This may come off pretty harsh, but, I'd just like to see if I am alone in this, which I seriously doubt I am. Yes, I am bipolar, obviously I am in this support group. I have a friend who basically doesn't like it when I am sad or happy. Every time I call her and am in a good mood all of a sudden I am asked if I am manic, if I am a little down in the dumps I am depressed. Rarely am I ever either anymore, I am just happy or sad like any other person on this planet. Manic? no, I don't have the racing thoughts, I don't have the feeling that actions don't have consequences, I don't have days and days of endless energy. Depressed? no, I don't stay in bed and sleep and sleep, I don't feel hopeless and helpless. I'm simply sad and happy. It really irks me that she ties everything back to my Bipolar disorder. Yes, at one time and not too long ago it was out of hand but it drives me crazy that she endlessly turns my every emotion into potentially being my disorder. It makes me question if I really am too happy or too sad, which I don't think I am. It makes me crazy, it's another reason I am having trouble with her, I could write a novel on all the reasons. Anyway, am I alone in this? Does anyone else endlessly get accused of having symptoms of their disorder even when their disorder is under control with therapy and medication? Does anyone have any advice on how to get her to see that I am having NORMAL feelings and NOT cycling through those insane highs and lows? (Talking to her is not even close to possible, she's not capable of being sorry, that's a whole separate post, though) I need to feel less alone in this, I also need some advice on how to get her to STOP that doesn't include trying to explain how it makes me feel to her, since that never works. Thanks everyone!
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