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I Hate Being Bipolar

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    Bipolar Ii?????? Give Me Hypomania Anyday! - I was diagnosed with Bipolar II disorder in 2002.  I was originally diagnosed with depression and anxiety in 2000.  For...
    ccb123 ccb123 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 15, 2010

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    So Over This Mess! - I've been diagnosed with bipolar now for almost 20 years and I'm just so over all the mood swings and people not understanding why I am sensitive. I have two...
    MisunderstoodBipolar MisunderstoodBipolar 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2013

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    *sigh* - I really ******* hate being bipolar. The mood swings are enough to ******* kill me sometimes. One minute, I'm fine, next I'm scared out of my mind, than I'm ok, than I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 4, 2010

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    Live In The Moment, Chained To The Past - i have dealt with it for most of my life. i am almost 30 now. For the last 20 years it has all been a series of ups and downs. I can feel...
    rorer714 rorer714 26-30, M Mar 4, 2013

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    Me - Im 23 no insurance I dont work due to this chronic disease or disorder my entire family has this except two people I dont understand why everything sets me off all fhe time im...
    Lilli89 Lilli89 22-25, F Jun 10, 2012

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    http://health.clevelandclinic.org/2014/01/greater-number-diseases-now-attributed-to-smoking/
    cronin43 cronin43 46-50 Mar 14

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    What's The Point? - My depression can't be controlled with medications and my mania without meds doesn't really interfere with my life, so why should I even keep taking all these...
    whitedove712 whitedove712 26-30, F Dec 19, 2012

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    I Feel Like I Don't Know How to Breathe - I had a "perfect" life:  best fiance, intelligent undergrad, a killer body, gorgeous face, loving spirit, great family and...
    jessajessa jessajessa 22-25 Oct 11, 2008

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    Up Down And All Around I Hate Being Bipolar - Hi there, This is the first time I have ever written about being bipolar anywhere other than my journal. I HATE being bipolar. I...
    Queenesh Queenesh 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    All right, I know people come on here to either wine, or try to think about nothing but sunshine and rainbows...no offense, being positive and hopeful is good for moral.... but i...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Bipolar Teen - I'm only 16. In some ways I am blessed to have been diagnosed as bipolar and treated early (teachers reported the cuts they saw when I didn't pull my sleeves down...
    JackieThompson JackieThompson 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 7, 2013

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    Back On Cloud 9 - Hello to everyone reading this...not sure if I am allowed to post upon this multiple times in a row? First off I have been seeing a therapist for 5 years and am...
    Queenesh Queenesh 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 25, 2013

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    Rrrrrr, Its So Frustrating! - Just when I start to feel slightly comfortable in a feeling of normalcy and its gone! I'm so sick of adjusting my meds only to go from one extreme to...
    wideawake2 wideawake2 41-45 2 Responses Feb 4, 2013

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    I Am Losing The Battle.. - Today has been a tough one, i ended up having to have a nap which turned in to a 3 hour one but i most of needed. I was sitting here thinking and feeling...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F 9 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    What Is Worse? - Do you know what is worse than dealing with Bipolar Disorder Day in and Day out? I'm sure you don't, because unless you, or someone you know is suffering from...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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    I have given up on all hope of having any intimate relationship. No significant other or close friendship is possible so why try? I am extremely introverted, bipolar, and tired of...
    epic2003 epic2003 31-35, M Jan 27

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    Truthfully...... - Bipolar Disorder? I didn't know many people suffered from this condition. Let me tell my story. I am Bipolar and my family hates me.I am supposed to have a...
    mcreativebeauty mcreativebeauty 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 30, 2011

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    I Hurt So Bad!!!!!!!!!!!! Omg I Want This To Stop - So most of you know what being bi polar is do you think that two bi polar people can be in a relationship together I have kids...
    bleedinheart bleedinheart 26-30, F Mar 27, 2011

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 11, 2010

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    Last Time I Ever Do That - Very much at the end of my rope, I went to psychiatric emergency services. They kept me for what I later learned was 2.5 hours in an empty cold room...
    whitedove712 whitedove712 26-30, F Dec 12, 2012

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    My Bippy Self - I have been bipolar since I can remember, my first memory of wishing for suicide was at age approx 6. Before that I had always been up and down like a yo yo. I am...
    TheFox1963 TheFox1963 46-50, F Dec 28, 2012

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    What Did I Do To Deserve This? - I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder several months ago. It was so hard for me to accept that i was (am) "sick". I can't tell the difference...
    tonixtuesday tonixtuesday 16-17 3 Responses Nov 19, 2011

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    Bipolar Disorder Is Ruining My Life - Although I am one of the most compliant and well-controlled cases psychiatrists have ever seen, no amount of medication can make this not suck...
    whitedove712 whitedove712 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 18, 2011

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    Ssi - Has anyone out there ever succeded in getting ssi benefits bc of bipolar? If so, did u have a lawyer, were u married or not and does it help if youre divorced w no income? I...
    Muddhole Muddhole 31-35, F Oct 15, 2012

