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I Am Manic Depressive

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 63 People

    Fired After Four Months

    My first manic episode happened to me during my first professional job after graduate school. I felt so happy and fulfilled in life and was working very hard to establish a career. When I moved into the city (2 months after starting work), I noticed that I was starting to...
    CW1715 CW1715 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2011

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    Any Body Shared the Same Experience??

    hey! im 13! my dad went into hospital in january this year! we had been on holiday and because of the family that came with us,, my dad went on a high.. the holiday was a nightmare! the other family were rowing and very lazy! we had gone on holiday for a rest but when...
    bananapuff bananapuff 13-15 Aug 13, 2009

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    I just need someone to sit in my room

    and do drugs with me all night. I need to be anaesthetized and placated. I want to blast music while so high I no longer recognize my corporeal form. I need to know that I am in the presence of something with a pulse. I feel unreal.
    WithoutChemicals WithoutChemicals 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2014

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    Where Do I Go From Here?

    I have been battling with manic depression for some 20+ years now.  Just the other day I started going back to Therapy with a Therapist that I had seen many moons ago.  The reason I wanted to get back to Therapy is because I had a my uterus removed this past March. ...
    texas2005 texas2005 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2009

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    Semantics: I Call It Life

      Hmmm...what to say about bipolar. In true manic depressive fashion, both bipolar and the contemplation of it leave me hopelessly ambivalent. I can’t detach from it and simultaneously, I seem unable to reconcile bipolar with my self, with who I am. I guess my...
    LickingStamps LickingStamps 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2009

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    So... I was diagnosed at 17

    when I almost had a melt down in my sophomore English class. A lot of people think being "bipolar" means you have mood swings and that's it. It's not. Yes, you have mood swings but it's not like one would think. For me, it's being one extreme and then exchanging it for another...
    LadyApfel LadyApfel 22-25, F Apr 8

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    I Now Have Adhd As Well As Bipolar

    I WAS TOLD I HAD ADHD BECAUSE I FORGET WHERE I PUT THINGS AND I CAN NOT SIT STILL I HAVE TO BE IN CONSTANT MOTION.  I WAS OFF OF THE VYVNASE WHICH I TAKE FOR THE ADHD FOR 2 WEEKS AND I CAN TELL THAT I HAVE NOT BEEN TAKING IT.  I PICK UP THE PRESCRIPTION YESTERDAY AND...
    texas2005 texas2005 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 27, 2010

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    It some thing i battled with most my life Manic

    Depression or Bipolar it a pain in the *** some time when you mood is down it hit rock bottom
    CandiceAllcoxx CandiceAllcoxx 26-30, T 1 Response Jun 29

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    Related Experiences

    I always feel this way. Sometimes I like being alone, I'm not overly social, but it's too much. And naturally, when I need people, they aren't around so I have to get through...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm not sure if I'm 34 or 35 without doing the math...but I am sure that I'm in the saddest, most depressed time of my life. I've struggled with depression for nearly my entire...
    denvyl denvyl 31-35, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    So, I've been seeing psychiatrists and counselors for years and they change up their **** on what I have...I don't get it I don't fit most of criteria of this disorder anyways. I'm...
    DakotaMuffin DakotaMuffin 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    I am looking for someone I can hang out with and kind of pick each other up because we are in the same situation... my situation is my ex stole my best friends away from me... I...
    BrittanyOfficial BrittanyOfficial 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Everyone don't get down just stand tall! 45 of manic-depressive mental illness, a very bad car wreck, arthritis, losing everything from a fire, etc... and I'm still standing. And...
    Golondrinas Golondrinas 51-55, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I wrote to so many people about escaping depression. As a student of neuroscience, the first thing I'll exploit is the pill industry. Please read what I wrote to a depressed man...
    TrollingNRolling TrollingNRolling 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I know my husband is bipolar I. He was diagnosed after a severe manic episode. It was the scariest thing I have ever experienced and now, three years later he is leaving me. I am...
    kerri33 kerri33 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    For over ten years now I've struggled with mental issues and traumatic events, at the age of 9 I found out my mother had cervical cancer and within less then a year she lost her...
    lovablebutbroken lovablebutbroken 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    It never cease to amaze me how deep the basic animal instincts go in us humans, and how strong of a need people have to have the protection of a "heard", so to speak. I don't...
    MantisReligiosa MantisReligiosa 66-70, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm pretty sure I'm manic.. My mind won't stop racing, I can't focus on one thing, I forget stuff, I'm starting to have this crazy ideas, I can't sit still.. I feel like I'm on...
    ssweetdisspositionn ssweetdisspositionn 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    1.) I am past 50 years old. 2.) I live with bipolar disorder. I was diagnosed in 2005 3.) I live with diabetes. 4.) I have a heart defect called a narrowing of the coronary artery...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    After 3 years this relationship is coming to an end. I think it was obvious it won't work out from the beginning. She was 15 years older than me. I don't believe age matters...
    SoulCoffee SoulCoffee 26-30, M a week ago

