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…”

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)

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

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§©”

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