In short have been really really depressed of late, which I attributed to the Abilify that I started about three weeks ago. So I have started tapering myself off this medication. Hopefully, that is what is causing the depressive thoughts. Once off Abilify, I intend to come off all the rest of my medications (with … Continue reading Losing My S#$T on Medication
Let's start by saying I am not or never was an alcoholic. I'd like a few cold beers over the weekend, like many other people. Nowadays, since I have been on all these medications for Bipolar I have no desire to drink any alcohol and that is not like me. I wonder what medications cause … Continue reading Bipolar Medication Has Stopped Me Drinking Alcohol
This is more of a question than an actual blog post. For me I have been struggling with motivation to doing the things I enjoyed, such as bike rides, bush walks and taking the kids to the park. Nowadays, I don't get any joy from doing them and I think its since I have been … Continue reading Is Motivation In Bipolar An Issue?
I can see clearly now the haze has gone... That's correct, this morning I don't have that haze. You know the one that I am talking about. It is the haze that makes you feel dissociated from reality. It has a kind of sedating effect on you. Today that is not with me anymore. The … Continue reading I Can See Clearly Now The Haze Has Gone
This is the one part of taking lithium that is a literal pain. For the past two months I have had to get blood tests done every week. The way they are going I will have no blood left to test. I also checked my blood pressure last night and it was sitting around 150/90 … Continue reading Constant Blood Tests on Lithium
Ok so I thought it was about time I started to get this mania under control. It's been getting more and more intense over the last few weeks, with my memory and concentration starting to be affected. I called my psychiatrist who wants me to come in tomorrow and look at swapping out quetiapine for … Continue reading Getting Mania Under Control in Bipolar
I lay here on my sofa watching Schitt's Creek while thinking about my weekend and how it has been. I am still going through a manic phase, this has lasted a good two weeks so far. To top it off I am now full of a cold and feeling sorry for myself, because when you're … Continue reading My Typical Bipolar Weekend