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I Think I'm Bipolar

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    So Depressed Right Now

    I've been on Abilify and Prozac for 3 weeks now, but I'm depressed again. I say again because last week I was up. Flying high, over the moon, etc. At first, three weeks ago, I was so happy to be feeling better after months of depression. I was exercising, happy, motivated, but...
    DawnKitten420 DawnKitten420 26-30, F Oct 29, 2011

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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 don't know what I'm feeling. It's starting to ruin my relationships. My brother doesn't understand, my sister doesn't believe me, my best friend...
    cuteshyginger cuteshyginger 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2014

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    I've been dealing with this

    for over 10 years now, most of this time I have been in a dark hole. It went as far as me losing all hope and even forgetting who I am, who I used to be before my depression. Recently I have been able to see some light. It's not easy, and I have bad days but I have after 10...
    lily449 lily449 22-25, F Mar 6

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    I took an online quiz

    for bipolar disorder and I got 100%. My older sister has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I remember all my life I would have periods of hyperactivity, talkativeness, acting out on impulse, doing dumb illegal things, etc. Then I would go through other phases where I would...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F Jul 23

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    So, I've been really reluctant to post anything

    here but I'm just taking a leap of faith I guess. Two years ago, I was extremely depressed and was getting suicidal and I wrote a note which was found by my old band teacher who then had me talk to her about what I'd been feeling. She was confused because I had been fine, fine...
    BryannaC BryannaC 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    I Hate Myself

    I just don't know what's wrong with me. I don't know why, but I just hate myself. I'm like my own worst enemy. All of my life I've been like this. I'm constantly conflicted, or constantly switching between things. I can be happy one second, and pissed off the next. I can be calm...
    Devin55 Devin55 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 23, 2012

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    I'm most of the times depressed.

    ...but i also find myself going from depressed to insane quite quickly
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M Jan 25

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    I make impulse decisions

    that seem well thought out then later don't understand the thoughts and feelings that drove me to make that choice.
    derealizationofthemind derealizationofthemind 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 3

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    I can be fine one minute,

    and the next I flip into a monster with so much anger inside not knowing why, and then I can start crying for no reason. is either I'm bipolar or I'm just pregnant :-)
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 11

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    I felt so good today,

    so accepting of myself and I enjoyed speaking to everybody today. I'm surely having another bipolar week. I'll probably be down again tomorrow but I'll make the most of it now :)
    Miriamjen Miriamjen 16-17, F Jul 6

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    I'm not sure what being bipolar is

    but my friends say I'm bipolar.
    Adridee Adridee 16-17, F Feb 24

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    I wonder if I am.... I wake up sometimes in a

    good mood sometimes In a very bad one. sometimes I have the patience to talk to the people I hate the most and sometimes I just don't wanna see there faces or even hear there voices, some times I can't stand certain noices ex: kids whining to there mother throwing fits and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 29

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    Never had myself diagnosed but.

    .. I may have it.. the symptoms seemed to be there... living inside me, crawling aching withdrawing. i read about its promiscuity... i am one... but never feeling bad about it because sex to me is just a need... like feeling hunger, so we need to eat. There is no emotional...
    lovetilyouhate lovetilyouhate 26-30, F Oct 20, 2014

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    I've noticed that I go in

    and out of serious depressions, There have been a lot of depressing things that'eve happened in my life but it happens over minor things sometimes. Eventually I took this quiz: http://psychcentral.com/quizzes/bipolarquiz.htm I know it's not a fully diagnosis but It's probably...
    Bruh453 Bruh453 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    I don't really get extreme highs,

    I get days where I feel "normal" and not severely depressed, or days where I am pretty happy, but not crazy with my money or anything like that. At the end of the "happy" day or even within a few hours, I'll crash and not be happy anymore, instead I'll be very irritable or sad...
    nunezquinnad nunezquinnad 18-21, F Jul 11

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    It's hard to explain.

