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Feb 06, 2016 in the Bipolar Disorder Community - 8
I'm glad you found a new pdoc. See if you can get a Psycologist too. Pura Vida from Costa Rica!
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Feb 04, 2016 in the Bipolar Disorder Community - 2
I used to be high sexed. Now I'm dead. I take Effexor. Could that be the culprit ?
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Jan 30, 2016 in the Bipolar Disorder Community - 8
Hi. How long is your pain med regiment due to last. Sometimes you'll need to wean off. Taper down till your free of those drugs. Maybe if you and your prescribing Dr have a plan, and then you write it all down, your Pdoc will understand.
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Jan 29, 2016 in the Bipolar Disorder Community - 2
Hi. Last year I had a lot of experience with ECT. My last treatment was Nov 2015. I'm still suffering major memory gaps. Blocks of time completely wiped out. Plus my regular doctor said I have borderline high blood pressure now. Something I've never had in my life. My husband said my first few treatments were necessary because I was como...
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Jan 22, 2016 in the Bipolar Disorder Community - 1
I couldn't tolerate lithium. One girl in my support group has bad hand tremors. I took Lamictal for a while. Now I'm on Ativan, Effexor and at night 100 mg Seraquel and Temazepam.
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Jan 22, 2016 in the Bipolar Disorder Community - 1
I've been on a Seraquel for a long time. Your dose is so low you probably won't notice any side effects. It works good for sleep. Can make you hungry, so watch out for that.
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Jan 18, 2016 in the Bipolar Disorder Community - 2
Hi. I'm on 4 meds per day. It's known as a med cocktail. Because bipolar is a chemical imbalance a lot of people need more than one med. It's a trail and error. Or sometimes you may have to switch meds because of a med burn out.
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Jan 14, 2016 in the Bipolar Disorder Community - 7
I wonder why petting the cat is more fun for me than the dog?
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Jan 11, 2016 in the Bipolar Disorder Community - 7
I got over my kitten dieing by being a kitty foster mom. You keep the kittens till they're weaned. Then they go up for adoption. I finally adopted one of the moms I had here. She was so little and kinda feral. Now she's the best cat I've ever had.