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Bipolar

Charlotte, NC

#1 Jul 17, 2012
Would anyone share there experiences with having bipolar or living with someone with bipolar?
ThunderVol83

Morristown, TN

#2 Jul 17, 2012
Bipolar wrote:
Would anyone share there experiences with having bipolar or living with someone with bipolar?
I know and live with someone who has bipolar. It takes patience and understanding. I would suggest learning as much as you can about the disorder, as it tremendously helped me with dealing with someone that has bipolar. There are medications for the disorder, but in a lot of cases, takes a few medicines to get the right combination. What I have experienced is that the medication will help them and make them feel better, to the point where they don't think they need the medicine anymore and stop taking it, which can have devastating mental effects. I could elaborate more, but learning about the disorder is the first step. Some people think the disorder is a bunch of "bunk" and/or make jokes about it. Honestly, I never thought much into the disorder, until I witnessed it first-hand.
Chey

Morristown, TN

#3 Jul 17, 2012
I HAD a good friend who was diagnosed with the bipolar disorder. While he took his medication, he was fine. Everything was as close to normal as possible. He worked a very physically demanding job and enjoyed every minute of it. One weekend he decided to stop taking his meds and got in trouble. He was exhausted emotionally and physically and partially drunk was beaten to death for being "out of control". The end.
LESTER HARGRAVES

Morristown, TN

#4 Jul 17, 2012
THE TRUTH IS THAT ITS NOT A THING A GOOD BUTT WHOOPIN WONT FIX. GET OUT THE BELT AND GIVE EM SOME LICKS LIKE IT SAYS IN THE BIBLE. GET OFF THE DRUGS THAT THEY ARE PEDDLIN. THE BIBLE IS WHAT THEY NEED AND GOD GIVES THE PERSCRPTIONS.
Proud parent

Morristown, TN

#5 Jul 17, 2012
This is to Lester Hargraves you are stupid bastard.I am the parent of a child that was diagnosed with biopolar syndrome.Like you I was very stupid.I thought beating and the bible would fix things also but it is a mental illness just like other mental illnesses.That I believe is caused from the shots the government forces our children to take.My child would go into a rage that would last for two hours at a time with disregard for her own life at a very young age of seven.While these uncontrollable rages are happening these people do not even feel pain.The medicine does not fix them it does not make them normal.They have fears and phobias that make them go into these rages.They have chemical imbalances.These children live a very sad life.They don't even have friends because of their their problems.True biopolar people can not just take medicine and be normal.My child tried to kill herself at least three times at a very young age.And biopolar was once known as manic depressive and I know you have heard of that.The doctors claim this condition is usually onset by a tragic event or death of a close one.But you have no right to judge people you are the one who needs to read the bible.And my child is a teenager now and has never smoked pot,drank alcohol,smoked or screwed everyboy in school.And she is the kind hearted person you will ever know.Even though she has to put up with being treated like shit by bastards like you.
WORRIED

Morristown, TN

#6 Jul 17, 2012
LESTER HARGRAVES wrote:
THE TRUTH IS THAT ITS NOT A THING A GOOD BUTT WHOOPIN WONT FIX. GET OUT THE BELT AND GIVE EM SOME LICKS LIKE IT SAYS IN THE BIBLE. GET OFF THE DRUGS THAT THEY ARE PEDDLIN. THE BIBLE IS WHAT THEY NEED AND GOD GIVES THE PERSCRPTIONS.
You are a stupid fool and you need your butt whipped.My ex-husband is bipolar and he finally got on meds a little over a year ago and it probley saved his life and the father of my son.When he misses his meds you can't be around him and he will be the first to you that is true.Maybe if he got on his meds sooner we might still be together and my son wouldn't be at two different homes,that is so hard on a kid.Please have some compassion and understanding for people with bipolar they can't help that they have a chemical imbalance in their brain no more than what eye color you were born with. Oh yeah LESTER i hope somebody loves you because you need it......
wouldlike2know

