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   Posted 4/23/2010 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you think that you a different because you have Bipolar. disorder?
hugs, Caren
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   Posted 4/23/2010 12:57 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.

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   Posted 4/23/2010 4:47 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.
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