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10 Oct 2013, 7:47 pm

Well that's it. I have borderline. Whether or not I still have bipolar (Or guess, ever had it) remains to be debated amongst the psychologists and psychiatrists.

Who are now discussing taking my meds away from me.

I know it's not the most intelligent thing to say...but I panicked and told them if they took them away, I'd get them from elsewhere. I don't like them. I hate them. But they keep me somewhat sane, and the mood swings are unbearable without them. And I'm not coming off them so they can do what seems like some kind of experiment. Not. At. All.

I'm just sick of them f*****g me around like this.



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12 Oct 2013, 11:41 am

So there's people who are upset when other say "I am bipolar" or "You are bipolar", because it's suggesting that you are the disease. They prefer to say "I have bipolar" or "You have bipolar"

Where do you all stand on this?



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12 Oct 2013, 2:41 pm

I can see their point, but for me I really *am* bipolar. I get the whole not wanting to be defined by the disorder thing, but at the same time I acknowledge it has a tremendous affect on who I am, how I perceive the world, and how others perceive me.


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12 Oct 2013, 6:41 pm

Otherside wrote:
So there's people who are upset when other say "I am bipolar" or "You are bipolar", because it's suggesting that you are the disease. They prefer to say "I have bipolar" or "You have bipolar"

Where do you all stand on this?


Well in my case it really depents on the disorder.
I would never say "I am ADD", it just sounds strange, I say "I have ADD". Also with dyslexia the same thing, I say I have it.
With autism and bipolar (I just have a bipolar suspicion from my psychiatrist, he isn't sure about it until now) I would say I "am", someitmes "I have", it depents. But with depression I say "I have depression", I don't even say "I am depressed". But I can't explain you why it is that way.


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27 Oct 2013, 3:32 pm

Hi peeps .
Self diagnosed Aspergers here . I seem to be depressed most of the time but especially so when the bad weather kicks in .
In a bad place today , just been given the date for our son's wedding next Feb so at least that means I can look forward to Christmas before I have to start 'really' start worrying about the whole thing .

Don't really know why I'm telling you all this as you can't really help .



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27 Oct 2013, 10:19 pm

Otherside wrote:
So there's people who are upset when other say "I am bipolar" or "You are bipolar", because it's suggesting that you are the disease. They prefer to say "I have bipolar" or "You have bipolar"

Where do you all stand on this?


Whatever takes the shortest amount of time or typing.

"I'm bipolar."

"I'm autistic."

"I'm ADHD." Or rather I say 'My ADHD' or "I'm an ADHDer."

I could not give a toss about what anyone else thinks. I don't define myself with the disorder because which one do I define myself with? They've all shaped me into who I am. I just look at the good and bad they give me.

The same people that say don't define your self still use words like 'creative person,' 'a free spirit,' 'artistic' - these are all definitions of the unscientific kind. Sorry. Some people bother me a bit.

P.S. My doctor still isn't helping me and I'm not sure if I want meds anyway.


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28 Oct 2013, 11:54 am

pensieve wrote:
Otherside wrote:
So there's people who are upset when other say "I am bipolar" or "You are bipolar", because it's suggesting that you are the disease. They prefer to say "I have bipolar" or "You have bipolar"

Where do you all stand on this?


Whatever takes the shortest amount of time or typing.

"I'm bipolar."

"I'm autistic."

"I'm ADHD." Or rather I say 'My ADHD' or "I'm an ADHDer."

I could not give a toss about what anyone else thinks. I don't define myself with the disorder because which one do I define myself with? They've all shaped me into who I am. I just look at the good and bad they give me.

The same people that say don't define your self still use words like 'creative person,' 'a free spirit,' 'artistic' - these are all definitions of the unscientific kind. Sorry. Some people bother me a bit.

P.S. My doctor still isn't helping me and I'm not sure if I want meds anyway.



Well I'd stay well clear of ALL meds to be honest .

I don't even take over the counter painkillers these days and I feel great physically but sadly my
Crazy mood swings kinda define me ....



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28 Oct 2013, 11:57 am

Zincubus wrote:
Hi peeps .
Self diagnosed Aspergers here . I seem to be depressed most of the time but especially so when the bad weather kicks in .
In a bad place today , just been given the date for our son's wedding next Feb so at least that means I can look forward to Christmas before I have to start 'really' start worrying about the whole thing .

Don't really know why I'm telling you all this as you can't really help .


Jees fellas ( and females ) it's a bladdy good job I wasn't in a desperate state the other day !

Not one comment or message or anything from anyone .

The thread suggests that this is the place for reassurance or help or support !

Fricken Hell ! !



