See Alike in...

Alike App

Browser

bipolarbihhh

659d

I’m not sure if I should start medication. How did you know if it was time to start it (or not)?

Top reply
    • megatw

      649d

      As soon as I was diagnosed, I was already in crisis. It has taken years of trial and error and a great relationship with my PNP (I have followed her to 3 practices). My brain doesn't make the right chemicals, so I use store-bought

    • megatw

      649d

      As soon as I was diagnosed, I was already in crisis. It has taken years of trial and error and a great relationship with my PNP (I have followed her to 3 practices). My brain doesn't make the right chemicals, so I use store-bought

    • aries02

      655d

      i’ve always been a really good student and school always meant a lot to me and then this year my depressive episodes became so long and intense that i couldn’t get out of bed for days at a time and i thought i was going to fail all of my classes and lose my scholarship. also living with roommates made me feel really embarrassed about being depressed and never getting out of bed or going ti class or taking care of myself

    • Gc

      656d

      I had to start to be more functional for more loved ones.

    • WindyFox

      657d

      I was on my breaking point. I had been in therapy for years, but it stopped working. I Felt like my body wasn't listening to my mind anymore. I had no control.

    • alexsharp11

      658d

      I have not taken medication for years. I am always finding coping mechanisms for the extreme moods.

    • anotherbipolargirl

      658d

      I knew because I couldn't function everyday nessesary tasks, ie. Showering feeding myself etc.

    • SJP

      658d

      It helps keep me more baseline so I can use skills and regulate better. Medication is simply a tool, not a cure. It also took me over a decade to find a good, working combination of medications.

    • Amie2001

      658d

      I knew I needed medication when I was honestly embarrassed to be myself and I would have these “weird periods” of time that ended up being mania that I was afraid of happening again.

    • liver

      658d

      I was desperate

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Want to chat or share? Download the Alike app now and get complete access to Alike.health's unique features.

Find people who are
experiencing a similar
medical reality

100% Free
100%
Free

Download Alike for the full experience

JOIN

View All

Bupropion

night sweats

paranoid

Valium

sertraline

palpitations

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Depression

palpitations

Depression

Valium

Bupropion