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!
40 something service user, activist, writer and mother living with bipolar disorder.
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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!
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.
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
It’s whats made me reach a tipping point of not being able to bear it anymore!
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.