Bipolar Disorder 1 under control for over 6 months now with this new medicine cocktail

Aside from the Cymbalta this is the only other cocktail that has worked. Sometimes I miss the mania, but basically it is better without it and all the mood changes.

And this one lets me sleep. No real side effects and sleep. Some days though I sleep way more than necessary, but I take it. I don’t want to mess with this cocktail and screw it up trying to make it better.

Bankruptcy court April 16th in a town I hate to drive in and includes highways which really scare me.

Next epidural is April 17th and on the neck this time. Back is not taking. She says she has other things we can try besides the surgery so I am to quit worrying about that for now. Neck is getting worse and have a problem with numbness (or pins and needles as it should be called).

Still nothing from public housing about the apartment.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog


9 thoughts on “Bipolar Disorder 1 under control for over 6 months now with this new medicine cocktail

  1. morgueticiaatoms

    If it’s not too intrusive,what is your current med combo? I’m bipolar 2 but always curious about what others are having success with.


    1. Tessa Post author

      I take Trilofon (anti-psychotic 4 mg), Remeron (anti-depressant 30 mg} and Klonopin (6 mg a day now which is a pretty high dose for my anxiety). Have discussed increasing the meds, but I am doing pretty good right now so don’t want to mess with the doses and mess things up.Sometimes I miss my mania, but I am so out of control during those times it is best to stay away from them. Remeron is the first med that actually worked in putting me to sleep. That combined with the percocet puts me to sleep when I am working on the computer. I will find my head bobbing up and down. At that point I have to go to sleep.


      1. morgueticiaatoms

        Remeron was one of my poison pills,lol. I tried it in the ’90’s during a move and slept 14 hours a day and kept nodding off the rest of the time. The whole place got moved with me in a semi coma,thank god for first hubby and his father.
        Makes me grateful we have many medication options since we all respond so differently. Glad it’s working for you.
        And btw…I miss mania,too,so much! But being out of control only feels like fun,the aftermath just isn’t worth it.

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