weeks (my longest manic episode so far) and a couple days ago it all crashed. I'm so scared of how bad it's going to be this time and the intrusive thoughts are already starting. Last night I thought about taking a whole bottle of sleeping...
    GalaxyPrince GalaxyPrince 16-17, T 1 day ago

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    I want a bipolar friend.

    I think a friendship would be easier if we knew what the other was going threw. It's hard to be in a friendship we you constantly have to explain yourself. I just want to be like "Hey I am manic." or "Sorry I am depressed but we will talk as soon as it's over" Not explain that...
    Hexatiler Hexatiler 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 28, 2015

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    I was diagnosed 25 years ago,

    and to be honest, idgaf if people think I'm crazy. If you suffer with what people think because of it, then you're letting their opinions win. A wise man, (my Dad), once told me this: "Opinions are like ********. Everyone has one, and some of them stink!" Keep going. Research...
    ZenLioness ZenLioness 46-50, F 7 Responses Dec 22, 2015

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    Does anyone have experience dealing with pain

    management? I'm starting to feel at a loss on how to deal with the two. Also I'm not able to exercise properly or be outdoors as much as I ought to be. Any advice on a temporary transition to being indoors often.
    Polis195 Polis195 36-40, M 2 hrs ago

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    Man I've been sleeping a lot the last few days

    and I can feel the motivation trying to run from me but I've been holding on to it so far. I just woke up and all I want to do it go back to sleep.
    wantingtobehappy84 wantingtobehappy84 26-30, F Jan 22

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    Has anyone looked at Bipolar Owl on

    memegenerator.net?  It's like a support group meeting.http://memegenerator.net/Bipolar-Owl
    crossproduct crossproduct 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2015

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    I lay in my bed staring at the ceiling.

    Everyone's voices sound so far away. My eyelids are heavy and I am curled in a ball. I can't move. I have go be still. If I am still nothing bad can happen. If I move the trail of fog and hatred will follow me like a shadow. I won't let it follow me. It consumes me too much . it...
    danielle18 danielle18 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 5, 2015

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    F..ck me! I'm in a serious mania episode!

    Hyper and extremely irritable! I hate this type! I like the happy hyper! guess it looks like my meds need fixed again! Ugh! I was warned it was a challenge getting on the right meds and it might never work out! I'm not like some that their mood swings are mild. Mine are at least...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 28, 2015

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    I hate having this disorder

    when everyone is so incompetent. I hate when girls use "I'm Bipolar" as an excuse for their bitchiness. This disorder is so much more than just getting irritated. There are times when it seems as though there is no way out of this dark hole, and there are other times when I feel...
    taydolla taydolla 18-21 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Please someone talk to me.

    I really need a friend. I'm sick of living like this. I don't want to do this for the rest of my life, can't control myself, can't control my emotions, I explode on people, they resent me - if only they knew, inside my head, the demons that exist. They beat me up, they laugh at...
    happycupcake happycupcake 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    I ran out of meds for a

    while in between doctors recently, so I got a stuffed mammoth and named it Klonopin. My anti-anxiety mammoth.
    rainallthedays rainallthedays 31-35, F Sep 7, 2014

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    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 24, 2015

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    I am going to have a great night at work.

    I am going to have a great night at work. I am going to run food, I am going to be fast, hard working and smiling. I am going to be a team player. The best team player. I am going to help and complement people. I am going to make good money. I am not going to get...
    wantingtobehappy84 wantingtobehappy84 26-30, F Jan 22

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    my partner and I tried to specifically label my

    different moods today and i found it really helpful - especially in knowing how well I'll be able to react to stimulus, concentrate and communicate. :) 1. delirious happy 2. high-functioning happy 3. the content happy precipice 4. functional flat 5. fuzzy irritable 6. robot 7...
    plantpappi plantpappi 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I have come to accept

    that I will be on meds for the rest of my natural life. But this disorder, disease, life wrecker, is not stronger than I am. I am stronger because I am forced to work within the structure of the cage of bipolar. But I'm no longer who I used to be, and I'm not sure I like who...
    BookGrl BookGrl 41-45, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    One minute I want to run in a field of flowers,

    the next I want to put a bullet through my head... it ruins anything and everything. I'm incapable of happiness.. at first I felt I needed to hide myself away from everyone because of it now I'm just antisocial, it seems like every time I try to do what I think is right it turns...
    Britt4ny Britt4ny 70+, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2014

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    My normal scattered brained intro.

