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I Have Bipolar Disorder But Still Live Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 100 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ☺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 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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    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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    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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    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 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 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

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    I still live here too. all 13 years of my life
    btiny13 btiny13 13-15, F 2 Responses May 7

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    Hi, I have Schizoaffective Disorder, and I feel like I have split personalities, one is the Schizoaffective part of me, the one who talks about angels and demons, light and...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 7 Responses Apr 30

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    I believe i have... I am struggelning with these thoughts... Impulses. I could just end it, jump infront of that train.... Or it would feel so good to cut... To feel something...
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 16-17, F 1 Response May 3

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    I want to live life to the fullest. I want to live in a big city. Dreams so big , I don't know if they're possible. I feel like I am so much different than anybody else. By that I...
    Vanessyi Vanessyi 18-21, F May 2

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    I want to live life to the fullest like my stomach :P
    Imspudgy123 Imspudgy123 22-25, M Apr 28

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    We have to live life to the fullest because we only have such little time to live. 😘
    rymanone23 rymanone23 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    I don't know what's wrong with me.... I talk to people, but I still feel lonely, bored and depressed. Is there a difference between simply talking to people and having a true...
    Umorella Umorella 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I have a big butt that can barely fit into my leggings and I always catch guys staring at my school:/
    socialite96 socialite96 18-21, F 9 Responses May 4

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    Like I said in my last experience. People have said my butt is cute.
    MidasKitty MidasKitty 13-15 3 days ago

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    grindhound grindhound 22-25, T May 12

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    sakura379 sakura379 18-21, F 1 Response May 18

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    My bipolar makes me hate everything and everyone. I know it's not really me that hates so much, my bipolar has hijacked my brain and has filled it with so much hatred, anger, doubt...
    bipolarPeter bipolarPeter 31-35, M May 9

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    Weaponizing all my self care for a big day .trying to beat back anxiety. I got this PRAY:Family Court Parent Agreement Today STBX refuses to just sit and work out plan for kids...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    I'm sick of feeling like people R baby sitting me. I feel so trapped in my own life and I just wanna escape. I know they do it because they are worried but I just need some freedom...
    HarrySavage96 HarrySavage96 18-21, M 2 Responses May 9

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    I have sever bi-polar and anxiety issues. My wife walks all over me. I can't take it anymore.
    bipolarPeter bipolarPeter 31-35, M 1 Response May 8

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    The good thing about depression is you save money on food ( no appetite) energy ( no lights-sleep) and gym memberships( you exercise by sleeping) Bwaaahaaa just some thoughts . I...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 3 Responses May 11

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    This late month has been extremely hard on me. I have been on so many different medications and nothing works for me. I just don't really know how I should feel about everything. I...
    inloveandeath inloveandeath 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I have been diagnosed with Bipolar II
    nitsyrk18 nitsyrk18 18-21, F May 17

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