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    Perfect Confusion - this is the best way to describe being bipolar is perfect confusion. no matter what you do it reacts to your emotions it inter twines with them it effects every...
    nightowl38 nightowl38 36-40 1 Response Dec 15, 2010

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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...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 8 Responses Aug 3, 2008

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    My Bipolar Brother - I am a Professional Counselor with a Bipolar Brother Like so many recent high school graduates, who are thrust into the ocean of life, I wanted to return to...
    janedode2013 janedode2013 46-50 2 Responses Mar 14, 2013

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    I Once Loved A Girl Who Was Bipolar - I am not bipolar, but when I was in college (four decades ago) I loved a girl who was bipolar. She was two grades behind me in high school...
    Jan 24, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 12, 2010

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    I Hate being Bipolar it's Awesome!!!
    Imthedeal Imthedeal 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    No Relief - being bipolar i understand that i will never be "stable" for long. i do research all the time and read about others experiences. i know the science of it, such as it is...
    obleena1963 obleena1963 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 17, 2011

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    My grandpa, mom & uncle each sustain the disorder:@(
    taiterz taiterz 26-30, M Mar 13

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    Been Bipolar My Entire Life. - I am bipolar, type II. I've had it for as long as I can remember, and I'm currently taking Paxil, which is an anti-depressant, Seroquel, which is a...
    ladyzantorian ladyzantorian 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    I'm bipolar and schizophrenic...people think I'm crazy but it's not my fault I have these disorders...I broke down and cried today and am still wiping away stinging tears. I hate...
    serephina serephina 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 14

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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...
    Tim27 Tim27 31-35, M 7 Responses Jan 2, 2010

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    I have been diagnosed with BP disorder and it's getting worse- especially as it's causing others to think less of me and leave me out of things because they believe i'm "unstable...
    Gerald6 Gerald6 18-21, M Mar 23

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    Living With Bipolar - im a 49yr old woman who has been through some tough times with health,relationships,self harming and suicide attemps.i am bipolar i have been for years,my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 11, 2013

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    I Yam What I Yam - Bipolar disorder......Sometimes, I think it's all a bunch of malarky!  I mean, I've done a little studying of physics....we are ALL dual in nature...all the...
    MysticWriter MysticWriter 36-40, F 9 Responses Sep 16, 2006

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    My Mother - I was 12 years old when I began taking care of my mother, emotionally.  A few years later, she was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.  Since then, she's tried...
    divinetriangle divinetriangle 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 25, 2008

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    I am bipolar and i haven't been a relationship i a long time because the mood swings were to much for me to handle so i couldn't do that to anyone else. I've been on my meds for...
    UnexpectedSuspect UnexpectedSuspect 26-30 2 Responses Mar 20

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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...
    Boulier Boulier 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 12

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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...
    claysu claysu 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2010

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    My father is severely bipolar... And there is a part of me that fears (and even believes) that I inherited it from him.
    yousillyboy yousillyboy 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 13

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    My Dad - My dad is bipolar. I suspect that many people in my family are and hive just not been diagnosed...including me. My dad is loads better now that he's on meds, it hurts that...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 24, 2007

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    I don't, I'm the opposite. What are the symptoms and stuff?
    Carrrie Carrrie 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    My partner is bipolar. Sometimes it irritates me so I could push him down flight of stairs. I know it's not his doing but drastic mood swings are not something anyone should have...
    petebone petebone 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 18

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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...
    torres54 torres54 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    I'M Have Bipolar Depression And I'M Ok With It. - Mostly those who don't understand are not ok with my bipolar depression. I live a different life. They find that scary. I find...
    Stelagtite Stelagtite 51-55 2 Responses Mar 5, 2013

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    I have bipolar depression and it really gets the best of me sometimes v.v
    demcats13 demcats13 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 15

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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...
    LG76 LG76 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2012

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    I Know Abou a Lot of Disorders - living for so long with no diagnosis whatsoever ad spending so much time online, i've read up on a lot of disorders, met a lot of people with all...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2007

