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I Struggle With Bipolar 1

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    I am in a mixed state of mania

    and depression today. Actually the last few days. My doctor said it's bc of my ptsd acting up. It makes my mood change second to second. And my "other one" is fighting to come out. I feel like I'm going crazy!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 28

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    A Glimpse...

    You feel the energy pulsing through you. It throbs through every cell of your body. Your nerves are on fire, completely inflamed and outstretched, receptive to every whisper, any twitch of motion near you. Touch is so amplified. A pat becomes a slap, a light grasp a clutch, a...
    m2extreme m2extreme 31-35, F 14 Responses Jun 22, 2011

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    I Don't Stuggle!

    Yes, I am diagnosed with Bipolar Depressed Severe with Psychotic Features anf add to this Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Anxiety/Panic Disorder, and it all makes for an interesting day every day. Once you reach my age - 50 years- you start to get a bit wiser and...
    KrazyAuntKim KrazyAuntKim 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2013

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    My Head Won't Leave My Head Alone

    I was diagnosed with OCD when I was 17.  For years that's all I thought I had.  When I was 29 I was diagnosed with Bipolar 1 Disorder after almost accidentally killing myself with a mixture of vodka, valium, and Vicodin ES.  I had no intention of hurting myself but...
    silk123 silk123 31-35 1 Response Feb 7, 2008

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 19

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    For all of you fighting this,

    I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression and bipolar http://bipolar2medstudent.blogspot.com/
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Years Past And Years To Come

    You suddenly realize that people have roots and the world is lit up in the brightest of colours you are thinking clearer than everyone elsebutyourthoughtsflashbysoquicklylikesurrealistpoetryfishglue. And now you're laughing. Are you high? You get asked. Are you on drugs. You...
    InvincibleHelpless InvincibleHelpless 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2012

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    Up Up Up Then Down Down Down

    Depression has been a part of my life as long as I can remember.  It plagued me as a child, teen, young adult then into adulthood.  Treated for depression since I was in my twenties I didn't recognized the up side of the disorder.  Needless to say I didn't go to the doctor...
    rubyetuesday rubyetuesday 56-60, F 2 Responses Apr 4, 2012

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    Memories

    I'm beginning to see medication as a reasonable alternative to my moods, but is this really right? Is this ridiculousness medication withdrawal (I've been off of Abilify for over a month) or am I really this rapid cycling? There's a maximum of one day at a normal mood between my...
    InvincibleHelpless InvincibleHelpless 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2012

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    Bipolar And Relationships.

    I think of the stigma associated with mental problems and depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and related conditions. The seemingly automatic, there’s-something-wrong-with-you kind of judgement. I think of myself and why I never quite felt right...
    Trancefreak Trancefreak 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 15, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    a few months ago i was diagnosed with bipolar. I already knew though. I hate not being in control of my emotions. I am on a generic version of seroquel it works good. I feel weird...
    Dsanders13 Dsanders13 16-17, F a week ago

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    I have bi-polar disorder and I struggle with my job every single day. I have to write for a living and it's difficult to think, it's difficult to remember. I have to read my...
    chaoticallycosmosme chaoticallycosmosme 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    I have depression, I have been diagnosed and prescribed the med necessary to allow me to function without breaking down in tears at every hardship. I also struggle with PTSD from...
    1lastcupcake 1lastcupcake 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    So if you read my profile u know I struggle with cutting starving myself so one of my friends she found out today what I do and she says she not going to tell my mom what should I...
    Amyann114 Amyann114 13-15, F Aug 25

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    I've struggled with one assignment over the past few weeks tremendously. I've been breaking down. I prayed to God to help me get through this and I ended watching the devil wears...
    chaoticallycosmosme chaoticallycosmosme 26-30, M Sep 1

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    I struggle with my body image and usually I won't wear girly clothes but today I found 2 identical dresses with different patterns that I absolutely fell in love with. I could've...
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    Hey I'm new to EP and here is my experience: I am gay and struggle with being gay. Recently I am friends with someone who is soooo unique. I am so happy he entered my life because...
    Miwabromam Miwabromam 16-17, M 3 Responses Sep 2

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    I have a hard time adjusting to new patterns and new flows. Changing teachers every year, is a struggle with me. And moving away (even if in the same school district) is a...
    wonderousgirl wonderousgirl 16-17 Sep 7