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28 Oct 2013, 7:48 pm

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Zincubus wrote:
Hi peeps .
Self diagnosed Aspergers here . I seem to be depressed most of the time but especially so when the bad weather kicks in .
In a bad place today , just been given the date for our son's wedding next Feb so at least that means I can look forward to Christmas before I have to start 'really' start worrying about the whole thing .

Don't really know why I'm telling you all this as you can't really help .


Jees fellas ( and females ) it's a bladdy good job I wasn't in a desperate state the other day !

Not one comment or message or anything from anyone .

The thread suggests that this is the place for reassurance or help or support !

Fricken Hell ! !


Sorry that you were so stressed out the other day. We do try to offer reassurance/help on this thread but it's not like a telephone hotline with people monitoring the phones all day - as we are a very small population here responses usually are slow and take around few days. If you seek support and want to talk to others about your experience this is a good place to come, but if you are in serious trouble and need urgent help straight away it is best to contact your doctor or perhaps a telephone hotline as described above.

You may have seasonal affective disorder (that's when you experience mood changes according to the seasons), although of course you cannot be diagnosed by a stranger on the internet. If you do have it though you can actually use light therapy to treat yourself (which is exactly as it sounds, exposing yourself to strong light every day). My mum, who tends to be more depressed during winter and on cloudy days, does this by standing in the sunlight first thing each morning for at least ten minutes and finds that it really helps her.


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28 Oct 2013, 9:05 pm

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Zincubus wrote:
Zincubus wrote:
Hi peeps .
Self diagnosed Aspergers here . I seem to be depressed most of the time but especially so when the bad weather kicks in .
In a bad place today , just been given the date for our son's wedding next Feb so at least that means I can look forward to Christmas before I have to start 'really' start worrying about the whole thing .

Don't really know why I'm telling you all this as you can't really help .


Jees fellas ( and females ) it's a bladdy good job I wasn't in a desperate state the other day !

Not one comment or message or anything from anyone .

The thread suggests that this is the place for reassurance or help or support !

Fricken Hell ! !


Sorry that you were so stressed out the other day. We do try to offer reassurance/help on this thread but it's not like a telephone hotline with people monitoring the phones all day - as we are a very small population here responses usually are slow and take around few days. If you seek support and want to talk to others about your experience this is a good place to come, but if you are in serious trouble and need urgent help straight away it is best to contact your doctor or perhaps a telephone hotline as described above.

You may have seasonal affective disorder (that's when you experience mood changes according to the seasons), although of course you cannot be diagnosed by a stranger on the internet. If you do have it though you can actually use light therapy to treat yourself (which is exactly as it sounds, exposing yourself to strong light every day). My mum, who tends to be more depressed during winter and on cloudy days, does this by standing in the sunlight first thing each morning for at least ten minutes and finds that it really helps her.


Thanks for the concern .

That said , I can't help but feel extremely disappointed in the community spirit in here .

This thread SHOULD be the FIRST stop for every member logging on everyday , just to look out for the more vulnerable ones amongst us . If we don't care about each other then we've hit no chance as the "others" out there have no conception of how difficult our lives are , practically 24/7.

There's even a "button" at the bottom of the thread to check on this thread's replies , we should all be clicking on it as a matter of course.

As a group we can't start and name a thread as a support for Aspergers / bipolar BUT no fecker bother to check on it ! !??

Sorry rant over !


I'd agree with the sunshine bit , I feel like a different person the moment the Sun comes out .
I feel alive when I hear happy , uptempo music but sadly that last part doesn't always work as I have to feel like listening to music in the first place . Kinda catch22 situation.

Incidentally , i I thought there were hundreds of thousands of us in here ??



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28 Oct 2013, 9:34 pm

I had no idea this existed. I will be checking in and I do return pm's.

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28 Oct 2013, 9:37 pm

Zincubus wrote:
sunshower wrote:
Zincubus wrote:
Zincubus wrote:
Hi peeps .
Self diagnosed Aspergers here . I seem to be depressed most of the time but especially so when the bad weather kicks in .
In a bad place today , just been given the date for our son's wedding next Feb so at least that means I can look forward to Christmas before I have to start 'really' start worrying about the whole thing .

Don't really know why I'm telling you all this as you can't really help .


Jees fellas ( and females ) it's a bladdy good job I wasn't in a desperate state the other day !

Not one comment or message or anything from anyone .

The thread suggests that this is the place for reassurance or help or support !

Fricken Hell ! !


Sorry that you were so stressed out the other day. We do try to offer reassurance/help on this thread but it's not like a telephone hotline with people monitoring the phones all day - as we are a very small population here responses usually are slow and take around few days. If you seek support and want to talk to others about your experience this is a good place to come, but if you are in serious trouble and need urgent help straight away it is best to contact your doctor or perhaps a telephone hotline as described above.

