I Have Bipolar 2

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    Hi, I'm a 21 year old medical student living

    abroad, I was diagnosed with bipolar nearly 3 years ago, and before that I struggled a lot. I let it get quite far before my family told me to seek medical help, and finally gave me the courage to take a step forward. I've dealt with severe depression and bipolar for as long as...
    lily449 lily449
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 26, 2015

    I am struggling with the black lows,

    I feel super sensitive, irritable, I can't relax without feeling such a damn failure. I'm ******* my family off just by being so down and irritable. My house is suffocating me and my children make me feel conscious of my failure as a string mother. I crave my partner to hold me...
    nimnom nimnom
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 13, 2015

    Bored With Normal

      I was diagnosed with Bipolar 2 a few months ago and was prescribed medication which seems to be working. Since around the age of 15 I would have very long periods of depression interspersed with brief bouts of what I though at the time was how I was meant to be: happy...
    Asthecreditsroll Asthecreditsroll
    46-50
    3 Responses Aug 19, 2013

    It's becoming so hard to live with this.

    every day is a struggle. my medicine seems to not help at times and I feel in a whole. so dark and deep. I have no energy or motivation to do anything at times. my heart feels broken and I feel like no one cares or understands me. my kids have a mom that seems to be pulling...
    madame311 madame311
    26-30, F
    Nov 7, 2014

    My Disorder.

    I started going to see a counselor when I was in third grade. I was very depressed and emotionally unstable. As I got older I had all the symptoms of bipolar 2. One or more major depressive episodes, At least one hypomanic episode, There has never been a manic or mixed episode...
    absolutionist absolutionist
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2010

    I Have Bipolar

    After 5 years of Lithium I decided recently to go off not that long ago. Lithium seems to do FA when depressive -- dampened my creativity, my cognition. Yet I find that Lithium most beneficial during manic moments. I haven't had any real manic episodes for approx 1 year now. I'm...
    lexlovesthesun lexlovesthesun
    51-55
    Oct 17, 2013

    I take medication but I will still have

    symptoms. No one tells you that the physical symptoms are as bad as the mental. Having major depressive disorder is exhausting. My bones hurt, I've slept all day today but I'm still tired. My house is a mess because I haven't cleaned. I know it will pass in a few days or weeks...
    elephantwalk elephantwalk
    36-40, F
    Apr 25, 2015

    How Do You Do It??

    Diagnosed 2 yrs ago while going thru a horrific divorce. I'm 57. I feel like I just graduated from high school. I have been alone, homeless now for 4 yrs. Happy to say I got into my own place last Aug. How do you cope with the ups and downs?? I try to make plans with my...
    new2me2 new2me2
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Jun 11, 2013

    I Was Diagnosed With Bipolar-2 About Four Months Ago. Made It Up To 100mg Of Lamictal And Things Seem To Be Getting Better.

    I was diagnosed with bipolar-2 about four months ago. Made it up to 100mg of Lamictal and things seem to be getting better. It is really hard for me to maintain my grades in school when I am always up or down. Just thought I would say I'am new to this site and it feels good that...
    AeroEng AeroEng
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 16, 2012

    I Just Want To Cry But Can't

    I was sexually abused by my older brother til I was 15 (almost over that now but it was hard, I faced off with him and he felt bad and said he was sorry) I grew up thinking my parents did not love me and I was the slave and focus of my dads rage. This I know now is not the case...
    Shelleydl Shelleydl
    41-45
    Nov 12, 2011
    nitsyrk18 nitsyrk18
    18-21, F
    May 17, 2015

    Bipolar Two

    I have been on Lithium for the past two months. I take 1050 mg a day and it has made me feel like a dead head. It has made me feel like my brain isnt working and im a guinea pig. I am also on Geodon which I am weening off myself bc the Psychiatrist does not listen to me as she...
    johnkirwan2010 johnkirwan2010
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 3, 2011

    Bipolar

    i have bipolar 2. its really getting me down. tried all meds nothing working. at the moment i am on a low edge. i now feel that if nothing gets done. then i want to die. the only thing keeping me alive is my 16 year old daughter.
    susanmaclean100 susanmaclean100
    46-50
    1 Response Dec 30, 2010

