My week in meds

I published my second ever blog today over on YouTube. It’s Inspired by “What a week of groceries looks like around the world”, which got me thinking about what a week of meds might look like if laid out in a similar way. The result: my week in meds!

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About purplepersuasion

40 something service user, activist, writer and mother living with bipolar disorder. Proud winner of the Mark Hanson Prize for Digital Media at the Mind Media Awards #VMGMindAwards 2013. Winner of the World in Mentalists Mood Disorder blog 2012. Regular guest blogger for the International Bipolar Foundation http://www.internationalbipolarfoundation.org/ Expert by Experience working with Mind training department. Working on The Incoming Tide, a bipolar memoir. Find me on Twitter @BipolarBlogger or at my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/BipolarBlogger
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6 Responses to My week in meds

  1. Ed says:

    Couple of probably obvious things to suggest:

    1) You can embed YouTube videos into WordPress.
    2) Please don’t film in portrait mode. When I made your video fullscreen it didn’t even fill a third.

    Interesting video though. It certainly puts the amount of pills I have been in the past (for depression, anxiety + severe ecezma) into persceptive. I always found it ironic that I was on more mediciation than my father, who has type 2 diabetes.

    • This is all totally new to be, TBH, I have no idea what I am doing and hoping I’ll learn more! I don’t you can embed YouTube unless you upgrade….? Or am I wrong? Our diabetes ante is that my partner who is diabetic but asymptomatic gets free prescriptions, whereas I, who’ve been close to hospitalisation this year – don’t!

  2. AM Simpson says:

    Thanks for sharing, you are very good and brave at communicating, it’s a touchy subject and I hope you will find a way through it. This site http://www.mercola.com newsletters are very informative, I believe it will really help you if you take in a little at a time as there is so much info, but so helpful. God bless you, there is very real hope, don’t give up. Love your blog.

  3. istralouise says:

    Very interesting. Thank you for sharing your lot. I could do mine but it wouldn’t seem so much right now. I only have five to seven that I take once a day, if you include the multivitamin, iron, and OTC tablets.

    I’m sorry about the side effects of the medication to deal with side effects… that is always a difficult thing to endure

  4. csh says:

    Great video. Interesting exercise to lay it all out like that and to share your feelings about it. I’ve been told I’ll be on medications forever and some days I really struggle with that conceptually, especially given the side effects of the atypical anti-psychotic I’m on. Ugh. Anyway, thanks for sharing.

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