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 💊”

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”

My Bipolar Review 📝

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 👍 (Sorry about my scruffy handwriting btw)

My Second Attempt at Writing a Book 📖

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 📖”

Medication Change 💊

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 💊”

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