. . . but I don’t know. Some of you may roll your eyes, but I’m going to write about martial arts class again. Getting there is a big challenge for me right now. Very recently, I wrote a post called No More Klonopin, which was basically about going off the drug. Now, my anxiety is… Read More I Think I Need Klonopin
Recently, like in the last week, I’ve noticed that my hair’s falling out: there’s hair in the sink that wasn’t there before. I’m not going bald nor is my hair thinning, but it’s definitely falling out. So I did some research about lithium side effects and hair loss. Apparently, lithium affects the thyroid in such… Read More Lithium and Hair Loss
I was taking Klonopin (clonazepam) for my anxiety for like, 5 years. I didn’t feel that it was helping me any longer, so my psychiatrist at PHP #4 successfully weaned me off of it. He was surprised that I didn’t have any withdrawal symptoms, while I was glad that I didn’t. It’s been about a month… Read More No More Klonopin
Shortly after I began taking lithium, I noticed that my hands started shaking, not a lot — you’d have to look at my hand up close or something in order to see it. Then it got worse. My thumb and forefinger would jump the way your knee does when a doctor hits you there with… Read More Lithium Shakes
Some of you may know about my weight troubles. Anyway, I lost 10 lbs. since this past April, so it’s been about 2 months. I stopped eating candy, ate smaller portions, and began using the treadmill. I also started going to PHP #4 in April. Having to get up early, get dressed, and leave the… Read More I Lost 10 lbs.
NOTE: This isn’t a book review. Just my thoughts. ☺️ The full title for this book is Mental: Love, Lithium, and Losing My Mind. The author, a journalist, writes about her experience with bipolar from the time she was 16. The book opens with her going through a manic episode as a teenager. As such,… Read More “Mental” by Jaime Lowe
Some of you know that once I started taking 20mg Prozac in October, it worked great on my mood, but caused my hands to shake. Then my psychiatrist upped it to 40mg in December or January (I can’t remember when, exactly). The shakes became worse. These past 3 weeks, my Prozac has been tapered down… Read More Side Effects I’ve Experienced on Lithium and Prozac