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    Paranoia - Yesterday I spent the day fishing, pretty uneventful day but was in fresh air and sunshine so enjoyed my time. i returned home tired and laid on sofa and had a couple...
    derekdob derekdob 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 31, 2013

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    If You Are Bi-polar Or Love Someone That Is...... - ....this entry may help you.  it's actually a letter i sent to a very important friend of mine, back in november of 05...
    MysticWriter MysticWriter 36-40, F 7 Responses Feb 23, 2007

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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...
    Kimlee22 Kimlee22 56-60 4 Responses Apr 23, 2012

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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...
    friendsonly friendsonly 46-50, F Mar 11, 2013

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    My Bi-polar Sister Is Making Me A Basket Case... - I don't want to say it, but right now, I truly feel it. I hate her. I absolutely hate my bipolar sister. I don't want to hate her...
    sombrisa sombrisa 46-50 13 Responses Jun 30, 2010

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    Med Side Affects have ruined me - I have recently been taken off the med Risperidone due many side affects. Many of these side affects were never told to me and not listed anywhere...
    wanderingvine wanderingvine 51-55, T 8 Responses Jul 15, 2011

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    Keeping On Top Of My Life. - I was such a differant person up to 3 yrs ago,i took all the crap mood swings of my daughters being called a pathetic embaressment,i have 4 grown up...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 15, 2013

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    I Know It All Too Well - I know about Bipolar Disorder because my husband of 12 years has it. I believe there are different levels of it though. Some people may have mild to...
    sexymama2011 sexymama2011 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 7, 2013

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    Confused. - I think I am bipolar. The thought has been at the back of my mind for years. Now other people are starting to wonder too. Maybe I should go see a Dr. What would I even...
    Z1992 Z1992 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 2, 2013

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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...
    gatekeeper gatekeeper 70+ 3 Responses Nov 13, 2007

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    Ok This Doesn't Belong In This Catagory Though It Does Relate To Bipolar - My best friend cuts, is depressed, suicidal and just recently got diagnosed with Bipolar and I am lost...
    egin123 egin123 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2013

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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...
    spygirl1978 spygirl1978 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 7, 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...
    lockpick lockpick 31-35, M 20 Responses Feb 11, 2010

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    Roses are red Violets are blue I'm a schizophrenic And so am I
    Imthedeal Imthedeal 46-50, M Mar 16

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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...
    MysticWriter MysticWriter 36-40, F 24 Responses Aug 6, 2006

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    I Wish People Would Understand - Where to start my story.....I have been diagnosed for being Bipolar for about 7 years. My oldest sister has it as does, and my biological father is...
    kristena7189 kristena7189 41-45, F Jul 30, 2013

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    Bipolar- Unfortunately It Rarely Ends In A Silver Lining Playbook - I have known three people who have been diagnosed as bipolar. The first person I knew killed himself because he...
    Chelebub Chelebub 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 23, 2013

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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...
    originalmadman originalmadman 46-50, M 6 Responses Feb 27, 2012

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    My mother was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder when she was my age and I live with it every day. Hers seems to follow the lunar cycle, but we live with it.
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F Mar 23

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    Bipolerrific - I don't hear voices, except for that one time.... Just a question i'm asked a lot, while being psychoanalyzed. I'm a supreme example of duality in man - I represent...
    spygirl1978 spygirl1978 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2012

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    I've been fighting something all my life. Been on Prozac and other things for many years. Addicted to sleeping pills. It was just a week ago when the person I love the most in life...
    Jayjv1 Jayjv1 46-50, M Mar 4

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    My grandma had bipolar disorder and it was one of the saddest things I had to see happen to her.
    Krc5 Krc5 16-17, F Mar 13

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    On A Path Of Destruction - Being told that you are not normal and anything can trigger an episode is not the best thing someone wants to hear. I have always had a short temper but...
    eEPme eEPme 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2013

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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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    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...
    montezia93 montezia93 18-21, F 2 Responses May 20, 2011

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