I was recently asked what I should do when I don’t want to take bipolar medication. What to do when you’re struggling with medication non-compliance (aka Lack of commitment) inside yourself? I thought that was a good question because it’s something a lot of us struggle with. We know that we need to To take medicine, but part of us don’t Wants to take medicine. I think it’s a need versus desire scenario. This scenario is more difficult than many people think, as not wanting to take medication is difficult A very common and understandable motive. So here’s what to do when you don’t want to take bipolar medication.
Why don’t people want to take bipolar medication?
Ah, the only people who ask why people don’t want to take bipolar medication are people who haven’t taken bipolar medication. where do I start? Do you want to feel weight, Foggy, and Bucky? do you want to Improper weight gain And not be able to lose it? Do you undoubtedly want to not feel like yourself? Well, may I have some medicine for you?
Being overweight makes people on bipolar medication incompatible
Seriously, though Side effects of bipolar medication can be brutal. Take only the side effects of weight gain. Being overweight is so reprehensible in our society that it’s no wonder that people want to avoid it. People view those who are overweight as lazy, undisciplined, or even stupid. Nor should I mention that women, in particular, are judged by their appearance and, more specifically, by how small they are. These drugs can cause Much of weight gain. People do not understand this, nor sympathize with it. People think it’s “as simple” as eating less food. it’s not like that. Not only do these drugs make you gain weight, but they can also cause food cravings that are almost impossible to deny and change the way the body metabolizes food. Yes, some people are able to fight these forces, but most cannot.
Not feeling yourself makes people on bipolar medication incoherent
Not feeling yourself is a real problem with bipolar medications, too. This is not inherently negative, but it can be. For example, if bipolar medication eases your emotions, it’s awful to live with (and likely indicates that you’re not on the right medication or medication dose). But even if the drug does exactly what you want it to do — remove the extremes from your mood — it may seem strange and bizarre to someone with bipolar disorder. And we all want to go back to what we know even when what we know isn’t healthy.
So, what we have are people who are overweight and, therefore, probably don’t feel good about it, and people who don’t feel themselves and have a series of other side effects as well. A lot of people would go far to avoid getting into such a situation, and that’s totally understandable.
When you don’t want to take a bipolar medication because you don’t feel like yourself, try this
I understand not wanting to take bipolar medication because you don’t feel like yourself. But there are two things to remember if a bipolar medication is limiting your feelings or making you feel like you’re not yourself:
- You may not take the correct bipolar medication or the right medication dose. When the dose of the drug is too high, it often dampens feelings or causes other strange feelings. Talk to your doctor about this openly. It doesn’t have to be this way. If he doesn’t take you seriously, find someone who does. How you experience life is important.
- Not feeling like yourself isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Now, if your feelings are toned down to the extreme or something else unacceptable happens, you’ll probably fall into the point I made above, but if you’re not used to having a more balanced mood, then what I’m going to say is – you need to give it a chance. Taking psychiatric medications is difficult. Changing your life is hard It’s hard to remove the unhealthy parts of your experience. Don’t give up now because better things are coming.
When you don’t want to take bipolar medication for other reasons, remember this
- Remember why you started treatment in the first place. Usually, people start bipolar treatment because their lives are out of control. Their lives are completely unmanageable, or they exist unbearable pain. These are conditions you are more likely to return to if you stop taking a bipolar medication. Don’t allow this to happen.
- Remember that we all have to give in order to receive. Nothing comes for free. I’m not saying you should stick with side effects that you find intolerable – your doctor should always treat them – but I am saying that no drug is perfect. But if your life overall is better than being treated with medication, it’s worth continuing with it.
I also recommend making a list of all the things your medication gives you. These are the reasons you should continue to take your bipolar medication. These could be things like:
- The medication allows me to see my children and my parents better.
- Medicines enable me to keep a job and be a better employee.
- The medicine helps me to continue and succeed in school.
- Medicines enable me to make a living and choose to live in a home.
- Medication allows me to be a better friend.
- The drug prevents me from experiencing suicide.
- The medication keeps me out of the hospital.
- The medicine keeps me alive.
These gifts that bipolar medication gives you are no small things. You should hold those gifts close to your heart because, frankly, they are miracles. Maintaining Bipolar Disorder Miracle alive. Getting people with bipolar disorder off the street is a miracle. Staying at work, keeping your kids, maintaining friendships—these are miracles, and these are the things that bipolar medication does for you.
When you don’t want to keep taking a bipolar medication, when you hate compliance with bipolar medication, and when you’re angry about sticking to bipolar medication, remember these things. I’m the first to admit that medication can be very, very difficult. But life without it is much worse for most people with bipolar disorder. Remember that.