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Old 10-18-2015, 08:36 PM   #1
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Ive become quite jaded over the diagnosis of bipolar, the more widespread it becomes, the more it feels like just an excuse.

Hypersexuality "must be manic!"
Anxiety "must be mixed!!"
Emotional dysregulation "must be rapid cycling!"

Depression "only meds can fix your lazy arse"

The use of "coping skills" is nearing on ridiculous, basic life skills seem not to be taught these days, breathing is a coping skill? Well duh, I thought we needed that to survive!

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Old 10-18-2015, 08:51 PM   #2
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:55 PM   #3
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Sometimes it makes me doubt my diagnosis and makes me think I have something else entirely, like schizophrenia combined with a cluster**** of PD traits. I was psychotic and running around homeless trying to save people. "Bipolar" is when you feel sad or really happy sometimes. I know that's nonsense, but at a glance that's how it feels sometimes.
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I get tired of labels in general
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I have BP II. I don't like how it's thrown around either. A lot of people don't realize there are more than one type of bipolar as well. And that frustrates me. Those who blame bipolar people as a group and don't know anything about it. Or those who have it and then when asked don't know enough about their own condition to know which one they are. I'm like trust me you would know. If you were BP I you'd have psychosis and even tho I don't suffer with that it can be really disabling, and it's frustrating because I can't say see here is why I can show you what I did in my life why it causes so much trouble other than here I wasn't my "normal" self and I don't have a logical explanation and I ruined my life even tho I was happy so I thought and then I crashed. It's different for every person and I know that. And people will do with it what they will. But those of us who really struggle with mental health, it's really frustrating when others just use it or abuse it. Just my two cents.

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The point of a diagnosis is not to put a name to your behavior. Itís to seek help when you canít function in life.
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I don't know how to respond to this as I kind of feel like it is geared toward my current predicament. After the last few days, I feel like a lunatic and I have no idea what is going on with me. I think I am responding to the condition of my aunt and, especially, witnessing her hooked up to a ventilator, but I do know that my pdoc has told me that episodes can be triggered by stress. I was feeling down a couple of weeks ago (when she was fine) and never recovered and now I've been panic ridden and strangely paranoid. I am afraid I am going to die and I'm scared to death about it. I don't know if it's my bipolar but I do know that I don't "normally" act like this. I feel like I don't have the coping skills in my toolbox to handle this so I just start flipping out and can't be calmed down unless or until I start crying hysterically or take my medicine.
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Defintely not geared towards anyone in particular my friend, I strayed from the bipolar forum and we all know how that gets me worked up!

I suspect those who participate or relate to this thread are those that truely suffer with more than emotional dysregulation.
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And getting help has been my main goal ever since my diagnosis. This thing isn't taking me down. Even when at my worst, I'm not giving up. When you are at the bottom of the hill and the goal is to reach the top, no one said it'd be easy to get up there.

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Thank you. I have been feeling insecure about this the last few days because I don't know what the hell is wrong with me!
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