Accepting bipolar disorder

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I say bipolar is part of me its who i am.i feel like im half me half bipolar . Exepting it has been so hard and sometimes i just cry for it to go away please go away but its not going to . 

How do others feel ?

Beginning of the discussion - 07/05/2016

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Fighting the bpd/bipolar isn't going to make it go away. Recently Ive been trying to embrace  that part of me and to accept it..its part of who I am. I was glad to find out about this website  so I can I can get talking to others like me.We have many gifts and talents. On our good days we can be likeable, charming and funny. 

The bad days when we're  in that black hole you just have to keep telling yourself it will pass, because it does.

  

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I've learnt to except it, despite the bad choices/near bad choices from the mania.

I think it's more 'tripolar' because it gives you a unique perspective, from low, medium and high. When I was first diagnosed, after over three years of being to afraid to seek help, I had a teacher who told me that bipolar people are often geniuses.

Byron, Poe, Churchill, Stephen Fry, Hemingway, Sinatra, Van Gogh, and Alfred Hitchcock to name but a few. We're in good company.

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Yeah i just go yeah i am crazy actually when people ask ;) I joke, but depression it used to feel bi polar but i have just felt low mood for a long time no high mood,  i miss the high mood as mine were very safe once i just felt really happy. Now i feel nothing 

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@Jemzy01 @Suzie79 @Quoth_the_Raven I feel sometimes like I've accepted it too much and that it's taken me over as a person, like I don't have any other sides to me but my disorder. Do any of you feel like that?

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@BiPoMe I get what you mean. But like @Suzie79‍ said, I think fighting it won't make it better or make it go away. I try to look as it as a trait that makes me unique.

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It was hard for me to find my identity apart from my bipolar but when I accepted that it was part of me and I could box it off and give it a label I was able to concentrate on the other positive sides of my personality.   Bipolar is part of who you are but it's a condition not a personality trait.  There are things I have done when manic that I wouldn't dream of doing when normal but my condition doesn't make me who I am. My ongoing battle in life to prevent myself from being hospitalised due to bipolar  is just part of life. Luckily I haven't  had a serious episode since 2003.

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@JTMckenna123 I think that's one of the biggest struggles we face with bipolar. Some days I have to remind both myself and other people that BPD is not me, it's just something I have. It's something I'm still working on, trying to almost embrace it.

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