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I Battle Bi-polar Disorder

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    The Wild Ride - I've just come down from a massively big high. Hospitalisation, the works. Did some wild things, met lots of new people, it was me but it wasn't me if you know what...
    frankiegee frankiegee 46-50, M Apr 5, 2013

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    Chrysalis, Or Sarcophagus? You Can Fly - My Bi-polar has been particularly brutal these past months. I still made it through the semester with a 4.0 gpa. I still managed to lose 20...
    beautifullytwisted beautifullytwisted 22-25, F 2 Responses May 25, 2013

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    I Ride The Waves Of Bipolar Disorder. - I know I have this disorder. Bipolar disorder for me is more than my moods. It's in my head and body. When I went manic about 10 years...
    littlemonkeydoodle littlemonkeydoodle 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 24, 2012

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    My Name Is Ashley, And This Is My Story. - Hello, my name is Ashley, I am nearly 16 years old (in December) and I am currently in grade 11 (: I am the type that loves school. In...
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 16-17, F Sep 19, 2012

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    It can scare me so much...I am frightened by the way my mood changes and my different reactions. One second I'll be all happy and cheery,then I'll become angry for no reason...
    justcallmelove justcallmelove 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    My Daily Struggle - I'm 35 years old and ever since I can remember I have always felt "different". Growing up I was a good kid and I had a loving, stable home life. As I entered my...
    allie1977 allie1977 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 1, 2013

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    I Have Schizoaffective Disorder - That's both schizophrenia and bipolar together. I wasn't diagnosed with this until late 2003 or 2004. I was in my mid 30's and going through a bad...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T Jul 15, 2012

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    They Thought I Was Crazy. - I have suffered from depression my whole life (what I can remember of it lol). After weeks of not being able to get out of bed my family sent me to talk...
    BellaDonna2007 BellaDonna2007 31-35, F 2 Responses May 15, 2007

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    My First Brawl - Last night, believe it or not, after at least 6 years of developing manic-depressive phases, I got into my first physical fight. A neighbor of mine has been...
    motherofzeno motherofzeno 18-21, F Feb 2, 2012

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    Success-triggered Mania - 8/14/13 I am grateful for the research work conducted by Dr. Sheri Johnson on success-triggered mania. I am much more complex than any diagnosis or label...
    LYDN LYDN 56-60 1 Response Aug 14, 2013

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    Coming Out of the Crazy Closet - For years I refused to allow myself to consider the possibility that I was a manic-depressive (I knew no other term then). The thought of being as...
    FairyWitch FairyWitch 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 1, 2008

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    I Don't Belong Anywhere - I was diagnosed with bipolar in January after having so-called major depression for 14 years. This disease has devastated every aspect of my life. I have...
    librandanny librandanny 26-30, F 2 Responses May 14, 2008

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    Want You To Be Happy Always - i am not a spirutual teller. i just want to help you out . i am medical student,so i just wana help you out, i have magic thought which will make you...
    chokien chokien 22-25 Oct 2, 2013

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    Do I Even Have Bipolar Disorder? - First off, what exactly is BiPolar Disorder? I mean. We've all heard of it, but what does it REALLY mean to be diagnosed with an "incurable...
    rockycenteno rockycenteno 26-30 2 Responses May 23, 2013

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    Weird Obsessions, The Never-Ending Battle... - I recently sat down and wrote about every obsession I had ever delt with. Really random and silly things. I obsessed over imaginary...
    someoneimnotx someoneimnotx 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2013

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    Bipolar And Beyond - It was 1957 when I was born to my Polish mother and Irish German father in Washington D.C. All our relatives lived on the east coast. In 1959 my mother...
    iamanartist iamanartist 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 14, 2013

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    He Doesn't Want to Understand - I'm married to someone who doesn't understand what it's like to have a mental illness.  And that's great for him because I wouldn't wish it...
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 10 Responses Nov 19, 2007

