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 πŸ˜‚ I’ll keep you updated with myContinue reading “And Then There Were 3…”

Medication Explained: Lithium Carbonate πŸ’Š

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 πŸ’Š”

Lithium Carbonate, Semisodium Valproate, Quetiapine and Mirtazapine πŸ’Š

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 πŸ’Š”

My Bipolar Review πŸ“

I’ve been writing a few things about my Bipolar and my medication etc etc. Thought I’d share it with you lovely lot and see if anyone can relate πŸ‘ (Sorry about my scruffy handwriting btw)

My Second Attempt at Writing a Book πŸ“–

My Bipolar Perspectives of a Unipolar World: My First Year Under Psychiatric Care Following on from my first attempt at putting something together, I’ve been trying to formulate my experiences of my first year in Psychiatric Care. Already however, I have realised that it is only 12 months since my first Psychiatrist appointment. With thisContinue reading “My Second Attempt at Writing a Book πŸ“–”

Medication Change πŸ’Š

This week I have had a chat with my Psychiatrist about my medication. I’m constantly looking at the interactions of psychoactive medication and especially the ones used in Bipolar and Schizophrenia. I read as much as I can about people’s personal experiences with the different meds and I have formed my own catalogue of theContinue reading “Medication Change πŸ’Š”

Living with Bipolar Disorder Explained: Bipolar Schizoaffective Disorder

This last week has been arguably the most surreal thing I’ve ever experienced. Also, its been arguably the most difficult. I’ve been chasing the shadows in my head and tied myself up in knots. One thing I can say is that you are certainly kept on your toes with mental illness. As I was fillingContinue reading “Living with Bipolar Disorder Explained: Bipolar Schizoaffective Disorder”

Medication Explained πŸ’Š

Depakote (divalproex sodium) Depakote is classed as a fatty acid derivative anticonvulsant. Fatty acid derivative anticonvulsants appear to increase the availability of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), an inhibitory neurotransmitter. They have several mechanisms of action. They have inhibitory action against GABA transaminase, which breaksdown GABA. This leads to increased concentration of GABA in the synapses. OtherContinue reading “Medication Explained πŸ’Š”

Quetiapine: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle?πŸ’Š πŸ§©

Today, after an appointment with my GP, it’s been agreed that I start Quetiapine along with the Depakote and Mirtazapine I am currently taking. Hopefully it will be the missing piece to the puzzle regarding the controlling the severity of the bipolar swings. The Mirtazapine I’m on already is an antidepressant that obviously gives youContinue reading “Quetiapine: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle?πŸ’Š πŸ§©”

Medication πŸ’Š

I’ve set a new PB today with my medication. I now take 24 tablets a day! 🀯 2 x 500mg Depakote2 x 250mg Depakote 1 x 30mg Mirtazapine 1 x 5mg Ramipril 2 x 1mg Varenicline 1 x 20mg Omeprazole 4 x 30mg Codeine 4 x 500mg Flucloxacillin 3 x 400mg Metronidazole 2 x 1mgContinue reading “Medication πŸ’Š”

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