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I Have Bipolar

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    Tired of Feeling Like This - i have had bipolar for 4 years and i feel so out of control. I got it after the birth of my child and all i do is scream and yell at her and take my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 3, 2008

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    What Can You Do? - BiPolar disorder. You know the feeling. It's like anything of whatever, a person says or does, can trigger your mood. It doesn't matter how little it is, or how...
    lovetorule lovetorule 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    Hi I Am Catherine - hi i am catherine. i have bipolar disorder with psychotic features and aggravated mania, which is bipolar1. i havnt had psychotic features or aggravated mania...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 9, 2008

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    I was diagnosed as an adult. I was going through some rough times with my husband..,so I started therapy. My psychologist diagnosed me and from there I went to the psychiatrist to...
    kschulz73 kschulz73 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Learning - I was 26 years old, when I was diagnosed being bipolar.  I had experienced my first episode when I lost my fiance over in Afgahnistan.  I have always dealt with...
    UNCluv UNCluv 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2011

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    I'M I'M Out Of It - Been suffering long spans of time being manic, I get angery easly; lots of fist size hole in my bedroom. I spend large amounts of money; even though I put alot...
    GunPowder89 GunPowder89 22-25, M Feb 26, 2013

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    Tasmanian - I am from Tasmania and was diagnosed with Bipolar at the age of 26. I am 50 now and still having problems. Why can't I be normal?
    bikeybabe bikeybabe 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 31, 2012

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    Mental Health... - When i tell people i have bipolar they can't run away quick enough, its like its contagious or something. Having bipolar doesn't mean you will catch it, it does...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Jul 11, 2013

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    Bipolar Disorder Is Not To Be Taken Lightly.... - Its amazing how BP hasn't been addressed more often in the public. Undiagnosed BP can ruin lives ... other than your own. The last...
    TheHorror101 TheHorror101 26-30 Aug 23, 2012

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    I Have Bipolar - I HAVE BIPOLAR AND ITS HARD TO DEAL WITH IT I PUT MY FAMILY THOUGH SO MUCH SOMETIMES I FORGET TO TAKE MY MEDICINE AND I GO OFF ON THE FIRST PERSON THAT SAYS...
    lovestexas lovestexas 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 20, 2011

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    Sometimes I Just Need A Hug. - Sometimes my poetry is deep, depends on my mood, and the secrets I keep. Sometimes my mood goes away, drawn out by the pen, with the words that...
    alwaysfightingmyemotions alwaysfightingmyemotions 41-45, M Dec 15, 2012

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    The Wandering Bipolar - I started having symptoms of Bipolar when I was about 7, but I wasn't diagnosed with Bipolar until I was 9. I had anger management problems at school and...
    bhouston bhouston 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 2, 2010

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    Still Working On It... - I was diagnosed with bipolar II with rapid cycling when I was 19 and I am now 21. It has been difficult to manage in college. I have been through several...
    greenwaffle greenwaffle 22-25, F 1 Response May 24, 2012

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    I Am Not Bipolar, I Have Bipolar - I want to start by explaining my story title. If you have Diabetes you are not Diabetes, you have Diabetes. Similarly I am not Bipolar, I have...
    ManiacalTom ManiacalTom 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 7, 2012

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    i been having bipolar since i was 14 im 23 now and i been in and out of hospitals more than 6 times. i recently been diagnosed with schizophrenia as well. i really want to die. i...
    starfire0 starfire0 18-21, F Mar 31

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    I was diagnosed five years ago. Only last year (2013) have I found medication that is suitable to treat my mood swings and hallucinations without giving me terrible side effects...
    neuralwarelk neuralwarelk 18-21, F Feb 2

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    I have bipolar and ADD. Neither mental illness defines me. I choose not to take medicine because I like to feel whether it's happiness or sadness. I sometimes think I need to get...
    brineff91 brineff91 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    I Was Diagnosed At 16 - And now I am 24. I have type II. I take lamictal 100 in am and 125 in pm, lexapro 5 in am and seroquel 200 in pm. And it works really good. But I still...
    SummerWind18 SummerWind18 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2009

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    2 Days Of Sad Moods - hi,im nettie,i have bipolar disorder.every now and then i suffer from racing thoughts,cant get going,and anger. i love to read,keep my journals,plant flowers...
    nttpowell nttpowell 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2012

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    Actually It's My Husband Who Is Bipolar, But He Doesn't Get On the Computer... - My husband, Dave, and I are big into managing his bipolar.  We've been successful for 4 1/2...
    DianneW DianneW 56-60 3 Responses Aug 27, 2008

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    And the Diagnosis Is.... - So, I am actually diagnosed as type II bipolar/rapid cycling and also bpd.  I have been going rounds with myself over it for years. It was probably...
    kiragirl79 kiragirl79 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 10, 2008

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    I have Bipolar. Medication is needed just to maintain the title 'normal'. Average teenager? Try, average Bipolar teen. If I accidentally mix a dosage of my medication I will go...
    morganmavina morganmavina 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Special! - I was diagnose with Bipolar Disorder when i was 21,so 10 years of lithium,tablets,highs and lows,i know them all. My Bipolar used to be my worst enemy,in the beginnig i...
    AnaLopes AnaLopes 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 3, 2009

