Lithium makes me meh, just hovering above my body observing my life. Olanzapine makes me feel like a sack of spuds the following day. Escitalopram increases the good chemicals to help me enjoy life again. Atorvastatin stops my arteries from plaquing up and thus preventing me from dying from a heart attack or stroke. I … Continue reading Life In The Slow Lane
This is just a quick post but over the last few months I've noticed that I get a kind of buzz whenever I have a coffee. Upon researching it does appear that caffeine can change lithium levels in the blood, who would have thought aye. Does anybody else get that little buzz from caffeine?
Hello WordPressers, So what's been happening this January? Well for me I have been changing medications and doses like the medicine guinea pig that I am. Firstly, I was prescribed Escitalopram 10mg daily which took a lot of consulting and deliberating with my psychiatrist as anti-depressants are not routinely prescribed to those with bipolar. I … Continue reading January Update
Photo by Adam Nieścioruk on Unsplash The past few weeks have been, well… a roller-coaster of emotions. From one minute being depressed on the verge of suicide to the next minute bouncing off the walls wanting to party. The cruel fact is that I have now come to terms that this will be how my life may end … Continue reading Being A Medication Guinea Pig
First things first, my computer has stopped working so my posts are now all done on my mobile. Pretty guttered about this because I really enjoy sitting at my desk thinking about what to write. I find using my mobile quite hard at times. If any kind souls in New Zealand have a computer they … Continue reading Mania, Medication Update
So I had to go back and see the psychiatrist yesterday due to my mania getting gradually more noticeable to others. Psychiatrist confirmed it and prescribed me 10mg of Olanzapine at night and 5mg during the day in order to bring me back down to stable levels. She has also requested a blood draw to … Continue reading Olanzapine My Old Foe
Just another side effect of our medications, I wonder what is next? Lithium-based drugs used to treat bipolar disorder may be nephrotoxic (damaging or destructive to the kidneys), a recently published study by University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center researchers shows. “There are still major inconsistencies among research findings on renal safety of [bipolar … Continue reading Lithium Use In Bipolar May Lead To Kidney Disease