Medication

Things I wish I was told before taking psych meds

Source: Buzzfeed What they are and why I’ve been prescribed them– it’s surprising and pretty scary the number of doctors who will flippantly say ‘do you want to try X’ or ‘I’m putting you on Y’ without telling you what it is or does.┬áIn hospital I’ve been written up for medications without being told I… Continue reading Things I wish I was told before taking psych meds

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Psych patient to psych (student) nurse

So here it is. I’m at university, studying nursing. This time seven months ago I was a psychiatric inpatient, newly diagnosed bipolar. I remember the night I was admitted, climbing the furniture in my room, iPod turned up full whack, jumping from chair to ground. I remember wondering when it was going to sink in,… Continue reading Psych patient to psych (student) nurse