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Medication Changes

Tell your support system so they can help identify any concerning thoughts or behaviors. Med changes are no joke. They can be a real traumatic experience as your body adjusts. #medicationchanges

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Has anyone taken Trileptal (oxcarbazepine) as a mood stabilizer before? #Depression #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #medicationchanges #nervous

If you have, what did you think of it? Did it work? Did you experience any side effects? All info is most definitely welcome! My Miss Kitty Girl and I thank you for the help!


I found this app early last year, I used it for a while. But I had a fallen out with a friend and did not get the response I was hoping for from here. Everyone was telling me that she was only blocking me out because of this pandemic. I am giving this another try as I have been going through therapy for a year and a half. My therapist is the only one in my life that I talk to about anything as I do not have anyone else. My therapist is on maternity leave and I am feeling quite lost. I suffer from PTSD, anxiety, depression and CPTSD. I was trying so hard to figure out how to handle all of this with out medication. But I was taking steps back instead of going forward. I started wellbutrin in November. I was hoping I would feel a sense of relief before my therapist went on maternity leave. But I am finding myself needing her more...
#Depression #Therapy #Anxiety #medicationchanges


Hard weekend #ChronicPain #endowarrior #medicationchanges #Migraines #Depression

I am having a horrid week and weekend. I took 2 daya off of work because I had 5 migraines in 7 days and then startedy cycle and I was having so much bl. Loss that I was getting dizzy. Today I was so dizzy that I was shaking, pale, and my heart was racing. The pain was so bad that I started dry heaving. I eventually was able to take a 2 hour nap. I haven't gotten back out of bed because I am just miserable.

I had a procedure a couple weeks ago that was supposed to help my pain levels and it did not help. I had to stop my meds before this surgery so now I am working back up to my doses again. I also had to increase my migraine prevention meds this weekend because I was getting 15-18 migraines every month. I don't know if it was all of these things that led to such a horrid day but I am emotionally spent. I just want to sit and cry. I feel so useless and worthleas to absolutely everyone. I am trying really hard to stay positive but I am losing steam. I feel like I don't have anyone left to talk to or that I. Just annoying everyone. I just am a failure.


Bipolar and Psychosis

So I have been on a rollercoaster of emotions and highs and lows in the past few weeks. And between all of it, somehow I lost my job.

I have known for a while that I have bipolar. I had always assumed it was more depression than anything. However a recent visit to the doctor I have noticed I am extremely manic lately even with bits of psychosis.

To hear the doctor say “you’re experiencing mania with psychosis” was a punch in the face.... because never did I think of the possibility of me being this way.

My doctor then took me off of 2 medications, one I have been on 2+ years and the other 4+ years. And then went and reduced one of my other medications. She added 2 new medicines one being an antipsychotic.

I am scared and nervous for the next few weeks and months as I transition into these new medicines with high high hopes I start to see some results.
#medicationchanges #BipolarDepression #Bipolar #Psychosis


New meds!

Yay! My doctor has prescribed a complete overhaul on my psych meds. I’ve been on the same meds for about 9 years and I think their wear is finally showing. So yesterday I started the new meds and it will be two weeks of onboarding one and weening the other.

The last month (and some change$$) has been a battle through and through. From picking my cuticles until they bleed to absolute meltdowns and #fibropain flare ups. I’ve been in life-crisis for the past 7 years and when “they say” that human beings cannot thrive in constant crisis, “they” are correct. 😔

I’m aware that the next two weeks COULD be difficult but I’m very much looking forward to the struggle as it’s oddly giving me a measure of hope I didn’t have before. #medicationchanges #BPD #MDD #Fibromyalgia

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Advice on medication #IdiopathicIntracranialHypertension

So I went to the eye doctor recently. They said my papillodemia was still down, but because I was still having a lot of high pressure days, they were going to increase my dosage of Diamox to 2000mg a day.

I got my medicine a few days later, and it still said 1500 a day.

So I called the doctors office to figure out what to do. I was told that it was decreased to 1000mg a day.

I’m still having all the symptoms of IIH, including occasional brief bouts of blindness whenever the pressure spikes, and I’ve been having a lot of bad days.

I’m not going to run out of meds if I still do 1500mg, but apparently it’s wrong?

I’m going to take 1000mg starting tomorrow. We will see what happens. I don’t have much hope though. I feel like there has been a lot of confusing stories, and that I’ve been ignored.

Any advice would be good.

#IdiopathicIntracranialHypertension #ChronicPain #Bipolar1Disorder #medicationchanges #AdviceWelcome


Changing Meds Again

I am running out of options. I am scraping the bottom of the barrel of medications to treat my bipolar II. The last one for me to try and that my doctor just put me on is Lithium. I am scared what will happen if this one doesn’t work. My depression can be so severe at times that I become suicidal. I really just don’t know what to do. I am scared to put all my faith in this one only to have it not work either. I was on Vraylar and it worked great for so long and then I developed akathesia just like I did on saphris and those were my two best medications. I just don’t understand why they turned on me the way they did. The akathesia was so bad that I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.
My doctor decided to take me off my ADHD meds during the holiday to see if that was what the problem was and not actually Akathesia, but that just made the actual problem pop even more. Now I am getting ready to go on another vacation to visit family while trying out a new medication. It just seems like the worlds worst timing for all of this to be going on right now. I wanted to be able to show my sister the new me that is stable and clear headed and instead she gets to see me when I am in a questionable state of mind. I really didn’t want her to see me likethat. I really just want to find a medication that works and keeps me clear headed and stable with out being numb and unreactive to things. I just want to be the best person I can be. Here is to hoping that this is a better year and that the medication works and that I can be stronger this year and be a better person. I want to be able to get out there and live life and smile and laugh instead of just “being”. #ADHD #Bipolar #Vraylar #litium #medicationchanges