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I Battle Bi-polar Disorder

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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 confused theres days were my life seems worthless and i have nothing to loose For weeks im hypers jumping around it feels the best Days later...
    toriaann98 toriaann98 16-17, F 1 Response May 10, 2013

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    I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder

    and depression since 2007. I can't even begin to name all of the medication I've been on. Most of my days are pretty normal, but I do fall into deep states of depression sometimes. It starts with getting upset and getting the urge to cut. So I do, then I end up laughing about it...
    e39grl e39grl 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    So I go in to get my monthly dosage.

    .. the whole gambit of the cocktail prescribed by this doctor and that. (all with a different set of initials following their name) The pharmacist was rather rude, and it took about 35 seconds of this rudeness to **** me off to the point where I started to get that.... hmmm...
    JLBetts JLBetts 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 1, 2014

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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 marriage. When I was told of this, I couldn't understand how this could be! Recently I had a medication change and an increase doses...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T Jul 15, 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 3 nights a week, meet up with guys at the bar. Do dumb stuff. Cheat. Then go to work and do my best. My mind is crazy and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 30, 2014

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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 happier for whole of your life. 1) belief is the mother all the consequence which you face in your life, if u belief that u r not...
    chokien chokien 22-25 Oct 2, 2013

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    Living With Bipolar Disorder

    I was diagnosed a year ago, my boyfriend and I broke up and my mom was worried about me since I lost a lot of weight and would always be sleeping and never ate. So she took me to the doctor and first it was just depression then after more exams I was diagnosed with bipolar...
    Ninja20 Ninja20 18-21, F 9 Responses Dec 3, 2012

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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 to be left the **** alone. The next I'll be emotional and cry a lot and just be wicked sensitive, and last I will be the...
    HeartBigBeatsQuiet HeartBigBeatsQuiet 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2013

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    Spring time usually gets me manic.

    I am kinda manic right now. I stopped taking meds bc I wanna control it but it's so hard :(((
    Flowerpower5678 Flowerpower5678 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    I've never been officially told by a doctor

    if have bi-polar disorder but I have a lot of the symptoms and pass family members have had it. I feel depressed someone msg me to help me....
    Mendex Mendex 13-15, M Jul 10, 2014

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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 upon anyone, but it's terrible for me because I am alone when he is sitting right next to me.  He doesn't even want or try to...
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 10 Responses Nov 19, 2007

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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 for a while. I am not going to lie I am scared. I am going to the doctors in 2 hours and feeling very distressed :(
    Loopylee123 Loopylee123 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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    I hate myself for having bipolar disorder.

    But a wise man said "love your enemy" :)
    halohai halohai 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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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 depression is part of mine and many's experience with Bi-polar Disorder (Manic Depression). The highs I have might stick out like a sore...
    frankiegee frankiegee 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 10, 2013

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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, somewhat, been bullied in school and have had learning problems detrimental to my life. I had a heavy "case" of Tourettes until...
    Johnknu Johnknu 18-21 2 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    http://mentalwellnesssummit.

    com/ This is NOT sponsored by drug companies. Interesting stuff here. It goes for a while longer. Until sometime next week. Perhaps the cracks in conventional psychiatry (drug based and pushing drug company agendas(which suit most psychiatrists it seems)) are starting to...
    frankiegee frankiegee 46-50, M Aug 15

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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 mood changes with are usually random and can range from hypomania to intense depressive anxiety.  I...
    MrBackwards MrBackwards 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 5, 2007

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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 decisions while being in a overly joyous mood. Or in a manic mood. I can hardly stand myself most of the times. It is taking over every aspect of...
    MiMiMaNiAc MiMiMaNiAc 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2014

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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 flew Thoughts are super great you can do it all your the best thing in the world until the fall Thoughts are...
    Moonmaiden13 Moonmaiden13 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 20, 2011

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    I was dx with Bi-polar two years ago.

