Medications….for life

As stated before it is imperative to continue on your prescribed course of medications each and everyday for the rest of your life. Those medications may comprise of mood stabilisers, antipsychotic medications and for me also antidepressants. I have Bipolar 1 disorder and my medications are as follows:

Epilum, Seroquel, Zoloft and my emergency medication…. Zyprexa (which is a antipsychotic medication and THE most powerful mood stabiliser). If I feel like I am on a sliding scale to being depressed, or perhaps being over stimulated and heading towards a high…..I hit my Zyprexa heavily for several days to a week – which balances back to normal.

If you don’t take your medication, then you will spiral out of control and feel as if you have a broken mind….no one wants that

Published by Melissa Mackay

Bipolar is an important topic for me as I have travelled through the highs and lows of this particular mental illness for just over 25 years now. Follow my journey from the past to present and hopefully some of you out there may gain some inspiration and come to the realisation....that it can be a positive and rewarding experience once you have learnt the tools of the trade...and enable you, or someone special in your life, to have a fruitful and rewarding life.

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