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I Have a Parent That Is Bipolar

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    I cant bring myself to write a proper story yet, so have some song lyrics.   she breaths in she breaths out she wakes up and lays down she can hardly speak and so she screams well i wont give again because she takes so often   nothing i say will wash it away...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2008

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    My Mother.

    First and foremost, my mother is a very strong woman. She raised my sister and I as a single mother recovering from physical abuse at the hands of my father. She worked two or even three jobs to try and give my sister and I the best childhood that she could.A couple years ago...
    jcm1091 jcm1091 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2011

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    Please I Need Some Help...

    I work in psych and thought I could handle this but he is going to drive me over the edge.  The father of my 2 young sons is bipolar.   We have not been together for over 2  years but he has lived with me as he is not able to hold down a full time job and...
    JustACountryGirlAtHeart JustACountryGirlAtHeart 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 3, 2009

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    My Mother Is Crazy - But I Still Love Her....

    My mother was diagnosed bi-polar about 15 years ago.  It was one of te times I had to put her in the hospital after we found her lying naked on the sidewalk, crying her eyes out.  I'm the dutiful oldest daughter, so I did what had to be done....now that I think about it...
    SerenitySeeker SerenitySeeker 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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    My Mom Has Been Sick Almost My Whole Life

    My mom was diagnosed when I was 17.she was molested as a child by her dad and brothers and supressed a lot of things.her 1st episode she had walked off.she would always go for walks and take 30 mins one day it had been a hour so I went looking for her.found her fannypack walkman...
    prettytasty prettytasty 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2010

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    Dad Diagnosed Bipolar.. But It Doesn't Fit.

    My Dad has some ups, some downs, but never really crazy extreme.  He does get manic and totally obsessed with an idea or project, but never seems to finish it even though the obsession lifts.  The psychiatrist has diagnosed him as bipolar which I can believe, but I...
    FlyingNinjas FlyingNinjas 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 30, 2009

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    Dad Was Bipolar And Had A Sleep Disorder

    My Dad was bipolar and viewed psychiatrists as quacks. He was never diagnosed. It wasn't until I was away from the abuse that I could look back and realize that he was bipolar. I talked to a cousin and apparently it's genetic and everybody just sweeps it under the rug or self...
    lwbob21 lwbob21 22-25, F Jun 7, 2013

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    It Is The Most Difficult Thing In The World.

    My mom suffers from Depression & She is Bipolar. It's tough to understand. If I ever had a child I would never put that child through what she has put me through. She Lies, Cheats, Steals, Hurts you. Shes abusive, A alcoholic, A FreeLoader, A Crook, A Manic. Sounds like...
    EElena EElena 18-21, F Jul 9, 2013

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    Mystery Diagnosis

    Ever since my parents divorced, my mom has warned me about my dad's behavior. Unfortunately, she didn't win the custody battle so she splits time with me 50/50. At first I thought she was just doing the usual in denial ranting. Slowly I started to see what she meant. One second...
    littlemisssunshine101 littlemisssunshine101 16-17 Jul 30, 2011

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    I don't know if I love my mom

    or not. I feel like love for your mom or dad is something you are born with, but I'm not sure if I love her. She has these insane mood swings where she either doesn't get out of bed all day , or she freaks out and yells and screams . Her words are thrown like knives , then she...
    undermybed undermybed 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2014

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    My mom... Is it bad I have trouble showing

    affection toward her? Like today, she accused me of trying to say something to my dad to get him to yell at her, and now she's upset because I don't love her enough. It hurts me to see her upset, but I just don't know what I should do to help.
    Juuuuuulia Juuuuuulia 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 26, 2014

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    Well i should say i 'had' not i have.

    My mom lost her battle with the disorder in 2010, that's the way i prefer to word it. She was mentally ill and she fought for many years. If it were a physical illness, everyone would say how she fought so hard and tried to overcome it so I see it the same way.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 20, 2014

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    I Have A Responsibility To Live For Myself. Not For Her.

    I am lucky. I had a father who is normal. And what I mean by normal is that although he's a heart patient, his mind functions within the realm of logic and reason. My mother, however, is mentally ill. I was raised middle-middle class, with two college educated parents. My father...
    NolaDarling NolaDarling 26-30, F Feb 21, 2012

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    My dad is bipolar..His mood changes all the

    time. I know he can't help it. But it just really upsets me sometimes.
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F Aug 20, 2014

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    My Dad Is Bipolar

    My dad has been bipolar for as long as I can remember. He was diagnosed in 2005 or 2006. He will be mean and call names or yell for no reason, and he blames it on the heat. Even though he has been properly diagnosed, he denies having this disease and refuses to take medication to...
    Savviq12 Savviq12 13-15, F Jul 10, 2013

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    As Good As...

