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I Have Bi-polar

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    A QUICK BREAK DOWN: BI-POLAR TWO It is

    more than just plain depression, but never delusional or psychotic (in some cases) the "up" moods never reach full blown mania. The less intense elevated moods in Bi-polar two are called "Hypomania" or "Hypomanic Episodes". People with this disorder suffer more often...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    I Have Bi-polar Too

    Late last year after months of manic episodes followed by depressions so bad I wouldn't leave my room I was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. Since I started taking the meds my moods are much more stable. I still feel a little manic here and there but the depressions have gone...
    bvb1123 bvb1123 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 17, 2011

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    The Feeling You Can't Shake

    It's been about 8 months since my "formal diagnosis" but I've been struggling with my own mind for as long as I can remember. Bi-polar, BPD, Major Depression all another way to say your life will never be okay. Medications are awful, you can't live without them but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 10, 2009

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    Really Another Illness .

    I went to see my new psychs and I knew I was going to get diagnosis this morning but I thought it'd be the usual schizoaffective disorder , depression and BDD but no they have all agreed I have bi polar too . The mental illness gods must hate me .I thought about it driving home...
    Smackhead Smackhead 70+, F 1 Response May 23, 2013

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    It Has Its Highs!

    There are some nice things to be said for having RCMD. I have been on a high for 3 days now. I have had insomnia and mania almost steady for that time. I have managed to get my entire house sorted and cleaned, organized and turned out in that time. And I still have 10,000 volts...
    btrflysfound btrflysfound 41-45 3 Responses Aug 26, 2008

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    Dirty,filthy Love...

    for as long as i can remember the one thing that has always been more important to me then anything else...is Love.i always wanted to have that One person that could make me happy that could make me whole.after a couple of mishaps i found this one person. This person that somehow...
    Luna21 Luna21 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2011

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    I Have R C.M.D.

    Hey Everyone, I have BI-Polar. I have ultra rapid cycling bi-polar. It is the Freddy vr. Jason of the BP world. Several severe ups and downs in one day and extreme extended bouts of mania and depression mixed in for good measure. Add some violent mood swings and a little ol...
    btrflysfound btrflysfound 41-45 2 Responses Aug 18, 2008

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    Uncertainty

    I try to be open about my diagnosis, but I find it difficult to share with most people I know from college. I went to a pretty 'elite' school, and my symptoms actually started to manifest (at least so that I could not suppress them) mid-way through.  Being a poor girl in a...
    bisectionalthespian bisectionalthespian 26-30 2 Responses Aug 9, 2010

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    My partner is bi polar, we have just moved in together which has sent him into a manic depression, he can't cope with the change, he's gone from living alone to living with me, my...
    Epmtyroom1 Epmtyroom1 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Definitely how I feel in a mixed state...good song. Stefanie Heinzmann - "Show Me the Way" I've got something, I've got to decide, it might drive me right out of my mind, so...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 Oct 7

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    Being DID and BiPolar feels like this to me...(I'm probably going to switch half-way through writing this, so bear with me) I live in this physical world that's just so-so and...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 Oct 2

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    Days like today make me want to give up being strong and putting up that front that I'm in control. I just want to drop everything and let all my crazy come out so I can be sent to...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 2 Responses Sep 25

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    Blue October - "X-Amount Of Words" (Lead singer/songwriter for Blue October is BiPolar) Relapse Prevent trigger intent Now drown High strung Say X amount of words You're...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 1 Response Oct 3

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    I always related to this song... Then I found out I am bipolar... Matchbox 20 - Unwell http://youtu.be/WziA88-n02k
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 1 Response Oct 4

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    I'm curious what everyone tends to do when they are in a manic state. Since I'm also DID/MPD my manias tend to be different. This is a list of what I tend to overdo. Play the same...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 1 Response Oct 8

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    Thinking for a Change 3.1 A cognitive retraining program used by Federal dept of corrections to help retrain how violators do things. You know if it works with this population it...
    imgreywlf imgreywlf 56-60, M 1 Response Oct 10

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    I don't know what could be worse. Being Bipolar, or being depressed all the time. I rapid cycle so fast that it makes me dizzy...up two days, down a day, mixed three days, down two...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 1 Response Oct 13

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    Feeling so physically lethargic. Mentally I am spunky and ready to go, but trying to get my body to move keeps bringing me to tears. It just refuses to cooperate. I was supposed to...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 Oct 14

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    Today I had to take a valium to relax me enough just to leave the house. I did not want to go outside and deal with people. But, I did it...I got out there. Depression and social...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 1 Response Oct 17

