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I hate these people!

Postby quietgirl2538 » Fri May 18, 2018 4:02 am

I really, really hate it when people look down on you because you happen to have bipolar. They have no inkling of a clue as to what it's like to be you, yet they assume the worst. I'd like them to try being me for just an hour and see how well they cope. I hate these people!
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Re: I hate these people!

Postby eterea107 » Fri May 18, 2018 7:13 am

quietgirl2538 wrote:I really, really hate it when people look down on you because you happen to have bipolar. They have no inkling of a clue as to what it's like to be you, yet they assume the worst. I'd like them to try being me for just an hour and see how well they cope. I hate these people!


Hugs, if wanted. I totally agree and some of the worst are the passive-aggressive ones. They get their judgemental, ignorant opinion “across,” but in a backhanded manner.
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Re: I hate these people!

Postby Son » Fri May 18, 2018 9:57 am

yes! OMG! I can't stand judgmental people. Big hugs if wanted. I hear people put down people with bipolar (my boss for example) without even knowing anything about the disorder. Has the word "bipolar" become a catch-all name for "crazy?" I think it has... Or someone thinks it just means you change your mind too much. Ugh!

Just remember we are stronger than these people. They're probably in a place where they can't deal with their own mental health issues. Who knows...
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Postby Badger4 » Mon May 21, 2018 8:38 pm

I agree and completely understand. It amazes me how people say they don't judge and understand, yet the friendship changes dramatically based on knowing a bipolar diagnosis.

This is my first post. I just joined. I noticed that you listed your meds. I noticed you are taking lamictal and not lithium. Does that work well for you as a mood stabilizer? My psychiatrist had me taper off lithium and now I am taking lamictal. Everything has been good so far.
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Re: I hate these people!

Postby voracious_lemon » Tue May 22, 2018 3:05 pm

Hugs QG
I hate them too. I have a fear of someone finding out my diagnosis and completely dismissing everything I say and do just like doctors do. People's premonition of bipolar is way off. I refuse to tell people about my experience unless they open up with theirs now.
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Re: I hate these people!

Postby z7z » Wed May 23, 2018 12:31 am

People that don't understand mental illness are just ignorant and it's best to ignore them. I really laugh it off when someone says something negative. They're usually insecure or had a bad experience which is still no reason to stereotype an entire group.
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