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    I Was Diagnosed... - In elementary I was diagnosed with Bi-Polar Disorder. Back then it was very tough for me, none of my friends could understand who i am sometimes. One day I...
    thatssoninaa thatssoninaa 16-17, F Oct 20, 2013

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    The Battle Is Neverending - First of all my name is Melanie and I have been dealing with this disorder since i was 17yrs old. I am 35yrs old. I have been on medication since then...
    violetivy2007 violetivy2007 31-35, F 12 Responses Aug 3, 2012

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    Experiences With Bipolar 1 Mania And Psychosis - In December 2012 I came to the conclusion that I was Abraham Lincoln, Jesse James, Elvis Presley, King Tutankhamen and A.A. Allen...
    thebutcher606 thebutcher606 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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    I'm struggling with this. I have many different sides to me. One minute I can be so sweet to you, lovey dovey, the next I won't even want to talk. I get in that state where I want...
    HeartBigBeatsQuiet HeartBigBeatsQuiet 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2013

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    Every Day Is A Struggle - I'm bipolar and have been stable for years. But being stable doesn't mean I don't have to battle the symptoms each and every day. It ticks me off to no...
    Flashtwo Flashtwo 41-45, F 8 Responses Feb 3, 2013

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    Waking Up Crazy - I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when I was 7. My parents refused to allow me to take medication and wouldn't let me see a counselor or a shrink. That would...
    HopefulDreams94 HopefulDreams94 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2013

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    Not Really Sure Whats Wrong With Me... - After a disasterous stint on anti depressants i went and spoke to another doctor who suggested i suffer from bi polar. Ive never taken it...
    promqueen promqueen 18-21, F 3 Responses May 30, 2008

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    Thought I Had It Figured Out - I was diagnosed with bipolar 2 months ago after a manic episode got out of hand. Before this I had moved to Florida for a new job and thought I had...
    lukethatfitz lukethatfitz 22-25 Oct 16, 2013

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    Epilogue - In everyone's life, there is struggles. We have hardships and rough times. We feel like it's the worst day of our lives, and yet here we are three weeks later, feeling...
    Spyderz Spyderz 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 15, 2008

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    I Need Help - My medication isn't working lately, and I can't stop thinking about suicide. I don't want to do it so I suppress the thoughts as best I can but the thoughts come back...
    Cutie53146 Cutie53146 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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    Unmedicated Bipolar Disorder - Growing up, I was a very depressed or anxious kid, depending on my immediate mood. By age 18, I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder 2 following a...
    jayjangle jayjangle 22-25 1 Response Jul 23, 2013

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    Me.... - Oh baby, oh baby...Then it fell apart, it fell apart. Oh baby, oh baby...Then it fell apart, it fell apart. Excerpt from "Extreme Ways" by Moby
    OneDamnMegis OneDamnMegis 31-35, M Nov 25, 2013

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    Never Ending? - I feel like everythin is closin in on me, I feel like every corner I turn its there and won't leave me alone. I do my best to control it and get a handle on my life...
    Ninja20 Ninja20 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2012

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    My Battle - Ever since I was young, I always battled with disturbing mood swings. I have a family who doesn't believe much in medication, or psychological disorders, but once I was...
    re4409 re4409 18-21 2 Responses Aug 22, 2012

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    Bipolar disorder type 2. I enjoy up in all sorts of binds because I am constantly "doing" according to mood. I spend too much money, buy too many things I think I need, drink 2 or...
    reallymee reallymee 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    I Hate This.... - I hate this stupid roller coaster of emotions. I hate that my doctors seem to think that I should just deal with the side effects of my medicine since they are...
    Decisions12 Decisions12 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 5, 2013

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    A Day In The Life Of A Bipolar Teen - Im loss within myself though theres no place to hide Emotions twisty and curvy like im on some sort of ride Am i happy or am i sad im so...
    toriaann98 toriaann98 16-17, F 1 Response May 10, 2013

