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I Am Bipolar

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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 cycle.. Nothing helps i just want to feel normal :(
    StephsReality StephsReality 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    I Am Not Bipolar, I Have Bipolar

    I want to start by explaining my story title. If you have Diabetes you are not Diabetes, you have Diabetes. Similarly I am not Bipolar, I have Bipolar. My story starts when I was very young, so I have no idea if I was born with Bipolar, or just developed it later. I can...
    ManiacalTom ManiacalTom 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 7, 2012

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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 annoying insistence of a child tugging on a parent's pant leg.  I've lectured on it at universities and medical schools.  I've...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 12 Responses Jul 12, 2007

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    For all of you fighting this,

    I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression and bipolar http://bipolar2medstudent.blogspot.com/
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F Sep 11

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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 be “disabled” in comparison to a group of others who have more ability on this particular measure. Everyone can be...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 13 Responses Feb 21, 2012

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    Im going back to the psych hospital.

    Im sick of being sick.
    BrokenBrain123 BrokenBrain123 22-25 5 Responses Sep 5

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    What a terrible crash.

    Yesterday I was totally suicidal. My daughter left to spend the night with her friend and my husband went out for a drink with coworkers. He wouldn't come home because he said he needed the break so i stuck myself with over 60 hypodermic needles to keep from doing more...
    kiragirl79 kiragirl79 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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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, you are there. Always. To bring me back to reality, to keep me from having fun and enjoying life. It's time again...
    livingalieforsolong livingalieforsolong 31-35 6 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    i tend to have small pains inside my body .

    ... and wash my hands like a lot. i have a past of substance abuse. i dropped out of school , again.. i have social anxiety , i have experienced grandoise delusions , guilt. y u do dis allah?
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have a secret. I'm Bipolar Type II.

    I hide my illness as well as I can for the fear of being stigmatized by society. The word bipolar is so popular in pop-culture now that it's very common to hear someone being called bipolar if they have mood swings, or if they are two faced and act like two different people. It...
    Enaud21 Enaud21 31-35, M 3 Responses May 22

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    Bipolar mood checking time!

    How we feeling? Chime in! I am good off a very low hypomania-my happy spot ;D you?
    wiseprotector wiseprotector 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    For all of you fighting this,

    I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression and bipolar http://bipolar2medstudent.blogspot.com/
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F Sep 7

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    i get irritated really easily

    and sometimes throw sh i t around or break something , or when i get depressed i feel like running away but i have nowhere to really go , at times i feel like i have somewhere to go and someone too see but i really dont because of social isolation , i think thats what trggered...
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 10

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    I m Not holding the same opinions from things

    over the time, I may get position from something and the day after get another position and the day after i get back to The previously position and so on.
    chakibmhiri chakibmhiri 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    pity and sympathy aint

    for me xD .........
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 and saying I have bipolar disorder? I mean, semantically, you can see one as a label for me and the other as the label for a...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 26, 2012

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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 illnesses.  I know that I'm old enough to go to a doctor and get diagnosed for myself, but I still live under my parents' thumbs while...
    Chanteuse1984 Chanteuse1984 26-30, F 10 Responses Jun 6, 2007

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    Afraid to really Live!

    Not sure why . Afraid to kill myself. Though.
    heathee heathee 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Ok there is no doubt this is a challenging

    illness but here are the great traits bpers have IMHO1) we are in the same class as: Sting, Russel Brand, DMX, Princess Lea (Carrie Fisher), Mathew Good, Linda Hamilton( terminator!), Mel Gibson ( ok he's a little out there) Jack Irons (former drummer Red hot chili peppers...
    wiseprotector wiseprotector 41-45, M 4 Responses Jun 18

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    Bipolar is not psychotic I was first diagnosed

    with just depression & anxiety when i left home for college. Got on antidepressant meds. Didnt stay consistent with the meds til i was older. Once the meds were making steady improvement my new doctor thought i was having mania symptoms because i talked about some unrealistic...
    sum1ab sum1ab 46-50, F 1 Response May 26

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    So is my mum, yet I also have depression,

    kinda difficult but that's life.. It sucks
    teebagg teebagg 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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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 with life I will spill my guts to whoever will listen. I will try to find the good in anyone till prove me wrong. I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 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, they begin to tell you the story of their last girlfriend who chased them around the house with a knife. Oh, and the people in denial...
    dgrey63 dgrey63 46-50, F 5 Responses Sep 29, 2011

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    I'm going through a really bad period right now,

    and only today I noticed that I'm going back to old habits.. One of the worse is me being a shopaholic.. I keep shopping even though I know I can't afford it.. I though I was pass this, but now I'm back again,buying stuff that I don't really need.. but can't stop myself from...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    my delusions are achievable.

    and realistic. haha
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M Sep 10

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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 truly know the person who's suffering or have been there yourself I was diagnosed with major depression and anxiety back in 2009, then bipolar...
    SaturnSenshi SaturnSenshi 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 2

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    I am bipolar and suffer from binge eating

    disorder. I have read up a lot about bipolar medication and the weight gain which results from taking them and as such have been avoiding taking them. I know this sounds insane but I really cannot afford to be gaining any weight at the moment because I am overweight enough as it...
    Thin234 Thin234 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 diagnosed at 16 but went off meds at about 18. I am now 31 and only last year have sought help for these issues. Am...
    KarmaKatcher KarmaKatcher 31-35, F 15 Responses Jun 18, 2007

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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

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    I get very very high

    and then I crash. I hate when I crash.
    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 7

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    It's almost like screaming underwater.

