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I Have Bipolar Disorder But Still Live Life

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    ☺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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    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 5 Responses 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 Feb 28

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    I've been dealing with this for over 10 years now, most of this time I have been in a dark hole. It went as far as me losing all hope and even forgetting who I am, who I used to be...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 6

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    I've known since I was 13 years old that I had bipolar disorder. However, it was diagnosed as depression and anxiety for four years. Now, being 17, it took me going through an...
    spiralaxy spiralaxy 18-21, F Mar 18

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    Don't give up; there is hope. I'm 19 and when I was 16, I got my first symptoms of rumination syndrome. Like a lot of others, I thought it was a 24 hour sick bug but it just...
    alexxblanch alexxblanch 18-21, F Mar 4

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    Ever since I was little And discovered that I was very sick, I have always wanted to simply live I was afraid of everything including death. But as I got older I changed. With my...
    holgado holgado 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I've been dealing with this for over 10 years now, most of this time I have been in a dark hole. It went as far as me losing all hope and even forgetting who I am, who I used to be...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 6

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    “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” - Mark Twain You only live once, and life is tragically short. It’s...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    Live life like there's no tomorrow🙌 life live to the fullest & don't look back keep going forward😌❤️
    unknown3Xo unknown3Xo 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 1

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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 Mar 1

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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 Mar 2

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    I was in an unhappy marriage for 10 years. I am out of that now, but still have no idea what I'm doing. I love my job. I have a beautiful son. I have wonderful friends and...
    gwynie11 gwynie11 31-35, F Mar 14

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    I have a big butt. It gets smacked a lot, but not by the right people ;)
    NobodyLove NobodyLove 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    And I cannot lie! 😏 Do you have a big butt?
    DessyLove DessyLove 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've had depression for over 5 years. I've been bullied an sexually abused and I just care to much about things and no one understands me I don't even understand myself sometimes I...
    bieverything bieverything 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    My inner male ego says i know more. Lmao. Rapid cycling. Meds fail. Seroquel added flaws. Me knows bipolar.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 9

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    I was diagnosed with bipolar 2 about a month ago and I've been on medication to try to help even things out. And prior to 3 days ago things were going just fine. People aside from...
    tabX07 tabX07 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    Borderline may be indigo. Or autism. Or aspergers. But bipolar is multipolar too.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 17

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    I'm slowly on the road to recover but I still suffer from horrible mood swings and there are times that I freak out and get paranoid that everyone is lying to me or that everyone...
    Playlist98 Playlist98 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    But sometimes the bicyclist sleeps. And i get stuck on sad.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    Ok cyclist woke. Got happy. But keeps circling sad. And aroused. And disgusted. Crap buddy. Pick a new track moron.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    So I wrote on here about a little over a month ago. I have suffered through depersonalization since I was 18. I took this disorder as something I would never be able to overcome...
    katejen2 katejen2 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Hello! I haven't come across anyone so far who has had rumination disorder so it leaves me to go on the Internet to find people with a similar issue. It started about a year ago...
    pkareen13 pkareen13 18-21 1 Response Mar 17

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    Death, it is a main factor in our lives. In my opinion, death is the center of many things in human life and society, like the principle of “carpe diem” (enjoy the present...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M Mar 18

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    I really do not understand this duality of human society. Men, throughout history, have always acted compulsorily in search of conquests, valuing possessions, money, industrial...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 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 Mar 2

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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 3 Responses Mar 2

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