    Obviously I'm not going to diagnose myself, I shall maybe see someone if it gets worse. However, I can have certain episodes where I completely shut off, I zone out of nearly all conversations I am in and I just end up feeling genuinely down. This can happen for a few days up to...
    Stillnotbroken Stillnotbroken 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 3, 2014

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    These last couple of days have been the worst

    of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but I mean I'm 21.. I didn't seriously think of it. My sister yelled at me and called me a bunch of things for worrying enough to even go to the doc...
    lily449 lily449 22-25, F Mar 27

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    jasminpao jasminpao 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    My Life Is a Rollercoaster Ride.

    I honestly feel like I have bipolar disorder. I have done excessive research on it because my mom suffers from bipolar disorder, but still denies it and refuses to take medication. Throughout the day, I experience a rollercoaster of emotions. The most common one is sadness. I am...
    SmartLady SmartLady 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 16, 2007

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    Not Diagnosed, But I Think I Am...

    This is how my mood goes throughout the day: Irritable. Numb. Okay. Annoyed.Apathetic. Happy.Bitchy. Angry. Depressed. Hyper.Empty.Suicidal. Numb. It's a different pattern everyday, and the moods can last an hour to 30 seconds. 
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5, 2011

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    Being Unable To Explain Is What Gets Me

       Not being able to explain my problems is what gets me the most. These waves that keep occuring much too often finally took a toll on me. I began to type my symptoms into the google search engine and the first thing that pops up is borderline personality disorder...
    lehbam lehbam 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 30, 2010

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    Is It Valid? Need Feedback~~

    H ey guys, I am a grad student who is trying to create a public campaign to make people understand bipolar syndrome and people who have it better in order to eliminate/fight with the stigma. I just revised my storyboard and in the stage of needing feedback from who ever...
    Niplus777 Niplus777 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 17, 2008

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    I sometimes want to kill myself

    for no reason and I'm scared of myself because of that.
    Yunocorn Yunocorn 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I've been getting these really intense mood

    swings, like one moment I'll be really angry at my friends and never want to see them again, and the next I'll love them and never want to leave them. Also with people. When I talk, we'll just be talking about some random thing, and I'll be happy and hyper, but then I'll get...
    LopsidedLollipop LopsidedLollipop 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I'm Not Quite Sure

    I've taken many tests online, and they all say Im extremely bipolar, but I don't want to tell my family. I just don't want them to think like I'm a different person
    LizzieWolf LizzieWolf 13-15, T 1 Response Oct 13, 2013

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    This is my first post here,

    I may sound a little boring, but I have been depressed for a while. I'm 21, female and unable to analyze my feelings and state of being right now. I have extreme mood swings, between the gap of a few hours, when I am most affected by some thoughts. This has been going on for...
    Springbreakdown Springbreakdown 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I have so many mood swings

    and I looked up symptoms. I think I really am bipolar.
    hn6653 hn6653 16-17, F Mar 3, 2014

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    How can someone be okay

    for a moment then breaking down the next, caught between trying to improve themselves or destroying themselves? This royally sucks.
    Yummchi Yummchi 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    I'll Probably Never Get Checked

    I've always had a really hard time with emotions, I jump quickly, I panic easily, and rarely think before reacting. My mom, 48, recently was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Her father was bipolar and commited suicide when she was young, My grandmother on my father's side was the...
    Xipyps Xipyps 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2008

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I think I am bipolar.

    I feel depressed and angry easily over thoughts in my head, 99.9% on how people have treated me with rudeness, betrayal, indifference and unfairness. In another second when a normal person talks to me in a normal tone I can adjust myself instantly to normal state. Recently I...
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I've been having serious mood swings

    since I started college. I would feel like I'm on top of the world and I own the place one second, then the next would feel like I'm a complete loser with nothing to gain or give. My friends said that they find it disturbing how I'm happy and goofy in the morning and later in...
    HowArtThou HowArtThou 18-21, F Mar 1

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    I should probably see my GP about it,

    but I'm afraid of having my suspicions confirmed and be put on meds for life.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 19

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    My mood changes randomly.

