Category: depression medication

Jumping Through Hoops

bipolar medication

I’m going to break my rule again today and talk about meds openly. I’m doing so because saying Med1 does this and Med2 does this, would get too confusing. Primarily I’ll talk about Abilify. I’ve been taking it for years and have been happy with it. There are many reasons for taking Abilify, but I […]

Antidepressants Finally Increased

For many months I’ve been trying to get my pdoc to do something about my depression. Every month it was the same thing, I would practically beg him to adjust my meds and every month he would respond in the same manner – NO. My husband Maurice has been concerned, my therapist has been concerned […]

Andrew Solomon on Depression

This is an excellent episode, that was sent to me, of Ted talk with Andrew Solomon. I immediately knew that I must share it with you all. Let me know what you think “The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that […]

Depression: Does Everyone Have it?

The second most lucrative drugs sold in the United States are those used to treat depression. (Drugs to prevent heart disease are first.) Abilify, an antipsychotic and antidepressant, is the 4th largest selling drug in the U.S. with 5.2 billion in sales. I regularly take Abilify, but was surprised when I went to pick up […]

Sick and Tired

It’s been a difficult ride lately.  I’ve been sharing for a long time now that I’ve been dealing with depr3ssion.  I mean, yeah, I live with it daily, but it’s been beating me beyond normal wear and tear.  I met with my therapist on Wednesday and we discussed this.  He was surprised that I have been unsuccessful getting my […]


  Tomorrow (Saturday Sept 28) is my fiftieth birthday.  Yep, the big Five-O.  I didn’t think it was going to bother me, but I’m shocked that I was wrong.  All week I’ve been irritable. It didn’t bother me when I turned thirty.  It didn’t bother me when I turned 40.  Interestingly, it did bother me […]

Missing Mania

I miss mania.  The last time I felt manic was back in February of last year.  My pdoc asked me how I was doing and I practically leaped out of my seat and said “FANTASTIC!”  It was a lot like Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah’s couch kind of thing.  We had a little chat and […]

Losing Your Sense of Self

A fellow blogger forwarded me an article published in April in the New York Times Magazine. The article was beautifully written by Linda Logan and details her 20 year journey living with bipolar. She does an excellent job of detailing the hell that it can be living with a mood disorder and the loss of […]

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