My Bipolar Racing Thoughts

TTV - Bipolar - 2

If you read my previous post about the crazy med Risperidone, right here. You would know by now, that my shrink Dr. C, put me on it a while back to help me with my Bipolar II disorder. At first I was taking 2 mg in the morning and 2 mg in the evening. The problem was, that when I took it in the morning, it would make me drowsy and I was falling asleep at work. So my shrink advised me, to only take 2 mg at bedtime, which has actually helped me with my sleep. Risperidone belongs to a class of drugs called atypical antipsychotics. It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain.

So the thing is, that lately I have noticed that in the morning, I’m not having any racing thoughts, like I did before. Just in case you didn’t know, racing thoughts are fast, repetitive thought patterns about a particular topic, which are a common feature of anxiety and other mental-health disorders. The only thing is, that as the day passes, so does the effect of the crazy med. Right now, I’m currently thinking about taking 1 mg in the morning. But in order to try that out, I’ll have to wait until the weekend, just in case I feel drowsy and shit.

With that said! I am Audi 5000 y’all!

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