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Present Day, January 24, 2017

Tonight I will pop my first Risperdal. For those of you who don’t know, much like me a few weeks ago, it is an antipsychotic often utilized for treating people with schizophrenia, autism irritability, and in my case…Bipolar. 542 more words



Good morning, everyone! Encouraged by my first visit to my new neurologist last week, I thought this would be a perfect time to give you a progress report of sorts. 415 more words



Fred now has new meds on board— no more seroquel and we’re weaning COMPLETELY off the risperdal.  His new med?  Depakote.  No behavior changes yet (not good ones at least) but…… NO MORE ABSENCE SEIZURES!   266 more words


The past week has been a blur mostly contrived of sleeping. Sleep, eat, hang out with David, repeat. I’m on a new dosage of depakote, a drug that at its full dosage made me vomit. 193 more words

What to expect when you're...bipolar. 

I’ve had a pretty rough week, as evidenced by my previous post. I didn’t really get out of bed Monday – at all. Tuesday I called the psychiatrist. 214 more words

CPCP: Valproate Hyperammonemic Encephalopathy by A Medical Student

Today we got an excellent Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP) presentation from medical student Jessica Woelfel, who is planning a residency in emergency medicine. It’s about valproate-induced hyperammonemic encephalopathy (VHE). 810 more words

Psychosomatic Medicine


The last time I was at Johns Hopkins, I got a prescription for Depakote. My neurologist had mentioned it to me before, but the side effects sort of made me not want to take it. 254 more words

Chronic Illness