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I Am Manic Depressive

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    This evening was talking with my hubby and I tried to tell him I have been feeling really suicidal of late. Tried a few times now... I don't know how to approach it as I have had...
    BlackPotion BlackPotion 31-35, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I was just curious if anyone here has been out on medication that they don't necessarily like. My precious psychologist put my on Lexapro initially, but then had me start taking...
    anonison anonison 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Rules for Bedroom Golf 1. Each player should furnish his own equipment for play - normally one club and two balls. 2. Play on the course should be approved by the owner...
    openbook15 openbook15 26-30, M 17 hrs ago

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    Ever had a feeling that you've been there, done it all, even when you haven't, and you find everything just a task, only repetitive and suddenly holds no meaning whatsoever...
    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F 8 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    i am very blunt and strength forward its mistaken for idiocy
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    i grew up happy.. Like what else did I know?My dad was a child molester, my mum a depressive that looked like a zombie... Yet if you saw photos of me and my three older sisters, we...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 46-50, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was Diagnosed with Clinical Depression at age 10, after my first suicide attempt ... I am still on medication, however I now only have minor depressive episodes thanks to the...
    ToopeBy ToopeBy 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    is this a group for bipolar or borderline personality disorder? they could both be abbreviated ti bpd. just wondering if this group is in fact for mine (despite the crossover of...
    theeviloverlord theeviloverlord 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    This is pretty accurate...
    asami13 asami13 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Some people don't like the term "battle" but it is a apt description when dealing with M/D, and you are in it for the long haul. I was diagnosed with it long before " bipolar" was...
    Golondrinas Golondrinas 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    You might have a million friends, but it could be that none of them are sincere. You may have a million enemies, but verily you know that they are your enemies. It's not very...
    fuwhat fuwhat 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    It's nothing personal, I just have my own way of dealing with my depressive moods.
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Everytime I go somewhere, especially Las Vegas or Atlantic City, I wind up leaving behind myself a trail of personal sadness and despair. I hate to go anywhere with my Fake Mother...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Healing Through Spirituality Despite the “scientific” explanations I have been fed by medical professionals over the years, I have never believed that I am “mentally ill...
    giannaboleyn giannaboleyn 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Just like the next person, I have always struggled with finding that perfect self identity. Always wondering what kind of person I am and what choices I might make during certain...
    Karmimiyan Karmimiyan 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Today I woke up very groggy to my sister banging on my door once again. I snapped at her to scram. I didn't know what time it was but I knew it was early. Passed out again. I...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F a week ago

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    Feeling really low right now...probably because I broke up with my girlfriend. Usually I don't feel anything.
    DakotaMuffin DakotaMuffin 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Major depression is a disease that impacts approximately 5% of people globally. For over 30 years, scientists believed that monoamines– mood-related chemicals such as serotonin...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    Feeling pretty low at the moment, normally I'm numb...I hope things work out with my girlfriend and I.
    DakotaMuffin DakotaMuffin 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    My Day Continued I read a little more. I'm a bit disappointed I won't be able to finish today, but my hair appointment would happen soon and I needed to leave the book store. I...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F Aug 17

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    Alone,indeed a wrenched feeling,the walls offer no listening ear,they witness naught the tears. Memories,now bitter. That one could naught be one's self,my entertainment value...
    DEVINIQUE DEVINIQUE 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I write this post so it may bring some of you here some inspiration. I've had inattentive ADHD, chronic depression and anxiety practically from childhood. It has been pretty hard...
    macrey macrey 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    Hi there. My name's Maria and I'm 19 years old. This is quite lengthy so thanks for clicking on it. All my life I have dealt with my difficult family and I have now made it one...
    dearmaria95 dearmaria95 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I think I have a penchant for Rapid cycling which is the worse because the manic phases don't last as long as the depression but the manic phases are harder to differentiate from...
    WarriorsHeart WarriorsHeart 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 15

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    Yes some more whining.I guess it's gonna be kinda along the lines of the last whining story,but oh well.At least on here nobody really knows who you are so you can just let it out...
    grandaddypurple grandaddypurple 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    Any one desire a "chat up" or friendship,rather esoteric,but at the blatant heart of it,would quite welcome a friend. My "love" simply left because of my depressive moods." RENE'
    DEVINIQUE DEVINIQUE 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    This was me two years ago, I can't remember writing it and it seems more of a blur, this is my past. I hope no one finds it offending... "Hello, I'm 15 and still have...
    TinkerbellTia TinkerbellTia 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 14

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    My Depression May 2014-August 2015 2 and a half years ago, I became depressed and never told anyone. My parents contributed to this greatly but subtly, saying little demeaning...
    MagicalLasso MagicalLasso 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    when i'm manic i have this tendency (yes i'm bipolar) to feel amazing energy, but then i get into a depressed state again, begging God to make me manic again so i can feel those...
    amazedbygrace amazedbygrace 31-35, F Aug 11

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    I've had a depressive episode for some months now and my psychiatrist hoped the summer would help lift me out of it - but sadly, no😩. So she prescribed something new to augment...
    Lusite Lusite 36-40, F Aug 11

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    Born into a family over run with suicide and addiction it was only a matter of time before DFS stepped in our lives....Not long after I was born my father suffering from...
    Crh4112 Crh4112 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I am a bipolar type II and not too extreme in the highs. I quit taking meds in 1975 and have not taken any since then. This is not for most especially type I where you need...
    Golondrinas Golondrinas 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    Lost is an understatement. I feel lifeless, beaten, torn apart, defeated etc. I am to the point of being manic depressed. It's sad to even think that. But I believe all the issues...
    Elpis11 Elpis11 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 10

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