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    What started as anorexia has now been an endless struggle with binge eating, restricting and anorexia relapses for over 11 years. I'm at a healthy weight so everyone thinks I'm...
    MLockeven MLockeven 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I'm smaller than I was (in my last post under "I struggle with my body image") But I have gained weight.. I am now 93.8lbs instead of 92 I am such a ******* failure....
    GabriellaFae GabriellaFae 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Depressed, still finding out if I'm bipolar but I think so. Finding myself being sad and with low self-esteem all the time. Paranoid of everyone around me. Think people are out to...
    gekker gekker 22-25, F Aug 22

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I just can't seem to get over the fact that I like men. I don't like girls, but I can't seem to get over myself enough to date a guy. But I want to be in a relationship, but with...
    Spazz238 Spazz238 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I remember reading an old picture that I drew. It said " Love myself and my mom." I've lost that genuine love for myself when I turned 8. I would also be out of place my whole life...
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F Aug 31

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    For me life every moment is almost struggle
    edpd1951 edpd1951 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    I hate myself so much. I know it has a lot to do with my past but it doesn't change the way I feel. I genuinely think that everything that happened to me is my fault. I used to...
    Clouds8 Clouds8 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I have always been sort of a Nymphomaniac. I did not have sex until I met the guy I love and am still with. As soon as we began having sex, I became addicted. I will randomly get...
    MacKenzie2943 MacKenzie2943 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    Sitting in rehab trying not to lose my ****, trying to keep myself together, trying to silence the voices in my head talking all at once, even my own. If my other arm was working...
    MorbidMorals MorbidMorals 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I've always convinced myself that it was because I had coursework or needed to prepare for an exam, but the reason for my adderall addiction started before I'd even tried it. When...
    shmannabelle shmannabelle 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Why is it so hard for those of us who are suffering to get access to proper treatment. Not to mention the treatments available suck, the therapies are not as effective as...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    How am I supposed to keep my head above the water? Or help anyone else? How am I supposed to stay patient? And dear god, how do people wait for other people? How can they wait and...
    StandInTheStorm StandInTheStorm 16-17, F Aug 27

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    I debated wether to join this group or one that uses the term "might have" an eating disorder. I've studied it. Logically I know I do. But sometimes I feel just utterly paranoid...
    danii92 danii92 18-21, F Aug 27

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    Today was a good day at work. It was my second morning getting out of bed at 6 am and it worked. My energy was up. My personality was there. I was significantly good in terms of...
    chaoticallycosmosme chaoticallycosmosme 26-30, M Aug 28

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    It's a Thursday summer night and while everyone is at my high schools football game having the times of their lives and partying later on I'm home alone by myself doing nothing but...
    Brudy6 Brudy6 18-21, M Aug 28

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    Other times, I look at my scars and see something else: a girl who was trying to cope with something horrible that she should never have had to live through at all. My scars show...
    channy86 channy86 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I think I still do. When I have even a tiny bit of fat anywhere on my body, I don't eat every good. I give myself, on the first day, a 1,600 calorie diet. I'm 5.4in tall. My weight...
    17paredkay00 17paredkay00 13-15, F Aug 29

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    People close to me feel I am very obsessed with myself. I may agree to it. Yes I am self obsessed. The reason probably is that I don't like the way I look and am constantly...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 4

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    Recovery... Realising your worth it. Experiencing true happiness. Caring about yourself. Over coming your own demons. Validating your worth it. Eating with no regret. Relapse, its...
    TheGirlFullOfSecrets TheGirlFullOfSecrets 13-15, F Sep 6

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    Ok. I need to get this one out as a declaration of my new fitness goal. It might be a taboo idea, but my new goal has been inspired by the fact that I am reuniting with a friend of...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F Sep 8

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    For as much **** as I ate in the past week or 2, surprised I haven't gained and my face hasn't gotten any rounder because of retaining water weight due to the sodium content. I...
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm 5"8 and weigh 124 pounds at the moment... For years, I never really considered my weight or body image, but my brother started calling me fat and for some reason it really...
    starvingshadows starvingshadows 16-17, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I think Healthy is Beautiful A lot of people say, "skinny is beautiful." and others object saying, "Curvy girls are much more better." However, out of all these preferences of how...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Ugh, I've actually been dealing with this a lot lately. It's a day to day process towards being okay with myself. Repeat to self: I am okay the way I look regardless of what...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I am currently seeking therapy for it. It's strange to say that I have social anxiety because I am a private person, and I enjoy spending time by myself. However, there are times I...
    Close2You Close2You 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    Today my parents found out... iv been put on anti-depressants and have to be referred to a childs mental health clinic because im only 14...
    TheGirlFullOfSecrets TheGirlFullOfSecrets 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    Day by day keeps my therapist paid
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 5 days ago

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