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bipolar depression

  1. Lostinthestatic

    My mother’s trauma is mine?

    TLDR; My mother was diagnosed with multiple mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder and ptsd, depression and I’m not sure what else. Sometimes her trauma feels like it was mine. Have you ever felt like this with a parent? I grew up witnessing my mom self-destruct. She was/is(?) addicted to...
  2. L

    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...
  3. P

    Hello, new guy here

    I never know what to write on these things, guess I should introduce myself. I am a 25 year old PhD researcher at the university of Huddersfield. I work out 3-5 times a week and I like to play video games when I have the time. I was diagnosed recently with bipolar affective disorder, so that...
  4. S

    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...
  5. spoon-racoon

    outthinking the bad thoughts

    This is something I think about when my brain is telling me that I'm a bad person to be around. Sometimes it helps. Last school year was a rollercoaster of mood swings, most of them depressive. At one point, I felt guilty every time I went to see friends because I was convinced that my...
  6. spoon-racoon

    lonely and scared

    I really want to talk to my mom about these things but she's tired and stressed out and has to deal with the kids all day and she doesn't need this. I keep seeing everywhere, and someone told me directly today, that bipolar=insane, and it scares me so much. I don't want to be crazy and I don't...
  7. spoon-racoon

    bipolar disorder: medication or no?

    I've been medicated since the age of 15--first for depression and now for bipolar. I'm afraid that it's not working. For all I know, it could be making me worse. I have no idea what I'm like without medication and I'm seriously considering just stopping. I'm so tired and sad and angry so what's...
  8. spoon-racoon

    having a rough time

    Even since coming down from the stress of school, I've been struggling a lot. This past couple days I've been lashing out at people, which I hate but it's so hard to control when I've been irritated by even the smallest things. My meds aren't working the way they should be and I don't have a...
  9. spoon-racoon

    meds adjustments are hell

    I'm going off an antidepressant and on a mood stabilizer at the same time and the withdrawals from the Lexapro are really scaring me. like the physical symptoms suck of course but I've been having rapid mood swings too so I'll get really pissed at nothing or I'll just cry for no reason. I've...
  10. M

    Want to help an ex with depression, HELP!

    I apologize in advance for this being long, but please bear with me. So my ex and I met last May. Everything was great in the beginning. We always had fun when we were together and felt very comfortable around each other. There would be times where he would snap at his mom or dad, but he's 26...
  11. D

    new member. wanting to "dump" my writing. feel free to comment or not

    new member. wanting to "dump" my writing. feel free to comment or not 2:30pm 4/3 Why do I perpetually feel sorry for myself? How did I develop into such a selfish, self-centered person? How can I be someone else? Someone better How can I derail the cycle that is me? How can I take control...
  12. M

    Seeking but never finding..

    Just feels as though I am stuck in this continual fog. I try to speak to the man who I shall marry in just 3 short days and yet the words I seek escape me. I have noticed that I seem to be more withdrawn. I feel like whats the point in sharing how I feel...no one will understand. I have always...
  13. R

    Why not

    Hello, so this is my first time on a forum but I've been struggling with my mental illness for quite a while now. I've been diagnosed with PTSD once and depression twice now and once with, last time being a bit more than a year ago. Thing is, I'm pretty sure that it's not depression and I...
  14. S

    Thoughts on Lithium

    I’ve been on lithium for two months now, impressed over all. However have some days with bad shakes and heavy head aches, put on a stone in weight. I’ll take that for the black hole it pulled me out of! I was on a fairly low dose and gradually building up, as I’m coming into a time of being...
  15. C

    Bipolar and PIP application

    Hi, I'm a 22 year old female who fell into a dark period after uni. Diagnosed bipolar mixed obsessions / intrusive thoughts . This is the sequence of my application so far. 21st Jan 2017 Pip telephone claim started. Form sent out and applied with local advice centre. 21st Feb they...
  16. W

    Treatment resistance Bipolar Depression

    Hi Everyone, hope this finds you well. I am new here so wanted to say hello. Also, as my title suggest, I wonder if anyone is experiencing treatment resistance and how they cope with it. Forgive me if there is a thread about it already.. I have been struggling with severe treatment resistant...
  17. R

    Being Logical During Depression

    I suffer from Type 2 Bipolar Disorder. Although I have never been formally diagnosed for fear of stigmatization, I have been able to research and understand that that is my condition. When I suffer from manic depression, I hear voices telling me to commit suicide. Sometimes I get specific...
  18. L

    Is my husband bipolar disorder??? please help!!

    Hi everyone, I am new to this site. We have been married for 6 years, after the first year my husband lost his well paid job and then he was diagnosed ED, so we have not had sex since. He started his new business in 2012, unfortunately the business went to completely wrong, he had to close...
  19. C

    Help, am I bipolar?

    I'm posting because I don't know what to do. I need to go to the doctors but I'm scared they won't believe me. I honestly feel like I'm bipolar. Im only 19 years old, and I never suffer severe mania. Which is why I've read a lot about bipolar type 2. One minute I can be really happy, energetic...
  20. X

    Bipolar & Depression

    im Chloe.. im 21 and i have been suffering with severe depression since 15 from being bullied in school, over last year and a half to then have to deal with being told i have bipolar... im just looking for people who will completely understand! :shrug: i mean my family try the ultimate best to...
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