Bipolar Disorder Support Group

Bipolar disorder is not just a single disorder, but a category of mood disorders marked by periods of abnormally high energy and euphoria, often accompanied by bouts of clinical depression. This is the place to talk about your experience with bipolar disorder, learn from others' experiences, and find support.

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  • Community Leaderacuriousfish

    Roll call...

    Activity seems to be dropping off ..even some of those who got onto the new site seem to have stopped posting..who is still around?
  • Breona1996

    It's been a while...

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    Hey everyone, well it's been about 3 years since I have been on here... I don't know if anyone remebers me, and I am sure there are a lot of new people, so hello! My name is Bre. I don't really know what I want to say because it has been so long! So much has changed... I am 20 now, engaged to be married to my fiance in October, am helping raise her son, I am working, and contemplating going to...
  • TRIGGER WARNING: This post talks openly about suicide.Today I read about a suicide - it hurt to hear. Of Course it does; everyone left behind is Miserable, and often they didn't see it coming, you know? Remember when Robin Williams ended his life? I want to make a few comments about suicide: when someone you know (at all, let alone someone you Care about) takes his or her life, sociology says...
  • rubyblue

    Good morning everyone!

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    Its just gone 9.30 here and I've been up since 7am. My sleep has definitely improved taking the extra ativan each day but I am knocking it on the head today. I dont want to become addicted to it. I still have haldol if I go back to sleeping just 3 hours but hopefully that has reset my system a little. I'm still feeling hypomanic. I've gone from manic to hypomanic is that usual? But I'm not sure...
  • polarbare

    seroquel and diabetes

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    I was at my pdocs today and told him I have elevated blood sugar and they are retesting me in August... he says that seroquel will aggravate diabetes but does not cause it... i have weight gain that I know contributes and a dietician told me I was eating correctly... I am predisposed to diabetes on my mothers side of the family... I guess my question is has anyone else been diagnosed with...
  • TC40

    Update

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    I am in a manic state. I had a cortisone injection in my knee on Monday and it felt great until Friday. Then it was just awful. I haven't been sleeping good because of the pain and I think the cortisone shove me into a manic state. I am in so much but I just wish I could die. I have been sitting here cutting my leg for the past 20 minutes. I just don't know if I'm ever going to feel right it...
  • I'm fairly certain I have bipolar. I need to talk it out in a supportive place.
  • I have to take it so early but then I still wake up late because I simply cannot. get. up. I hate the tiredness but love the effects. I'm also on Lamictal. Is there any way to help with this tiredness with Seroquel? I hate taking it for this reason. Plus the only alone time I get is after my child is in bed, bless her heart. I don't want to go to bed at 9pm. Grrrr.
  • Godsdaughter

    Please Help Me

    I'm getting very paranoid. It gets worse every day. I think I should probably go inpatient as has been suggested to me by the owner of the group home where I live, but my oldest sister doesn't want me to go. She and I agreed that I will take a mini-vacation from this place. I had to change my banking info recently,so I don't have my new debit card yet or any new checks. I have to wait til Monday...
  • dstrdlx

    I'm a monster :-(

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    Last night before bed time I felt odd/off in some way. I usually get that when I feel an (what I know now is an episode coming up) I hoped for the best and decided just to try and get some sleep.This morning I was on the phone to my mum in tears because it feels like the whole world is caving in on me again. I know it will only last a few days to a week, but it hits me in these intense waves....
  • Hi there. I've recently been dianosed with bipolar presenting as a simultaneous mixture of agitation/elation and depression. I had a particularly horrifying episode that landed me inpatient, and now I am in an intensive outpatient program. Does anybody else here have this variety of bipolar? Currently I'm taking Depakote 1000 mg plus Seroquel 25 mg at bedtime. I have Klonopin if I need to add...
  • rubyblue

    Say something nice

    About yourselfAnd reply more than once!I'll start - I'm a very loyal person
  • kisses2016

    Who do I have left?

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    im still missing my therapist very badly. All I want is to sleep but I've been sleeping so much I can anymore. In still suiciadal. I wish I could just swallow those damned pills. I want my therapist. She was always in my side but I had to screen that up
  • rubyblue

    Its really good

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    To see which of our friends are online, so thank you teamDS Its going to be even better when I can go back to writing my in famous wee novellas instead of hugs. I am not known as a woman of little words lolNow if only people could log in we might stand a chance of making something of this
  • DS is making a great change in the new site... They will be making it effective soon that we can hug or send pm's to those with an open profile!!https://www.dailystrength.org/group/dailystrength-members-community/discussion/site-update-7-22-16