I Diagnosed As Bipolar

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    Bipolar Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury

    I was originally diagnosed as bipolar back in 1987.  I have experienced both manic and depressive symptoms.  The older I get, the more it tends toward the depressive side of things.   I also have had three traumatic brain injuries, the worst of which was way back...
    pezzerific pezzerific
    51-55, M
    1 Response Apr 27, 2008

    UMMM

    GROWING UP I WAS IN AND OUT OF FOSTER HOMES. AT 14 I WENT TO LIVE IN A ALL GIRLS GROUP HOME AND STARTED HAVING MASSIVE MOODS SWINGS. MY FOSTER PARENTS TOOK ME IN FOR A PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION. WHERE THE DOCTOR DIAGNOSED ME WITH BI POLAR AND OTHER PERSONALITY DISORDERS. I HAD TO...
    lnshuey21 lnshuey21
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 24, 2009

    I Am Bipolar And It Suck

    I HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH BIPOLAR IN THE EARLY EIGHTIES. THEN I WAS ALSO DIAGNOSED WITH EPILEPSY.  TOOK LOTS OF MEDICATION FOR TWENTY FIVE YEARS, WHICH WAS MOOD STABILIZERS ANY WAY. LAST AUGUST 2009, GOD HEALED ME. I SPEND A WEEK IN HOSPITAL WITH ELECTRODES ON...NOTHING...
    saro45 saro45
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Dec 18, 2010

    Up & Down

    I've been diagnosed with bipolar disorder along with severe post traumatic stress syndrome for almost 20+ years. I've had no success in trying to explain this to my family, thus becoming the proverbial family skeleton in the closet. I stay mostly to myself as I'm not...
    Tamberland Tamberland
    51-55, F
    Apr 27, 2011

    It Took Them Long Enough

    Hi I'm 19 and I've been diagnosed bipolar 2 (less severe) since 16 or 17. But I've pretty much known for awhile that there was something up with me. Or at least I do when I look back. I've been very overly emotional since I was little. And it's always been up and down. But...
    blossomhannah blossomhannah
    18-21, F
    Mar 25, 2010

    I am Bipolar and Damn-Skippy PROUD of It...

    I was diagnosed about 4 years ago almost.  At first i was greatly ashamed of it.  I told friends - they werent friends anymore. I told family members - they ostracized me.  I literally became an outcast in my own circle.  lol. Ask me how i feel about being...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Aug 24, 2009

    "calgon" Take Me Away

    I believe I may have a pending lawsuit against the "Calgon" Company who used to advertise that all the disruptions of a busy woman's day (dog barking, baby crying, telephone ringing) could easily be solved by taking a luxurious bath with their product. Well, I did take a bath...
    Tamberland Tamberland
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jun 5, 2011

    Bipolar

    I was diagnosed with bipolar 2 1/2 yrs ago...they didn't tell me what type or anything but they told my grandmother. I am suppose to be taking medication but I don't....I actually don't even kno were my pills are to be honest....I sometimes will get very mad at someone for just...
    krissyluv krissyluv
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2009

    Diagnosed With B. D. But Were They Wrong?

    I was diagnosed by two doctors (one a psychologist and one a psychiatrist) as having Bipolar Disorder type 2. However I wonder if I was misdiagnosed. I was told this a couple of years back and was given medication for it but I only took it for a few months and then got sick of...
    smartandbeautiful3 smartandbeautiful3
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 23, 2012

    My Decent Into Madness

    I'm a 46 yr. old mom of 3 teenage boys. I was diag. with bipolar 3 years ago even though I've had it for much longer than that. After I had my 3 sons I started drinking. After about 6 trips into rehab I realized I didn't fit in. I knew there was something more wrong. I ended up...
    kmdt100 kmdt100
    41-45, F
    Apr 23, 2011

    At Last I Know What's Wrong With Me

    in my 34th year here on earth, a very smart doctor looked at me, once i had told him my life story in an hour and a half, and he said: "but you have text book bipolar 2." i nearly hugged him. I was ecstatic!!!!! All my life i have done some really weird and...
    GoldenPrincess GoldenPrincess
    31-35, F
    Aug 19, 2009
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