    I've been put on many different meds and none seem to help. I can't stand being labeled! I will keep fighting this battle even if know else understands me!
    Krisco1970 Krisco1970 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 19

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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 everything figured out for once. I was finally content and happy. I think I may have been hypo-manic at times up to a few months...
    lukethatfitz lukethatfitz 26-30 Oct 16, 2013

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    I was diagnosed with Bipolar I disorder in 2010

    during a 2 week hospitalization. I was diagnosed with mixed episodes and rapid cycling episodes as well.
    MrsJen MrsJen 26-30, F May 28, 2014

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    I just researched the disorder

    and everything matches me perfect. I'm going to go to a specialist about it to make sure I actually have that. But I'm pretty sure it's what it have. And it would make sense if I did cause it does answer alot of questions and matches me
    Brewedtea Brewedtea 16-17, M Apr 30, 2014

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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, my charger, my purple college back sack and they took my shoelaces.  In a small and drafty off-white examination room I took off my shirt, my...
    brujis brujis 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 19, 2007

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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 emotion not being factual, or influencing. The emotions are my own. Almost, I am an experiment to my own...
    M0RGUE M0RGUE 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 3, 2008

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    I struggle with my energy most of the time.

    Every few years I go into a hostile mania. I take apart electronics thinking I am an electronic engineer. I am like a tweaker getting little sleep. I refuse Meds and end up harming myself. This last year I ended up making two suicide attempts spontaneously. No...
    Muzeam13 Muzeam13 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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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 Catherine, and father Francis drove me and my older sister, Catherine Joann or Jann for short, across country to California...
    iamanartist iamanartist 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 14, 2013

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    RoobieCatenis RoobieCatenis 22-25, F 2 Responses May 5, 2014

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    I battle bipolar depression

    but I never seem to have big enough weapons to really win, just enough for it not to take too much territory. Wish I could nuke it to oblivion.
    Golondrinas Golondrinas 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 5

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    And I hate adjusting to new medications.

    ..Especially anti depressants... Mostly because not only does it give you physical symptoms like nausea, fatigue, decreased appetite, headache, cold sweats, and tremors but it also makes you feel light headed, gives you blurry eyesight, makes it hard to balance when you walk, and...
    HarborLove HarborLove 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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    I hate being alone, but I'm a walking nightmare

    to be with it seems. I wish I could just relax sometimes. Not be so f'ing anxious and happy/sad/happy/sad/. I've been getting better. Might finally be on medications that work it seems. Going thru a divorce and not having someone close by sucks, but I guess that's the lot...
    bipolarPeter bipolarPeter 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 26

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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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    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 to a psychiatrist, this lady was a joke...she had me draw a picture of my family (I was 17 years old at the time!) and when it...
    BellaDonna2007 BellaDonna2007 31-35, F 2 Responses May 15, 2007

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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 and all people tell me is "I let everything ruin my day" and "why am I so serious?" And "why can't you just relax...
    Ninja20 Ninja20 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2012

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    I am so tired of being here

    and I am so tired of taking medication everyday. I only get a bad episode once every few weeks but when I do it's very bad. I don't even know how to describe it but it's like I am a totally different person. homicidal thoughts, suicidal thoughts. depression, anger, hatred...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 18

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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 attempting to buy my house for about three months now. The homeowner, my father and grandmother were finally considering...
    motherofzeno motherofzeno 18-21, F Feb 2, 2012

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    I think I have bipolar I'm not

    that sure? But how do i find our professionally? I can't just say to my doctor I think I have bipolar she won't really say much, I used to take Prozac and now I take Zoloft for my anxiety disorder and my OCD and depressive disorder but I really can't figure it out :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 22, 2014

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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 adolescent & teen years I became quite rebellious. I enjoyed breaking the rules and taking risks. I kinda liked the...
    allie1977 allie1977 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 1, 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 ago I could feel it and hear it in my head. My ears were ringing, I couldn't sleep, I leaped out of bed in the morning, lost weight easily...
    littlemonkeydoodle littlemonkeydoodle 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 24, 2012

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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 end when I get irritated by something and someone asks me if im having a bipolar moment! I feel like screaming at them "No! I'm...
    Flashtwo Flashtwo 41-45, F 6 Responses Feb 3, 2013

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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,then I'll start crying and become extremely sensitive,and at the end I'll just be all laughs and pretends it doesn't happen. My...
    justcallmelove justcallmelove 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 16, 2014

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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 old enough to realize my mood swings and thoughts were not normal, I saw a psychiatrist and psychologist...
    re4409 re4409 18-21 2 Responses Aug 22, 2012

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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 pounds. But I am still a huge mess of emo. I have been having horrible nightmares the past 2 weeks. Up and down consistently. I know that...
    beautifullytwisted beautifullytwisted 22-25, F 2 Responses May 25, 2013

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    24hrs no sleep 36hrs no meds!

    Screw you bipolar!
    bipolarPeter bipolarPeter 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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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 the same thing. There's always a worse day. There's another day in the future when everything will seem to go...
    Spyderz Spyderz 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 15, 2008

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