I have bipolar 2, severe anxiety (generalized, panic, social, and obsessive-compulsive), and alcohol use disorder. I also have chronic insomnia.
These illnesses have put myself and my family through so much including two hospitalizations, 1 month-long inpatient stay at an addiction treatment center, having to leave many jobs, and so many moments in which I felt as though I couldn’t go on anymore.
I take a lot of medication and supplements! I take Gabapentin for sleep, Lexapro and Buspirone for anxiety, and Latuda and Lamictal for bipolar 2.
I also see a counselor once a week. I’m about to start EMDR. I’m nervous because I have been told that it is intense! We’ll see how it goes!
A BIG thing that helps with my mental health is SELF CARE! Check out my self care page for more information on this!
This page will share about what bipolar 2 is, how it’s different from bipolar 1, and all about anxiety/panic disorders. I’ll also discuss the medications that I’m on and how important they are to my health!
Here are some posts about mental illness/counseling/etc
Check back soon for more posts about mental health/illness!