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StarWalker

603d

I'm not sure what to say here other than my brain keeps fluctuating between the fact that I know I have it, vs. imposter syndrome telling me I'm just being dramatic.... :/ it sucks because I know I'm not faking it or being dramatic, but my brain always tells me otherwise and is mean to me. Any advice on how to cope?

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    • Gemini2008

      594d

      I was in denial for like a year idk what I was thinking in hindsight

    • Gemini2008

      594d

      I was in denial for like a year idk what I was thinking in hindsight

    • cinnamon_sunlight

      597d

      same

    • VoodooHorizon

      602d

      I do 100% deal with this a lot of the time because I feel like I don't even know who I am. I personally have a hard time telling when I feel "normal". I try to keep up with it by asking close friends, my partner, or mom (those who have at least seen all of my moods) how I normally behave and try to figure things out based off of their info.

      • StarWalker

        602d

        @VoodooHorizon good to know, thank you

    • Dexxy

      603d

      Imposter Syndrome is unfortunately a large part of bipolar disorder. When you are having a mood episode, it's just obvious you have it. But when you're stable and not having any symptoms, it can easily seem like what you experienced was all made up in your head since you can't really relate to it anymore.

      • StarWalker

        603d

        @Dexxy yeah, I'm realizing that.. :(

    • cometbites

      603d

      I am the exact same way, I just got diagnosed and I'm so convinced it was a mistake and I'm a faker but everything, all the symptoms make sense

      • StarWalker

        603d

        @cometbites I'm both glad and sad that I'm not the only one.

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