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bipolar recovery

Discussion in 'Bipolar Disorder' started by bprecovery, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. bprecovery

    bprecovery New Member

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    I am bipolar for the last 24 years, the first 14 years were in denial and as a result too much suffering. But last ten years, I am having a recovery journey. There is no cure and I am not looking for one. Because I found something better, wholeness in Christ Jesus. I don't want to relive the pain again, but I cannot deny that I am a better person for it either.

    There is too much stigma, that is keeping the secret to recovery our Lord Jesus Christ. The Christ factor makes the med/family combination work for the better.

    I was wondering if there are bipolar success story here?
     
  2. Alive again

    Alive again A daughter of the King of Kings!

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    yep, many I have known over the years here. Welcome to our forum. Things have been quiet for awhile around here.
     
  3. RuthD

    RuthD Forgiveness is so important. Supporter

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    I have bipolar and feel okay now even though I am going through medicine changes. I'm glad you are doing good! God bless.
     
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    Jeshu Bought by His Blood Supporter

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    Yep Christ came and freed me from my bondage to my illness and is teaching me to live with Him through all my moods however severe its impact or however bad the voices and hallucination become.

    Jesus came and got my out of the pit of suicidal depression 3-4 years ago and we have stuck together since then. He has grown me a beautiful spiritual veggie patch for even in my worst depression I can find comfort and sustenance in Him.

    Jesus is AWESOME, so WISE and BEAUTIFUL and WONDERFUL and so LOVING and KIND - He is the BEST Friend I have - The Word incarnated living in Spirit within me, what can evil darkness do to me now? For no matter how hard they scream they can't get in no more - though once those goats ruled my existence, now they are no more and neither is their misery!:clap::clap::clap:


    Gerry is the name, be most welcome!:wave:
     
  5. bprecovery

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    It may work for others to stop meds, but I have accepted taking meds. Recovery to me is not stopping meds. It is having stable life, richer because of the pain we went through. I am glad you are feeling okay, praise be to the Lord.
     
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    bprecovery New Member

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    Yeah, I am excited to hear the Jesus factor. Trully He is awesome, wise beautiful, wonderful, loving, kind, ... all the things you said million times over!!!

    That is the blessing of our illness. Strange but true! We get to go deeper into such intimacy that we get His blessings.
     
  7. RuthD

    RuthD Forgiveness is so important. Supporter

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    I am way better off with the meds and Christ.
     
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    I have learned the hard way that I have to take my meds to have a stable life. God gave us meds for a reason. My second husband tried to make me feel less of a Christian when I took meds but I do not do well at all without them. I praise God for them.
     
  9. IreneAdler

    IreneAdler more binah in her finger than in your whole body

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    I've been diagnosed since 1996.

    I think cognitive behavioral therapy and a good support system as well as finding the place I fit in Christ has helped so much. Also being open, free and using opportunities to educate people about my illness so I don't feel so much like a leper.
     
  10. Alive again

    Alive again A daughter of the King of Kings!

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    Absolutely, Med allowed me the stability to do the cog behav counseling and my faith allowed me th groundwork to deal with truth vs repetitive thoughts of worthlessness!! And everything else you have said!!!

    Welcome to CF!
     
  11. IreneAdler

    IreneAdler more binah in her finger than in your whole body

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    Thank you.

    I hate my meds but I know that at times I have to take them. My CBT helped me realize when this was earlier than when I was so depressed I couldn't work, or before I spent every penny I had. lol.
     
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