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Sylvia

893d

How do you cope with Bipolar.Are you able to keep friends.

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    • Banksblond

      883d

      I cope with my bipolar by taking my meds always!! Also getting enough rest, eating well and watching what I put in my brain. I’m bipolar/depressive so don’t deal with the mania too much but I have a rescue med for if I get too anxious or start to get manic. I keep my good friends and they know that I suffer from bipolar.

    • BipolarCoaster

      882d

      I thought my friend of 10 years would be understanding with my bipolar but they weren’t and were accusing me of all of these things that I’m not… So it’s really been difficult to keep friends. All of them leave eventually.

    • Dhadhu

      882d

      I had lost practically all of my friends. Adhd Bipolar anxiety bpd and the lgbt part as well. Luckily I have one friend and her boyfriend who became also one of my best friends. They are crazy supportive and understanding of everything. Everyone else kind of gave up on me or got frustrated even my family so I'm glad to have them.

    • live2train

      882d

      I have only 1 good friend and my husband is also bipolar. To be frank, I don't think our marriage would have worked out if he wasn't because there's been times where I'm not too nice. I go to the gym regularly and socialize a little bit there but they aren't really close friends. I also quit drinking and moved to MN with my husband to get away from my partying friends and haven't made many new close friends since.

    • Banksblond

      882d

      I’m sorry to hear that, but happy that you were able to quit it! Great job. 👍

    • alexpm7

      882d

      Thank you for sharing, I was actually prescribed clonazepam when I was 15, I was misdiagnosed with anxiety and depression and my doctor didn't really explain that this med could cause addiction. I ended up taking it every day for 15 years because my body became dependent to it, I was finally able to stop it a few months ago. I'm so glad your Dr warned you, I learned too late.

    • Banksblond

      883d

      I call it my rescue med because if I start getting overly anxious, irritated or manicky I can just take it and in 10 minutes I’m fine. It’s clonazepam. I only use it when I really need it though, as they say it can be addictive. But if I need it twice in one day I’ll take it twice. That rarely happens.

    • alexpm7

      883d

      @banksblond hi! I'm the same, my bipolar II is very depressive. What is the rescue medication you take? That sounds like something I could use!

    • Banksblond

      883d

      I cope with my bipolar by taking my meds always!! Also getting enough rest, eating well and watching what I put in my brain. I’m bipolar/depressive so don’t deal with the mania too much but I have a rescue med for if I get too anxious or start to get manic. I keep my good friends and they know that I suffer from bipolar.

    • Sylvia

      883d

      I can keep friends

    • pamplemousse

      884d

      it’s so difficult to keep friends but i have a solid three friends that i made my first year of college and i’ve stuck with them! most people have a hard time understanding bipolar and it’s super sad. i’m sorry youre struggling with this too 💕

    • Jazzybella

      884d

      I can’t keep friends because I switch from liking them to using them when I need to go places and my mom won’t take me. Now that I have a boyfriend I find friends to be useless

    • Nik10

      892d

      Most of my friends are people I met after I was diagnosed with bipolar. I was ashamed of the disease so I broke off contact with old friends. I am really sorry about that.

    • RionWilde

      893d

      Fortunately, I've been able to keep my friends. Sometimes I only see them when I'm manic and I become the hype-man, I guess. It'sy boyfriend I have to worry about. I'm quick to be frustrated when it comes to him.

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