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I Know About Bipolar Disorder

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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". I was in a brief relationship a year ago and she is probably the reason i'm getting worse as she causes my lows to be full of sorrow and...
    Gerald6 Gerald6 18-21, M Mar 23

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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

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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. still i find it hard to resolve myself to living this way. based on family history i could easily live another...
    obleena1963 obleena1963 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 17, 2011

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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. I started dating her the summer after I graduated, and she became my girlfriend (with lots of turmoil along the way) for the four years I...
    Jan 24, 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 thinking of only one thing   relief. My every breath is miserable, I am completely ashamed and embarassed by this...
    originalmadman originalmadman 46-50, M 6 Responses Feb 27, 2012

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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 say though?
    Z1992 Z1992 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 2, 2013

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 12

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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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    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, I want to hate her DISORDER, but by God she brings nothing but trouble upon herself, her poor kids, and the rest of her family. Why the hell can't...
    sombrisa sombrisa 46-50 13 Responses Jun 30, 2010

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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 to deal with. It like walking on eggshells.
    petebone petebone 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    taiterz taiterz 26-30, M Mar 13

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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 countless medications and has been hospitalized numerous times.  And it took me 18 years to figure out...
    divinetriangle divinetriangle 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 25, 2008

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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 all scales of emotion ( well, i do what i can.) It's not a mistake, it's just the way God made me - A little bit...
    spygirl1978 spygirl1978 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2012

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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 kids, 1 boy whos married with 3 daughters and 3 daughters myself,1 who left 17yrs ago to make a fresh start in life away from the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 15, 2013

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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 2 Responses May 20, 2011

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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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    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 20 Responses Feb 11, 2010

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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 severe cases of it. I think my husband is probably somewhere in the middle which is bad enough. He has to take medicine or...
    sexymama2011 sexymama2011 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 7, 2013

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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 last episode was in december 2012. I run my own buisness's online and i also mentor people with bipolar.although there are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 11, 2013

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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 how mean people can be!
    serephina serephina 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 14

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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 way down to our atomic and nuclear structure!!  Atoms don't fall apart because they are made up of opposing...
    MysticWriter MysticWriter 36-40, F 9 Responses Sep 16, 2006

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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 think I have bipolar

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

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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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    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 of joints. The window was open and I laid there listening to the conversations outside which seemed louder than...
    derekdob derekdob 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 31, 2013

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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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    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 70+ 3 Responses Nov 13, 2007

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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 full on Manic Depressive. I began taking anti depressants in the very beginning. I had gone to an Internal Med doc, and he was sure...
    kristena7189 kristena7189 41-45, F Jul 30, 2013

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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 mood stabilizer, sleeping pill, and anti-psychotic, and am going to therapy about every two weeks. My bipolar has ruled over my life...
    ladyzantorian ladyzantorian 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    Imthedeal Imthedeal 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 16

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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. I complained to my psychiatrist only to be met with deaf ears. Finally my general practitioner made the connection. But only after...
    wanderingvine wanderingvine 51-55, T 8 Responses Jul 15, 2011

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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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    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 part of your personality and your life it even torments you in your sleep it never stops its is a whirlwind of emotions...
    nightowl38 nightowl38 36-40 1 Response Dec 15, 2010

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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 sorts of disorders irl and online. knowing about this stuff seems to naturally lead to diagnosing people in my head a lot. I've found...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2007

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    Great Web Site.

    For all of you BP's or w/ any other mental illness check out this web site and sign up. It provides outstanding support and information on all your questions and needs. Not to mention friends that share your unique situation. www.icarusproject.com I stumbled upon them and have...
    LOST27 LOST27 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 25, 2007

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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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    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 about what to do. I told her mother and the counselor at school but neither of them are doing anything to help. Her mom completely ignores the fact that she has...
    egin123 egin123 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2013

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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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    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 he wasn't diagnosed sooner though. He was probably late thirties early forties when he was diagnosed...his...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 24, 2007

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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.  but, i was reading through some old letters and journal entries and i thought this one could probably speak for a lot of people who have been...
    MysticWriter MysticWriter 36-40, F 7 Responses Feb 23, 2007

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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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    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 said she was scared for me. I experienced many manic episodes. Spending or giving my money away. Seeking the thrill of having a stranger...
    Jayjv1 Jayjv1 46-50, M Mar 4

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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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    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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    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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    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 knew how hard it was on his parents to have him for a son, he never harmed anyone but himself. The second person I met was a woman whose biggest fear in life was that...
    Chelebub Chelebub 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 23, 2013

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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 it scary that they find it scary and I get anxiety. When I live my life for me....times I just don't follow a to-do list or make myself be somewhere...
    Stelagtite Stelagtite 51-55 2 Responses Mar 5, 2013

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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 always thought it ran in the family. My mum would brush it off by saying "you are just like your grandfather and dad. Both hot...
    eEPme eEPme 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2013

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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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    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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    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 my former fishbowl–life. There were so many questions, which suddenly so many people seemed to take a sick pleasure...
    janedode2013 janedode2013 46-50 2 Responses Mar 14, 2013

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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 a while and am not feeling all out of control so i have been able to meet someone but don't know how to tell her or if I should. is this a lot to...
    UnexpectedSuspect UnexpectedSuspect 26-30 2 Responses Mar 20

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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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    Related Experiences

    ***Post of the Day*** Find out more at: www.facebook.com/FavorUponYouBackground: People, mostly Christians, allege that Muslims are worshiping a different God to them, because...
    FavorUponYou FavorUponYou 22-25, M 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 feel like running away. Starting over, and than I think, my bipolar and anxiety will still be there. Dose it ever get better? Its not always my family fault I get like this. But...
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    As usual I don't know where to start this, but I have to find relief somehow and writing always seems like the best solution. My husband and I have been married for 7 years (it'll...
    factsarefacts factsarefacts 26-30 2 Responses