Monthly Archives: June 2016

Saphris and a wedding

My psychiatrist wrote me back yesterday: no more geodon! Instead we’re going to give a new med – Saphris – a go. It seems my treatment plan will consist of two antipsychotics and a mood stabilizer for the time being. … Continue reading

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Medication disaster

I had a terrible day. I woke up late feeling groggy. Managed to eat something and obtain coffee before heading to class. Once in class, I couldn’t keep my eyes open. Literally. I was falling asleep in a discussion class … Continue reading

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Sleep problems

If you have bipolar, then you know how important sleep is to maintaining wellbeing. I am super sensitive to sleep changes, even more so than the average bipolar person. Many people with bipolar type 1 will stop sleeping entirely or … Continue reading

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Summertime sadness

My bipolar disorder has a seasonal pattern. In the fall I tend to have hypomanic or manic episodes. In the summer I deal with depression. So here I am, fighting off another long, vicious depression. I’ve been largely depressed since … Continue reading

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