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Imagine What Would Happen If We Stopped Taking Our Pills? πŸ’Š

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? πŸ’Š”

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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 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”

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”

Medication Explained πŸ’Š

Antipsychotics What are atypical antipsychotics? Atypical antipsychotics are antipsychotics that are less likely than traditional antipsychotics to cause certain side effects, such as extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS). EPS are drug-induced movement disorders and include tremor, Parkinson’s-like symptoms (walking with a shuffle, mask-like facial features) and tardive dyskinesia this describes abnormal, repetitive facial movements such as lipContinue 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§©”