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I Am Trying To Prove I Am Not Bipolar

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    Overcoming Bipolar Disorder

    Every day I'm going to write more about the expereinces I have gone through over the last 10 years.From teenage years to young adult years....from being reckless and in love to being a mother and in love.I was diagnosed at 16 as being bipolar....about 2 weeks after my 50 year...
    butterflydejavu butterflydejavu 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 22, 2010

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    It's 2 am...I have to work at 6. Another 10 hour day. My brain just won't stop. Chain smoking, writing, obsessing. Sleepless...hypomanic...anxious about what tomorrow will bring...
    kiragirl79 kiragirl79 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I was only diagnosed a few weeks ago, but my entire life makes sense. Most people probably feel like they are crazy when they find out they are bipolar, but it was the first day of...
    lizpurc925 lizpurc925 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 23

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    I have no idea what is happening anymore. I am not medicated for Bipolar II and I never have been. Recently, I was prescribed Lexapro 10 mg for some depression that was caused by a...
    lizpurc925 lizpurc925 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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    I need some help. Please keep reading. I have very bad anxiety and have had it for a while now. I sometimes feel extremely happy (it's abnormal for me) and sometimes very angry...
    emmaisme123 emmaisme123 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I thought this visually summed up life in my Bipolar kingdom.I believe that "Bipolar" as a definition for this disorder oversimplifies the condition for those who do not have it...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M Aug 8

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    I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder when I was 20. I'm 22 now, and I know and any one that knows me, knows that there's been something wrong with me my whole life. It really...
    UnstableSammi UnstableSammi 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    So I've decided that I'm going to keep track of my moods to see if there's a noticeable pattern or something. I wonder if I might have some type of bipolar. I would like to be...
    Ridiculousity Ridiculousity 18-21 Aug 10

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    I have severe bipolar depression which means I'll have my extreme happy or clam moments when I feel like nothing's wrong and then something little will happen that will make me...
    DarkRun421 DarkRun421 16-17, F Jul 23

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    I never expected to fall in love with someone who is bipolar, but it happened and I wonder why I was chosen because some days it truly is difficult and draining. I am willing to...
    nicolem84 nicolem84 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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    Robin Williams tragic passing reminds the world bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness. I have bipolar & will answer any question you have in my recovery experience. It ain't...
    wiseprotector wiseprotector 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Been with him since we were 17 years old... That's 14 years with him! He wasn't diagnosed until 5 years ago though! I now see that my life is the same as many other wives on here...
    Mytime32 Mytime32 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I found out I was bipolar about a year ago, and was diagnosed with severe depression when I was 15-16. Because I study abroad I can't get my medicine unless I return back home, and...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Feelings of sadness...lethargy, no motivation, hopelessness, helplessness, trapped...so sick of the constant roller coaster. When is this period of normalcy between episodes that I...
    kiragirl79 kiragirl79 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    What can I say.. I'm a yoyo! But I've been given a label. It's not ideal trying to cope without the lithium but it gave me terrible side effects! Anyone else cope un medicated...
    DaviidBeckhaam DaviidBeckhaam 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    Funny thing I noticed is how I'm always trying to go after my goals but never actually gotten started on them .. My mid races thoughts sometimes and gets distracted..
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I just feel so disconnected from everything and everyone. The possibility of being bipolar comes to mind given how I can care and, then abruptly, not about something or someone. I...
    littleshadow15 littleshadow15 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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    Lamictal ! Just had a great meeting with my Doc. Was only diagnosed about 2 months ago with bipolar 2 and put on lamictal 50mg.. And she upped it to 100mgs. Hopeful and...
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M Jul 24

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    Lamictal ! Just had a great meeting with my Doc. Was only diagnosed about 2 months ago with bipolar 2 and put on lamictal 50mg.. And she upped it to 100mgs. Hopeful and...
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M Jul 24

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    Lamictal ! Just had a great meeting with my Doc. Was only diagnosed about 2 months ago with bipolar 2 and put on lamictal 50mg.. And she upped it to 100mgs. Hopeful and...
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 8 Responses Jul 24

