Have you encountered people with bipolar disorder?

Philippines
May 10, 2012 6:58am CST
My housemate was diagnosed with bipolar disorder recently. She tends to be so depressive at times and sometimes hyper. Is it dangerous living in the same house with bipolar? I hope not.
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@1hopefulman (28674)
• Canada
11 May 12
My daughter (36) is suffering with the condition. Thankfully the medication she is now on is working well for her. Thanks God! I don't live with her or near her so I don't know if its dangerous. I went for a visit last weekend and her husband was still in one piece. So far, so good!
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@buenavida (8020)
• Sweden
12 May 12
Hi, 1hopefulman - You might be interested in the comment below..
@1hopefulman (28674)
• Canada
13 May 12
Thanks!
• Philippines
13 May 12
Wish she is well. I guess as long as there is proper medication, she cannot go wrong.
• United States
10 May 12
I have this and I know how hard it is for others to deal with. it is very hard for me to deal with as well. I don't wish anyone to live with me if I were unmedicated ever.
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• Philippines
12 May 12
At least you are aware and could medicate if necessary.
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@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
11 May 12
You can't just say yes or no on this. It depends on how "strong" this disorder is, how easily you can recognize it, if meds are taken, if there is a place to turn to (hospital in some cases for weeks/months) etc. Also the question will be: what are you able to handle? What will trigger it (more) etc. It can be dangerous or look dangerous in some cases.
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@buenavida (8020)
• Sweden
12 May 12
I have a friend who has this disorder, and she is actually here in myLot too. She is managing with medication, so this problem is possible to treat that way. There is an herb that many take for mild depression, St. John's Wort, but I am not sure if it helps for bipolar disorder.. I have it at home as tablets and it helps me, it is called Hypermin from A.Vogel. It's a herb that has been used for a long time and it should not be taken together with other medicins, especially blood thinning medication.
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• Philippines
12 May 12
It seems that people with Bipolar are generally bearable. Thanks for sharing everyone.
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@buenavida (8020)
• Sweden
12 May 12
I got a newsletter today that talks about an important connection with our digestion system and brain. I did a search and found some info about Gut and Physiology Syndrome (GAPS) Nutritional program - here is one site http://www.realfoodwholehealth.com/2011/02/what-is-gaps-or-the-gaps-diet-gut-and-psychology-physiology-syndrome/ It seems that the right or wrong sort of bacteria in our digestion system can affect our brain and cause or prevent many of these disorders including the bi polar syndrome. Why not do a search and see what you can find? If you are looking for a good bacteria source, and want to know about capsules with them, send me a message, and I will give you more info. At least I know these bacteria cannot harm anyone, but it may be important to start slowly, as they can start a cleaning process in the gut.
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• Philippines
13 May 12
Hahaha! That's cool. Thanks for your scientific response.
• Canada
10 May 12
Yes. I have. I once had a friend named Nic, and he was sweet one minute, then sour the next. Couldn't win with him.. He was bipoloar. I honestly think it could be dangerous if the individual is not medicated properly..
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• Philippines
13 May 12
Yeah that's true, since they have extreme personality.
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@maximax8 (28284)
• United Kingdom
11 May 12
I know a man that is 52 years old and he has got bipolar disorder. He seems very depressed at times and this is difficult to handle. When he is like that nothing will cheer him up. At other times he is very happy and seems to be sailing along happily. Then along comes another depressive mood. It is fine to live in a house with a bipolar disorder sufferer.
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@Dominique25 (9476)
• United States
10 May 12
I know a person who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. You should ask a doctor if it would be dangerous. If she has medicine that she is suppose to take and that she doesn't then you might run into some problems. But I would ask someone who knows more about the bipolar disorder.