Without getting too excited I am finding my new cocktail of medications are working as expected. I feel mostly normal, still a big groggy during the day but nevertheless normal. It appears the Escitalopram 10mg that was added to my daily medications is helping greatly with the depression I have been suffering over the past … Continue reading Steady As She Goes
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
Bipolar disorder is another name for what was once known as manic depression. The word bipolar describes the mood fluctuations – from the extremely elated mood (mania) to the very low mood (depression) – that people with this condition may experience. There is now far more knowledge and understanding about how to treat and support … Continue reading A Guide To Bipolar Disorder
So my partner and I are currently on a road trip for a tangi which is 459km away. A tangi is a native maori funeral service. The drive involves driving through the city of Auckland where more than 80% of New Zealanders live. The traffic is hell. The first part of the journey is from … Continue reading New Zealand Mini Road Trip
It is a sad day for New Zealand. At time of writing 40 individuals have been gunned down in an unprecedented attack on mosques in Christchurch. My thoughts go out to the families of those effected. My thoughts also go out to my colleagues in the emergency services who would have dealt with some horrific … Continue reading My Thoughts Are With Affected Family’s and My Colleagues in Christchurch During This Terrorist Attack.