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I Have Bipolar Disorder But Still Live Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 117 People

    Lotusflower80 Lotusflower80 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 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 8 Responses Jul 20, 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 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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    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'm 25 years old and I'm still dependent on my mother. This is the time where I should be taking steps towards financial security. Establishing my life, perhaps a family as well...
    RobG326 RobG326 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    18 years later and things finally start falling into place.... but as i expected before, there were reasons as to why I did not remember sooner, and reasons why i should never...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    I had a premonition today. I was walking my dog. and I thought of how I like life to be easy. but all the time. I thought how I may never leave up to the standards of our society...
    ItsRissa88 ItsRissa88 26-30, F 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I feel like the whole world is ****** up. I look around, and am baffled by the way people live. Why is everything so convoluted?! It' snot as simple as living your life, and...
    Jamieappleseed Jamieappleseed 26-30, F 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I was in the Joplin Mo tornado four years ago. a few weeks after I was diagnosed with PTSD. one night around that time I started feeling weird. my speech became slurred, heart...
    LynnD73 LynnD73 41-45 1 day ago

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    Hi my husband is bipolar type 2, I love him but it's very lonely, sad and frustrating at the same time. I know it's not his fault but being the sole breadwinner and single mum is a...
    linacar79 linacar79 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was 16, angry alone and suicidal. I went to my neighbors place to smoke some weed in his garage. the smoke session got cut short by me ending up phasing in and out of...
    Phrozzen Phrozzen 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    There's a difference between surviving and living. I was the type of girl who would walk with her head bowed in the hallway, going straight to class without stopping to "chat" or...
    songwrxter songwrxter 18-21, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    Bipolar disorder sucks ! Every day is an internal never ending struggle, nobody sees or aknowledges that im in pain and nobody understands or cares. I suffer from severe anxiety...
    queenofdarkness83 queenofdarkness83 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    one of my bff's is bipolar. so yah, I know about bipolar....
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 5 days ago

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    What kind of life do you live? We all have similarities no matter where we are, what culture we are part of. I think it's good to hear & interesting to see what lives so others...
    DearSugar DearSugar 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Over the past year or two, I've been finding it more and more difficult to distinguish between when I'm dreaming and when I'm conscious. My dreams feel more vivid than real life...
    Surreal657 Surreal657 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I thought that all of his manners are because of hypermania but today he was joking with his colleague and i was waiting for his happy mood in the home
    Mshf Mshf 26-30 Aug 27

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    The mood swings are all over the place and it's so uncomfortable, a feeling of pure sadness and mourning attacks me and it's almost like I've gotten my heartbroken all over again...
    xMellowButterflyx xMellowButterflyx 18-21, F Aug 26

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    Yes I have. I have been through a lot in life. I had lost both my parents when I was six. I grew up at my uncles with the siblings that kept picking on me. I worked hard and got a...
    mickeyboy09 mickeyboy09 36-40, M 11 Responses Aug 26

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    By society's rules I don't deserve a wife due to the fact that I still live with my parent. Its hard to imagine anything else in my life. I'm caught up in the matrix. Matrix is...
    Noology19 Noology19 26-30 Aug 26

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    I am a 32-year-old male. I got sick with the stomach flu at age 12 and was left with rumination syndrome, or something close. Within a couple of weeks of getting sick, I...
    nthgmvs nthgmvs 31-35, M Aug 25

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    having a bipolar episode and would love a person I can talk to when ever it hits. someone I can build trust with. someone I can go to for emotional support and someone that can...
    0love 0love 18-21 Aug 25

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    Life processes may cease to work at anytime. So don't take yourself for granted. Live every moment as you wish. Don't procrastinate any good moments
    IamPUSHPAK IamPUSHPAK 18-21, M Aug 24

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    Hi im 16 and i've had rumination syndrome for 2 years now. When it first started happening for what i can remember it was only tiny bits that would come back up after i ate and...
    brookechambers2 brookechambers2 16-17, F Aug 24

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    Hi my name is Valarie Montoya and I have a big butt. In fact, I have the largest butt in my entire school (including teachers). At my school I'm known as the "popular" kid and the...
    ValarieMontoya ValarieMontoya 13-15, F Aug 22

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    Hey I am 15 and have had rumination syndrome/disorder for almost a year now. I hid it from my parents for 4 months because I was so horribly ashamed about it. I thought that it was...
    alexcarlson2018 alexcarlson2018 13-15, F Aug 21

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    Dose anyone smoke medical marijuana for Bi-polar disorder?
    Krisco1970 Krisco1970 41-45, F Aug 19

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