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    I went to the doctor yesterday and told him all my symptoms. He was only a GP and can't make the decision if I have bipolar disorder or not but he seems to think that's the case...
    fullen fullen 22-25, M Jul 25

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    I'm nice one min and mean the next I will beat your *** then say sorry I will **** u and then be upset that I did #because I'm bipolar
    tamaraiwannaknow tamaraiwannaknow 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    I go through stages of severe depression. I don't get out of bed, I don't eat, I cry a lot and sometimes I forget to take a shower. I just let the days blur. Other times I go...
    icecoldqueen613 icecoldqueen613 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    Wow!! Check this out. A New Depression/bipolar treatment. Interesting !! http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/07/new-treatment-for-depression-shows-immediate-results/
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    I told a new potential guy (weve been texting for a few weeks) about my bipolar and personlity disorder. Im very stable now but im just not sure about the future. I get into...
    jumpingoffthecliff jumpingoffthecliff 26-30, F Jul 31

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    Firstly I am trying to cope with losing my beloved mother to dementia. Every time I see her she is more confused and less herself. It is very painful that although she is still...
    Romani52 Romani52 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Was reading symptoms of bipolar , and everything falls into place nicely .
    Eugenie97 Eugenie97 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    Basically the only way I can explain how I feel is, There will be periods when I'm happy and just completely hyper and I feel completely fine and nothing bothers me and I feel...
    catherineeac catherineeac 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    So it has been a while now since i stopped taking my carbamazapine for my bipolar. I had decided i was sick and tired of feeling so lethargic and not being able to keep my eyes...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 6

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    I'm wondering if there's anyone on here who's able to manage their bipolar while meeting expectations for high-demand jobs or pursuits. I have been unable to work steadily for the...
    howlingfantods howlingfantods 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I was recently diagnosed with bipolar II after finally seeing a therapist after years of weighing the pros and cons. Funny because my questionable decision making and...
    biplanepolarair biplanepolarair 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 12

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    I hate when people say "stop acting bipolar" ... BP is an illness. People seem to think that we have complete control over our moods. You would never think to tell someone who...
    blazeee blazeee 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    My mom means the world to me but when she gets in her moods she GETS in her moods I have three brothers and I am not playing victim when I say they don't get it as bad as I do, I...
    miraguey miraguey 16-17, F Aug 15

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    I was diagnosed with depression when I was 16, but since I refused to talk to a anybody back then I wasn't diagnosed as bipolar until a couple of months ago when I broke down. I am...
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    My depression started early on, in elementary school when the bullying got bad and I had not even one person to turn to. I got diagnosed with severe depression at 13, the...
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      My name is Marie and I am 13 years old. I have a 15 year old sister that's bipolar. Everyday she is really mean to me and she says horrible things. She hits me, screams at...
    Miragesnow Miragesnow 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    My half sis is Bipolar it runs on my dad side of the family.
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    My career as an international investigative journalist ended abruptly in a hospitalization to a padded cell with a drain in the floor. Told I should apply for disability and not...
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    I'm getting more experienced with the mania side and seeing how it effects my behavior and attitude. Mania is a high that skews your judgement. You think you can do things...
    sum1ab sum1ab 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    My dad is bipolar..His mood changes all the time. I know he can't help it. But it just really upsets me sometimes.
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Why do people insist on you having to give them photos of yourself? Because according to them, because I refuse to share photos. I'm either ugly, a *********, really old, really...
    aviodthisnoid aviodthisnoid 13-15, F Jul 24

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    I'm a senior in high school. My boyfriend is 2 years older than me and just finished his education and he is ready for a career. I don't think I could catch up to him quickly. I...
    Jakebrum Jakebrum 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    "Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness." ~Chinese Proverb
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    "How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward." ~Spanish Proverb
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    A person who does not remember where he/she came from will never reach his/her destination. ~ Tagalog proverb
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