Monthly Archives: July 2016

Approaching stability?

It’s been nearly a week since I’ve started a higher dose of Saphris, and I am finally feeling the benefits. I’ve been “stable” since Saturday… no major ups or downs. I’m cautiously relieved. I met with my doctors today, and … Continue reading

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Down-cycle

I’m on a down-cycle, as I mentioned previously. The whole world and everything in it has turned into badness… violating my senses, my space… turning everything into evil. I don’t know how else to explain it. When I’m like this … Continue reading

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Cycling

For approximately the past month I’ve been very quickly cycling between mildly elevated and mildly depressed mood. With each cycle the mood feels a bit stronger and more problematic. I’ve just emailed my doctor, so hopefully he has some insight. … Continue reading

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The grey zone and insight

The hypomania is long gone. I find myself back at square one: depression, my summer go-to. The severity varies day by day. Today is a good day. Sunday was not. Tomorrow, who knows. I’m working with my therapist on coming … Continue reading

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Hypomania

I am mildly hypomanic. Here are the main symptoms I’m experiencing: Distractibility and difficulty concentrating Sensations of euphoria and hyper-connectivity Difficulty sleeping more than about 5 hours Hypomania in itself isn’t really an issue, and it’s not unusual for me to … Continue reading

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Improvements!

Not sure if it’s the Saphris or my bipolar is on an up-cycle, but I actually feel good today! I was awake during class, though I still feel a bit mentally slowed down. I talked to people outside of class. … Continue reading

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Benign hallucinations

When I’m stressed I tend to experience auditory hallucinations. They’re fairly benign… the kind that’s located not quite in and not quite out of my head. [I also have experienced hallucinations that seem to be in the room with me (whispering … Continue reading

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