Sunday, January 22

My Bipolar Diary II: Prescription for Beginners (Part 1)

I have talked about how my I got diagnosed with bipolar disorder few weeks back #ICYMI

Let's talk about my prescription.

I basically take Epilim twice a day, three tablets at once.

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Epilim is also called Sodium Valproate. According to NPSMedicine Wise,

  • Epilim is a medicine used to for the treatment of epilepsy in adults and children. Epilepsy is a condition where you have repeated seizures (fits). There are many different types of seizures, ranging from mild to severe. 
  • Epilim belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants. These medicines are thought to work by controlling brain chemicals which send signals to nerves so that seizures do not happen. 
  • Epilim may also be used to control mania, a mental condition with episodes of overactivity, elation or irritability.

I usually get anger fit when I'm annoyed or irritated which involves me screaming and crying at the same time. This scares me too, I know you probably freaked out but it wasn't easy with this downturn of emotion.

It has been few weeks since I have prescribed with Epilim and I still have rollercoaster anger management issues. Blessed to have people who still stay by my side at this point and all I want is to recover. 

The doctor has told me since the first appointment that Bipolar Disorder might not have any cure and I'm more scared than ever. It was not fatal, but it drains me when I'm depressive or angry for no reason, most of the time.

This too, shall pass. 

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