Newport, TN

#7 Jul 17, 2012
btw, did Hotrain get his bipolar under control?
history

Knoxville, TN

#8 Jul 17, 2012
Lester you are an idiot. But that's obvious with your spelling. Proud parent, you should look up the history of bipolar. This disease dates back to the 1800's way before immunizations were even thought of. Facts are bipolar can be hereditary, develop from a traumatic event, or substance abuse. I feel for anyone that suffers or knows someone that suffers from this disease.
katie2

Strawberry Plains, TN

#9 Jul 17, 2012
I know a few people with the disorder and a few who claim to have the disorder. I don't know why anyone would want to say they have it if they do not. Anyway, the person i know that has it, if they take their meds they are pretty good. It is when they just dont take them that things get bad. Please do all the research you can because I feel each person with the disorder would be different in the way they handle it on or off meds.
Proud parent

Morristown, TN

#10 Jul 17, 2012
katie2 wrote:
I know a few people with the disorder and a few who claim to have the disorder. I don't know why anyone would want to say they have it if they do not. Anyway, the person i know that has it, if they take their meds they are pretty good. It is when they just dont take them that things get bad. Please do all the research you can because I feel each person with the disorder would be different in the way they handle it on or off meds.
I have done research on it but there is a reason why there is such an increase in this disease and autism.It is not just happening there has got to be a cause.Both of this diseases keep people from having control over their emotions and causes them to act out physically.
Caring

Mcminnville, TN

#11 Jul 18, 2012
I have known several people that are bipolar, which used to be called Manic Depressive..I have a family member who is also. It is treatable, and they can live very productive lives with the right medication. And like one poster said, sometimes it is hard to find the right medication, but it can be done. I was told by a lawyer once that over half the population in jail are bipolar and have never been diagnosed. Many people are addicts because they are trying to self-medicate. The important thing is to be diagnosed and medicated. Many people are bipolar and have no idea they are. They don't want to know and would never admit they have a problem. Love and patience with a family member is a must. It takes a lot of prayer and patience to get the help that one needs..God uses people to help people. There are too many people who think they know it all, such as the poster who thinks all they need is a butt-whooping. Like they say, ignorance is blessed..I'm not sure if that would apply to this poster. He may need to be diagnosed. LOL.
history

Knoxville, TN

#12 Jul 18, 2012
Proud parent wrote:
<quoted text>I have done research on it but there is a reason why there is such an increase in this disease and autism.It is not just happening there has got to be a cause.Both of this diseases keep people from having control over their emotions and causes them to act out physically.
I can see where you are coming from. Studies show that pesticides increases the risk of autism. It also increases the risk of cancer. I think that pesticides is where the problem lies. The government needs to do more to ensure that our food is safe.
pong

United States

#13 Jul 18, 2012
Proud parent wrote:
<quoted text>I have done research on it but there is a reason why there is such an increase in this disease and autism.It is not just happening there has got to be a cause.Both of this diseases keep people from having control over their emotions and causes them to act out physically.
Aside from shots, there are other possibilities. Also do some research into the fluoride in the water supply. Its pretty scary stuff.

A couple facts about fluoride:
-It is a toxic waste...illegal to dump in the ocean
-it poses risks to the brain, including the thyroid gland (mental acuity, depression etc), the pineal gland (signals the pituitary gland to start puberty...think about kids developing earlier than they did in the past)
-risk to bones & bone cancer
-its benefits have been overexaggerated. Most all western civilization has experienced the same decline in tooth decay, even place that did not add fluoride to water.