    These last couple of days have been the worst

    of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but I mean I'm 21.. I didn't seriously think of it. My sister yelled at me and called me a bunch of things for worrying enough to even go to the doc...
    lily449 lily449
    22-25, F
    Mar 27, 2015

    Ball N Chain Bipolar

    Bipolar2 IS my ball & chain. It has dogged my life with serious suicide attempts from the age of 14 to 47. I consider myself lucky if I feel 'normal' more than 2weeks at a time. Fear, anxiety, depression are what I live with constantly.  Medication is always being 'tweaked' as...
    rhond rhond
    46-50, F
    2 Responses May 19, 2011

    I'm in the middle of a move.

    1 part chaos 1 part uprooting my routine What's this make? Mania. Shaken, not stirred. My boyfriend has been wonderful but it's only the first week. I know I'll drop off the deep end and it's only a matter of time. I can't think straight, I don't sleep, I spent way too much...
    kimberlyfaith kimberlyfaith
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 5, 2014

    I've hit a low point.

    I'm tired, dehydrated, and feeling bad about a lot of things I've done. I'm blaming myself. All I want to do is get to work and put my mind somewhere else. I dislike this feeling. It's like I'm not depressed but I'm really upset and not happy with my life choices. The only other...
    Devilscar Devilscar
    22-25, M
    Nov 18, 2015

    Trying To Get Used To Medicated Me...

    I was molested by my brother-in-law for six years during my adolesence and somehow no one in my family wanted to know about it. Most of my life, I've been denying that this has really affected me. After my first attempted suicide, I was put into counseling where they quite...
    moodgoddess moodgoddess
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Sep 28, 2011

    Or, at least, that's one of the things I was

    diagnosed for, and I don't think it's right. I started taking lithium, and about three days in, I had a STELLAR day. Then it went down hill from there. The next day was awful and it has stayed awful (today would be day 12 of medication). To make matters worse, I started to...
    DanicaER DanicaER
    36-40, F
    Jul 23, 2014

    When My Doctor Told I Had Bp Illness

    he said there is no cure for it, only treatments. I felt defeated and powerless. I went into denial for a couple of years, and stopped taking my meds the Spring after I was hospitalized because I started to feel much better. I later learned that I felt happier because I...
    RubyTewes RubyTewes
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 14, 2009

    Misdiagnosed For Years

    I was misdiagnosed with Depression for years and would cycle along and all the sudden have a huge high and crash down through my meds. I have recently been diagnosed with Bipolar-2 and am on lomotragine, which seems to be helping *knock on wood* I feel like I have woken up from a...
    KylandraKing KylandraKing
    41-45, F
    Aug 11, 2013

    The road to my diagnosis was a long

    and rocky journey. I've had problems with depression since I was a teenager. My parents just wrote it off as me being a moody kid. During my second year in college, my parents divorced. I was home the weekend my mom asked my dad to move out. He had just come in from work...
    Imagine20 Imagine20
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 10, 2015

    Cant Take This Anymore

    seriously do not think i can take this anymore, bipolar is such a horrible mental disorder. Sometimes i feel top of world, other times im rock f***ing bottom, any body tips on what helps?
    davemrakaelmo davemrakaelmo
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Sep 21, 2012

    New To Bipolar 2

    Hi,   I was resently diagnosed with bipolor 2.  It was such a huge relief!  At first.   My new Dr. put me on lamitcal, the starter pack and am now up to 100mg.  I've gained weight, very moody, still sad , headaches and just don't...
    netttty netttty
    41-45
    2 Responses Apr 11, 2010

    Yeah I do.. And ADHD,

    anxiety, and insomnia. I don't know how anyone will ever love me with all this. I take 6 pills a day (2 at night, 1 midday, and 3 in the morning) it sucks because none of my friends understand me.
    Gabrielaaaa99 Gabrielaaaa99
    16-17, F
    Jan 16, 2015

    Yes I Do

    I am 23 years old, and I am struggling with Type II bipolar Disorder. I have been dealing with this since I was about 16 now. I have been on a bunch of different kinds of medication, and I have finally found the right medication that seems to be working well for me *At least for...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 25, 2012
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