Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My Current Bipolar Disorder Medications

I have been slacking on my daytime meds this week, and am having more problems with depression. I even have a little pill holder for my purse, so that if I leave the house, I have my meds, but it is not in my purse right now. *sigh*. I know better than this! Tonight I will make sure that the pill case goes with me wherever I go. Also started coming down with a cold yesterday. Seem like I always become more depressed when coming down with an illness.

Current Bipolar Medications I Am On: 
  • a.m.: Wellbutrin ER 300 mg (have Prozac as backup, but have not been taking lately, and typically don't in summer, because risk of hypomania).
  • p.m.: Seroquel 200 mg. Also sometimes take Ibuprofen pm at night 200mg.

Today's Bipolar Stats:
  • Level of Mania (on scale of 1 - 10, with 1=none, 10=practically levitating): 4
  • Level of Depression (on a scale of 1 - 10, with 1=none, 10=can't get out of bed): 5
  • Medication Compliance (0 = not taking, 5=taking some, 10=taking all): 5
I am recording my mania and depression bipolar data separately because I often have mixed episodes where manic and depressive symptoms occur at the same time.

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. 


  1. Thanks for this blog. I am just coming out into my bipolarness and am trying to figure a lot of stuff out: my cycles of peaks and valleys, my buried grief for those I've lost, overspending (stopping that now), finding the right meds, the right therapist, the right schedule for me as a older PhD student writing her dissertation (trying to avoid being a hermit but realizing that I need the space, time and quiet. SO thank you for being there. I look forward to reading you!

  2. Libellue - Good to hear from you! And congrats on getting your spending under control. I've finally done that too, and doing so removes a huge stressor! I was in graduate school too, but didn't get as far as a PhD. Even so, from my experience, grad school can be a brutally stressful time when you have to almost obsessively work on the project that will get you the degree. Keep looking for the right meds and therapist to help you stay on an even keel.

    Good luck!