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    I need some help. Please keep reading. I have very bad anxiety and have had it for a while now. I sometimes feel extremely happy (it's abnormal for me) and sometimes very angry...
    emmaisme123 emmaisme123 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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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...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M Aug 8

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    I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder when I was 20. I'm 22 now, and I know and any one that knows me, knows that there's been something wrong with me my whole life. It really...
    UnstableSammi UnstableSammi 22-25, F Aug 20

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    Robin Williams tragic passing reminds the world bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness. I have bipolar & will answer any question you have in my recovery experience. It ain't...
    wiseprotector wiseprotector 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Been with him since we were 17 years old... That's 14 years with him! He wasn't diagnosed until 5 years ago though! I now see that my life is the same as many other wives on here...
    Mytime32 Mytime32 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I found out I was bipolar about a year ago, and was diagnosed with severe depression when I was 15-16. Because I study abroad I can't get my medicine unless I return back home, and...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    You Are 92% Bipolar You have some serious ups and downs, maybe to the point of endangering your own life. Consult a doctor to see if you may truly have bipolar disorder.
    xdarkangelx666 xdarkangelx666 22-25, F 21 hrs ago

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    Wow!! Check this out. A New Depression/bipolar treatment. Interesting !! http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/07/new-treatment-for-depression-shows-immediate-results/
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    I told a new potential guy (weve been texting for a few weeks) about my bipolar and personlity disorder. Im very stable now but im just not sure about the future. I get into...
    jumpingoffthecliff jumpingoffthecliff 26-30, F Jul 31

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    Was reading symptoms of bipolar , and everything falls into place nicely .
    Eugenie97 Eugenie97 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    Basically the only way I can explain how I feel is, There will be periods when I'm happy and just completely hyper and I feel completely fine and nothing bothers me and I feel...
    catherineeac catherineeac 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I have bipolar 1 and I'm going through withdraw b/c I'm getting off adderall. It physically hurts some times when you're going through depression. I feel guilty as I know I should...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    So it has been a while now since i stopped taking my carbamazapine for my bipolar. I had decided i was sick and tired of feeling so lethargic and not being able to keep my eyes...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 6

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    I have no idea what is happening anymore. I am not medicated for Bipolar II and I never have been. Recently, I was prescribed Lexapro 10 mg for some depression that was caused by a...
    lizpurc925 lizpurc925 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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    I'm wondering if there's anyone on here who's able to manage their bipolar while meeting expectations for high-demand jobs or pursuits. I have been unable to work steadily for the...
    howlingfantods howlingfantods 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    I was recently diagnosed with bipolar II after finally seeing a therapist after years of weighing the pros and cons. Funny because my questionable decision making and...
    biplanepolarair biplanepolarair 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 12

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    I hate when people say "stop acting bipolar" ... BP is an illness. People seem to think that we have complete control over our moods. You would never think to tell someone who...
    blazeee blazeee 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    My mom means the world to me but when she gets in her moods she GETS in her moods I have three brothers and I am not playing victim when I say they don't get it as bad as I do, I...
    miraguey miraguey 16-17, F Aug 15

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    I was diagnosed with depression when I was 16, but since I refused to talk to a anybody back then I wasn't diagnosed as bipolar until a couple of months ago when I broke down. I am...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    My depression started early on, in elementary school when the bullying got bad and I had not even one person to turn to. I got diagnosed with severe depression at 13, the...
    morticiamortal morticiamortal 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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      My name is Marie and I am 13 years old. I have a 15 year old sister that's bipolar. Everyday she is really mean to me and she says horrible things. She hits me, screams at...
    Miragesnow Miragesnow 13-15, F Aug 19

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    My half sis is Bipolar it runs on my dad side of the family.
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F Aug 19

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    My career as an international investigative journalist ended abruptly in a hospitalization to a padded cell with a drain in the floor. Told I should apply for disability and not...
    aspenmorrow aspenmorrow 36-40, F Aug 19

