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I Have Bipolar Disorder But Still Live Life

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    I have been on meds for 18 years.

    Was diagnosed with depression at age 16 then at 20 diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I have been on practically everything. Some do nothing. Some work for a while then just stop. I've been doing this constant trial and error with different combinations for 18 years now. Almost...
    jks1981 jks1981 31-35, F Jul 13, 2015

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    Wtf!?! Please Help

    Im soooo lost, I hate having this disorder but I have come to terms that I have this disorder but I dont know what to do anymore, Im a single mother to a wonderful 4 month old son and I want to be a great mother to him but, I cant seem to fight off the depression, anger and...
    lostforever21 lostforever21 22-25, F Oct 31, 2009

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    I have to admit the manic side of this disorder

    can be a real trip at times. I think if i experienced the down side as often and intensely as the manic i would have checked out long ago. The mania however can be devastating at times to many areas of my life.
    bipolar87418 bipolar87418 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 24, 2015

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    I was diagnosed last year around September.

    I basically just went crazy, no one in my house knew what was wrong with me. My mom took me to a hospital, then they sent me to a mental hospital in an ambulance. I was there for a few days. When I got out I was doing a lot better, because I started on these two meds. I hate...
    Saphyyyy Saphyyyy 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2015

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    I am unmedicated at the moment

    and doing OK. I am afraid that doctors may zombify me if I do share my up and downs. My mum has Type 1.
    TheWomanWhoDid TheWomanWhoDid 36-40 Nov 3, 2014

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    You have to live with the cards you are dealt

    even if it's a bad hand and make the most with what you have. I even bluff with a "happy mask" sometimes but you can't bluff your way through life with out someone calling you out. Sure I've hit rock bottom at times, depressed and all alone, and hurting myself to make the pain...
    Golondrinas Golondrinas 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 8, 2015

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    Psych Meds: Advice

    Hi! My name is Thom. I am a volunteer here on Experience Projoct. I am Bi-Polar w/Borderline Personality and Histrionic Personality Disorders. I have a fairly extensive knowledge of Psychiatric medication. I myself have taken many from SSRI's and their subsets, to Benzodiazepines...
    ThomVincenzo ThomVincenzo 36-40, M Aug 28, 2013

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    Better Than Ever

    I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in the 8th grade. I was put on medications for it....but I felt, not like myself. I didnt like the idea that the medication could be altering my moods, it was just a strange feeling. I took the medication for three and a half...
    WraithformsLovelyAngel WraithformsLovelyAngel 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 18, 2009

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    Hi, I'm New!

    Hi Everyone, I'm Ruby and I'm new here. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder a couple of months ago. I had been struggling with mood swings and severe episodes of depression and mania since I was 15. When I was 17, I was hospitalized twice and misdiagnosed with schizophrenia...
    RubyInTheSkyWithCheetos RubyInTheSkyWithCheetos 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 25, 2011

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    Wtf!?! Please Help

    Im soooo lost, I hate having this disorder but I have come to terms that I have this disorder but I dont know what to do anymore, Im a single mother to a wonderful 4 month old son and I want to be a great mother to him but, I cant seem to fight off the depression, anger and...
    lostforever21 lostforever21 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 31, 2009

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    ☺really ?? How Does Bipolar Disorder Stop You From Living ?

    please Id love any comments or messages talking about how bipolar disorder changed your life and what you noticed was different thank you for any comments
    PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2010

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    Haven't been to a doctor

    or taken meds since 2012 i think. Not sure it's been a while. My memory or sense of time isn't what it was so i'm never sure how long any span of time has been. Literally, i'm not stretching it, i seldom know whether an event has been a month or a year ago. I've learned to avoid...
    bipolar87418 bipolar87418 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2015

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    Trying To Keep From Falling Face First Into Depression, Seeing How I Survived A Manic Episode

    I have considered writing a memoir that revolved around my bipolar disorder. I have had multiple psychiatric professionals say that I am a textbook case and "would be good for a college student to talk to". I was diagnosed in 2009 when I was 20 and hospitalized several times...
    RedHotCrazyPerson RedHotCrazyPerson 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    I Hate Having This

    I hate having this I don't understand it either, I got a dui, then was commited and evaluated by a psychiatrist, and he diagnosed me with bipolar, I was then put in treatment, and put on anti depressants and that made me worse and more unstable so much that i had to go back in to...
    Angels80808 Angels80808 26-30, F 8 Responses Jul 20, 2013

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    By Love And Grace

    Im bipolar but by the love of God i can wake up every morning and thank him for his grace is sufficient enough for me!I love you all my heart goes out to people hurting out there with bipolar as well....may the Lord bless ur life richly and wth love and tenderness sorry for my...
    riderz4christ riderz4christ 36-40, M May 9, 2012

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    I am type 1, diagnosed at 18.

    I was told then that I could live a relatively normal life if I took my medication daily, no matter how I felt. I have done that, and no, I have not had a relatively normal life, but I have had very good periods. I have dealt with hard times, too, but I haven't had times as bad...
    justjessa justjessa 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2014

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    For the majority of my youth I was athletic,

    smart, enthusiastic, and overall an extremely sociable person. I was a varsity lettermen for swimming my freshmen year of high school and claimed several individual and team championships through my early teens. My life changed completely when I was diagnosed with Bipolar I...
    durden284 durden284 22-25, M Dec 28, 2014

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    The ups feel like I could fly across the world,

    and lows make every bone in my body ache. Why am I this way? Overall, I consider myself a well-rounded person. I eat well, I exercise, I have hobbies and interests, I take good care of myself, and usually feel pretty normal. I am even, and my personality is mild yet happy. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 18, 2015

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    I Recently Posted This Good Advice In A Group Called "want To Find Strength To Kill Myself" to try to prevent suicides

    Killing yourself is giving up. Letting them defeat you. Yes I understand you have intense pain and suffering. To keep going in spite of it is to be tough as nails, the toughest ************ alive. I have resolved to never commit suicide, ever. I have several attempts in the past...
    SummerWind18 SummerWind18 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 18, 2012

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    A Bad Moment....i Need Help And Advice

    Sometimes I would give anything to see things in shades of gray. I wish I could find the in-between of something stressful or wonderful. I wish I could take a deep breath and react the way normal people do. I wish I knew what normal was. My brain does not allow that. I do talk to...
    imokcuziknowimcrzy imokcuziknowimcrzy 36-40 1 Response Dec 19, 2011

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    I have bipolar disorder 1 & adult ADHD combined

    type. I'm 27, married 7 year son& 6 year stepdaughter. My life seems normal.... On the outside. On the inside it's turmoil & medication only helps so much, years of therapy only helped so much. I think therapy is just to learn how to manage it other Than that it's a waste for me...
    mrojas27 mrojas27 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2014

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    Lotusflower80 Lotusflower80 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2015

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