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.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

ECT to the Rescue ... maybe

I have never felt this low and out in my life. I have had situation occur that were mind-numbing and definite problems, but this depression has hold of me and I am not sure when or if it will let go. I have lost interest in most everything, and the things that do interest me are overshadowed by the thought that it will end, and I will be right back into the doldrums.

ECT is a recommended procedure by my pDoc, and I am seriously considering it as a possible way out of my current situation. However it involves a major time and energy commitment, one which will be difficult to accommodate.  More later.

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