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I Have Bipolar Disorder But Still Live Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 76 People

    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 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 20, 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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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 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

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    Related Experiences

    I have just stumbled upon something lovely (I can't recall where I found it), but I wanted to share it with you all: 1 You cannot change what you refuse to confront. 2 Sometimes...
    obscureriddle obscureriddle 22-25, F Dec 8

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    I have a boyfriend who I think has bipolar disorder. He has mood swings, depressions and tendencies to isolate himself. When he is in good mood, he's very sweet and he adores me...
    cutejny cutejny 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 30

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    I feel like I'm 17 sometimes when I was first diagnosed with bi polar disorder . But now that I'm 25 I can't keep acting like a 17 yr old it's embarrassing , my room is a mess , I...
    Delusionalkrysti Delusionalkrysti 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    i have bipolar and all the kids in my school wen i was in public school they would make fun if me for it and my dad dont help with it i mean what kind of dad doesnt make a little...
    bvbarmy4lif33 bvbarmy4lif33 13-15, F Dec 9

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    how do I live life to the fullest?
    ThePixie123 ThePixie123 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I have schizoaffective disorder. I'm sitting at home on a friday night by myself. First of all I didn't have the energy to go out, secondly, I just never seem to have plans...
    krome13 krome13 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with panic disorder about a year ago, and seriously takes over my life. I'll have awful panic attacks over small things such as forgetting my notebook at home that...
    originalitydied originalitydied 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    A murder has happened recently in a building that I used to go to for work purposes, which makes me feel close to the ‘scene’ and more disgusted by the crime, because I am...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Live life day by day, minute by minute, you'll find that life gets easier as you aren't worrying about the next day.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 20

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    Being young and struggling with severe chronic migraines and acid reflux.. I can tell you my life and physical appearance has changed like if I was some drug addict. Recently I've...
    littlemac64 littlemac64 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 29

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    It really annoys me when I see people who have absolutely nothing wrong with them lying to the doctors and the council saying they have mental disorders and other false made up...
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    Do I have a nice butt for a white girl?? I want to have a nice butt I just don't feel like mine is all that cute.
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F 32 Responses Nov 28

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    It bites hard. Meds made it worse. And heart attacks on seroquel. But they can debate diagnosis. Was in phoenix. Had a doctor. He left. New doctor came. She...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 24

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    Hi Iv had bipolar for the last five years and have come off my meds about three months ago. I'm doing well with a little bit of anxiety. Does anyone know if you can live well...
    bipolarpink bipolarpink 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Bipolar 2. Not as bad as Bipolar 1, and so I just wanted to say I feel for those who have BP 1...
    immortalspirit immortalspirit 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 9

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    and it's really hard to live with, you know? Like, all of the crazy, stupid **** I've done is all so self-destructive. Being so happy and being the life of the party one second to...
    justleaving justleaving 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Ok. Too bipolar to read posts. Again. And too dark to go write. Dang mood swings.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 24

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    It's exhausting. I get manic in the morning and then agitated and angry in the afternoon and depressed at night....everyday. I have abilify to help me sleep cuz without it I would...
    danielle18 danielle18 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 9

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    My sister is bipolar, and when she is irritable, which is most of the time, she snaps at everything that our very energetic 5-year-old niece does. It is one thing to be that way...
    faststart1686 faststart1686 51-55, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm really struggling lately. I'm type 2 bipolar and I'm finding it really hard to control my feelings. I keep lashing out at my boyfriend over silly things and everybody irritates...
    Tilly95 Tilly95 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    My son is almost 15. Years of knowing there was some mood disorder and we finally have more clear diagnosis. School is very tough. His bio dad is untreated and undiagnosed but...
    redheadinny1 redheadinny1 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    Anyone heard of episodic mood disorder? That's what my dr told me I have that and depression
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    So who is stopping you ??? just me, no one is stopping me or pulling me back. we may have not chosen ever turn on my life, but we always have a choice . i just want to move...
    amazingmike amazingmike 26-30, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    i have not been diagnosed with anything.. but sometimes ill be sitting with friends, enjoying life, laughing and having fun... then all of a sudden i feel like someone turned on a...
    lecksierae lecksierae 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    I hate that one of my good friends and ex is mad at me right now . It's my fault because I finally responded after 3days and then stopped our convo in the middle for 12hours but I...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.
    BlueFairy09 BlueFairy09 26-30, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    So, I am an American teenager and I believe that I have multiple psychological disorders. After reading and researching a few psychological disorders after being told that I may...
    JoeTheMessiah JoeTheMessiah 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 18

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    My life has been a recurring circle of high point after downfall after high point after downfall. All coming back to (at least so I think) my anxiety. Things start getting great...
    SweetSerendipity14 SweetSerendipity14 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Whenever I feel free of them, they come back. Today, I felt incredibly good to start with, which is quite rare. Usually I'm operating at around 90% physically and mentally at best...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    I hate this thing. Just as I think I've figured myself out, my mood changes and every aspect of life that goes along with that. I look at other people and wonder how can you just...
    animamia animamia 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    I am constantly arguing with myself about what is real and what is a figment of my mind created by my disorder.
    ogechi98 ogechi98 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hello. So I am a medical student in my 2nd year (2/5) having already graduated with a biology degree. So far I have really not enjoyed medicine. I have really struggled going from...
    Tonks90 Tonks90 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 5