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I Battle Bipolar Disorder

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    I'M Bipolar. - I've pushed away everyone in some way or another. I take so many "meds" it's insane. Sometimes I feel hopeless, like there's no way out. When I feel that way, I'm...
    KaylaNicole9311 KaylaNicole9311 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    I Am Bipolar...Here Are My Meds. - I have been a mess of emotions ever since I was very little. Mood swings have controlled my life for a very long time and now it just seems like...
    Ontheborderlineofbipolar Ontheborderlineofbipolar 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    Heyo - Well, I am 26, nearly 27 and I was first diagnosed with BP at 18... had it all my life though... it's bloody horrible but I couldnt live without it... I wouldnt know how...
    GiantPurpleHippo GiantPurpleHippo 26-30 3 Responses Dec 27, 2008

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    Bipolar Passed Down - I've been bipolar,adhd with anxiety disorder for years., To say they have been hard is an understatement. I'm on 5 different meds. and still fall into deep...
    kmdt100 kmdt100 41-45, F Dec 4, 2010

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    Is It Valid? Need Feedback~~ - H ey guys, I am a grad student who is trying to create a public campaign to make people understand bipolar syndrome and people who have it better...
    Niplus777 Niplus777 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 17, 2008

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    I stoped taking my meds. Thought I wa feeling better with out them. But they were helping me. Im feeling like crap now. And everything going on in my family isnt helping none. Plus...
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F Feb 17

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    I Am Bipolar And Lonely - I was happily married with lovely 10 months daughter, I have bipolar disorder which is sever mood change from being energetic and full of life to severely...
    ahmedanan102 ahmedanan102 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 30, 2013

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    Supposed To Be Working - I'm supposed to be working right now, but I can't really find my writing hook at the moment. What sucks about being bipolar and being a writer is that my...
    ReesesPeaces ReesesPeaces 16-17, F Nov 27, 2012

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    All I Know Is I'm In The Air - Am I flying or falling? Sometimes they look the same, sometimes they are so starkly different, it's like night and day. I have a laundry list of...
    Kavka Kavka 18-21, M Apr 4, 2012

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    I Fight Every Day -  I am 34 years old now and for years I had no idea what was wrong with me. Even thinking back when I was in grade school, I would wake up some mornings and...
    crazysoutherngrl74 crazysoutherngrl74 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 28, 2008

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    Finally Coming To Terms - I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder in 2009 even though I think I was way before then. For seven years before then, I had been diagnosed with everything...
    VioletSoul VioletSoul 26-30 Oct 21, 2012

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    I Suffer From Major Depression And Bi-polar - i need some help,i suffer from major depression and bi-polar. i was told i had depression just over a year ago and only a few months...
    jameswoodcock jameswoodcock 18-21, M Sep 15, 2010

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    Trying To Accept -  I am 22 years old and a year ago I found out that I have had bipolar disorder probably for my entire life. Being undiagnosed for so long has made my...
    drovetochicago drovetochicago 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 9, 2010

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    God Help Me This Is Hard... - So my doctor is having a hellacious time getting my meds straight. Im not angry with her just the situation. Shes wonderful-talks to me like a person...
    LdsGirl LdsGirl 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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    Constant Struggle - I was diagnosed with Bi-polar disorder type II when I was 19 years old. I had a delusion that someone was out to kill me and during this time I slept maybe 5...
    SashaSJ SashaSJ 31-35, F Jun 1, 2012

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    I Fought The Bipolar And The Bipolar Lost - Those of us who are bipolar are usually sensitive, introspective and thoughtful. Although these attributes bespeak some degree of...
    heavyduty1 heavyduty1 66-70, M 2 Responses Jun 27, 2010

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    My Bipolar Brother - I am a Professional Counselor with a Bipolar Brother Like so many recent high school graduates, who are thrust into the ocean of life, I wanted to return to...
    janedode2013 janedode2013 46-50 Mar 14, 2013

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    Work - Its been a choice to share that I'm bipolar with with Human resources at work but not any of the employees. I don't want to be judged... I don't want my boss to look at me...
    Jace68 Jace68 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2012

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    It took me 10 years to get diagnosed with Bipolar II Disorder because the hypomania episodes were so short and subtle; from the time I was a teenager into young adulthood I tried...
    NurseAmanda NurseAmanda 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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    Different View - I was diagnosed at 16 with bi-polar type 2.. Listen, its been hell. Moodswings, rampant behaviour, depression to the point where you cannot get out of bed.. You...
    Ladysusu Ladysusu 26-30, F Sep 5, 2012

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    Bipolar Disorder - I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in my late 20's. It fit. It made sense. My father is the oldest of nine children. All of them have some sort of mental...
    lbriteyes lbriteyes 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 7, 2013

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    Reflection I Made When I Was 15 - I was always a sad kid. I cried a lot; was sick a lot. I didn't like to go outside much, and I certainly didn't have a lot of friends. I was the...
    maezombiie maezombiie 18-21, F Dec 1, 2013

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    No Other Choice But To Accept It For What It Is. - Its like sitting on top of a thin needle. the smallest things can knock you down. sometimes for reasons i yet do not know i enter...
    RedStigma RedStigma 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 15, 2011

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    Getting My Life Together (again) - The hardest part about being bipolar is when you're at rock bottom and you lose track of your life. I can't even explain this to my parents. They...
    ReesesPeaces ReesesPeaces 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2012