    One minute I could be happy and joyful, but the next I'll be in tears sobbing. This has been going on for 2 years straight. I've never thought of seeing someone because didn't think it was a big deal, but my close friends and family are noticing it.
    disneylover3 disneylover3 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 14, 2014

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    Me Too...

    I am 46 years old, married for 27 years and have 3 kids...for 15 years from the time i was about 28  i was depressed..drank alot and screwup up finances until i cracked and took some pills..i went on antidepressents which i still am on.. once again..i have screwed up...
    copper80 copper80 46-50, F Jan 7, 2008

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    I Know Something Is Wrong(?) With Me But I'M Not Sure What It Is And If It Has A Name

    [EDIT: I'm definitely going to talk with a professional as soon as I make some extra money. I got really good and helpful answers here but some things can be really contradicting so I'm still confused] Hi everyone, first of all I want to make clear that I am not sure if I'm a...
    WeTurnToDust WeTurnToDust 22-25, F 5 Responses May 8, 2013

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    My mood changes all the time

    and doesn't just fade from good to bad it can go from on the verge of wanting to commit suicide to being overjoyed. Sometimes I'm really happy and positive, sometimes I lose almost all hope. I looked it up and they're called mania's; periods of time where one mood just takes...
    dessertqueen dessertqueen 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 26, 2014

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    I feel like a monster,

    unable to maintain any types of relationships, Irritable/sad/happy at the drop of a hat. People look at me like I'm crazy, it's been pretty bad the past week or so and idk why. What is wrong with me.
    nunezquinnad nunezquinnad 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    I have never been professionally diagnosed,

    however, and I'm too afraid to mention it to my parents. I exhibit the usual "symptoms" I suppose you could call it. At times, sometimes for multiple weeks I feel fantastic! I have plenty of motivation to get things I need to be done finished, I can feel more social and outgoing...
    Derse Derse 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2014

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    Here are top 10 home remedies

    for Bipolar Disorder. 1. Fish Oil Fish oil rich in Omega 3 fatty acids is one of the few things that can help in the treatment of bipolar disorder. In fact, those suffering from bipolar depression must consume it on daily basis. Fish oil improves the functionality of brain and...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Anyone who has seen all of my posts today

    and yesterday might get a glimpse of all my personalities! I have extreme highs and extreme lows with not much in between. Its like a roller-coaster of romantic emotions! Not lovey romantic, the one that means exaggerated.
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M Dec 14, 2014

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    The Secret Of My Bipolar Boon!!

    I had been daignosed for bipolar disorder and what I think is Bipolar disorder is not a curse its in fact can prove to be a boon for the person if he learns to manipulate his mania and he learns to be patient while a depression phase.. Mania is like a boon for me..I feel so...
    freebirdbywill freebirdbywill 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 27, 2012

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    I think I'm bipolar, i can go on

    for weeks being on top of the world. I'm so happy, my mind is racing with new ideas, I can't sleep for days and I keep cleaning. But then I crash, I'm depressed, suicidal, I want to die. I'm numb, useless. I can't control my moods I starve myself, cut myself just to make the...
    myimsanitylove myimsanitylove 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've spent my entire day laying in my bed

    feeling depressed/irritable/on the verge of crying... Hate feeling like this.
    nunezquinnad nunezquinnad 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I change my mind so often that

    even I can't keep up with it. And i don't mean about simple things like clothing, or what I want for lunch. I go from wanting to be with my boyfriend forever, to wanting to break up with him and date someone else, all for no reason. We've been together for nearly a year, and I...
    Dodgey4 Dodgey4 22-25, F Feb 2

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    I'm really tired of waking up in the morning

    feeling hopeless and crying half of my days away. I have lost both my husbands because they can't stand the sadness but they sure do enjoy the happy me. I'm always there for everyone else, but no one is there for me so I thought I would try reaching out to strangers who might be...
    countrystrong4u2 countrystrong4u2 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 27

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