Posts tagged medication

Rediscovering My Sense of Humour

Rediscovering My Sense of Humour

I spent too many months in a strange deep depression I fell into. Days and nights were long, painful and boring. I preferred being alone. Communication with people meant to listen, speak, discuss – I didn’t have energy for that! I know too well how ridiculous depression can be. I needed to take shower but […]

My Battle with Bipolar and Medication

My Battle with Bipolar and Medication

Seven years ago my life changed dramatically. I was working towards one of my ambitions, to go to South America. I had booked to go on an overland tour of Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil during the long summer holidays as I worked term time only at a school. I was very passionate about my job […]

Schizophrenia and I

Schizophrenia and I

I am thirty-six years old, but that doesn’t say much about me because age is just a number. I have three children, which says more about me, but still does not capture who I am. If you want me in a nutshell, you first must know I am schizophrenic, simply because it is the way […]

Anxiety Stole My Identity, and I Stole it Back

Anxiety Stole My Identity, and I Stole it Back

I was always a bit of a worrying type of person growing up. I wanted to make my parents proud, be popular and excel and everything. Not a bad trait if you think about it. I did hold certain things too close to my heart. Rumors, gossiping, the normal teenage stuff. Didn’t have a traumatic […]

My Depression, My Epilepsy, and Me

My Depression, My Epilepsy, and Me

I turned 40 in November 2011 and celebrated the occasion with a party. I was surrounded by my closest friends and my family, including my wife and two young dfaughters. I was an account director at a high-profile PR agency, where I managed half a dozen accounts and ran a number of small teams. It […]

Holding Onto Hope- Schizoaffective Disorder

Holding Onto Hope- Schizoaffective Disorder

Hold Onto Hope HOPE- while in Florida, my son, who has Schizoaffective Disorder became very unbalanced from the PDOC triple prescribed and it was not helping. My son broke windows on a car and went to jail. I did everything I knew to do to get this fixed. They wanted 10 yrs prison. We did everything possible […]