Tag: ptsd

Why I decided to stop taking my bipolar medication

Why I decided to stop taking my bipolar medication

      I’ve been struggling with this for some time and decided that by January 1, 2018, I will no longer be taking medication for my bipolar disorder. Currently, I’m taking the following medication: Lamotrigine 150mg Tablets twice a day Quetiapine 200mg Tablets Zolpidem 10mg Tablets Vyvanse 70mg Capsules Alprazolam 1mg Tablets as needed…

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Why I got help for my mental illness

Why I got help for my mental illness

      Sitting out on my porch and playing around with my computer on the first non 100° days we’ve had in Phoenix, Arizona in a bit it occurred to me that I’ve never discussed on my blog why or even how I sought help for my mental illnesses. I think I’ll take a…

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Started group therapy

Started group therapy

      I started doing group therapy at Bayless Healthcare yesterday and I think it was a really good decision based on the results so far. In the class the main focus in mindfulness a subject that I have spoken negatively about on my blog in the past. Yesterday was so amazing and different…

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Got any more of those Panic Attacks

Got any more of those Panic Attacks

With all the changes going on at work and Keisa going to court, I’ve had 4 major panic attacks this week. Panic attacks suck! You wake up drenched in sweat, can’t move, heart racing and quite honestly you feel like you’re going to die. When you’re finally able to stand you get dizzy, everything goes…

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Sadness and Anxiety that comes when the sun sets

Sadness and Anxiety that comes when the sun sets

I know that all of this can’t just be my bipolar or even my anxiety issues but when the sun goes down the sadness and anxiety seem to set in. I think it may be my PTSD because most of the bad things that happened and what I flash back to occurred in the evening. It’s…

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Do Pets Reduce Stress?

Do Pets Reduce Stress?

    Does owning a pet reduce overall stress? Yes, of course it does! To stay mentally healthier, there is almost nothing better than having a pet around. Pets have pretty much always been a source of enjoyment for humans. Their presence can be comforting, banish the filling of loneliness and, of course, reduce stress.…

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I’m going to the doctor tomorrow

I’m going to the doctor tomorrow

        Those of you who know me know that I hate going to the doctor especially the psychiatrist for medication. Tomorrow I have to go to the doctor and get a new prescription probably to help with my anxiety, PTSD and bipolar issues. I’m doing better than I have been, but I’m…

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Working on my stress

Working on my stress

The other day I visited my psychiatrist and got some new medication to help me with my anxiety. The last few weeks have been pretty bad. There were times actually thought that I was having a heart attack and was going to die. My chest hurt, I heard weird sounds, couldn’t sleep and at times it…

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