Bipolar Disorder Medication
When it comes to bipolar disorder you will find that you can have everything seem a lot better when you take your medication and participate in therapy sessions. The therapy is to help your deal with your disorder and life, however, the medication is what will really help you to get better.
You'll find that you will feel better about yourself and you can also avoid the many manic states that you might slip into without the medication.
Most bipolar medication you will find that there are three types of medications. First, you will find there are tricyclics, then there are MAOI's or Monoamine oxidase inhibitors. The last type of medication disorder is lithium.
When it comes to the lithium, you will find that it has been the answer to all of your problems since 1950.
It has been FDA approved since the late 1960s and also it is the way that most doctors treat their bipolar disorders.
This is for people who have reoccurring manic states. They are usually on the medication for years. However, you might end up having to try different medications to see what is working for you.
Most of the time if you don't feel an automatic change, then you might want to go with something else, because it's not going to work for you. With these medications you are going to notice a quick change in yourself. The change will begin with 72 hours of use.
Most people feel the need to quit their medication when they begin to feel better, however, you should never stop taking your medications until your doctor tells you to.
When you take your life into your own hands you may end up making some very bad decisions.
Some people will seem great when they first get off the meds, but they will take a quick and terrible turn for the worse.
Sometimes when people get off their meds they go crazy and start thinking thoughts like suicide and they may even try it. You should know that the medication is what will stop you from having a manic episode.
It isn't making you feel better, but it's preventing you from having one, not making your manic episodes go away for good.
You will notice, however, that your doctor will prescribe your medications and then monitor you. You will want to make sure that you don't watch your medications.
You should never mix medications with the over the counter meds or even use meds that aren't prescribed for you.
You will want to tell any doctor that you are on these medications because they can't be mixed with most other drugs. You will even want to tell your dentist before they use any medications to help you.
Be sure that you ask your doctor about what drugs you really need to watch like things for common colds or a headache. There aren't many medications that you can use when you are on bipolar medication.
You can read the rest of our information about this subject on our health online directory page here: Bipolar Disorder Manic Depression
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