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    Talked to one of my co-workers today about me starting meds to balance my moods. Explained its to balance my bipolar hypomania and hopefully ease my nerve pain. It was actually...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 3 Responses Oct 17

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    I want to be cuddled and told it's alright.. I want to be first priority.. I want late night phone calls and texting all day.. I want to be in a relationship for one another not...
    PunkRockUnicorn PunkRockUnicorn 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    Lately my emotions have been up at down lately. I'm not talking about being bi-polar but the things I'm surrounded with everyday seem to really **** me off. I'm not sure if it's...
    Arexa Arexa 13-15 1 day ago

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    So here's me roughly 10 years ago. Artist, musician, technician, teacher, touring with my band part time, working on some kids books and short movie scripts. Owned my own business...
    platoflats platoflats 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 6

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    I've been with my boyfriend 7 months in the beginning things were good almost too good. I struggle with bulimia and bi polar disorder type 2 and lately I'm not sure if it's me or...
    jasminisaghost jasminisaghost 22-25, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Such a promising carrier ended by mental illness and other handicaps. my mother was a church organist and music teacher so we always had a piano and orgain in our home. I was under...
    ADF37 ADF37 56-60 Sep 27

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    I'm sure if my friends or family see how I really feel they would discover terrible things about my mentality. 1year ago I was in the hospital for OD on pills. Not even 1 week...
    vanessamoomoo vanessamoomoo 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 2

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    I am a little confused here today maybe some of you have know someone that has been suffering with bi-polar.My MM told me yesterday he thinks that he's going to lose her soon ?I...
    peachy115 peachy115 51-55, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I recently ended my employment with a family I had been working with for about 2.5 years. I raised the youngest since birth and was like a second mother to him. The mother had...
    Beckka11 Beckka11 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    I think I may be bi polar! One minute I'm full of hope and positivity the next I'm down in the dumps and glum. They'e not massive mood swings but very noticeable and upsetting as I...
    NurseDaisy NurseDaisy 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    I have a daughter with maniac bi polar disorder. To be honest I don't know how to deal with it and she is very up and down her bad days are the worst and very painful to watch and...
    buggattihurts buggattihurts 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 8

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    I'm so bi polar I could be the happiest most up lifting person ever and then the next minute I'm negative Nancy or I'm in my feelings 😪 sometimes I just don't know what to do
    Haayyyythere Haayyyythere 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I'm new here, looking for ideas and advice. I'm bi-polar, and get confused about life a lot.
    bugsike bugsike 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 10

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    Yes...that is me! Total psycho & I would not change it for the world. I love the way I am & the way I think. I was diagnosed when I was 18, but I was hospitalized throughout my...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M Oct 17

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    I have bad genes. I think it is my responsibility to the human race to die without reproducing so the race can improve in the future, the bad physical features and my Tourettes and...
    benjiescobar benjiescobar 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My ex beat me up a few weeks ago. I see him the other day and he see all the marks that are still on me. He won't accept he did them. He point blank refused to accept he did it. I...
    Kerry1304 Kerry1304 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am old now but feel like me from the inside looking out. I dropped out of the rat race 50 yrs ago and went my own way and have lived a very different and exciting life. I have...
    shamrock266 shamrock266 66-70, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    I'm a 39 yo man, and like the title says I hate my mother. I was unfortunate enough to be born to a woman who would be the poster child for parent licenses. She was mentally ill...
    wonderweirdo wonderweirdo 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 26

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    I am a semi-recluse whom lives in semi-darkness and wear earplugs. Why? Because I can't tolerate sunlight. However don't feel ashamed or embarrassed. And I 'sho 'nuff ain't a...
    HarloweRayne2014 HarloweRayne2014 46-50, T Sep 29

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    I need advice! I have been with my husband since his son was 3 yo and he is now 10. His bm has been in and out of his life. She has been remarried and had two more kids. She...
    StrictStepParent StrictStepParent 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 30

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    I really shouldnt hate it, but it is the hardest most hurtful thing in the world. Especially when the stepkids have a bio mom like the one i deal with. I really need some...
    Kcmomof5 Kcmomof5 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 13

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    I tell men all the time I'm bi I'll let them figure out the polar part later
    cittykatluv cittykatluv 18-21, F Sep 25

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    Our last day was expended looking at the breathtaking Norwegian Arctic surroundings move us by and late that evening we arrived back in Tromsø, at the end of a magical cruise...
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    15 styles of distorted thinking 1.Filtering: You take the negative details and magnify them, while filtering out all positive aspects of a situation. A single detail may be...
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