My latest appointment with my psychiatrist has left me again with one medication not working and the start of another.
For those who don’t know, I have been struggling between the high manic sides of my Bipolar 1, to my extreme depression side. It has been an interesting roller coaster that has been a staple in my life since late May. Right now I am still dealing with depression in my own way and life is always moving forward.
I am starting on a new medication–Vraylar. It is supposed to be good at balancing the manic and depressive sides of my Bipolar 1. I am hopeful like always that this will be the time that things change! I am also weary because this is the fourth medication change in 2019, and nothing is stopping the ups and downs. I need balance again if I am going to be able to be open to finding work in education this fall.
Everything else is good. Clonazepam is regularly working, and I have had, for the most part, my anxiety and panic disorder under control. It is all about working with my therapist with coping mechanisms for the rest of the year.
I am working on my sleep as well, and I will be seeing my sleep doctor finding out more about my sleep study/sleep apnea results and so that should help with the sleeping issues I have been experiencing. I have thought the root of my many issues is due to insomnia and sleep apnea, and to solve one of these issues will be great for my mental health.
Life continues on. We keep going, and the journey is about moving forward. In two weeks I will have an update on how this medication is working or not working.
Always Keep Fighting
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