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Unread 07-31-2013, 11:55 AM   #1
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I was told I have Bipolar 1 today. Not taking this news well, almost refusing to see I am Bipolar.
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I'm sorry your having a hard time with the news. It's okay and totally normal to feel that way with a new diagnosis. What is it that concerns you most about receiving the diagnosis? There is a lot of stigma on bipolar and really a lot of it is just ignorance from people who have no understanding or compassion. There are a lot of us here who can help you if there's anything specific you want to talk about.

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Unread 07-31-2013, 03:49 PM   #3
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My diagnosis was the same.


In the beginning the best thing for you to do is to remind yourself your you! You don't wear a barcode, you don't have a label, no one knows but your family... if they talk about it, tell them not too.

The word if you don't like it, change it too High Times, Low Times, now I am sure your a very creative person.

The leading events to this diagnosis are forgotten, and you think with a healthy mindset by clearing your mind to be present, to be grounded, to be you! Not bipolar, that's like shoe size... do you go out and tell people your shoe size?

If you make mistakes everyone does, don't blame it on! Don't tell people you are, you tell people the good things. You be the good things. You will start to feel better.

relax your mind this is big news, and meditate... focus, change up the music and clear, don't be so busy... funny thing is ,for some of us it is hard to be boring however be simple... simplicity

wish you the best
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I was first diagnosed with depression and spent lots of time unmedicated. From 92-95 my stress level was incredible. Went on meds for depression and anxiety in 96. Modifications here and there and finally diagnosed....didn't want it ....but it helped explain some of my behaviors and has actually helped me avoid some weird behavior.

My friends accept me even with the bizarre life l've led. Having the correct diagnosis has helped my husband understand my moods. I guess I'm happy for diagnosis and meds because of the resut.

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Unread 07-31-2013, 04:58 PM   #6
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I know how you feel. I didn't accept my diagnosis for years. it was not until a pdoc handed me a check off list of about a hundred symptoms of bipolar and I could check off about 96 of them that I finally believed I was bipolar and still did not fully accept it. the reality did not fully sink in until years later when I had a break down and was hospitalized against my will. then it sunk in that I was ill and needed to do something about it. I never want to be there again. good luck to you.
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Unread 07-31-2013, 06:04 PM   #7
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I can relate , I am diagnosed with Bipolar too, was happy when I was young. It seems a lot of people are prejudiced against bipolars because they say we are mean or have no moral conscious. I know that is strong, but it is not always true. God is love and He has given us faith hope and love to give to others. I try to keep to myself so people don't stare at me or ask me serious questions. I do not try to mix with the church people too much. There is love and hope and finances and work though. Be good and just and loving and the Lord will help you. He is everywhere and all knowing and He created you for a purpose of goodness. I will pray for you and you will have joy , and peace and happiness. God bless , love, Nanette Tron
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I am sorry you are dealing with this but please dont assume the worst, many of us live happy almost normal lives. I didnt accept my first diagnosis and went back two years later
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You're still you GenCat! That doesn't change! It just might hopefully explain a few things about yourself that have maybe confused you? I certainly know that I confused (and still confuse) myself all the time, but that the more I read about bipolar, and the more I see people sharing similarities on here, the less confused I am by myself.
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After about a year of struggling with my original diagnosis of BP-NOS, I had a defining episode that earned me the BP 1 designation. Strangely enough, I've had an easier time accepting that, maybe because it's a 'real' diagnosis and explains almost everything about the way my entire life has unfolded.

Do I wish I didn't have this diagnosis? You bet!!! Do I wish I didn't have to take five medications to control its symptoms? You'd better believe I do! But it is what it is, and the sooner you accept it, the sooner you'll get well.
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