Bipolar?

United States
September 4, 2006 2:39pm CST
Is anyone here bipolar or living with a bipolar family member?
6 responses
• United States
4 Sep 06
I have a friend that is bipolar and it scares me. One minute he is laughing and having a good old time and within a hour something happens and he gets depressed and wants to go home. I don't know how to help him. He doesn't want to go to the hospital to get help either cause he thinks he can control it himself
• United States
16 Oct 06
Yes, I'm bipolar and on meds. My last doc had me on so many meds. I switched and now I'm only on 2. Zoloft and Doxepen. I feel much better.
@Jennifer21 (2476)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Yes, I am bipolar and sometimes it is very hard to deal with the extreme highs and lows. They seem to consume my life at times. I am currently taking meds and they have really helped me. I suggest therapy and meds to anyone out there who is dealing with this life long illness.
• Australia
19 Oct 06
I ended up in hospital after losing the plot bad and trying to end it all. I was told I had post-natal depression with Bi-polar tendencies. The doctor told my partner, 9but not me) that I would get worse as I go on in life. My worst thing is I spend lots of money and when I'm low I hate it so bad and its like I have a demon inside me but I am trying to work on that because I want my kids to see me better. I am on 150mg of efexor a day.
• Philippines
19 Oct 06
i'm bipolar. i have mood swings. my friend kurt, my boyfriend, and my parents experience the worst of me when i have my mood swings. they come and go though. i never really know when i'm going on a bad mood spell or whatever. but the meds help me a lot. strangely, when i took up nicotine again (smoking and nicorette), my mood swings were less frequent. they only come up when i lack sleep. what i don't like is when i'm hyper. i really don't like the feeling of being out of control. when i'm depressed, i like experiencing the fullness of the emotion. i listen to sad songs, blog on how i feel, and just wallow in the feeling. it's nice, actually. most people who meet me don't think that something's wrong with me. they just think i'm naturally weird. but only when i tell them i'm bipolar/manic-depressive, it's the only time they'll believe that i have a mental illness. :) i guess the experience is different from person to person. :)
• United States
15 Oct 06
I am bipolar. I was on meds up to last month. I was on Lexapro, Topamax, Trazadone and Klonopin. The only reason I am off of meds right now is I am trying to have another child. The meds helped a lot but so does therapy!!! I feel it is a combo that works. For me, just meds or just therapy wasnt an answer. I am hoping that I will remain stable for awhile because I do not want to take meds while pregnant. I was very stable duing my 1st pregnancy and hope it is the same this time! My heart goes out to anyone living and dealing with a person like me LOL
• United States
4 Sep 06
Yes I do live with this everyday.