Happy Christmas Eve Indeed

I saw Dr. H yesterday. Dr. H is my GP, he's wonderful. He has been my doctor for years, delivered my children and was the one who has referred me to my psychiatrist(s). Dr. H always listens and does not put up with any bullshit from me whatsoever. Did I mention he listens? We sat … Continue reading Happy Christmas Eve Indeed

This Non Compliant Needs A Med Change

I have been feeling like shit for quite some time and here is where I'm at: I think it was around 4 months ago now the last time I waltzed my ass out of my psychiatrist's office after she prescribed me tegretol and looked me dead in the eye and stated, "I'm going to refer you … Continue reading This Non Compliant Needs A Med Change

On This World Mental Health Day I Give You Hope | Embracing Balance

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The Suicide Attempt That Changed My Life

I am so pleased and privileged to host Rebecca Lombardo on The Lithium Chronicles. Rebecca's debut book (a memoir) has just been released hot off the press as of yesterday. Please help me in welcoming Rebecca and acknowledging her bravery. Rebecca's story has helped many and will continue to do so. Thank you, Rebecca. The Suicide … Continue reading The Suicide Attempt That Changed My Life

Sun, Fun & Booze

This is me after 5 days of sun, fun and Twisted Teas. Note the hooded eyes and swollen face. I just got home from five days at the lake with my family. A great time was had by all, for the most part. Not gonna lie, I drank a little too much. I didn't get … Continue reading Sun, Fun & Booze

I’d Rather Smoke Weed Than Deal With Carol

If you haven't yet read, So There's This Pharmacist, I'd encourage you to do so right now, just so you know exactly what we're dealing with here. On the last post in The Carol Series I told you that med pickup time was on Wednesday. Scott was aware that he was to pick up my … Continue reading I’d Rather Smoke Weed Than Deal With Carol

Mental Health Warrior: Dori Owen

Altruistic - unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others. It's been about five years since I first joined that bipolar support group. I was nervous to say the least, but there was one person who reached out and welcomed me and the person was Dori Owen. Our dialogue flowed immediately, and a … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: Dori Owen

Mental Health Warrior: Allie Burke

I thought that this introduction was something that I would be able to bang out in mere minutes, not because Allie doesn’t deserve a well thought out and articulate intro, but because I knew exactly what I wanted to say. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I have struggled for over a week trying to … Continue reading Mental Health Warrior: Allie Burke

WARNING! Who’s In Charge of YOUR Stability?

“I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.” ― Kahlil Gibran, The Madman For the past four years, my psychiatrists (I’ve had a couple) have deemed it not only necessary, but absolutely crucial, that … Continue reading WARNING! Who’s In Charge of YOUR Stability?

Take The “Emergency Meds” Or Ride It Out?

I'm going up again. I blame the very limited sleep I'm getting, and the fact that I always go up this time of year. Always. Right now things are good though. I'm not agitated or angry like I was a couple of weeks ago. I've weaned off of the "emergency meds" that I had to … Continue reading Take The “Emergency Meds” Or Ride It Out?