There is a lot more. I know some things are unrelated to the topic, but I just wanted to mention the possibility of something other than shots. There are a lot more interesting facts about fluoride if you want to research.
I know

Morristown, TN

#14 Jul 18, 2012
Allow me to share part of my story and please do not judge me. I have bi-polar disease. It is a chemical imbalance within the brain. All of my life, until the past 2 years, I was diagnosed with Depression and ADHD. I had been to several counselors and psychiatrists throughout my life and none of the medication that I was taking for depression and ADHD worked. After hitting rock bottom, I finally found a counselor that really cares about me and my mental health. When I first started going to this counselor I had been off of medication for approximately a year and . I refused to go to another psychiatrist because I knew that the medication was not helping. After several months of counseling, I decided to see a psychiatrist @ Helen Ross Mcnabb. They reviewed all of my records from my counselor I was diagnosed as having bi-polar. They started me on a wonderful medication called Lamictil or the generic brand Lamotrigine. I know that medication affects everyone differently, but this medication has turned my life around completely. I live a very productive life. I am now a proud parent and a successful business owner. I thank GOD everyday for his blessings.
Awful

United States

#15 Jul 18, 2012
Bipolar is a horrible thing to have and no one truly knows what it's like unless u have it. I know someone who lost her husband due to suicide 6 weeks after he was diagnosed. It was unfortunate because once someone is diagnosed properly they may need to try several medications before they find one that works, if they ever do. He was on Geadone and they feel it drove him into a deeper depression.
Crazy

United States

#17 Jul 18, 2012
There all crazy!
pong

United States

#19 Jul 18, 2012
MissyJR wrote:
I have a cousin with it, as well as she is manic depressive, she was diagnosed as a teen & growing up around her was hard, she was very violent to other's & sometimes we couldn't be around her, if she is off her medications we know it, she was sterilzed as well because they didn't think it would be a good idea for her to have chidren. So I guess there can be a severity of it? She has never been married because of her ability to even cope with a relationship has been overwhelming. The best way I always could deal with her was to always listen to what she had to say, never put her down in anyway & be very understanding, knowing they sense u really care helps a great deal.
Bipolar = manic depressive
Same thing
Poor

United States

#22 Jul 18, 2012
My wife was diagnosed 5 yrs ago and it has been extremely hard for her and I. She would have fits of rage, then crying spells that lasted for days. She would go manic and do and say things she would normally never do. She has tried several meds and finally about a year ago found the right ones for her after i checked her into the psychatric facility. Bipolar will truly test the meaning of "through sickness and in health" on a marriage, but I love my wife and understand bipolar enough to know when she's having a hard time with it and what to do to help her through it. She has tried to take her life on several occasions, but I have always been there to save her from herself. I know it's going to be a Long road ahead of us and I know that she may eventually suceed one day but I enjoy every moment we have togeather and cherish each and every day with her. It just sucks knowing it could all be over at any time due to her having a breakdown and having to be admitted to a psychiatric facility, or her ending her suffering. The best way I can cope living with a bipolar is to study the disease the best I can, support groups, and seeking my own counseling. I love my wife dearly and after watching her suffer with this for 5 years I wouldn't wish it on the devil himself.
Support

Manchester, TN

#23 Jul 18, 2012
Poor wrote:
My wife was diagnosed 5 yrs ago and it has been extremely hard for her and I. She would have fits of rage, then crying spells that lasted for days. She would go manic and do and say things she would normally never do. She has tried several medsB and finally about a year ago found the right ones for her after i checked her into the psychatric facility. Bipolar will truly test the meaning of "through sickness and in health" on a marriage, but I love my wife and understand bipolar enough to know when she's having a hard time with it and what to do to help her through it. She has tried to take her life on several occasions, but I have always been there to save her from herself. I know it's going to be a Long road ahead of us and I know that she may eventually suceed one day but I enjoy every moment we have togeather and cherish each and every day with her. It just sucks knowing it could all be over at any time due to her having a breakdown and having to be admitted to a psychiatric facility, or her ending her suffering. The best way I can cope living with a bipolar is to study the disease the best I can, support groups, and seeking my own counseling. I love my wife dearly and after watching her suffer with this for 5 years I wouldn't wish it on the devil himself.
That is true love. Not many people will hang around. You seem like a great person. Hope you 2 live happily ever after
Sad

Rock Hill, SC

#24 Jul 19, 2012
Bipolar is awful. I wouldn't wish it on anyone

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