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I Know About Bipolar Disorder

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    Does anyone have experience with Zyprexa?

    When my sister takes it, it brings her down from her mania so quickly. She doesn't realize it, but the rest of the family sure notices a very quick change. It's like it was made for her. Unfortunate side effect is weight gain.
    faststart1686 faststart1686 51-55, F 3 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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    Overcome

     this bi-polar thing really completely totally sux> I am finally at the end of a dead end street.  I am completely over come with absolute depression. I have been thinking of only one thing   relief. My every breath is miserable, I am completely ashamed and embarassed by this...
    originalmadman originalmadman 46-50, M 5 Responses Feb 27, 2012

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    Understanding...?

    I know a number of people with bi-polar disorder.  I find them very difficult to get along with.  Mind you, all these people engage in self medication (drinking or pot), some play with their medications and all of them spend long periods of time neither sleeping or...
    claysu claysu 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2010

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    today I am so irritated

    and annoyed....time for as needed meds sad but my 13 year old teenage boy and my husband is being my triggers can anyone relate...help please
    tindertear tindertear 41-45, F Jul 15

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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 better at surrendering;)) I'm embarrassed for the way I am, but that's just when I let something other than divine love...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 19

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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 younger bro is a good man. He has no criminal records. He is a kind hearted father of 2 kids who he adores. But...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 2

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    Today I'm a totally different person

    than I was almost a year ago. My diagnosis changed my life, for the better. I destroyed so many things, so many relationships with my ever changing moods. There's a lot I look back on and regret. Especially with one person who took so much time to try and help me. He tried so...
    ChainedHeart ChainedHeart 22-25, F 1 Response May 28

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    Sister...

    You can’t see the world through anyone’s eyes but your own. But, I can imagine the world through yours, and my heart aches for you in a way I can’t possibly describe. Yet it’s all in your hands. Your life is in YOUR hands. I have no say so. I have NO CHOICE but to sit by...
    LG76 LG76 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2012

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    Does anyone see or hear things with bipolar.

    I see things that's not there and hear things. I started smelling cigaret smoke recently but I don't smoke. I hate smoke. But I noticed when I am depressed I am like this and I also space out from time to time. Like I was in another place for a second and back again. Smh
    Bipolarshon Bipolarshon 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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    Yea I know about bipolar I m Bipolar I had

    situation last night with my grl then she says I better take my Meds cuz I've been upset & I snapp & called her *hey lady* she took offense to that & told me get the **** out of her house,being Bipolar is very hard I'm sad & alone wish there were someone to understand...
    torres54 torres54 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 13, 2014

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    I know all about bipolar disorder .

    I know all about the ups and the downs, the wanting the sex all the time, and the not wanting to be touched at all. I know all about the mood swings, and the restlessness. I know all about this because I deal with it everyday. Day in and day out. I know about the High high...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    (Updated to first person) I'm getting more

    experienced with the mania side and seeing how it effects my behavior and attitude. Mania is a high that skews my judgement. I think I can do things that aren't realistic. I start setting goals that are beyond my reach. I feel like the normal rules dont apply to me just...
    stufy stufy 51-55 8 Responses Aug 20, 2014

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    First Hand Experience....

    From someone who Lived, and still Lives with someone who is bipolar, and even more someone who struggles with it every ******* day of her life, I understand, and know about bipolar disorder. The best thing anyone who has a Love one who was Dx with Bipolar, or you yourself was Dx...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 12, 2010

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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 and ptsd stemming from my past and this had led to me isolating myself most days unless my husband is with me. I feel stupid...
    queenofdarkness83 queenofdarkness83 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    i can help people of this disorder .

    But if i say it here everyone copy me . what if i get money by helping peoples. I can help such peoples Guaranteec .
    LooserMale LooserMale 22-25, M Jul 3

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    Think This Over And Save Yourself

    I was married to a bipolar for five years. We divorced in 08. If you are seeing someone with this disorder, just know that the ways it is now is the way it will always be. I realize that there are different degrees to this disease. Some are worse than others. If your...
    Kimlee22 Kimlee22 56-60 4 Responses Apr 23, 2012

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    A diagnosis But for who.

    And why. Pills And therapy. But what caused it. Food. Diet. Stress. Employment. Neighborhoods. Peer pressure. Society run wrong. All of the above. So why not cure the cause Oh. Right. Cures remove profits
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    My inner male ego says i know more.

    Lmao. Rapid cycling. Meds fail. Seroquel added flaws. Me knows bipolar.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Mar 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 around adults in our family, but it drives me crazy when she is like that with our niece! I get mad and sad about it at the...
    faststart1686 faststart1686 51-55, F 3 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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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 that reminds me of these beauties.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 24

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    one of my bff's is bipolar.

    so yah, I know about bipolar....
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 3 days ago

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    Bipolar: Ecstatic Horror

    I am diagnosed with Bipolar I and complex partial seizure disorder.  I still cannot fully believe I have either, but these two severe illness are the excruciating blessings of my life.  I am a painter and my psychotic illnesses fuel my creative enterprise, give me...
    gatekeeper gatekeeper 66-70 3 Responses Nov 13, 2007

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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 1 Response Jul 13

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    I'm struggling. I think I have Bipolar disorder.