You may have seasonal affective disorder (that's when you experience mood changes according to the seasons), although of course you cannot be diagnosed by a stranger on the internet. If you do have it though you can actually use light therapy to treat yourself (which is exactly as it sounds, exposing yourself to strong light every day). My mum, who tends to be more depressed during winter and on cloudy days, does this by standing in the sunlight first thing each morning for at least ten minutes and finds that it really helps her.


Thanks for the concern .

That said , I can't help but feel extremely disappointed in the community spirit in here .

This thread SHOULD be the FIRST stop for every member logging on everyday , just to look out for the more vulnerable ones amongst us . If we don't care about each other then we've hit no chance as the "others" out there have no conception of how difficult our lives are , practically 24/7.

There's even a "button" at the bottom of the thread to check on this thread's replies , we should all be clicking on it as a matter of course.

As a group we can't start and name a thread as a support for Aspergers / bipolar BUT no fecker bother to check on it ! !??

Sorry rant over !


I'd agree with the sunshine bit , I feel like a different person the moment the Sun comes out .
I feel alive when I hear happy , uptempo music but sadly that last part doesn't always work as I have to feel like listening to music in the first place . Kinda catch22 situation.

Incidentally , i I thought there were hundreds of thousands of us in here ??


Well, there are probably at least several thousand active members on WrongPlanet, but only a small portion of them post in the Other Psychological Conditions subform as most are here purely to discuss Aspergers (posting rate is fairly slow in this subforum compared to many of the others), and then only a small portion out of the those posting in this subforum would post in the Bipolar/Aspergers sticky (as only a very small proportion of members would have both bipolar and aspergers). Plus not all members with bipolar/aspergers may be interested in participating in chat and support thread. If that makes sense.

In terms of a more generalized support forum (encompassing all types of problems), The Haven is actually very good as quite a large proportion of the members do check it regularly and thus peoples' posts in there are responded to fairly quickly.

I know that many of us who do post in this sticky are irregular posters due to changing mental health situation. If somebody is ill they may go AWOL for a while. I know in my case that I am an irregular poster/sporadic poster on the site as a whole - I post when I have the time/energy, but sometimes I just don't have the inclination to communicate with anybody. If this sticky were to be an independent website that was well publicized I'm sure it would probably draw enough members to have rapid responding to posts. But as it is it's kind of like a subforum within a subforum within a forum that is only partly related to the bipolar/aspergers dual diagnosis (meaning being related to the aspergers part). So traffic isn't going to be huge.

But anyway, I would recommend trying exposing yourself to sunlight, especially first thing every morning. I kind of do a similar thing as when I wake up I get up straight away, walk into the living room and open the curtains, then open the blinds in the kitchen so all the sunlight streams through, then I take my bipolar medications.


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28 Oct 2013, 9:40 pm

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I had no idea this existed. I will be checking in and I do return pm's.

Vicky


Cool, welcome!


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28 Oct 2013, 11:37 pm

Sorry mate, I tend to talk about depression as often as my Facebook friends comment on something happening in the world of popular music I care little about. I didn't really read into as someone reaching out. I don't often spend much time coming back to Wrong Planet because I tend to get into flame wars and then leave the site completely for another 6 months. I got really into this neuroscience book about consciousness too, and then I started arguing with the author in the next chapter. No, the author was not sitting next to me nor on messenger chat.

I may also overlook posts because of my ability to suddenly forget how to focus and process information.

I don't like being told I should do something. I do pretty much what I want. I have an issue with feeling controlled by other people which is probably a massive overreaction. I think I have pathological demand avoidance syndrome.

As a rule for myself, I try not to get p****ed off from lack of replies until after 24 hours.

There's also The Haven tucked all the way at the bottom of the forum for those people really seeking some sort of help.

Anyway, back to me. I've locked myself in my room because I can't stand even having another person in the same room as me. I've not really taken a rest today. I've read, read, written, exercised and I'm still not tired. I want to watch some TV shows I recorded (IQ'd in Foxel speak) but I saw someone downstairs. Not in the same room, but near it.


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28 Oct 2013, 11:44 pm

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Hi all! I've noticed there are a lot of us on here, and thus a lot of repeat thread postings, so I thought maybe I'd try creating a special thread for us to communicate with each other, seek advice, and so forth.


I was inspired when first came across this post as it seemed to be an great idea and just what I needed at the time - a one -stop place to say hello and check out if anyone else needs to talk or whatever .

I say make this thread THE thread to go to . End of .

Change the thread title and add Autism to Aspergers and Bi-Polar get it made into a "stickie" and placed somewhere extremely prominent - and " viola " !



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29 Oct 2013, 1:03 am

My happy weird manic mood has taken a turn for the worst. I'm now untrusting, maybe delusional and gripping this Dalek toy like it is a stress toy.

There are too many people in this house. Image


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