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    A Brief Introduction Of Myself For The Group - I spent years of neglect in regards to my mental health. I was incapable of attending to myself because I lacked maturity and...
    nobrand nobrand 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 14, 2013

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    I Hope This Inspires You - In everyone's life, there is struggles. We have hardships and slumps. We feel like it's the worst day of our lives, and yet here we are three weeks...
    Spyderz Spyderz 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 10, 2009

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    As Long As It Has Nothing to Do With My Vagina - In the psychiatric ward, they take your shoelaces.  They took mine anyway.  They took my black winter coat, my cell phone...
    brujis brujis 19-21, F 5 Responses Jul 19, 2007

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    When I Was Dating Grant - I need help. It seems as if I don’t have no control of my feelings. Powerless. Hopeless. That’s me. I don’t know why these days we always feel like...
    thatssoninaa thatssoninaa 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2013

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    A Manic Poem - Thoughts run together thoughts go too fast everythings like a river present and past Thoughts are really loud your mouth is too can't keep it ti yourself the birdie...
    Moonmaiden13 Moonmaiden13 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 20, 2011

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    Someone Please Help Please - I think I have bi-polar . . . I said it to my mum and my counsellor both on separate occasions and they both seem to agree and both been thinking it...
    Loopylee123 Loopylee123 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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    The Quiet Desperation Of Depression - This is about depression. Depression as it affects me, It could be in a different group I suppose - maybe in a group about depression, but...
    frankiegee frankiegee 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 10, 2013

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    - - I have not received an actual diagnosis (and frankly I feel completely unmotivated to), but from personal perspective I'm quite certain that I have cyclothymia, with my rapid...
    MrBackwards MrBackwards 16-18, M 2 Responses Jul 5, 2007

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    I Made A Bad Experience At A Psychiatry - I've first been diagnosed depression, now bi-polar Disorder. I took various medicine, which were only working short-time. Now, my actual...
    zyakkui zyakkui 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2013

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    I Want Off My Meds - I want off meds, i miss my moods too much all of my passion and love for life is gone, i am just dull and sleep a lot when i was depressed i could...
    Clarkebar527 Clarkebar527 19-21, F 3 Responses Jan 15, 2008

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    "Outing" Yourself - When is the time to tell someone you're dating that you are bi-polar?
    GoodPixie GoodPixie 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 30, 2013

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    Accept No Substitutes - From smuggling hashish through the Middle East and Europe to prison - involuntary commitment to a State Mental Hospital after being beaten by cops voluntary...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 9 Responses Jun 19, 2007

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    Multiple Disorders... - So far, I have been officially diagnosed with Bi-Polar, OCD, Auditory Processing Disorder, Tourettes, ADHD and a self diagnosed Schizophrenic. I have...
    Johnknu Johnknu 18-21 2 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    Pimples and Bipolar - I used to be always thinking, thinking, thinking. I thought about everything and nothing and all things in between. It was maddening as each train of though...
    BParrot BParrot 16-17 1 Response Feb 9, 2009

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    I Thought... - a year ago I was diagnosed with depression. I went 6 months, and I only got worse. Finally the picture started to make sense I my psychiatrist. I was then...
    cloudjay cloudjay 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 12, 2013

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    Can't Wait Until I Get An MRI - I got accepted into an imaging study for bipolar patients. They are going to take an MRI of my brain. I always feel, because of my pride, that I...
    dfordragonfly dfordragonfly 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2013

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    .. - Descriptions today are in bed. The roof is too cold and my head aches so. The notes are far from factual in sense that could be proven, if you could ride off so gently...
    M0RGUE M0RGUE 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 3, 2008

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    I'm so sick of not being able to stay in control. Some days I'm fine others not so much. I'm dealing with it though. I just wish I could be normal. I make so many irrational...
    MiMiMaNiAc MiMiMaNiAc 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6