Side affects of medication

Along with issues about bright sunshine and lights, another side affect is weight gain. I find one hour after taking my nightly meds, I get really hungry and crave something to eat. Fresh fruit or light snack of cheese on toast of veggies is the best option. I actually can only eat once a day…..IContinue reading “Side affects of medication”

The eyes can tell it’s own story of how we are managing with bipolar

The eyes are the heart to our soul…. clear bright and big reflects all is well. Small, clouded and puffy shows we are on struggle street. It’s a good indicator of how well we are travelling. Bright lights is hard to deal with (a side effect of medication), warmer yellow toned night lighting is best.Continue reading “The eyes can tell it’s own story of how we are managing with bipolar”

A Nervous Breakdown….or is it something more

My mental health issues began about 26 years. I was hospitalised for what was termed back in those days as “a nervous breakdown”. Work stress was my initial trigger. For the first day or two I was unable to speak. That was truly scary. I could hear, see and understand others but my only meansContinue reading “A Nervous Breakdown….or is it something more”

General Practitioners, Psychologists, Psychiatrist

You need to have a support network of medical experts to touch base with from time to time. A regular appointment with either of the above is a must. My go to doctor is a psychiatrist who is the most highly trained in mental health than any of the others. I see him about everyContinue reading “General Practitioners, Psychologists, Psychiatrist”

Medication, medication and more medication…..

You may have a lot of medication to juggle on a daily basis. Unfortunately it’s the nature of the beast. It’s better to be medicated and have a healthy mind, than live on struggle street. Its just not worth the risk to stop taking your meds. You need them for a reason, just like anyContinue reading “Medication, medication and more medication…..”