Gonna Admit I’m a Failure

Let's talk mania. And finances. Last fall, I went full paranoid manic for close to two weeks. With how the world was behaving, no one realized my frothing was anything other than a reaction to everything. I bought end of the world supplies. A lot of end of the world supplies. A wood stove. A … Continue reading Gonna Admit I’m a Failure

Everything Was Stable So Time For New Medications: Let’s Talk About Weight Gain

UGH. I was doing SO WELL on the meds I was on, fairly stable, rarely swinging full manic and a livable amount of depression. But I made the mistake of mentioning, at my most recent psych appointment, that I was lactating from the Invega. My doctor immediately wanted to know for how long. Four years?  … Continue reading Everything Was Stable So Time For New Medications: Let’s Talk About Weight Gain

The Biggest Difference Between Mania and Depression Is How Clean My House Is

It's no secret that depression often includes a lack of energy and general apathy.  My house often reflects this.  My husband cleans, but when I'm depressed I can barely dress, cook for myself, and attend work, much less do dishes and laundry.  So, while the house isn't impossible, there's only so much my husband can … Continue reading The Biggest Difference Between Mania and Depression Is How Clean My House Is