Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd: The Third Person Arrives

This may sound trivial to some but I have found it really fascinating. Firstly because I noticed it as, only what I can relate it to, a third person looking in. Secondly the more I have sat back and thought about it, the clearer the consistency of what I’ve been doing in two separate, differentContinue reading “Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd: The Third Person Arrives”

Should We Question The Way We Ask Questions?!?

“Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way.” Alan Watts What do you say when you’ve ran out of words to describe what is going on? Limited by a language yet this mind we have displays a different adage. Can’t understand it, can’t make our way aroundContinue reading “Should We Question The Way We Ask Questions?!?”

Imagine What Would Happen If We Stopped Taking Our Pills? 💊

It makes you wonder though doesn’t it? Or maybe it doesn’t? But it definitely has made me ponder the question of what would happen, if anything, detrimentally to myself or others. Medication is prescribed on the basis of the pro’s outweighing the cons. Seeing the amount of cons potentially each one individually could bring inContinue reading “Imagine What Would Happen If We Stopped Taking Our Pills? 💊”

Psychiatrist Appointment: Tuesday 2nd May, 2022

I’ve got my appointment this coming Tuesday that was originally scheduled for November last year. Due to the fact that the NHS, and especially the Mental Health sector is over stretched and under resourced, it’s nearly 6 months later than planned. I have still been in contact with my CMHT practitioner weekly and with startingContinue reading “Psychiatrist Appointment: Tuesday 2nd May, 2022”

And Then There Were 3…

Semisodium Valproate ❌ My psychiatrist has decided to taper me off the Depakote and hopefully, I will lose a little bit of weight the 4 psych meds have added to me. I don’t want to lose too much though as I’ve just finished buying clothes that fit me 😂 I’ll keep you updated with myContinue reading “And Then There Were 3…”

Medication Explained: Lithium Carbonate 💊

What is it? Lithium carbonate is an inorganic compound, the lithium salt of carbonate with the formula Li2CO3. This white salt is widely used in the processing of metal oxides. It is listed on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines because it can be used as a treatment for mood disorders such asContinue reading “Medication Explained: Lithium Carbonate 💊”

Living with Bipolar Disorder Explained: Social Anxiety

Behaviours Comfort zone – you’re out of it. Think everyone is looking at you. You’re under the impression that you are acting odd. Think up hypothetical scenarios that you worry about. Put your guard up. Become introverted. Prior to a social gathering you imagine being crammed in at the bar, people in your way. YouContinue reading “Living with Bipolar Disorder Explained: Social Anxiety”

Lithium Carbonate, Semisodium Valproate, Quetiapine and Mirtazapine 💊

It’s a heavy arsenal of Psych Meds I have accumulated wouldn’t you say? But this is the thing that you have to accept. Bipolar Disorder is an absolute Tyrant that has to be silenced. I’m lucky to have found a balance now it seems. I had to persist with my psychiatrist and justify to himContinue reading “Lithium Carbonate, Semisodium Valproate, Quetiapine and Mirtazapine 💊”

Is There a Link Between Calcium Levels & Lithium Therapy In Bipolar Disorder

I’m on with my reading and research on Lithium and I have a question about something that I was hoping somebody may be able to share their knowledge on it with me. Lithium in higher, therapeutic doses can inhibit the resynthesis of phosphatidylinostol diphosphate. This is why it is used for mania. Inositol triphosphate andContinue reading “Is There a Link Between Calcium Levels & Lithium Therapy In Bipolar Disorder”

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