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I Have Bipolar Disorder But Still Live Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 112 People

    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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    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 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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    I have been on meds for 18 years.

    Was diagnosed with depression at age 16 then at 20 diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I have been on practically everything. Some do nothing. Some work for a while then just stop. I've been doing this constant trial and error with different combinations for 18 years now. Almost...
    jks1981 jks1981 31-35, F Jul 13

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    I have been with a bipolar/Schizo affective boyfriend for 4 years. I don't know how much more I can deal. He is a resource and energy drain to the point I'm afraid of him. I am...
    SapphireLibra SapphireLibra 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    I'm 90% sure this is not a diagnosis. There is schizoaffective disorder and there is bipolar disorder. It's not one thing, you can have both diagnosis but "schizoaffective bipolar...
    Volatile13 Volatile13 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    So I got to talk with a psychiatrist today about depersonalization disorder he said that it is part of a defense mechanism that your body uses when a great amount of stress is put...
    Shadetree111 Shadetree111 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I'm supposed to be studying like hell to get into college. Everyone my age is. I go to a "cursinho" (it's what we call classes you take after you're done with school to pass the...
    Wercury Wercury 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    urmm i think ive recite 'live life to fullest...' to myself, in my head all my life. At the downsides times, i remember the song "What's Up" By 4 Non Blondes. And so....when its...
    sommersjo sommersjo 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    I want to stay positive. We only one life to live. After 10-13 years of being negative, I decided to make a change. I decided to be grateful the little things in my life. I had...
    greenamythese77 greenamythese77 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Hi I am 16. I have been ruminating for as long as I can remember, but always thought it was normal for everyone. Well when I realized it was not, I felt ashamed and tried to hide...
    Girlnamedgirl Girlnamedgirl 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    About 4 years ago I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. At that time my Dr assumed that I hear voices and see things but I don't. I went along with it and now it's out of...
    liar2000 liar2000 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    One of my highest goals in life is to live life to the fullest.
    GlitterFawn18 GlitterFawn18 13-15, F Jul 23

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    I took an online quiz for bipolar disorder and I got 100%. My older sister has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I remember all my life I would have periods of hyperactivity...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F Jul 23

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    I was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. It really drives me bananas. I get so paranoid it's not even funny. Without medication I can go days without eating or sleeping and not even...
    hellerpeople hellerpeople 18-21, F Jul 23

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    My meds have been steadily increasing. I almost feel like a zombie sometimes. Then I start feeling terrible about things I've said and done. Begin to spiral into depression, then...
    bipolarPeter bipolarPeter 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    I just want to live my life without having to revolve every decision that I make around a job. I want to travel when I feel like it. I want to work whenever and wherever I want to...
    CDoza CDoza 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    The only thing promised in life is death so you minus well live life to its fullest potential
    ProvenBeauty ProvenBeauty 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I say I have Bipolar, not I am Bipolar because I am not my illness, and I may not be able to control it all the time, but I will never give up on my recovery not only for me, but...
    CarelessCassie CarelessCassie 18-21, F Jul 20

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    I know it's weird coming from a guy, but I have a bubble butt and love it. I love leg day at the gym be it means squats and lunges to help make it bigger ;)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 20

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    I wonder if it's alright for a guy to join a "I have a big butt" group. Though honestly it has been bugging me for the past 10 years. I'm generally fat, not to the point of obesity...
    Junderbalt Junderbalt 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I have never found self pity to be a helpful friend, and it won't be for you.. .I call you to manhood, to embrace the hard things in life for they are how God trains us to be...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    It's tough knowing everyone around you is living their lives and you are just stuck at home by yourself. You want to be so happy for them and you know you are but your depression...
    MellowKitten MellowKitten 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Because time waits for no one. Not me not you not anyone. We come and go life goes on and the Earth still spins once it's time to stop spinning with it.
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M Jul 19

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    I didn't mature right. The bipolar threw me off whenever I attempted to grow out of my nuclear family role. Didn't trust therapists enough. Still, I'll keep up the fight (get...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 19

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    I have always been uncomfortable in water, an intuitive told me I drowned in a past life. I liked running in the rain, green tea and liked persimmons, which my mother had told me...
    cLight87 cLight87 22-25 Jul 17

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    I'm worried about my son who has depersonalization disorder but hasn't been formally diagnosed and won't go get treatment. He is antisocial and is uncomfortable talking to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 17

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    idek if this gotta do with "livin life to the fullest" but i feel like im the only boi who just tryin to vibe out looking at a sunset ?? for the past couple of years my life been...
    mvlly mvlly 13-15, M Jul 17

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    Many women have ridden the roller coaster with me. Many have fallen off. A few have clung even tighter. God bless the few.
    Golondrinas Golondrinas 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 16

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