    No one can hear my screams and the pain from everything flooding into my lungs is deafening. Nothing helps and it never seems to get better. I just pray for Mania to make her way, so that Depression's deadly grip can subside. The enthusiasm and energy will fade once Mania...
    honestcloud honestcloud 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 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 to 60. I was super happy and energetic. I felt great. On my way home I was talking to people and even myself...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 1, 2012

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    I truly HATE the suicidal ideation

    that comes along with this mental health disease. It amazes me how our minds trick ourselves into thinking we are a "lost cause". "It will always be this way" and "it won't get better " Hollar if you hear me !
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 14

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    If you are in multiple groups with me

    and see this my bad but I was sent away from the hospital after telling them I needed help with my bipolar and that's appalling. They said they couldn't help. Are you joking? I went for help.
    BrokenBrain123 BrokenBrain123 22-25 3 Responses Sep 9

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    Somewhat, not exactly bipolar

    but little things can set me off like a bomb
    bisexuwhale bisexuwhale 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hey people, I was diagnosed with Bipolar I

    disorder this year and here's the back story of all of that -- I knew something's been wrong with me since I was 14. Even before I was 14, as a child, I used to get the urge to harm myself. At 14 years old is when my pill addiction started. I would take ANY pill I could find...
    starryxo starryxo 22-25 4 Responses Sep 7

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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 it is.  I was diagnosed right before I started a 2 year prison sentence.  I'd embezzled mass amounts of money from a company I had worked...
    m2extreme m2extreme 31-35, F 13 Responses Apr 26, 2011

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    A letter to the boy at the diner: I see you

    every Tuesday. It's almost like you come in just to study me. You've memorized shifts I miss, only to ask me if I was okay. You've seen the circles under my eyes, and you've noticed the champagne smiles I wear on good days. I know you notice and you know I've noticed you, too. I...
    breannajust breannajust 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm Kristie, and I am Bi-polar/Manic Depressive.

    The reason why I am joining a forum is so that I can connect with people who are similar to me, and so I can relate to what they're going through. I know you are probably wondering why I just don't go to a therapist, right? Well, to be honest; I would rather talk to strangers...
    kbirchy89 kbirchy89 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 17

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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 1 Response Sep 7

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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 153 Responses Jun 6, 2010

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    Questions when the mania is over: Where did

    all my money go? How much alcohol did I drink? Why did I do so many drugs? Why did I hang out with those people? Why did I act like a different person? How many people did I sleep with? When the guilt sets in... How could I be so irresponsible? How do I explain myself to...
    lizpurc925 lizpurc925 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    Ha ha. That was great.

    My god life is good. Don't bother me. Wasn't that sunset beautiful? It was ok. Just let me sleep. I can't wait for the trip. I'm dreading it. I might not go. Listen to this song. It's so pretty. It sounds like crap. I want to see the new movie. Good. Go.
    joecell joecell 46-50, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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. The pain is as raw then as it is now. I've been hospitalised three times since. Sometimes I struggle with depression and the battle...
    hustlernheels hustlernheels 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 8

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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 33 Responses Apr 28, 2009

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    I'm in the hospital now

    because my symptoms got too out of control to manage. I was diagnosed in October 2013 and started lithium. A month later I started on my anti-psychotic, risperidone. These were the only two meds I was taking until I went through a period of depression so bad that I ended up in...
    ashricard ashricard 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    so this is hard for me to say

    but I have bipolar disorder type 1 and basically the tiniest thing can make me soo happy and ecstatic and then it only take one small thing to make me really depressed and angry for a large period of time. On Thursday I was at school and was super happy cos I got an A on my...
    Itscaitlin Itscaitlin 13-15, F Sep 6

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    I was diagnosed bipolar 2 months ago

    after having a breakdown of epic proportions, deciding to end it all, and waiting on the train tracks at 3 in the morning. I've been bipolar all my life as so many have joked in the past so having a chemical imbalance is hardly reason to blame for the epic meltdown but it did...
    johnnyringo23 johnnyringo23 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 4

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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 progressed and become more difficult to control or recognize. Luckily, I have an amazingly supportive family, and I have been...
    themanicmind themanicmind 22-25, F 12 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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    I was recently diagnosed with this disorder.

    I guess I've had it for a while, but the symptoms did not match until recently. I made many risky decisions during my manic stages, like spending too much money, when I am normally very frugal, and I thought I was invincible. Now I am in the "mixed stage". I am not super...
    heiseyjulia heiseyjulia 22-25 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am really pissed at some idiot commenting on

    a post saying I wasn't bipolar and should just go out get drunk and have sex.. Seriously I am feeling better now, but if I had seen that when I was at my lowest I don't know what I would have done.. I hate how people try to tell us how this isn't as big as we are making it, no...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    If I were to write this experience in my own

    words it would be, I have been diagnosed with what people know as bipolar, in reality I have experienced something which has transformed my life in a positive way. So much is unknown about "bipolar", and one day we will understand it better.
    deckodfreams deckodfreams 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Been with the same guy

    for over 7 years. He is aware I am bipolar and has been really good with me so far. Everyone has a breaking point and I'm worried he is at his. If he leaves I loose my family. Can anyone relate? Any idea on how to help him to stay?