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I Have Bipolar Disorder But Still Live Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 102 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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    ☺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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 Jan 18

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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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    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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    Think I'm in a mixed episode. Having racing thoughts and feels like my brain is going 100 miles an hour, but still feel like I wanna cry and have no energy to do anything ahhhh!!
    HarrySavage96 HarrySavage96 18-21, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    My brother has bipolar. He has struggled all his adult life with it. He hates taking the medication,but realises that he can be dangerous to himself and others if he abstains. My...
    henkam henkam 46-50, M 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Hey I'm 13 and I think I have cyclothymic disorder but I'm not sure, I would like to go to my doctor but I don't want to talk to my mom about it as we don't talk that much because...
    WantingToFly13 WantingToFly13 13-15, F 21 hrs ago

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    How to cure bipolar? Like for real
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I think that I might have cyclothymia (mild bipolar) but I'm not sure and I can't talk to my doctor as my mom always goes with me
    WantingToFly13 WantingToFly13 13-15, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I am about to enter a treatment facility voluntary to do a vert extreme dangerous treatment ... behavior modification the program they do in prisons to break the minds of killers...
    jesuscleavage jesuscleavage 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Like adhd. But way more intense. And made worse by meds. And cigs calm it. How fokyn odd. After heart attacks came Age acquired adhd followed. And thought to mouth...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    I honestly love this person and I have a lot to learn about bipolar disorder.
    iusedtolovemyself iusedtolovemyself 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm a slim guy but my ex used to always tell me I have a bubble butt. Older women seem to touch it more for some reason.
    HesHandsome HesHandsome 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want to live yo the fullest I really do but how do I do that because right now my life I full of boredom. I know I have my whole life ahead of me and all but still the quote is...
    nnyyy nnyyy 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was diagnosed when I was 19 and stopped my medication abruptly as I hated taking them. I went on several years with depression, panic attacks, and suicidal thoughts and in denial...
    heyimokay heyimokay 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I know we're supposed to live life to the fullest and not worry too much or so they say. But how can I not worry when the problems I face don't just affect me it impacts a lots of...
    RadioActive1308 RadioActive1308 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I am in a 10 years relationship with someone who is bipolar. When I was 18 we fell in love and now I am 28. 1 years ago I found that he is bipolar. We are going to married by the...
    Barbarashf Barbarashf 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Is it normal to have chest pains when I'm anxious?
    k179 k179 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It was year 2008 I moved to my native town a year ago, there I came across "love of my life"....i really liked her from bottom of my heart.So one day I got the guts to send her a...
    sirishhazari sirishhazari 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    I realized only a few people(friends) would be affected if I die. And I think that's just so pathetic. So I might as well not wish for death anymore and strive hard to be...
    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Hi I am Cindy I have schizoeffective bipolar type and I'm suffering a lot I feel high to low and see a boy I am very in love with I was at a mental hospital recently and it was...
    amicrazyornot amicrazyornot 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    i believe i have had this since i was born.I'm in a very depressed cycle.Nothing is helping.I feel numb,empty ,i'm losing it again.I must pull myself together.I have to visit my...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I've met some beautiful bipolar ladies who have learned to open their hearts, be creative and love the world. There's a song that reminds me of them, Any precious Girl by Ben Sures...
    equusrider equusrider 56-60, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Hello everyone, I was told about 5 years ago that I suffered from depersonalization. Then life happened, well... it seems like I've watched it happen. I'm not writing to complain...
    tryingtofigureitout95 tryingtofigureitout95 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    Having bipolar can be a curse but I you learn to manage it, it makes you a beautiful person.
    equusrider equusrider 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    Life is more than just having all the good things house,cars etc.I want those things but I strive for so much love,wisdom family things of that nature!!!
    BlackPharaoh BlackPharaoh 22-25, M Jun 22

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    Hey. Today I woke up, and I felt so much depression and anxiety. My firsts couple thoughts were "why am I here?" "Why am I in this world when we are all just going to grow old and...
    allinsilent allinsilent 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    I also want to live to the fullest but my apartments neighbors get in to my privacy being a cross dresser therefore I am cdsing in secrecy outside, but I want to be bi personality...
    cross2play cross2play 31-35 1 Response Jun 22

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    Can't really figure out what I want in life. Money, love, family, friends? I want everything., I know its impossible but I still want to belive in it. Believe in this miracle...
    RadioActive1308 RadioActive1308 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 22

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