bipolar 1

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    Anticonvulsants

    Heeeey, I suffer from Bipolar Disorder type I and I have never been able to get my symptoms under control by medication prescribed for my Bipolar even after being tried on a handful of different pills! I was prescribed pregabalin about 2 months ago to treat my pain in my face caused by nerve...
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    Somewhere between Bipolar 1 and 2

    Hi, I am new here. I registered to get and provide support for those dealing with similar issues such as mine. I have a history of depression/mood issues since childhood. Full blown manic episode 2013 - age 23. Diagnosed in 2016. 5+ years in recovery from drugs/alcohol. Extreme bouts of...
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    I have a problem with isolation that I have never experienced before....

    I literally do not know how to start this?? So i have this friend, one of my only friends, she is an online friend. I talk to her every day very very often. I am bipolar, it is a recent diagnosis from just a couple months ago, but i have had depression and anxiety for a little over a year. Right...
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    Free Mental health peer mentoring program

    Hi I’m looking to add value to the mental health community because I am a part of it as I suffer from bipolar 1 disorder. After 8 years of being hospitalized weeks at a time, I am now starting a project and looking for people who are interested in taking their life to the next level by joining...
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    Advice to Help my Partner w/ OCPD

    My partner of 15years has always liked things done a certain way but we never thought it to be much of a problem. He cleaned, worked hard and was great at budgeting. But about a year ago, we moved. He couldn’t find a job, so I went to work. Him having control over the house and children has sent...
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    misdiagnosed or atypical expression of symptoms?

    Hi, I have BPD and I moved out of my alcoholic moms house and my symptoms are barely detectable and the only thing I struggle with often is the bouts of depression caused by the emptiness now . Although, when I am around my mother all my symptoms come back. Is that normal? I was only...
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    Electroconvulsive therapy. Experiences?

    Hi all! Newbie here to the forums. :) My wife has suffered for years (been married for 40) with BiPolar disorder/depression. The worst episode began in 2003 with a full blown freak out and first psych ward stay. Since then (past 15 years), it's been several hospital stays (maybe a couple...
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    Lithium not working?

    I've been taking Lithium since I was diagnosed Bipolar 1 about 6 years ago. Lately though my moods have been fluctuating wildly and my bouts of uncontrollable anger that only subsides through physical activity (using a punching bag etc.) have came back. Now aside from the usual stressors in my...