    .. Not sure where to start, but I have to get it out so I can start to focus, now is the time to focus. My new job is going well, the girl training me even said she was proud that I was picking things up fast. However... this girl has chatted with multiple other staff members...
    wantingtobehappy84 wantingtobehappy84 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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 waiting for me but I had come up from behind to where the cheerleaders and dance team were. I remember one girl yelling, “Hey Scott...
    Scottsimdb Scottsimdb 18-21 35 Responses Apr 28, 2009

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    Every time I open this app on my phone

    and find that I accidentally left it open my heart sinks. Anyways. So I started my new job as a personal trainer, which is a HUGE career change for me. I've been working in restaurants for so long, normally my next step would be management but I've been fighting that because I...
    wantingtobehappy84 wantingtobehappy84 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    What no one seems to talk much about is

    that there's a kind of psychological purgatory that exists somewhere in between the high points and the end of your rope. Those moments when you want to do nothing more than to run from yourself! We have a laundry list of triggers that catapult the slide into what feels like an...
    honestcloud honestcloud 26-30, F Oct 2, 2014

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    but what can you say to know.

    ... born with runs deep in my family can't honestly say I hate it just as I can't honestly say I love it being bipolar is hard and will drain very breath out of you if allowed to... I take my medicine and do as the doctors say but let's be real their only trying to numb you...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    Does anyone else have

    that thing where you're feeling okay, everything's normal, and all of a sudden you drop off a cliff and think "I have to kill myself," and then it goes away in a few seconds and you're back to where you were, thinking what the hell just happened?
    crossproduct crossproduct 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 7

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    I have absolutely no desire to get out of bed.

    I'm so fearful of going outside, maybe it's my social anxiety. I don't know what to do. No one understands me or takes my illness seriously, I feel so alone and incompetent. I can't even force myself to go outside and pick up my meds. I don't know if I can deal with this forever...
    StrangeDisaster StrangeDisaster 22-25, F 8 Responses Jul 17, 2015

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    mellowwwave mellowwwave 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2014

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    I'm finally starting to feel more like myself!

    !! I can freely laugh and not stop at times. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ But during a laughing fit I can flip and want to beat the **** out of someone that is rude or disrespectful! 😑 Ooh look something shiny! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‘πŸ’€πŸ‘‹πŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    WarriorPrincess862 WarriorPrincess862 36-40, F Jan 20

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    It has won. It has taken over every inch of

    life I ever had. It has pushed away the people I most love. It has lied to their faces. It has punished me in the cruelest way. It has given me an addiction to drugs. It has fed me lies after lies...And yet if I had to give it up, I wouldn't. I can't. I don't know how to live...
    SecretPulse SecretPulse 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 23, 2015

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    Recovering From Psychiatry- The Power of

    Psychiatric Diagnosis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHfzUAb57zo Something for people to ponder.
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 36-40, M Dec 30, 2015

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    I hate the low moments I go through

    but I hate the high moments even more. My highs are always extreme. I become very impulsive and get a sense of euphoria from doing things that I 9/10x will regret later. There's been times where I've woke up and told myself I'm going to quit my job today and actually went...
    GoldenRoses GoldenRoses 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am a very honest person

    and like to be upfront with people so when I first meet someone I have to just let them know I am bipolar and why you may ask, because a lot of people think people with bipolar are crazy psychotic lunatics because of the way the world has made us look. I am not going to paint a...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Those of you who are on anti convulsants

    as a mood stabilizer. (seizure meds) Do you find that if ur off with a dose or two you start getting very unstable with ur temper? I find that if I do that. I start getting very irritable and snappy at ppl. It takes me like 3 doses to kick it an go back to a more calm mood. The...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 18, 2015

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    Lotusflower80 Lotusflower80 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 6, 2015

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    May I introduce myself?

    I have bipolar disorder type 2, but I am damn sure I will be type one shortly if my episodes haven't ventured into full blown mania already. I know my thinking definitely gets delusional at times. I have had incredible highs and lows. I wouldn't change having bipolar; but then...
    creativemayan creativemayan 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    ******* bipolar ruining my life.

    Ruining others lives. Don't even know what are valid emotions and whats this ******* illness. Don't know who I am. I know I am not who I was. That persons dead. That person was awesome. Now I am ruined.
    whothefkami whothefkami 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    I haven't been on medication

    for about a year. I like not having to take meds everyday. It's gets kind of hard sometimes. Mostly the depression part. Like there are days where I can't imagine doing anything but sleeping. Mental illnesses are so frustrating because even if you're not physically restricted...
    churchdadatnight churchdadatnight 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 12

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