Unique perspective of a women with Bipolar Disorder and a Master's degree in psychology. Posts include summaries of current research, essays on experiencing and managing bipolar disorder and data on mood over time, in relation to medication compliance and other aspects of health.
Finally out of depression! A little freakazoid-wired and anxious (although almost completely off caffeine), but I am functioning. Currently I am able to:
get up at some point in the morning
take care of my family throughout the day
go to work teaching college
work on my blog and other freelance writing projects
BTW, What Not to Do: The other night (after a few glasses of wine, which I should not be imbibing with bipolar), I accidentally took my daytime meds instead of my nighttime ones. I was awake all night long. Then I figured out what I did and, at 5am, took a half dose of my nighttime meds and slept a little.
Now all was well.
Hope you all are out there balancing too!
This blog is for informational purposes only, it is not intended to be used for the treatment of mental illness. If you are having emotional troubles, please see a mental health professional, not a computer.
I have been recently posting updates on The Manic Depressive Blog about my current quest for bipolar medications that actually manage the depressive side of my disorder. I was diagnosed about 20 years ago, and had a very long period of good mental health with Seroquel + various antidepressants on board.
This July major depression set in ... days in bed (or as much time as possible, while working and raising kids), random and copious crying ... It's been unrelenting, for four months! This total apathy for everything is getting old. Does that mean I am becoming apathetic about my apathy? Anyway, tomorrow I have another appointment with the shrink to continue trying to find an antidepressant that works for me.
I know that we are all unique in our experience of this disorder, and different meds help different people, but I am curious to know what you have used to successfully manage your bipolar depression.
Shouting out a "Help!" to my bipolar peeps. What works for you?
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