Poor judgement to post that all Bipolars are self-centered and selfish. I'm appalled that someone would post such a thing. And further more they are speaking aboout a "friend". How do we know who this "friend" is, could it be a con artist trying to take advantage of someone by saying they are sick with bipolar?
Please who else is with me. I'm so furious to see this kind of comment, this person doesn't want an answer, they just want to put everyone down so they can feel better. That's my take anyway. It's got too much funny stuff in it to be a real question
Ladies, this is not a troll. Just a misguided judgmental individual that has no real knowledge about bipolar disorder. She is one of those that has stigmitized us and does not know better. I sent her some links and defended us. I hope she takes the advice. Go visit the Sexual Health Board, it is full of trolls and good laughs to boot! From the trolls I mean, not people needing real help. I have read some crazy stuff there. Have not seen too many trolls lurking around here!
I was just recently diagnosed as bipolar, I am not the least bit self centered . I'll give you the last dime in my pocket , I make pretty good money and drive old beat up trucks.I do without to make sure others have what they need.
I may be a wee bit preoccupied with my symptoms, but any reasonable person would look for relief from what I'm feeling. I say if you aint happy witcher self, you aint gonna make nobody else happy. Still, I feel like a freak or weakling because I cant handle it without meds...I really feel bad about it. But I pray over the pills just like I do food , and tell myself it isnt any different than my Mama being diabetic and needing insulin.
I have actually went to work with a broken leg , no cast , broken in the joint, not just cracked, and told to stay out for 12 weeks, I missed not a single day, ...why cant I just turn off these switches for depression and mania? Why cant I just be a devil dog and improvise , adapt and overcome with this too?
Because you have a biochemical imbalance in your brain. Would you expect a cancer patient or a diabetic to "just overcome it"? No, of course not. You, I and the rest of us here are no different than them, just a different disorder. Your meds are your insulin. That is exactly how I look at mine too! Your medication is an aide to overcome the disorder. I use it along with natural suppliments, no drinking, no drugs and low caffiene intake. I love coffee and treat myself to a cup in the morning and decaf at night. I use decaf teas too. Small changes can make a big difference. If you combo these life changes with your meds, you will overcome it as far and as best as you can. I decided that I am going to get my life back after dealing with my diagnosis this past year and it is starting to happen for me. I hope this bit of knowledge helps ease your fears, take care.
Well i have bipolar and again like what other people have said I'm not self centered even when I get in one of my moods I'm not self centered. I dislike how people stereotype people. I really dislike it. I think that everyone should give them a piece of their minds. Whoever wrote that post deserves that.
Well in my personal opinion being a little self centered may not allway's be a bad thing and ohhh am I bi polar especially with out my meds right now am I REALLY bi polar I wish I could be self centered I have tried I am a giver also though I give food to bums I like to take care of others this makes me feel good but looking at someone from the outside we all see something different and i am sure everyone has been self centered at times now when people attack or blam something on being Bipolar this is when i get a little offfended and upset being bipolar DOES NOT MAKE A PERSON GO SHOOT UP A SCHOOL OR GO CRAZY it can effect ur emotions substantialy but I have never felt the need to hurt others sometimes our delivery is wrong we r a bit oversensitive about this subject especially when it can hit home ohhh so close to our own personal doubts and hurt feelings of things that have been said directly to us but if we step out and look in we see the picture way differently sooo ask someone to record u in a tangent without u knowing and belive me u may veiw ur self a little different we arent allway's aware of what were saying this is a fun and eye opening project and self centered who can't be it's not a disorder it's a character defect who doesn't have them at times
Black - First of all, I gave her a nice little speech about how she stigmitized bipolar, dont worry about that. She got a piece of my mind!!
Free- You sound self-less not self-centered. Self-centered people are self involved. Being selfish in a healthy way, sounds more like what you want to be. Like doing things for you and not always just for others. Having you time, treating yourself now and then etc.
Ok, that is a short post for now. I am unfortunatly exhaustedly hypomanic and not sleeping with manic symptoms yet tired and out-of-it sucks! I was crying at 4:30 this morning because the racing thoughts WOULD NOT STOP!! Why don't our meds kick it for good???
I think she got all the point we made because in all fairness she did apologize in another post. I think it was an apology or her attempt at one. We all have our demons to deal with and who knows what her life is really like.
I think we did good looking out for ourselves.
WAY TO STAY TOGETHER GROUP!!!
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