the pills are alive with the sound of puking

All you need is a medical dictionary, to lend a sense of gravity to things, amirite? I was contemplating my evening head rushes (med rushes) and thought I’d check on their formal name – orthostatic hypotension. Worst side effect of the orthodizzy hyporushes? Accidental falls.

Now I’m starting posts with digression, what next…

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Vomiting is pure bloody misery, isn’t it?

I got a headache last night, so I drank orange juice and went to bed. Then I started to feel like I had rls right through my body and I started to wonder whether it was all psychosomatic. Then I had to run for the toilet.

Puking up fresh orange juice smells pleasant, by the way, but it does put you off.

I presume it’s the lithium, because it happened a few weeks ago too. Anyway, I’ve mailed my psychiatrist.

Om non non non

I emailed my psychiatrist and told her I’m feeling abysmal (with a bit more detail). She said that lithium can take time to settle and work, and said I could take Wellbutrin short term if I was willing to risk a very small chance of mania. I said yeah. You guys know what it’s like, we are all kinda munching our way through all the pills like an unhappy Pac Man. So for a while I’ll be on two antidepressants (one ssri, one maoi) and lithium.

Tomorrow I’m going to see if I can get my internal stye lanced. Fun. Today I fixed the toilet. Yep, I’m having all the pills and all the fun; that’s why the rest of you are having a shitty time. Sorry.

Right now I’m miserably wondering what the suffering fuck to eat, because nothing tastes good. And where the hell do you go once you’re sick of soda water and toast and marmite?

I feel like all I do is whinge. I’m boring myself shitless.

My dogs are happy. I bought them cow hooves to chew.

Bipolar Roundup 5

… please stop using the word “bipolar” to describe the weather or your weird professor or your parents. Stop using the word “bipolar” to describe anything other than a person who is bipolar and who has expressed to you that they are bipolar. The weather is not bipolar — you are simply ignorant.
Let’s stop calling the weather bipolar

Negative life events, such as loss of employment, relationship, or close friend or family member raised the risk of depressive relapse, but so did positive events such as a new relationship or job.

However, I wonder if any young woman feels like marrying a man whose mother has such a disease. I’m afraid her parents would absolutely oppose the marriage.
I’m scared my bipolar disorder will affect my son’s marriage

Last month, Anna Fels wrote in the Sunday NYTimes suggesting that lithium be added to the drinking water because trace amounts of lithium are associated with lower rates of mental illness, violence and suicide in particular.  What she didn’t say was that communities with naturally-occurring lithium in their drinking water enjoy greater longevity as well.
lithium for life extension

Lithium Yet Again

I think come down to your previous dose till the nausea settles, then we must think about splitting the dose in morning and night time dosages

Okeydokey, so that’s 1000mg for now. Relief.

I’ve slept most of the day today. I was supposed to take the dogs to the beach, but I snored on the couch instead. Town tomorrow and vet too.

Blah blah.

“This too shall pass” (Persian: این نیز بگذرد‎, pronunciation:īn nīz bogzarad, Arabic: لا شيء يدوم‎ (“Nothing endures”), Hebrew: גם זה יעבור‎) is an adage indicating that all material conditions, positive or negative, are temporary. The phrase seems to have originated in the writings of the medieval Persian Sufi poets, and is often attached to a fable of a great king who is humbled by the simple words.