Patients Bipolar disorder
Topic of the discussion
Posted on 06/05/2016 21:26
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 - 07/05/2016Accepting bipolar disorder https://www.carenity.co.uk/forum/bipolar-disorder/living-with-bipolar-disorder/bipolar-exepting-its-part-of-who-you-are-998
Posted on 07/05/2016 01:27
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.
Posted on 07/05/2016 20:36
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.
Posted on 14/05/2016 05:09
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
Posted on 28/05/2020 13:02
@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?
Posted on 23/06/2020 15:48
@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.
Posted on 12/04/2021 13:05
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Did you have a hard time accepting your bipolar disorder? If so, what did you do get into a better place with it?
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Posted on 28/04/2021 19:29
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.
Posted on 02/06/2021 16:48
@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.