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    You might look at my profile and think I'm a depressive with no humour. Yes, my posts are real and I suffer from depression, but it doesn't mean I'm incapable of sense of humour. I...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I am going on medication tomorrow. I was recently diagnosed with chronic depression and anxiety, also known as Dysthymia. Since the 4th grade, and I'm now a Junior in High School...
    vanstable123 vanstable123 16-17, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    Im so sad and lonely dépressive i need a gf that undrestands me i dont care about âge or distance i want a true lover
    emmadarko emmadarko 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 26

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    I feel like I bother my family, as they're constantly saying I'm moody, depressive and sad.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 26

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    I think it's been a bit over 5 years, but that depends on when I should count that it started. It esentially started with a semi-trauma. Maybe a bit before that but holy damn did...
    bluecupcakes bluecupcakes 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 26

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    Hey I'm Stephanie. I'm 19. I'm quite an emotional teenager so please disregard any emotional outbursts I unleash. I have lost many friends because of my depression, my kinks and my...
    StephBlakeIsInfinite StephBlakeIsInfinite 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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    This was my official diagnosis from the doctor: Manic Depressive. I VERY RARELY have the manic phase, though, so I generally speak about it as "depression" because I suffer from...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 23

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    Dear Mr Stalker, It's now been 8 months that you've been following, threatening, harassing and generally messing with me on EP. You probably think that in this time you've gotten...
    jo5h jo5h 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 22

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    ​Inspiration Gone Sideways!!!These are the nails I was inspired by! I really think they are cute and fun! These nails are by:   https://www.youtube.com/user...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F Jul 22

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    I was talking to my mom about one of my friends. This friend got in an argument with her parents and needed to get out of the house. Knowing all too well how it feels to be in a...
    AKGhost98 AKGhost98 16-17, F Jul 22

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    Im always being judge by people because i have anxiety and major depressive disorder. People who don't go through this is always the first to judge me. I just want somebody to...
    bigmamajoe bigmamajoe 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I think I want to really be alone for a while. Lately, I have been going through en like one after the other. I think I need to take a time out from the dating world and calm...
    kc248753 kc248753 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    You know what I hate....being lied to...its one of, if not my biggest, pet peeve. Its something that ****** me off for days and days no matter how small it is. This time tho...it's...
    FalseSmile FalseSmile 22-25, M Jul 19

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    I am gloriously 40 next month, genuinely looking forward to it. I also have a 23 year old daughter from a previous (read, teenage fling) relationship. I love my daughter...
    milotank milotank 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    Not by any means. I don't get the whole fascination with having to go out and get your nails done or "hair did", having to have a $5,000 purse or the nicest car, most recent phone...
    iSpyce iSpyce 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    It's really hard to think that I've lost almost all of my teenage years to at least one depressive episode a year. It caused me to struggle in school. It caused my social anxiety...
    thornedrose thornedrose 18-21, F Jul 16

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    This story is really hard to share, I've never told anyone the whole side to it because it's embarrassing and I am scared of what people would think, but now I feel like I have to...
    Shaneless Shaneless 16-17 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I will never have children. Not because I detest them, or because I have no maternal bone in my body, or because I probably am unable to due to my raging health issues, but because...
    WithoutChemicals WithoutChemicals 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    i don't want to get up, i don't want to live or breathe. But i don't want to disappoint my family, so i get up every day and busy myself with work and reading. The last five years...
    darkfairy98 darkfairy98 16-17, F Jul 15

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    Welcome to the Psychiatric Hotline. If you are obsessive-compulsive, please press 1 repeatedly. If you are co-dependent, please ask someone to press 2. If you have multiple...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I've been suffering from depression for a long long time I haven't had a BJ in a while which is why I'm depressed I am tired of living I haven't been myself in ages no wonder why I...
    Jolietillinois Jolietillinois 22-25, M Jul 13

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    I was diagnosed manic-depressive in 1973, put on lithium and then a couple of other drugs which left me spacey with a 24/7 low level depression and robbed me of the soaring high...
    Golondrinas Golondrinas 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 13

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