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    Two Personalities - My moods have always been on the extreme side. I always blamed it on my Eating Disorder struggles. I thought that I was supposed to have an Eating Disorder and...
    StarvedAndScarred StarvedAndScarred 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 30, 2012

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    . . . But It Doesn'T Have Me. - Without going into great detail about medications, therapy, breakdowns, mania, black depression, periods of psychosis and so forth, I feel like I've...
    SophieLee SophieLee 31-35, F Oct 7, 2013

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    It's Not Fun, Let Me Tell You ;) - I have personally dealt with my Bipolar/Schizophrenic self for about 15+ years now and sometimes it just gets a little too much to handle. I am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 30, 2012

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    Y Does It Hurt So Bad - HOW CAN U LOVE SOME ONE SO MUCH NAD THEY B THE EXACT PERSON THAT HURTS U EVERY SINGLE DAY I KNOW DEEP DOWN U LOVE ME AND I LOVE U AND WE BELONG TOGETHER...
    destinystarr destinystarr 26-30, F May 19, 2012

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    I Have Been Diagnosed With Type Ii Bipolar - In the last couple of weeks I was diagnosed with type II bipolar, my friends actually forced me to go to the doctors. I now find myself...
    chainerd chainerd 22-25, M Oct 20, 2009

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    Bipolar And Anger - This is the worst symptom or one of the worst symptoms of my BPD.I get so mad ,that i can not control myself.I get beyond angry,more like RAGE,and i will...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2012

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    I Have Schizoaffective Disorder, Which Is A Combination Of Both Schizophrenia Symptoms And Bipolar Symptoms - Schizoaffective disorder, is better than being Schizophrenic, but...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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    This Is My Autumn - Through the window I gaze, the sunlight shifts along with the haze, elongated sunlight dims the view, promises of tomorrow never come true. The angry wind...
    alwaysfightingmyemotions alwaysfightingmyemotions 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 13, 2012

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    Here is a very sad story. I have bipolar. I am allergic to all bipolar medications and they cause me to have an adverse reactions. Lithium caused me to act insane and created...
    ruanbe ruanbe 18-21 Apr 5

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    I feel like I have bipolar but I have no idea. There are times where I'm so happy for periods of weeks or months then go straight to depression a severe one. Then I'm happy at...
    juliaek1 juliaek1 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I keep wondering when I will completely break. I have bad dreams. I don't remember when I last showered. I volunteer at church because it worked at the time. Now I don't believe...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I've been experiencing a broad range of emotions for the past four to five years. They first became apparent in 2009 and never really went away but instead have been exacerbated by...
    lacklongafter lacklongafter 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I am not sure I like the title of this experience. I do have bipolar disorder. I was diagnosed at 21 with bipolar disorder, and have been struggling with my diagnosis, and...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F Mar 23

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    I think I have bipolar but I'm scared to find out
    juliaek1 juliaek1 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    In my experience, God is extremely cruel. I have a severe case of schizoaffective disorder, and I also have bipolar disorder. I have suffered unusually for almost all of my adult...
    ohDead ohDead 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My boyfriend is 17 and is bipolar we have a long distance relationship and I love him so much he is the first guy I have ever felt this strong about. I am bisexual so to fall for...
    deadspiritied deadspiritied 13-15, F Mar 30

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    I am suffering from manic depression.I have been depressed for almost my whole entire life it is destroying important relationships.I have too many mental illnesses I was in denial...
    xxsadisticbitchxx xxsadisticbitchxx 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I'm bipolar and it sucks major ****. I'm limited to what I can and can't do because of the way I feel all the time. My mood changes so rapidly and its taking over my life. My...
    bxttlebxrn bxttlebxrn 16-17, F Apr 6

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    I am bipolar. I see a doctor these times to make me diagnose and my father is also bipolar. I am certain of being too. Unfortunately, I had drugs problems in the past which have...
    thinordie thinordie 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Most days, when I was younger, I knew I was different in many ways. Right now I'm diagnosed with four mental disorders(yay me not 😒) and bipolar was the last one I found out...
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F Mar 28

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    I have a bipolar partner. We are both 19 and in 6th form. Its difficult to describe the disorder and how its taken a toll on our relationship. But I can try, this is not a self...
    anonymous1104 anonymous1104 18-21 a week ago

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    I'm a bipolar sufferer. It can be extremely difficult at times, especially at school when I'm around so many people at once. It has affected many aspects of my life and I'm sure...
    SoKLe SoKLe 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I just recently discovered that I had bipolar disorder I was feel really down and having issues with my meds and my mom decided to take me to a phycyatrist, I'm so thankful to this...
    Ginger387 Ginger387 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    i was diagnosed when i was only 13. but i dont feel any different from other people. well maybe i do... i knew other people didnt constanty feel depressed, or so hyper they thought...
    BlankCanvas22 BlankCanvas22 13-15, F Mar 29

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    A QUESTION I'm not sure I can answer. It's this. Please think about it. Bipolar disorder can be and is so disruptive and crazy and wild - and so suicidally depressing at times...
    frankiegee frankiegee 46-50, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I met my boyfriend in 2012 at work. We will call him R. We are both CNA's. I met him through my little sister who also worked there. But the timing was never right for us when I...
    ksm888 ksm888 22-25, F Mar 26

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    Can someone help me understand what a manic episode can be like? I understand manic episodes can vary widely depending on the person. I have a great friend in high school who I met...
    LovesWarrior LovesWarrior 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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