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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  • ritkat

    Death in the family

    My aunt died last weekend. I didn't know she was that sick. She was diagnosed with stage 4 bone cancer at the beginning of January. I wasn't really close to her, but my mom is having a really hard time. She has very little family left. I'm feeling sad thinking of how she used to text me on holidays even though I rarely saw her. We visited her when she was in the hospital last month, but I never...
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  • ladybugluvs

    SEVERE ANXIETY

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    So I been doing bad. REALLY BAD! It started January 30th on my way to work I started to feel this anxiety so INTENSE! It feels like there is a demon with gun to head taunting me and actingn like their going to shoot me but don't. Or the feeling you get when your driving and someone almost hits you but barely misses you. Or like your at the top of a building and you slip but catch yourself in time...
  • kisses2016

    Suicidal ideation obviously TW

    4
    Ive been preoccupied with these thoughts. What's haunting me is waking up in the hospital for a third time surrounded by my family. It's heartbreaking to think about! So why can I not stop considering suicide as an option? I'm leaving behind a truly wonderful family. But I just feel like I am a burden to them. They do so much for me and I am incredibly grateful but I feel useless. See im telling...
  • kisses2016

    And everything is a trigger!!

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    a tv show with a character who looks like someone I used to be close to, or a traumatic situation on tv that I've been in, or someone mentions mental illness, a piece of my wardrobe I wore to an event with someone no longer in my life, a place I used to go to with someone. All triggers of anxiety. Anyone else can relate?? How do you cope?
  • kisses2016

    Sleep

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    since the trazidone I'm prescribed stopped working, I've been battling sleep issues. I am afraid to take most sleep aids that contain diphenhydramine because that's what I od'd on last year. I tried low dose melatonin which didn't work. But my mom has a 6mg melatonin which I have hlfallen in love with! But it does give me weird dreams. I didn't take it last night and had a hard time falling...
  • ritkat

    Returning to work?

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    I was wondering how those who are working knew when they could return to work without being so symptomatic that they were no longer functional. I know some people have to work and my question may seem silly, but I have had a very hard time working in the past and I have ended up in the hospital between work and personal stresses. I now am a stay at home mom and I have started doing some small...
  • MoobbusT

    Some tunes maybe

    Musical therapy anyone?Mellow magic this one :-)I've heard more than one critic say it's better than the original... if you can believe that!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmwFnoMoDDgDMA'S cover Cher 'Believe' for Like A Version
  • kisses2016

    Need advice?

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    so I've been seeing my therapist since end of December. I need advice on how to tell her I've been feeling suicidal lately. My last t it took me months to open up to her. I do like my new t but I'm afraid of how she might react or treat me differently. How should I bring it up? Any advice is welcome 
  • anonymousme

    Doing so much better

    8
    I am currently getting a monthly intramuscular shot of abilify (I am bad about taking pills consistently.) I take lamictal (lamotrigine.) I just started bupropian (buspar.) YEAH!!!! I got off the ADD meds entirely. I decided to take better care of myself. These are the things I do now instead...(sort of a repost)********************************************************************I like to get...
  • Deveres-Girl

    Looking for guidance

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    When you have lost a loved one how do you decifer the diference between your grief and your disease?
  • kisses2016

    Stability and how long between episodes

    When you are stable, how long does it last? HOw long in between episodes and how long do your episodes last?
  • kisses2016

    Are you independent?

    Kinda doing a survey here. YOu all are my info source. To what degree are you indeppendent? I live at home rent free. I pay my car payment, car insurance, phone bill. I help with cleaning at home. But I'm not allowed to have my medications, which I am ok with due to my impulsivity. My mom locks them in her room. I get nervous being home alone for more than an hour. I feel I am too dependent on my...
  • mlr0853

    2/23 Happy Birthday to my brother John

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    I'm feeling alot these days, grieving the loss of a life long friend 2/2 and my dear brother who has been gone since 2006. He was the last of my birth family to die. I'm so Blessed as I was able to talk to him, he lived in CA and I'm across the country in CT. I asked his wife to put the phone up to his ear and told him I loved him, and he said that back to me...tearing up thinking about him...I...
  • irishwriter

    come unwind in the bp lounge

    theatre and I are there already. I'm having a very berry tea with crackers, cheese and cherry tomatoes and she's having a joint with some beer and we're both on really comfy recliners on thick pile carpet. we need some help with the decor if anyone is around??