Tag Archives: Mood stabilisers

So long, lithium

I can tell you pretty accurately when I started taking lithium, because I blogged about it (wow, I have been blogging for a long time). In fact, that post tells me that it’s very nearly seven years to the day. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Help needed! Could you participate in our research into medication choices in pregnancy?

I mentioned some time ago that I was involved in research with the McPin Foundation and UCL looking at how women make choices about whether to continue psychotropic meds in pregnancy. It’s time for an update – and a plea … Continue reading

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Five hundred miles: remission versus recovery

My partner and I are going to France over the Easter weekend. I’ve been looking forward to the trip for months, believing that being virtually symptom-free will mean being able to enjoy myself in the way I used to when … Continue reading

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A short history of lithium

I was about 21 when I was initially prescribed lithium.  My first experience with a psychiatrist had not been a good one.  I had not been listened to, and had felt patronised and judged for some of the life choices … Continue reading

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