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I Have Bipolar Disorder But Still Live Life

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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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    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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    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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    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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    ☺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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    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 9 Responses Jul 20, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, M May 9, 2012

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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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    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...
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 18

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 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'm very confused about this... but I may have bipolar depression. or depersonalized disorder? still not sure of the accurate names but.. I might have these.
    lilybunny944 lilybunny944 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I have Depersonalization Disorder for almost a year now.It never stops, I dont feel anything, my thoughts are racing In my head and I am lost all the time.It started when I was in...
    Dusan1234 Dusan1234 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    I have learned life is way to darn short to be so worried about every little thing. The first years of my 20's were hectic. I got diagnosed with pcos, 2 different kinds of heart...
    purplepurp21 purplepurp21 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Hi,my names alex and i have schizoaffective disorder.i was working for 3 weeks as a phone operater and it didnt work out.i ended up getting to stressed out so i quit.keeping a job...
    weirdalex93 weirdalex93 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 20

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    Forgive me if this sounds too story'ish . but here it goes There I was trying to catch some sleep. Eyes closed darkness - Wondered about Life without eyesight , without Sound...
    iscapegoat iscapegoat 18-21, M Feb 5

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    Well it's a strange world and its funny how you can go from one life to another. Glad I am getting done with one and moving forward with the other. Day 1 in my new life. Live life...
    scifiguy scifiguy 36-40, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I resolve to live life fearlessly. So many people act so predictably. Why are they so predictable? Because they are all motivated by the same things, self preservation and fear...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love to live life to the fullest, yeah bad **** happen for a reason, but also the good stuff happen too.. Like common sense if you need my advice or somebody to talk too, I am...
    jadelynthompson jadelynthompson 13-15, F 17 hrs ago

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    I am about to turn 18 in a few days which I'm pretty excited about! Anyway, I personally feel like I have experienced many things in my life so far. It makes me angry when people...
    Ra1na Ra1na 18-21, F Feb 8

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    I have always been told I have a nice butt. It has always been randomly grabbed and commented on. It always kind of turned me on, randomly having it grabbed. My girlfriend...
    lezbihonest93 lezbihonest93 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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    I was diagnosed as Bipolar in October 1997. As a young child I had been anxious and prone to make myself sick at the least provocation. In my late teens I finally found some...
    abscuramma abscuramma 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    But I'm a loner. No matter how much I try or how bad I want to I still have a fear that creeps in & I go back into my safety zone. I'm working hard to change this.
    SheIsHealing SheIsHealing 22-25, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Hard one this morning, getting up but it's about self control ...remind myself my brain chemistry is damaged....can't trust my negative illogical feelings. Today is a combination...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 3

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    And today I have won....not entirely but I am smiling now . Wrote last post about 3.5hrs ago ...it's just a shadow that I can't get rid of but...bipolar depression... Can't keep me...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M Feb 3

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    I am so sick of being in a manic stage I just want to sit still and watch a 30 minute program I missed the Super Bowl because of it
    Jungle46 Jungle46 46-50, F Feb 3

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    During my senior year of high school was the first time I experienced my depersonalization disorder. I'm now 24 years old and still can say I'm suffering from this never ending...
    katejen2 katejen2 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I've dealt with Depersonalization on and off since I was 14. I'm 22 now and it's been back since November of 2014, it's February of 2015 now and it gets overwhelming sometimes...
    CEA1992 CEA1992 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 11

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    ok so where do I start...... I feel as tho when I look back on something I have done during the day or anything in the past its like it's not me that was there? like I was in...
    BeeKay20 BeeKay20 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    I would like to discuss my symptoms and share with others who have this condition,I have suffered from jaw pain for almost 3 years,the locking or inflammation is terrible and is...
    sar2015 sar2015 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    Is vulnerability weakness? I thought it was until I listened to Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability and based on...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've had panic disorder for 3 weeks now triggered by two traumatic events back to back. I've exhausted all my friends and families sympathy (I don't blame them), and I feel alone...
    ryukyuchamploo ryukyuchamploo 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    I have had a panic disorder for a couple years now, but lately My panic attacks are getting worse. I feel hopeless every single day and I feel like I have no one to support me.
    myillmind myillmind 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    Wanted to share some of my favorites from an interesting and thought provoking read by Sam Harris (author, philosopher, and neuroscientist). “There is now little question that...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 19

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    Or at least my version of fullest.. Do you have a motto in life? After my parents' divorce, my life motto became 'no matter what, no regrets'. Sometime early last year i went for a...
    zalynnzach zalynnzach 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 23

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    life's riding is good. You ride down the life's highway... it's a roller coaster you try to have fun along the way no matter how hard it may seem we learn to cherish this life like...
    Phyphy Phyphy 13-15, F 3 days ago

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