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I Am Bipolar

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    What I Miss About Being Crazy! - Almost five years ago I was diagnosed as bipolar. Or was I diagnosed with bipolar disorder? Is there a real difference between saying I’m bipolar...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 26, 2012

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    Being a Bipolar Student - I have been officially diagnosed as being Bipolar I for a little over three years. As I have gotten older my symptoms and cycles have continually...
    themanicmind themanicmind 22-25, F 12 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I was sitting in the car outside my boyfriends house waiting for him and I swung deep into a low. I just wanted to go home and cut myself and cry.
    Hellomynameis14 Hellomynameis14 18-21, F Mar 22

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

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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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    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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     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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    It'S Who I Am ! - Learned I was bipolar about 3yrs ago I'm very different as I allways knew but sorta good way. I will try to make anyone laugh smile fit in. I'm prolly to open...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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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 am on a really, really bad low right now, the meds aren't helping, I can't stop crying. I have 6 anniversaries this month and I just can't cope, could really do with some...
    butterfly789 butterfly789 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    Hate having this and feeling uncapable of controlling myself 😏
    yesiigarciaa yesiigarciaa 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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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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    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 Apr 10

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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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    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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    unpredictable - I''m not that girl - Impulsively wild and fearlessly reckless With outgoing energy and endlessly spinning dreams. Except I am. I''m not that girl - Cripplingly shy...
    Loveuloveme Loveuloveme 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    Like a roller coaster. And I honestly do enjoy the lows as much as the highs. Sure the highs are packed with adrenaline, emotion, physical release that trumps thought and logic...
    bipolarcat bipolarcat 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 4

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

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    http://health.clevelandclinic.org/2014/01/greater-number-diseases-now-attributed-to-smoking/
    cronin43 cronin43 46-50 Mar 14

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 - 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'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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    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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    I Have an Illness One you cannot see - it's invisible unless you know where to look One you cannot hear - unless you listen very closely One you cannot feel - unless you...
    SaturnSenshi SaturnSenshi 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 2

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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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    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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    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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