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 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

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”

My Mood Diary: 18th May 2021 πŸ“–πŸ§ πŸ€―πŸ’Š

Recently I have noticed that my moods are a little more manic and a lot more depressive. Getting over excited in situations. Talking too fast. Erratic. Meaning afterwards I’m overanalysing and thinking I’ve been out of order and rude. I’m just all over the place without any normality. Out of touch with reality. Out ofContinue reading “My Mood Diary: 18th May 2021 πŸ“–πŸ§ πŸ€―πŸ’Š”

Instead of 5 Fruit & Veg a day 🍎πŸ₯¦ I’m on 14 Pills a day πŸ’Š

I have to now take 14 pills a day day. Luckily though, only for the next week, then I’m back to my usual 8 pills a day. I have unfortunately got a ear infection so I’m on antibiotics and a pain killer. On top of the morning mix of 750mg Depakote (500mg & 250mg), 5mgContinue reading “Instead of 5 Fruit & Veg a day 🍎πŸ₯¦ I’m on 14 Pills a day πŸ’Š”

My Mood Diary πŸ“” August, September and October 2020

I have combined the final 3 months of my diary as the entries were coming to an end. This is a candid account of what I was experiencing at the start of 2020 through to the final picture of this post. I’d advise discretion before reading this as I wouldn’t want to reignite bad memoriesContinue reading “My Mood Diary πŸ“” August, September and October 2020”

My Mood Diary πŸ“” July 2020

β€œThis is a candid account of what I was experiencing at the start of 2020. I’d advise discretion before reading this as I wouldn’t want to reignite bad memories or instigate negative thoughts for anyone.” Stuart Sanderson These are a few exerts from my mood diary from the beginning of last year. I hadn’t beenContinue reading “My Mood Diary πŸ“” July 2020”

My Mood Diary πŸ“” June 2020

β€œThis is a candid account of what I was experiencing at the start of 2020. I’d advise discretion before reading this as I wouldn’t want to reignite bad memories or instigate negative thoughts for anyone.” Stuart Sanderson These are a few exerts from my mood diary from the beginning/middle of last year. I hadn’t beenContinue reading “My Mood Diary πŸ“” June 2020”

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