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    I'm getting more experienced with the mania side and seeing how it effects my behavior and attitude. Mania is a high that skews your judgement. You think you can do things...
    sum1ab sum1ab 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    My dad is bipolar..His mood changes all the time. I know he can't help it. But it just really upsets me sometimes.
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Hey, guys. I have a little bit of a problem - I've been noticing bipolar symptoms in myself for around a year now. I've practically self diagnosed myself with type 1. Every single...
    faeishere faeishere 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    irritation,depression , hypersexuality , wanting to badass **** , confidence , energetic, yeah bipolar is cool with me 8)
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ok I will throw my **** in. Currently being left by my bipolar wife of 20 years, with our 4 kids...... Did anyone mention roller coaster!!!! And yes I'm open to any questions
    coaster550 coaster550 36-40, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I finally have accepted the diagnosis of bipolar disorder 1 after being off my meds for two years..(I thought I could beat it :/) my episodes in the last six months have been so...
    smilecry81 smilecry81 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    this is the smartest f*cken thing ive heard in my whole life ! :D now i gotta reason to tell the doctor why i need a pot card ! **** yah man ! marijuana to treat my bipolar...
    youngadult14 youngadult14 13-15, F 18 hrs ago

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    My BF/ fiancé of 12 years had an emotional affair. I'm so hurt and was blind sided by this. He says it's done and he loves me, it was a month of purely texts then one day he said...
    jeslynn26 jeslynn26 31-35, F Aug 15

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    I really try not to think the worst but I can't help but notice she has been manipulative before!!😫 my heart is torn and time is ticking..
    fight2staypositive fight2staypositive 22-25, F Jul 29

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    I thought it was normal to have panic attacks. I thought it was normal to talk to voices inside my head in a panic attack. I thought it was normal to experience hypokinesis when...
    Whitecharcoal Whitecharcoal 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    There's a sad *** polar bear as the stock image for this and it's depressing as hell
    panthrax00 panthrax00 16-17, M Aug 4

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    Finnaly havin those days where you don't get mood swings 8) . Yuuuusssss this moment was a long time coming . I don't know how lonng that'll last though xD .
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M 4 Responses Aug 4

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    I hate being so talkative and energetic but i also hate being depressed and down . Neither is good for me ( manic state makes you say and do stupid things .) ...
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 5

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    Sleepless nights. I hate this so much. :,(
    Zoewithoutthei Zoewithoutthei 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 5

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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...
    cmeyerhoefer cmeyerhoefer 46-50, F Aug 5

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    I got fired today for taking too much of my paid leave. I had an understanding with my boss that I could modify my schedule to address my health and see my doctors and therapists...
    kittiestface kittiestface 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    What can I say.. I'm a yoyo! But I've been given a label. It's not ideal trying to cope without the lithium but it gave me terrible side effects! Anyone else cope un medicated...
    DaviidBeckhaam DaviidBeckhaam 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    Funny thing I noticed is how I'm always trying to go after my goals but never actually gotten started on them .. My mid races thoughts sometimes and gets distracted..
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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    Got taken off one of my medications, ahh let the weight loss begin
    bananananaxo bananananaxo 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    My mom is my best friend in so many ways. Yet, she seems to throw it all away in just one phone call. I moved out of out family home at 16 (24now) due to her constant manic modes...
    breeze90 breeze90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I've been married 15 years. The good times are good, awesome! Then the slump hits. It is so hard Sometimes I hate him because it's like he's not him- and he's mean. He's on...
    Pepper7squared Pepper7squared 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I go from one extreme to another in two seconds flat. One minute I'm happy, next I'm in a murderous rage, next I'm sobbing like a baby. Sometimes I'm switching emotions so fast I...
    cuteshyginger cuteshyginger 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    Recently diagnosed, still not sure what it all means.
    Mad1428 Mad1428 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    I live my life day to day. I don't know how I'll feel tomorrow and don't have a say in it either. I'm frightened to see what my mental state will produce the next day. The...
    Whitecharcoal Whitecharcoal 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12