My Mental Health Review

Thought it was about time that I wrote a review of my bipolar and medications over the last month. April has been quite a traumatic month for me in terms of having to go to court and not seeing my kids as much, which was a result of dealing with the whole court situation.

To begin with I started reading again, slowly, but it’s a start in the right direction and I do love to read. The reading helps with my moods, it helps me not get too depressed. My choice of book was Armageddon’s Children by Terry Brooks, a fantasy novel part of a larger series.

At the end of last month and during this month I was changed to Olanzapine from Quetiapine, and at first it would completely knock me out. I would feel really sedated and sleepy so ended up taking just before bed. Now that I am used to them the sedating effect isn’t as obvious.

Bipolar mood wise I believe, as does my psychiatrist that I am still in a state of mania, she says my speech is still much too fast and non coherent. The problem is that I feel I cycle really quickly some days between that manic high to a real doom and gloom low. This is only some days, most days I am fine and functioning, just a tad lazy. I believe this laziness is due to the weight gain from Olanzapine, and the muscle pain is from the Atorvastatin.

I still have a long way to go in my opinion before I can get my moods stabilised.


Does anybody else have there life documented on their blogs that I could read and get some inspiration from.

If there are any mistake I apologise as I am currently slightly manic, that’s why I write so many posts.

7 comments

  1. I’m so proud of you for sharing with us! That’s courageous! I’m so sorry to hear your cistern haven’t been around as much. The courts are a tricky system, but, hopefully everything is settled soon!
    I have anxiety and depression. I write a series called
    ” My Mental Health Journey “… You’re welcome to check it out and comment. If you ever need to talk, I listen well 🙂

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  2. I wrote about my mania and PTSD and deleted 2 blogs because I was so embarrassed about mania that I wrote about on them. Now, I started a new one. I’m not going to blog during mood episodes anymore because it doesn’t help me. Your writing is coherent. Olanzapine slurs my speech and makes conversations difficult…maybe that is causing what your doctor observes rather than illness. I hope you feel better soon.

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  3. I was just diagnosed and am trying to document my life now. Hopefully this isn’t a hypomanic thing. I dont feel that it is. I feel like my diagnosis is the key that I’ve been missing for so long and I’m trying to share as much info as possible for anyone like me. A highly functioning guy with bipolar.

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