I have been doing pretty well lately and I would like to share what I’ve been doing to stay well.
I am taking my medication as prescribed. I am on Latuda and Paxil. I take a pattern of 80 mg then 40 mg every other night of Latuda. I take 40 mg of Paxil daily. I take both medications at night.
I am seeing my psychiatrist regularly.
I am now seeing my psychologist every 2 weeks. She is helping me with my weight loss, medications and other things.
I am exercising most days out of the week. This is definitely easier said than done. I hate exercising but I know that I have a lot of weight to lose and it has to be done. I also know that exercising is good for my mental health so I try to think of it as part of my medication.
I do not drink or do drugs so I do not have to worry about those things interfering with my medication.
My mood and energy levels change quite often but I have been told by a couple of psychiatrists that medication does not entirely take away bipolar symptoms; the medications help control the severity of the symptoms. In other words, I would be worse off if I was not taking my medicines.
I am doing better now in my life than ever! I am accomplishing tasks and meeting deadlines. I had severe depression several years ago that lasted for about 4 years. It was horrible. I did not accomplish anything during that time.
Remember, it does get better!
-More than Mental