Started new meds on Friday afternoon. The pharmicist suggested I took my first tablet straightaway and took one going to bed and I took his advice.
I have been given mood stabilisers by my psych doc to take morning and night and one other tablet an anti-psychotic early so that I go to bed early and get at least 8 hours sleep – is the ideal.
Mood stabilisers such as Depakote are a staple for people with mood swings such as myself and i know long periods of taking them see great improvements in the health of other manic depressives.
Its quite a boring issue for most people I think who don’t have relatives or friends that suffer with such issues but in the long run I think that the more awareness people have then the “fear” of the depression and its fall out can be lessened I would like to think.
In short I am trying to “shine a light” on my depression to improve my chances of “recovering” my mental health. I think it is important to be honest about how it has affected me
Although medication clearly is playing an enormous role in my “ill-health” I think that working on the changes that can be make is equally important. Changes which include having a more healthy attitude and outlook and include not internalising my feelings and turning them against myself.
best wishes and gods blessings to you all xxx