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    The Vicious Spin Cycle Of Modern Medicine - Ever watch those guys and gals wheeling in the suitcase/briefcase things while you're in the waiting room at 3pm for your 10am...
    FantasiaRealms FantasiaRealms 31-35, F Oct 31, 2010

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    I Want To Tell My Brain Shhhhh Be Quiet - I have been off the lithium since January...just taking Lamictal...ambien if I cannt fall asleep. Been dating someone for just 2 1/2...
    Queenesh Queenesh 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2013

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    This Little Girl. - Most people say they cannot remember before a certain age but I can remember a lot. I can remember being help up at a top floor flat window and feeling scared...
    TheFox1963 TheFox1963 46-50, F Apr 26, 2013

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    Hate It So Much - ive got a month to prepare for my exams but what am i doing? Well ive been sleeping, eating, and sleeping. I feel like ****. Just two weeks a go i had a mania...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 9, 2011

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    Out Of Everyone, WHY ME? - Ever since I was little I thought there was something wrong with me. I was different from every single person I knew. One second I could be the happiest...
    coloringmyday coloringmyday 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2013

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    My feelings are confusing and irdk what to do , i hate being bipolar
    oliviaferina oliviaferina 13-15, F Jan 5

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    Why Doesn't Anyone Understand Me?! - Don't you find it really fustrating when your yelling at someone you love because they don't understand and half the crap that comes out of...
    charliebear1 charliebear1 18-21, F Nov 29, 2012

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    During childhood I felt alone, different, and anxious. Later I became moody. I never exposed my real feelings but rather hid them away. To friends and teachers I was a happy...
    Jal172 Jal172 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    WHY Me? Wtf!! - Will someone please explain what the hell is BIPOLAR? I was diagnosed with it just two years ago and i still don't understand this disease. WHY ME? how does someone...
    summerb summerb 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 29, 2009

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    Ssi - Has anyone out there ever succeded in getting ssi benefits bc of bipolar? If so, did u have a lawyer, were u married or not and does it help if youre divorced w no income? I...
    Muddhole Muddhole 31-35, F Oct 15, 2012

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    Cyclone - No matter how much I try, I can't stop my emotions. My frustration and sadness turns to anger recently. I get angry at anyone and everyone around me with no real...
    ugh212 ugh212 31-35 Mar 24, 2013

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    I Hate Been Bipolar. How Much I Love To Smash It To The Ground - I would some time when I am changeing . And my voice is changeing . And I have to take pills to deal with it...
    ladywolf123 ladywolf123 51-55, F May 29, 2012

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    Is it just me or are loads of (young) people just signing up to attack what you wrote just for the fun of it?? Some haven't even read through the whole story and based their...
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    I hate being in pain... It makes me feel sad and alone. I have poor tolerance in pain... And I hate it even more... When I am sick and weak, I just think that physical pain is just...
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    Well, I hate being the youngest eldest one in our family. I'm almost 20 years old, and my family still treats me as if I'm 15 years old. Like for instance, my cousin had thrown a...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I've scanned through several stories, most of which I can relate to. I too, hate being a "stepmom". I'm more of a glorified babysitter every other weekend/holiday. Ya know, the...
    JustMe2209 JustMe2209 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    It is tough for me because as much as I hate being in crowded places and surrounded by too many people, I really do love going to concerts.. More crowded it can't really get, right...
    Ortolan Ortolan 26-30, F Mar 31

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    I hate being mad at other people and my self. When I get mad I get really confused because I don't want to be mad at someone and it doesn't make sense to be mad at nothing or no...
    Potter66 Potter66 16-17, F Apr 7

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    Being Alone is the suckiest feeling in the world!!! I would be stuck to someone 24-7 if I could.... People say it's not healthy.... But I say, it's the way I'm made!! I hate being...
    DeeDee32 DeeDee32 31-35 4 days ago

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    I'm a single mom of an 11th grader. I met the most wonderful guy who happens to be a father of 3. He has a 19, 15, & 12 year old. The 19 year old lives on her own. This guy...
    stepmominpgh stepmominpgh 36-40, F 10 Responses Mar 16

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    Yeah, Im a stoner. I have no problem telling people that I am, but I hate being sterotyped against. Just because I smoke doesnt mean I dont have a job. I intern for a world...
    TheVampireQueen92 TheVampireQueen92 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Why can't people stay home when they are sick? They have to come to work and spread their germs! For their selfish acts now I'm sick! I hate being sick! I haven't been sick for...
    WhoIsLiz WhoIsLiz 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I hate being desperate for love but it is such a great feeling. I wish I never had that first relationship so that I wouldn't have to deal with this ****
    Pain1374 Pain1374 18-21, M Mar 19

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    I hate being me. My husband died of ALS, Lou Gherigs disease, and has been rotting in the ground for almost 3 years. He abused me and didn't help me in my hour of need. I now have...
    justmealaone justmealaone 56-60, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I feel like every one is using me for something I hate being used
    nadirah96 nadirah96 16-17, F Mar 26

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    I really do hate being judge by people but somehow I always end up not caring about it or even pay attention about it since I don't wake up everyday to please everyone nor look...
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