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I Have Bipolar Disorder But Still Live Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 85 People

    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    I find it exhausting have so much going on in my mind, but no words or energy to express. I feel crazy with every thought that passes. I feel judged with every stare, pat or...
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    This is the time when my depression got the best in me! It's been so long from my last depression! I thought i am all cured until the beginning of this year! I had a huge fight...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F Jan 13

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    I'm fully aware what bipolar is but is it possible to think that you actually have it ? I have been diagnosed with depression but I believe there is more to it.. Has anyone been...
    demie18 demie18 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    Some time ago I read this article on some website, theunboundedspirit.com There's nothing new, but in my opinion the article is very well written. It made me think... 1. The...
    DiscoveringTheTruth DiscoveringTheTruth 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 11

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    I am 27 yrs old and I don't feel like it. I still live in my parents' house (haven't lived anywhere else, nor can I afford to). I'm still in community college trying to get my AAS...
    lamalbelle lamalbelle 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    i have schizoaffective disorder and things are going pretty good.i mean sure i cant find a job but my mental health is really good and i hope it stays that way. i know what its...
    weirdalex21 weirdalex21 18-21, F Jan 16

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    I've felt the heavy chains of duty for as long as I can remember. I've done what I was expected to do forgetting that maybe I should have first done what was best for me and my...
    Ready2BmeAGAIN Ready2BmeAGAIN 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 11

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      This is my story in short. A few months back I decided to drastically change my life. After my 7 year relationship ended and a friend of mine committed suicide - I made the...
    mstenvinkel mstenvinkel 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 9

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    Time to log off permanently and live life to the fullest fill my notification bell
    AlphaGrey AlphaGrey 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    Life has a funny way of spinning us around, attempting to point us in the direction we should go and then giving us roads to choose.... to either go back to where we started, forge...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Tommorow is the butt-off ladies. Don't forget to post your *** in yoga pants under this experience (I have a nice butt) Whoever has the most hearts at midnight on Sunday wins!
    datbooty17 datbooty17 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    I tried to OD but it was taking too long so (the pills made me more angry than i already was) i cut down my arms, stomach and legs. I would have bled out but my friend was dropping...
    kibre kibre 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    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...
    Imagine20 Imagine20 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    I have been reading people's stories with no energy to write at all. I have been seeing a guy for 4 yrs. at first it felt like we were soul mates. we clicked n he was so...
    zamalishas zamalishas 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Does anyone know what episodic mood disorder is or ever heard of it?
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    I wouldn't wish this on anyone. I have always been a nervous person..even as a kid. I didn't really start having regular panic attacks until I was in my early 20's. I had them...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F Dec 28, 2014

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    I have no confidence in myself and just have a feeling giving a **** most of the time. Makes it hard to date and I feel I'm very unappealing...
    Jonnyguitar877 Jonnyguitar877 26-30, M Jan 10

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    I'm afraid that I may have a misdiagnosis . I feel like I have rapid cycling and although I'm experiencing hypomania and I'm up and excited and constantly moving, I'm sad . I have...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I've been this way for a while now, but only received a diagnosis a couple of weeks ago. It's as if you're a pair of eyes sat inside a body, watching yourself move and watching...
    reversi reversi 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    I haven't been diagnosed or anything, because apparently it's really hard to get psychiatric help if you're not suicidal, but I've slowly come to the realization that I may or may...
    thekittyjew thekittyjew 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    Does anyone else feel as if they are judged for their illness? Sometimes I feel as if I have to keep it all a secret... I don't let many people in, especially not about my past or...
    behindthesegemineyes behindthesegemineyes 18-21, F Jan 1

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    Schizoaffective disorder is ruining my grades and is making everyday living daunting. It feels as if i cannot go on with life.
    ogechi98 ogechi98 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Everyday is worse than the last. Ever second worse with each breath. No one is here, I am completely alone. My mother is in love with being intoxicated with alcohol and her...
    xmoonxchildx xmoonxchildx 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    It started when I was 17. I was browsing through thinspo blogs and decided to throw up my food like the girls on there to lose weight. i didnt like it. however, something happened...
    willowtree12 willowtree12 22-25, F Jan 15

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    I was diagnosed about a year ago now, but I still think of it everyday. I have two major symptoms of CD. Firstly I have complex hallucinations which include but are not limited to...
    syrenac syrenac 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm unsure what to do with my life. I'm still young and about to step foot into the world. I just don't want to screw the rest of my life up. Help?
    BeastD123 BeastD123 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    i needing to vent im so lonely i dont feel real im so fricked up i cant cope i dont want o bew in this world why is it like you dont have a parent i dont even want to go on this...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F Jan 2

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    Why do we rely on dumb quotes and trite sayings when we are sad or struggling? Like we get encouragement from something someone said once. It shines some new light on our...
    aurora11 aurora11 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 15

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    She was a shy, and a dainty breakable one. A girl who looked lost, and too shy to compare any of her beauty. Walking down sealed halls did her lungs build formations of the...
    shhhX shhhX 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    "This false self is never happy or fulfilled for long." An EP user suggested Ekhart Tolle to me and I am very grateful. I wanted to share "living in the now" in this experience...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My life is somewhat going well. Still in college, got three jobs, got a thot. I'm ok
    YoungJoseM YoungJoseM 18-21, M 2 days ago

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