Pro-tip: read this summary to save yourself some time. I am feeling frustrated that I feel defined by an illness I refuse to define me and don’t consider to be part of my identity, even though it is because it is a mental illness, so therefore, by definition, it has an impact on my thinking and behaviour,… Continue reading Two blog posts for the price of one…an update, I guess?
Everyone made this whole bipolar thing sound easy- take your meds and you could forget about it. 800mg lithium at night, a sleeping tablet as and when, an antidepressant if you need a nudge up or quetiapine if you need reigning in a little. Easy as. I’m finding it a lil tougher than that. Sure,… Continue reading Well and wobbly: adjusting to stability
January. I have been an inpatient again for a few weeks now. The day I am due to fly back to England for uni has come and gone. The student nurses have CPR training, and I have convinced myself that I’ll be allowed to go too, once I OK it with the nurse taking it… Continue reading Taking it slow
Admittedly, I stole this idea from a blog post I read ages ago. The other night I was reminded of a song I’d listened to during freshers, which reminded me of the blog post, which made me think it’d be something fun and a little different to do myself. So here we go: a soundtrack,… Continue reading Moody mixtape
It’s World Bipolar Day! SO, I thought I’d have a go at busting some bipolar myths. As always, shoutout to the lovely people that chipped in to help write this, y’all know who you are! “But your moods don’t change throughout the day/you don’t have mood swings”– this is probably one of the biggest misconceptions… Continue reading Myth-busting (World Bipolar Day 2017)
A little bit of research will tell you that antidepressants aren’t recommended for bipolar disorder; a lot of psychs will avoid them altogether, while some support the research that says so long as there’s a mood stabiliser in the mix, you’ll be grand. But why exactly are they not recommended? After much research, it’s been… Continue reading Antidepressants and bipolar?
It’s been ten days since I was discharged. Now that I’m home, things are kind of sinking in. In the space of two and a half-three months, I went from living with a group of people I’d made good friends with, in a new city, in a new country. I went from being a student… Continue reading Discharge, uni and a truckload of anxiety