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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Mar 18

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    My sister is bipolar.

    Though I really know that she can't control her thoughts and action,everytime she enters her maniac phase,I really want to break her face.My parents are old,yet they have to cater to her ****** whims all the time.Worry is too mild a word,they are despaired everytime she's in...
    bakonet bakonet 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    How Can It Go On For So Long?

    There's something I'm having difficulty wrapping my head around. My now ex-fiancé went Manic two months ago and he still is. This one has been the hardest. I thought I could tolerate him going through is Manias every year to two years. He never, ever, has hurt anybody, until...
    amee100 amee100 26-30, F Nov 3, 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 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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    I thought this visually summed up life in my

    Bipolar kingdom.I believe that "Bipolar" as a definition for this disorder oversimplifies the condition for those who do not have it, or will ever truly understand it. It alludes to the science that there are only two modalities in the bipolar life, Manic or Depressive. My...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M Aug 8

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    Why can't I have feelings?

    I have been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder with bipolar I tendencies (before it was bipolar I 14 years ago). I now realize what I can and cannot do. It's tough. I'm now releasing my feelings that have been bottled up for 28 years. My family and friends have turned...
    gstanlove1 gstanlove1 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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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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    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 2 Responses Dec 18

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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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    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes 31-35, M 5 Responses Oct 15

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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 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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    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 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 22-25, M Mar 23

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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 5 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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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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    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: 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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    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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    Imthedeal Imthedeal 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    My boyfriends is bipolar

    and it's hard to deal with it at times. Some days I wish I could take away his pain, others I wish I could just get out of this relationship and have a more stable one with someone else. I'm sick of being ignored and not showed any love. I know he is better than this. I have...
    nicolem84 nicolem84 26-30, F 4 Responses May 5

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    taiterz taiterz 26-30, M Mar 13

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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 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 18

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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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    I am generally manic,

    with some mixed mood, and rarely depressive. The worst part is when things upset me, rather than get down, I get manic: disorganized, unable to focus, etc. People say things like "well, you seem cheerful and taking things well". How do you say "Well, no, I'm actually really...
    cmeyerhoefer cmeyerhoefer 46-50, F Aug 5

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    My girlfriend is diagnosed type 1 bipolar.

    Things started smoothly and now we have started to fight a lot.. They are little pity fights that turn into something big because I am trying to help her see they aren't worth fighting over.. Maybe just addressed. Anyway, it's happened more recent that she just starts to say...
    fight2staypositive fight2staypositive 22-25, F 4 Responses May 28

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    I Dont Think I Will Ever Know

    I am 42 yrs old and have been married to my loving husband since I was 19 yrs old. Living with a person you love, that has Bipolar is more depressing than the person who has been diagnosed. See, I don't have a reason for my crappy out of control days. They are controlled by the...
    cozymittin cozymittin 41-45 2 Responses Nov 14, 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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    is there anyone that would answer some

    questions I have? Shed some insight? I'm not sure if I am bipolar but I've been writing down on paper the racing thoughts I'm having lately and want to see if anyone can relate.
    Sadfate Sadfate 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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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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    I think I have bipolar

    but I'm scared to find out
    juliaek1 juliaek1 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 6

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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 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Because they say i have it.

    And baffled leads to curious. And curious leads to researching. But do i trust research done by them. Some. All Never. Rapid cycling mood is a disabling thing. Cause. Society and products. They admit the former. And deny the latter. Profit and...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 19

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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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    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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    (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 46-50 10 Responses Aug 20

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    You Can't Fix Bi-polar With Reason Or Love.

    My Mom has suffers with the two extremes of Depression and Mania all my life (43). What I want to share is that "you" can never be the solution to this issue. Throughout my life, I have viewed myself as the "Lithium" that could fix my mother. I was told that I was the only one...
    josephsean josephsean 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 8, 2012

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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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    I don't have much to say about bipolar disorder,

    since I only really know about it from books. I'm pretty sure I don't have it, though the kids in my middle school were always ready to tell me I did. But it's not my fault a girl took my headphones and made me scream at her in the middle of math class. That could happen to...
    SuspendYourDisbelief SuspendYourDisbelief 13-15 1 Response Sep 13

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    Know Two Good Friends With Bi-polar

    I found out that one of my friends who I adore has bi-polar and now a guy I am seeing has it. We live about two hours drive from each other and so spend four days together over a long weekend every two weeks seeing each other. We have the most funniest times and are happy with...
    lizziestarbucks lizziestarbucks 41-45 1 Response Feb 23, 2011

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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 18-21, F Mar 13

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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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    A Longtime Affliction

    I was diagnosed with manic-depressive disorder back in 1985, before it became "popular". Before that I was "moody", "volatile", "mercurial", etc. I've been managing it since then with meds (that I occasionally have to upgrade), but that with counseling gives me a decent quality...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 17, 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 2 Responses Mar 13

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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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