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My Doc think I may be on the low end Bipolar spectrum and prescribed me a low dose of Latuda but I’m scaired to start it. I’m scaired of being tired or it bringing me down too much. I already feel down, tired and anxious. I have always been on anti depressants and something for anxiety but this is new. I have always wondered if I have some bi polar because when things are finally good they are really good. I told him I feel like Wonder Woman lol which may be a bit of an exaggeration lol and now here we are. I am ready to feel better. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Today, I woke up a little anxious. I’ve been trying to play with my anxiety meds. And instead of taking 3 throughout the day, I have been taking all 3 in the morning. It makes me SUPER tired, but I felt like I’d get used to it, as I have done with my Wellbutrin XL, but last night, my heart rate dropped to 37 while I was sleeping. I promised my wife, that I’d switch from 3 all at once, to 1 1/2 every 12 hours. I just know myself, and I know splitting them every 8 hours will be a struggle for me. I know what I NEED to do, but I don’t have much faith in myself to do it. Maybe, once I get my meds, I’ve been out of my Wellbutrin for 5 days, and I’m waiting to start Olanzapine for my paranoia, but maybe, I can set alarms and try to get on the right track. Take them as prescribed.

Has anybody else struggled with the responsibility of taking their meds as scheduled? Idk what it is with me, I struggle with doing certain things that I know are good for me. And then I wonder why my moods are all over the place 🤦🏻‍♀️
#BipolarII #BipolarDepression #BipolarDisorder #Anxiety #PTSD #MentalHealth #Medication

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What’s been your experience with online pharmacies?

In the past year or so, Mighty staffer @xokat has had one of her medications specifically filled through specialty pharmacies, and some of the time her prescriptions are even filled through online options like Amazon Pharmacy (you can look into it here:

What’s been your experience — positive or negative? Do you refill your meds online and have them shipped to you?

#MightyMinute #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #Disability #RareDisease #Medication #ADHD #Migraine #BipolarDisorder

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Needing some support/advice #BipolarDisorder

#BipolarDisorder #Bipolar1Disorder #Medication #PsychiatricMedication #CopingTips #MentalHealth #MoodStabilizers

Let’s start with some background: as I’m sure many of y’all know or have experienced, figuring out medication with bipolar is no cake walk. I had terrible reactions to half a dozen SSRIs before anyone even thought “hey, maybe this person doesn’t have plain old depression. Let’s try something else.” And then I was allergic to the first two mood stabilizers they put me on (like deathly allergic). So when we finally found a medication I could take that worked and didn’t literally try to kill me, it was a huge relief. I have Bipolar I and, up till that point, I’d had no way of managing it, even aside from pharmaceuticals. Having a chemical mood stabilizer was amazing. My emotions were finally sorta “normal” — not alternating between “I am an immortal deity with ultimate power in this universe and beyond” and “my existence is so hopeless I might as well fade away into ghost-hood” with no in between. But there was one problem: now I felt disconnected. The medication dulled things so much I felt like I was experiencing the world through tinted glass — something I could see and hear, but couldn’t really feel, even physically, a connection to. Despite this problem, I knew that going off my medication would be far worse for my quality of life, so I kept on it.

Enter new information: I’ve been getting long, profuse, borderline dangerously frequent bloody noses consistently for months. Come to learn my mood stabilizer — the one that took over half a dozen tries to find — has been causing them. Now, excessive blood loss is not a good, so, three days ago, my meds dosage was reduced to start tapering off. And now my symptoms are reading their inconvenient heads. On the one hand, I’m finally feeling my creative spirit and connection to the energy of life again; on the other, I’ve never learned how to manage my Bipolar without medication and I’m having a lot of doubts about whether it’s even possible. So I need some help.

How have y’all managed or seen people manage Bipolar unmedicated? For those who’ve experienced withdrawal from tapering or going off medication, what are some ways you’ve managed the withdrawals and recurring symptoms? What are some ways to build support systems or some options for support systems that you’ve learned? I’d really appreciate any help y’all can give.

Much love ❤️


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Quick Tip Thursday: Setting Reminders on Your Phone Can Help You Remember Your Medication

Make sure to set reminders on your phone to take your medication at the same time every day. This will help ensure you don’t miss a dose and can help make taking your medication a regular habit.

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Looking for psychiatrist

#BipolarDisorder My son is 36 and struggling so much with bipolar 2. He is unable to work and does not have good insurance, but we need to find a good psychiatrist to evaluate his medication and lead a new treatment plan. We live in upstate NY near Binghamton. Does anyone know of a trusted psychiatrist anywhere near us? #Psychiatrist #treatment #Medication

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Leading Pharma Manufacturer

My medicine from this pharmaceutical company was so bad I had to go to the doctor and tell him I wanted my other manufacturer Teva. I’m on lorazepam and have pretty much always used Teva. I went to a different pharmacy and they used Leading. I didn’t think much of it but after a couple pills realized I was not having any reaction or feeling. I generally take my lorazepam to sleep and it wasn’t doing anything. A few pills later in the next few days I still wasn’t feeling it.

Then the withdrawal symptoms started. I was like uh oh! I researched this company “Leading “ and saw some other people complaining about their lorazepam too. I realized it’s not my imagination. I’ve been on lorazepam for 8 years so I definitely know.

My doctor was like well the generics are all the same and that doesn’t make sense 🫤 I nicely explained that I know my body and something isn’t working right. He prescribed me my Teva and I’m back to normal feeling. I really don’t agree with him that all generics are the same. Leading lorazepam absolutely showed me that. #Medication #Anxiety #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #PanicDisorder #BipolarDisorder #MentalHealth #OtherMentalHealth #ADHD #PTSD #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder

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Just a little help

I’m not sure which would be better medication for BPD or just therapy. I was given antidepressants and anxiety meds and mood stabilizers… years ago and they only made me worse. But now I’m so emotional I can’t even make to job interviews or dr appointments. I feel like I’ve overwhelmed myself but I’m not sure how, and idk how to fix it or make it better. I just want to be a functioning member of society but I can’t even function or feel like a part of society.

#BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #treatment #Therapy #Medication #help #PTSD #BipolarDisorder #Anxiety #Depression #notme

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