    I think it's undiagnosed. =P She's CRAZY one day, crying the next, and then she's back to screaming.
    Cnbrrn Cnbrrn 16-18, M 1 Response Nov 7, 2007

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    My Mother

    My mom has undiagnosed bipolar disorder. It was pointed out to me one day that my mom is bipolar. I looked up the symptoms of being bipolar and yes the description was almost exact. I tell her to see a doctor for even just get a physical and she will not go. Her mood swings are...
    mnop123 mnop123 22-25 3 Responses Jun 25, 2008

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    My Mother...

    She was diagnosed a few years ago, but I think it developed when she was much younger due to physical and emotional abuse over many years. I find that the calmer her environment is, the better her symptoms are. Problem is, my father has a quick temper. It's really hard to help...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 1 Response May 20, 2008

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    so I'm not sure how to cope with this anymore and I am looking for support. . my fiance has bipolar disorder from being over seas... he has recently smashed my cell phone against...
    Ampantlin Ampantlin 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Well I do have a "Mom" well she claims to be a mother when she doesn't even do the mother jobs. My father left because he wasn't a good man. He left me without a fight.. I thought...
    TheMightyGoddess TheMightyGoddess 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    A 36 yr old orphan, it would seem that I should have my stuff together but I get a lot of anxiety esp since most extended family are married, have parents, or busy with their own...
    jamieontherun jamieontherun 36-40, F Feb 7

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    I have always been smart. I never really had to try in school and even though my symptoms began early on, I was always able to compensate for them. Then came 8th grade. I had...
    julesgray julesgray 18-21, F Feb 10

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    I have a constant cycle where I start at a stable-ish mood and then I work up the manic ladder and then crash and im depressed for about a month after which I move back up to a...
    madimase madimase 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I'm not sure if anyone has shared this but I found Dr.Roger Sparhawks book, calm seas to be extremely informative on bipolar. with years of clinicals under his belt he described...
    AllOutWar AllOutWar 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I married my wife almost 27 years ago. Over the years she has done some pretty out of character things. I guess the first time was after we were married about 5 years. My daughter...
    shohawk shohawk 46-50, M a week ago

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    Well I was the exact age I am now when I found out I had this disease. I didn't know I had it, I only knew that there was something wrong with me How did you find out about it? I...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I'm not sure what being bipolar is but my friends say I'm bipolar.
    Adridee Adridee 16-17, F Feb 24

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    I was diagnosed with BP-NOS. My story starts when I was eighteen. I went to an out-of-state university on a full scholarship. I was in the top ten of my class and I had a bright...
    InsaneFlowerGirl InsaneFlowerGirl 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I had to see many diffent psychiatrists psychologists and counselors, all of whom having different approaches and opinions and different meds for me to take. I was diagnosed with...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I'm 21 years old. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Type 1, Rapid Cycling when I was just 8 years old. I've been on medication basically since then. I was really lucky as a kid because...
    sweetsmarts sweetsmarts 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Our 21 year old son is Bipolar 1. He had his first full manic episode with a psychotic break his first semester in college. We learned in a DBSA meeting that it can take two...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    HowArtThou HowArtThou 18-21, F Feb 18

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    When I was real young like 2 or3 my daddy started getting addicted to pills i issuable just thought he was playing around and I would play along with him but sometimes it got...
    wedgielover56 wedgielover56 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 24

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    I actually suspect some doctors get kickbacks from pharmaceutical companies from the amount of times they over diagnose some things. one of my cousins friends kid got diagnosed as...
    Cargan2016 Cargan2016 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    Honestly I have no idea if I am ...I just know that sth is wrong. Every few months I just get really depressed for at least a week or two. I have no idea what triggers it , it...
    ladymerylin ladymerylin 18-21, F Feb 13

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    I am getting treatment for possible bipolar disorder after a second extremely depressive episode inside of a year. The thing is.. my psychiatrist said that he is not ready to make...
    TheRedsGoMarchingIn TheRedsGoMarchingIn 18-21, M 6 Responses Feb 18

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    I'm struggling. I think I have Bipolar disorder. About 2 months ago, I finally plucked up the courage to get help as it was getting to much for me. Long story cut short, for a VERY...
    dte21 dte21 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I'm starting to believe that the doctor might be right about me having bipolar disorder. I had a really good 3 weeks and then today I crashed for no reason. I hadn't been suicidal...
    thornedrose thornedrose 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I've been having serious mood swings since I started college. I would feel like I'm on top of the world and I own the place one second, then the next would feel like I'm a...
    HowArtThou HowArtThou 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I've been in treatment for years and nothing seems to work. I go through my manic episodes so full of energy and wanting to try new things like learn to play piano or go back to...
    angelique422 angelique422 22-25, F Feb 23

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    I haven't been on here for so long, I used to be here everyday every moment almost. I had nothing, I had broken into so many pieces that I had nothing left to break. I had no hope...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Feb 6

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    I haven't been on here for so long, I used to be here everyday every moment almost. I had nothing, I had broken into so many pieces that I had nothing left to break. I had no hope...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Feb 6

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    Well the new meds they put me on had a very serious side effect, extreme excessive thirst. Which if I didnt retain fluid and took it off like a normal person it would be no big...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 7

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