My bipolar disorder was diagnosed at 55, and I didn’t take my meds for a year. I was determined to get better, but the medication was just not working. Then after going on a trip to New York to see my doctor, I got the news that the medication I’d been taking to treat my bipolar had left me with a little too much to be taking. A little too much for bipolar, that is.
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For some reason, I always thought it would be a good idea to get rid of some of the medication I was taking, and I thought that I had been doing so for a long time. There are a couple of reasons for this. One of the big things that happens with bipolar disorder is that it causes a lot of brain chemistry to change and, as a side effect, the blood levels of many of the medications can change.
The other reason I’m a little bit hesitant to take this medication is because I think my wife and I should probably be on a different medication. I know that my moods fluctuate like crazy from day to day, and that’s okay, but I’ve always been a little worried about how medication might impact my wife. I don’t even know if she will agree.
As a general rule I would say that most people with bipolar disorder also have other psychiatric disorders, including depression, anxiety, etc. I would also say that you should not take this medication for the sole reason that you are concerned about your wife’s brain chemistry. I have no idea why anyone thinks that medication could mess with your wife’s brain chemistry, but if you’re really worried then you should talk to another doctor.
As an alternative, you can try to get bipolar disorder treated with medication called Lithium. Lithium is a type of medication that will help your brain function better, but it only works for a short period of time, usually only a few months. With that in mind, you can take Lithium for a few months, and then stop taking it for a few months, and then start taking it again. It should take about a month before you get your bipolar disorder under control again.
Lithium is not recommended for everyone, but if your bipolar disorder runs in your family its possible that you could be treated with lithium. While there are a lot of things to like about Lithium, one thing that really helps me is that it makes me feel like I can talk to my doctor about my bipolar disorder. Lithium can make you feel like you know what you are going through, and that you are not crazy.
My husband has bipolar disorder and I too have suffered from this for years. I don’t know how to treat it, but for me Lithium has been a godsend. I actually feel as though I am in control of my life again. I know what I want to do and what I don’t want to do, and I feel as though I have control of my actions when I’m on Lithium.
Lithium, also known as lithium carbonate, is a mood stabilizer that is used to treat bipolar disorder. It is a common medication in psychiatry and one that is quite safe to take. It can help with mood swings and also, if used in combination with other medications, can reduce the risk of seizures. It is also sold over-the-counter in most pharmacies.
People with bipolar disorder often have trouble with sleep. While it is true that people with this disorder tend to be irritable and have trouble staying asleep, lithium seems to help with that, too. It does this by relaxing your muscles, which may make you feel more alert when you sleep.