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    I've Had Bipolar Disorder For 26 Years And I Have Really Learned To Live With It...... - For me, mental illness began when I was 15. I believed, and still have trouble shaking the...
    pukpuk69 pukpuk69 41-45, F Oct 16, 2011

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    Bipolar Facebook Group Looking For More Members!! - Looking for Bipolar people that use Facebook. I am part of a great group called Bipolar Maniacs and its an amazing group! Please...
    MarisaLove MarisaLove 31-35, F Mar 3, 2013

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    Life Left In Ruins - Battling childhood bipolar I was always told my behaviour was because I was a Gemini, I wish that was why. At 25 I was first diagnosed bipolar but I was also...
    Jqspirit Jqspirit 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 28, 2013

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    Being In Control - I am bipolar.  I am not on any medications.  This is important to me.  I love to feel, even the extremes.  Everyday is hard.  But I...
    knutmeg knutmeg 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 22, 2010

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    Everything bad happens when I sleep horribly at night. Today has been horrible. It's hard enough to apply for jobs after dinner but the added haziness and scatter-brain and no...
    chaoticallycosmosme chaoticallycosmosme 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    Struggling With Myself - I am 19 years old and I hav very sever modd swings to the point that I am two different people. I started suffereing from these symptoms while I was a...
    blackdahlia blackdahlia 18-21 2 Responses Sep 13, 2008

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    Sinner And Saint - I was diagnosed a year ago, but I think I have bipolar more then 5 years. I'm 24. I believe in God, I sing in a church choir and I try to live morally and to do...
    Winterfell Winterfell 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2012

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    Please Help Me. - My boyfriend and I both suffer from bipolar disorder . My boyfriend right now cant get his medication. He was on zyprexa and getting free samples from the doctor...
    BriMcD BriMcD 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2012

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    Never knowing how the next day will be, when it'll turn and how I'm going to put up with it. None of my friends get it, my family supports me but they don't get me either. How is...
    Ennah Ennah 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Difficulties - Nothing comes easy when you have this disorder, maybe that's why I've never met someone who is stupid with this disorder.  We may be addicts, alcoholics, etc...
    Tormentedslumber Tormentedslumber 22-25 1 Response Sep 3, 2008

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    Workin' On Recovery - I was diagnosed in 2001 at the age of 41. Since then it's been quite a journey. I've gone through a few med changes and a lot of mood changes in that time...
    cgoehring78 cgoehring78 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 23, 2008

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    Bi Polar - An Ongoing Battle - I'm so entirely sick of being Bipolar. It's hurting me so very much. I miss being on the meds that work but they are not affordable without medicaid...
    Maddz311 Maddz311 18-21 5 Responses Mar 12, 2011

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    My 15 Year Battle - I have been battling depression since I was 15 years old. After many years of ups and downs I finally recieved a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder four years ago...
    drumstickgrl drumstickgrl 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 27, 2009

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    I Have Been Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder - So I have been talking with a psychologist for a while now and he says that he is sure that I have a bipolar disorder. What I don't...
    plainweirdoJayne plainweirdoJayne 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 25, 2010

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    Unusually Happy, Not Fighting It :-) - I hate being bipolar. Everyone does. But it does have its perks. Like those days when you're on-top-of-the-world happy and nothing can bring...
    ReesesPeaces ReesesPeaces 16-17, F Nov 5, 2012

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    I Can't Battle Alone - I am a 16 year old girl and I struggle with Bipolar disorder. For the last two years I have lived in Residential Treatment Centers and Therapeutic Boarding...
    sunflowerbri sunflowerbri 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2012

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    I'm Over This - I hate the constant mood swings and how it's never just a little sad or a little annoyed, it's complete depression or complete irrational anger. Yeah, the mania is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    I'm a bipolar sufferer. It can be extremely difficult at times, especially at school when I'm around so many people at once. It has affected many aspects of my life and I'm sure...
    SoKLe SoKLe 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F Mar 23

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    My boyfriend is 17 and is bipolar we have a long distance relationship and I love him so much he is the first guy I have ever felt this strong about. I am bisexual so to fall for...
    deadspiritied deadspiritied 13-15, F Mar 30

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    My partner is bipolar. Sometimes it irritates me so I could push him down flight of stairs. I know it's not his doing but drastic mood swings are not something anyone should have...
    petebone petebone 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    I am bipolar and i haven't been a relationship i a long time because the mood swings were to much for me to handle so i couldn't do that to anyone else. I've been on my meds for...
    UnexpectedSuspect UnexpectedSuspect 26-30 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I think I have bipolar but I'm scared to find out
    juliaek1 juliaek1 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    I have been diagnosed with BP disorder and it's getting worse- especially as it's causing others to think less of me and leave me out of things because they believe i'm "unstable...
    Gerald6 Gerald6 18-21, M Mar 23

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    Let see this year makes it... 5 years now. It's been the most difficult path I could ever imagine. At first it was all a fear of me throwing up in public but now it's so much more...
    rayelizabeth rayelizabeth 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I feel terrible about my mood swings and how much trouble it must cause for my boyfriend. He knew from the begining that I have constant mood swings but I was diagnosed just...
    harjotmehesh harjotmehesh 16-17, F Mar 24

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    I've been experiencing a broad range of emotions for the past four to five years. They first became apparent in 2009 and never really went away but instead have been exacerbated by...
    lacklongafter lacklongafter 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 28

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