What do you think?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 672
   Posted 4/23/2010 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you think that you a different because you have Bipolar. disorder?
hugs, Caren
Bipolar 1

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 1191
   Posted 4/23/2010 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
That's an interesting question.
I do feel different than others. I don't feel I have the same freedom as "normal" people. I have to take meds, everday for the rest of my life, likely. It could be a bright sun-shiny day and I am so deeply depressed I can't leave the house. Shopping comes with strict rules and for something that is supposed to be a pleasurable activity, with it usually comes regret and guilt. I talk so much so fast that the one listening looks surprised.
I think the biggest part that is different for me, is that this is a mood disorder. So I don't feel you can compare it to anyone else's "moody times". It is debilitating. Severe extremes sometimes mulitiple times/day.....The irritabiliy is above and beyond what others experience. The guilt, the shame, the fear.
Having said all of this, I would not change who I am for one minute. I am an incrediably strong person who loves deeply and who is deeply loved. I am creative, organized, kind and overall have a happy life (house, dog, cat, boyfriend, family and friends) and HW!
Hugs, Mogs
Bipolar II, Anxiety/Panic Disorder
Clonazepam .5mg as needed, Methoprazine 6 mg/day, Lexapro 10 mg/day  & Lamictal 400 mg/day.

happy bill
Forum Moderator

Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 1132
   Posted 4/23/2010 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
  Absolutly i am different. ANd you know what, I'm glad i am. Yes there is a downside to BP, but i try to look at the good. I am creative, i love harder and deeper, i feel more deeply about  almost everything, sex, friendship, love, joy, you name it.  all in all i couldnt imiagine not being BP.
   So yes i am different. And i accept and relish the difference because with BP i truley am special.
    And by the way, so are all you all too.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Thursday, October 27, 2016 11:36 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,713,251 posts in 299,173 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 153749 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, situatnsl1i.
240 Guest(s), 12 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Chask, racer102, THE HAPPY TURTLE, abhi, Acanada, FW, ppm guy, Scaredy Cat, Girlie, supapfunk, couchtater, multifacetedme

Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer