Nonconformance Regarding My Medication Regimen
Because that experience I understand the importance of taking every dose. However, that doesn’t make it any easier. Currently, I am taking eleven different medications which equal fourteen pills daily. That’s 5,110 pills and almost $16,000 a year! It’s difficult to take that many pills per day, everyday. I occasionally get offtrack and start missing doses; usually the night meds which are mostly mood stabilizers. I think I tend to forget those because I don’t have a sleep schedule. It’s hard to remember to take them when my sleep pattern is so irregular. Insomnia and sleep apnea keep me from having that routine. The doctor upped my dose of ambien. I hope that fixes the issue and help lower the frequency of my episodes. Before the medications I only had a few severe episodes per year (they sometimes lasted 3 months or more). Now, my depressive episodes aren’t as bad, but I have many more manic and mixed episodes. The positive side to that is that rarely feel like killing myself anymore. However, the mania causes me to take a lot of foolish risks I normally never would take. My judgment is horrible during those times, especially when finances and sex are concerned.
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I’m a thirty-something bipolar woman, an advanced tech agent with a pay tv provider, tax preparer for a local charity, current Tulsa inhabitant, and I’m one credit shy of an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts. I’m working on recovery from self-injury and working toward stabilizing my bipolar symptoms. Recovery is very important to me. I’ve been mostly single the past few years and plagued by a seemingly never-ending series of jackasses, assholes, and married men. I have no children of my own, but I have lots of nieces and nephews I love to spoil.