So I have a psychiatrist appointment tomorrow to basically review my medications and potentially add an antidepressant to my medication mix. For the past two weeks I have supposed to have been on 15mg of Olanzapine and 50mg of Quetiapine, of which I decided to stop taking as I was literally a zombie on these … Continue reading Psychiatrist Appointment Tomorrow
I am curious to what the most commonly prescribed medications are for Bipolar Disorder. I've only included a few, if yours is missing please include it.
Thought it was about time that I wrote a review of my bipolar and medications over the last month. April has been quite a traumatic month for me in terms of having to go to court and not seeing my kids as much, which was a result of dealing with the whole court situation. To … Continue reading My Mental Health Review
Well I had some minor hand tremors when I first started on Lithium, now it appears to have manifested slightly. Slightly, being the biggest underestimation ever! It's as if I have parkinsons at times. When I hold my coffee it shakes so bad I cannot drink it at times out of fear of scalding myself. … Continue reading Lithium Shakes Are Back
I have noticed over the past few months that my appetite has greatly increased and my weight has been effected. Back in January 2019, I weighed 86kg (189lbs), I felt good and had normal mobility (i.e. I could play sport). Now it’s April 2019 and my weight is 95kg (206lbs), thats an increase of 9kg … Continue reading Medication & Weight Gain
Thought it was worth a share. We as benefactors of a mental illness all know too well the amount of different medications we have. This man is brave, telling his story via video. Kudos to Ya 🙂 https://youtu.be/IgdmdqJyzrE His Blog Link
Since being at a mental health residential facility my medications have slightly changed. I am now taking: Lithium 1200mgOlanzapine 20mgAtorvastatin 20mgLorazepam 1mg (PRN) I am hoping this new combination starts helping me get on top of this bipolar.