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I Have Bipolar Disorder But Still Live Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 96 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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 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 a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Hi all, my boyfriend..currently ex boyfriend was diagnosed with bipolar disorder type II 8 years ago and he is medicated ever since the diagnose..i met him back in university when...
    Y1900 Y1900 26-30 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I wrote this song for myself and all those who are struggling and also for those who don't understand what we go through. Hold On Intro Manic depressive disorder or so it’s...
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F Mar 30

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    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...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    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...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    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...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    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...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    It is world bipolar day :) never be ashamed of anything that makes you you, that includes any mental illness. I am so many things, I have good and bad traits like everyone else but...
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F Mar 30

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    My medication works for the most part, but if I even miss a day or two my world has been turning upside down. I ran out of anti depressants and I haven't had them for two days...
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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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...
    Saphyyyy Saphyyyy 16-17, F a week ago

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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...
    Saphyyyy Saphyyyy 16-17, F a week ago

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    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...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    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...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    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...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    I have bipolar, but life is amazing, somedays I dont feel like getting out of bed and im sad,but I keep moving forward not for myself but my family because they love me bipolar and...
    singlemumof5ive singlemumof5ive 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I failed an exam, went to sleep, woke up, watched a movie and then walked around aimlessly for awhile in the middle of the night. It was almost cold. I was wearing shorts, but see...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I was thinking to get a job at Starbucks to gain experience (because i never do any work before) but i have panic disorder with agoraphobia. I am feeling a little bit scared and...
    qijae qijae 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I feel like I haven't even come close to reaching my full potential, the potential as was possible in years past not the potential as is possible now, which is lesser. I am 30...
    zarpanzur zarpanzur 26-30, M Apr 13

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    I have a big butt and I'll show you if you send me a pic of a girl's butt.
    harden69 harden69 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    I just want to run away from life. I have realized that I want so much but I'm not fighting for it or doing something about it, I know I should. I'm just 16 and i want to live life...
    Jjta Jjta 16-17, F Apr 3

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    I want to live life more mindfully, be more present in the here & now. I think I get carried away sometimes & spend too much time in my head.
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    You never know when you will run out of time or what the future holds so you just got to live life to the fullest and make every moment a pleasure. I'm in track and I and hoping to...
    ardie619 ardie619 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    Damn. Has been a while. but happy to get back and writing thing for you all. I know that wasnt missed. But still going to happen :P
    AustinmMurdock AustinmMurdock 16-17, M Apr 13

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    I've been told I have a big butt by a lot of my friends and some family. Some random people have also said so too haha. I guess I'm a pretty curvy girl but I'm trying to lose some...
    mclovin31321 mclovin31321 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    Well for me I guess I always kinda have a bigger butt some say a curvy butt for being a man or a full butt whatever that means but anyway
    robinisfullfigurecdsometimes robinisfullfigurecdsometimes 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I have had people tell me that i have a nice butt...
    delightful18 delightful18 18-21, F 28 Responses a week ago

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