Back. With Meds that Stabilise Me.

Yup. After twenty years, I’ve finally got meds that stabilise me. Well, I’ve been stable for the last 3 1/2 months, which is far longer than anything else has ever worked.  I’m currently taking  Carbamazepine (Tegretol) – about 200 mg in the morning, 100 mg twice during the day and 200 mg in the evening. …

Books for Bipolar Persons

So I’m in an Indigo bookstore in Toronto. And it’s wonderful, maybe I’ll spend the rest of my vacation in here.  Anyhoo, apart from checking out my favourite authors and the entire Sci-Fi section, I thought I’d check out the stuff on being bipolar. And their collection is okay. And they have books about being…

Friday Afternoon Blues

Friday afternoon is one of those times  when it’s really easy to have your mood swing down or up. Maybe you’re the (bipolar) kind of person who at the end of the week comes home, drops the bags on the floor, and lets out a deep sigh that the hectic week is all over and…

Experiment 16 Jul 12 (Day 2)

Weight:  175 lbs (the 2lb decrease is just water loss because I’m more active, but still nice) Drugs: None today. 1 double espresso from 5.30 am to 3 pm. 1 espresso at 8.30 pm. Productivity: High. Moods: Slightly manic in the morning to normal by about  3 pm for rest of day. 4.40 am Wake…

Experiment 15 Jul 12 (Day 1)

Weight:  177 lbs (about 25-30 pounds too heavy) Drugs: None today. Productivity: High, but not manic high. Moods: Normal in morning increasing to some mania in the night. 6.30 am Wake up. [This is late for me, and not quite on my planned schedule. But the best laid plans of mice and men etc. I…