Riding the Wave ... And the Trough

I am mentally ill, diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder I, OCD, ADHD, PTSD and a vitamin B12 deficiency (a key element in brain development). For over 12 years, I took anywhere from 5-8 psychotropic meds each day, and have been recently giving myself a monthly injection of B12.

In January 2012 I was hospitalized for depression, and management of my currrent med cocktail. Immediately all but two of my meds were discontinued and, after a few weeks of adjustment, and some near hospitalizations, things seem to be going much better.

I have been on permanent disability since January 2010, and am adjusting to life on a very limited income.

My prayer is that in walking with me during the ups and downs of Bipolar Disorder, you might find solace, and benefit through my experiences.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Down the Rabbit Hole; Volume I

Like a wet blanket, depression engulfed me again. Since a total med "redo" last winter it's been my companion; sometimes more than others, but always there.With a steady increase in meds and dosages, depression slips further away. How far away, or for how long, will it go, I don't know. But of this I can be certain; it won't go far, and it won't be there long.Bipolar Disorder: the gift that keeps on giving. Oh joy of joys ...

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