    About 2 months ago, I finally plucked up the courage to get help as it was getting to much for me. Long story cut short, for a VERY long time I've struggled with the crazy highs and crashing lows. I see a therapist but unfortunately, as much as I try and explain, she just does...
    dte21 dte21 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    There Is More To You Than This Disorder

    My son has been diagnosed with this disorder. We have had a couple of rocky years in the past but things are looking better. Now that he is getting treatment we look back and have some explanations for his behavior. He was not purposely sleeping in and missing school just to...
    friendsonly friendsonly 46-50, F Mar 11, 2013

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    Life,death...and the Miracles of Living.....

    I met my children’s’ father, “Bob”, in 1984 when I was 15.  We were a bi-racial couple in a small community during a time when inter-racial couples were NOT nearly as accepted as they are now.  My mother was an abusive alcoholic, my stepfather...
    MysticWriter MysticWriter 36-40, F 24 Responses Aug 6, 2006

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    I don't know why, but it REALLY irritates me

    when people claim that having mood swings makes them Bipolar. Kendall Jenner recently had a tweet where she "reported" the change of her hair color. She claimed that she missed her old hair color and that that made her "Bipolar." Nobody understands it. The overall ignorance...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F Jan 12, 2014

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    Another Night, Another Day

    Must've had yet another bout of mania.....sitting here hoping my meds kick in because i feel like i'm on the last hours of a good trip - as you start to come down and you can feel the gritty energy that you were so high on. My mind is spinning, but i can feel my body winding...
    spygirl1978 spygirl1978 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2012

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    I Hate Bipolar Jokes

    Each time people say "You're bipolar" or "so-and-so is bipolar" I secretly cringe inside. Anybody that has lived with a relative with bipolar knows it's not fun.The worst of it comes when they are off their meds or when they're bipolar and don't even know it.The latter was true...
    montezia93 montezia93 18-21, F 4 Responses May 20, 2011

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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 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I don't suffer from bipolar

    but I do have it now sometimes the people around me suffer from my bipolar cause they don't get it and the meds don't always control everything especially the panic N irritability
    tindertear tindertear 41-45, F Jul 15

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    I have been recently dx .

    It creates issues with love,life,& I drink too much
    SocialBee78 SocialBee78 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I was diagnosed as Bipolar in October 1997.

    As a young child I had been anxious and prone to make myself sick at the least provocation. In my late teens I finally found some confidence and became more settled in my own skin. In my twenties, until my diagnosis, I felt strong and independent. Very little fazed me - I lived...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 4

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    I am a card carrying member of the 'Bi-Polar

    Club??. Thanks to a wonderful Psychiatrist, Therapist, and a proper and effective medication regime, as well as self help programs, I lead a normal life. It is simply a disease of the mind and is treated as such. As a writer, I often ''lend my pen'' to several agencies to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 3

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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 6 days ago

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    I Do

    I know all about bipolar disorder . I know all about the ups and the downs, the wanting the sex all the time, and the not wanting to be touched at all. I know all about the mood swings, and the restlessness. I know all about this because I deal with it everyday. Day in and day...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    My Sister And Bipolar

    I love my sister. I hate her mental illness. Perhaps it's understandable why someone would hate a debilitating mental illness that robs a loved one of their rational state of being, but I am also jealous of it. This insidious disease that consumes her at random, makes her...
    lockpick lockpick 31-35, M 19 Responses Feb 11, 2010

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    Sometimes it is difficult to understand

    why the situation is as they get. There is an art to just sit back and wait for the answer. There is an art to be able to put that aside and devote thoughts to other things in the meantime. To try to do so the thoughts do not take the upper hand and the feeling remains.
    Mori75 Mori75 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    From My Family Member and She Is Not Crazy!

    My sister is bipolar. People can be cruel.   I get angry when someone refers to her as crazy.  She has an illness and that is all anyone needs to say.  Maybe it isn’t something that you can see the physical effects on her body like you can MS, Cancer...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 8 Responses Aug 3, 2008

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    I was diagnosed with bipolar 2 about a month ago

    and I've been on medication to try to help even things out. And prior to 3 days ago things were going just fine. People aside from myself noticed my mood has been much more positive than before but since last Friday things have drastically changed. Nothing has really happened it...
    tabX07 tabX07 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 16

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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 come to me when they need it.
    0love 0love 18-21 Aug 25

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    The Cure To Biploar Disorder Is In My Story

    I was diagnosed at 16 as "bipolar". I mostly experienced the so called"Mania" but not much the depression at all...Extremely, Hyperactive, Grandiose thoughts, very little sleep, etc...I had all the symptoms It was only after I was labeled, medicated...
    Tim27 Tim27 31-35, M 7 Responses Jan 2, 2010

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    These last couple of days have been the worst

    of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but I mean I'm 21.. I didn't seriously think of it. My sister yelled at me and called me a bunch of things for worrying enough to even go to the doc...
    lily449 lily449 22-25, F Mar 27

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    I'm fully aware what bipolar is

    but is it possible to think that you actually have it ? I have been diagnosed with depression but I believe there is more to it.. Has anyone been diagnosed with depression and after investigation it turned out to be bipolar? I do not wish this illness on anyone or myself but if...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I suffer from wild mood swings,

    depression, anxiety, and panic attacks. People who don't know me don't understand i like to stay indoors away from the world when im depressed and suicidal.Im too sensitive which can trigger depression. But other times im very happy and normal, i need help.....
    LaRueRose LaRueRose 16-17, F Jul 13