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I Quit My Meds, This Is What Happened (Quitting Bipolar Meds Update)

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A Boo (1 месяц назад)
ok so I wouldn't just drop all meds ..I would slowly drop dose than start a new way of eating ..that's a hard one for me no lie ..I like junk food but I'm starting to eat fish salad veggies all the natural stuff . and now I need to start taking walks..vitamin D is good u know ...but I'm taking it slow..I want to find out if I can be ok without all these meds !! triliptal Is one .. Seroquel is another.. And I stop Prozac long time ago.. and of course the Xanax but a low dose .0.5 I'm still on ... I wish u luck I really do
Rob Dulieu (1 месяц назад)
Im recently back on meds (Depakote, Lamotrigine and Abilify) and I am in depression right now. The Lamotrigine is new however. But I was manic before. I'm still in £6300 debt (partly from enrol on a college course). Meds help me stay sane.
Flextrix (1 месяц назад)
ive been on latuda 20mg for 2 1/2 weeks can i stop them cold turkey
So Sparkly (2 месяца назад)
Alyan 83 (2 месяца назад)
That you have "adjusted", essentially means your taking damage from now on. It's not a benign term: adjustment. it means your body have reached it's metamorphic limit in order to protect you to preserve your health. it's given up and the drugs win for now!
donna laino (4 месяца назад)
People, please read about the awful side effecrs of these drugs.
Erin (4 месяца назад)
Yep day 4 off meds and everyone is so god dam annoying! I just wanna punch people in the face! But I havnt so im doing well.
Erin (4 месяца назад)
I'm sick of feeling like a complete air head on Zyprexa, an absolute train wreck in the mornings.
Hailey Brant (11 дней назад)
I felt the same way on that as well
Erin (4 месяца назад)
Hi, thanks for making the video, I'm currently withdrawing from Zyprexa its day 3 for me so far so Good, but im terrified of whats to come, in the past its usually around day 3 that i completely loose the plot! I am suprised that im not feeling physically sicker, but its early days yet.
Endless Evolution (4 месяца назад)
What is this track? It's awesome!
Abdulrahman Dulieu (5 месяцев назад)
Loving the music
Abdulrahman Dulieu (5 месяцев назад)
I quit Abilify over a week ago, best meds decision in a while. The nausea and vomiting have worn off. I am feeling more. Im now only on depakote and am due to go on lamotrigine this month, hope it doesn't wreak havoc with me
Especial 2X1 (5 месяцев назад)
Ok ok, whatever but why that stupid mysterious music? Fucking ridiculous.
Lithium Lollipop (5 месяцев назад)
What music would you have used, assuming silence wasn't an option?
Suelynn B (5 месяцев назад)
Tactile. That’s the word you were looking for.
Kyle Kaloi (6 месяцев назад)
I tell myself everyone will be dead in 100 years when i go to sleep. Even if i have to live the rest of my life on zombie drugs. At least this has an end to it eventually.
lucieni (6 месяцев назад)
@4:50 it’s all about not crashing and burning...
lucieni (6 месяцев назад)
Lost enjoyment/ motivation
lucieni (6 месяцев назад)
Berkies Sepulveda (7 месяцев назад)
I always have a nervous breakdown for stopping my meds. I now accept my bipolar.
Pamela Lozano (7 месяцев назад)
I have been both on and off meds for significant amount of times on both ends and I can tell you neither is the best choice but I am off meds. In my experience, being on meds caused me so much troubles (and I have tried all kinds of combos) than I can't honestly justify other than sleep. That's the worst besides hypersexuality. I do live alone so it helps to be able to let my body do what it does and watch for symptoms to keep me safe. It's an insane rollercoaster I have endured but I just can't see taking 350 pills a month prolonging my life. Instead, (like a good bipolar) I try to break out of routine if my depression is getting to the point where I can't get my brush through my hair or my suicidal thoughts start to get too bad. Like last year I traveled several months and it reset my threshold to ride this damn dragon. I suck at relationships but have found a few close friends who I have throughly discussed my conditions and they seem to take it well. I mean, I break up with friends all the time in my low times but the ones who get it just talk to me until I calm down. I do get the urge to drink alcohol (I don't have addictions) if I am manic but that always gives me a moral hangover and kicks my mania in worse, so no drinking if you go off meds. I have found that the Strain (weed) Gorilla Glue is amazing at regulating my sleep but I must smoke all day and go through 2 ounces a month but it's been the most promising thing I have tried. The strain is extremely important because some can make your mania worse. I notice if I sleep well, my symptoms decrease trememdously but triggers will and definitely throw you into a spin a lot when I'm off meds. My friends also swears by making a tea with lettuce and bananas but have yet to try it. I hoped this helped.
Alexis Stewart (7 месяцев назад)
I stopped taking mine about a month and a half ago. I'm doing to to see what happens. I'm currently more emotionally unstable than usual and I've noticed I've been isolating myself a lot these past couple of weeks, which is weird for me. My urge to cry is the strongest it's been in a while. So now I've decided that I don't like where this is headed and I'm starting back up on my medication. I guess I found what I was looking for by doing this. I've come too far to fuck up all the goals I have achieved by being regulated and stable.
Aliya Hikaru's Journey and Craft (7 месяцев назад)
Epilim ans seroquel. 3 epilim. 2 seroquel everyday.
Nicole Bjelke (7 месяцев назад)
been off my meds (lithium, fluvoxamine, buspar, vyvanse, trazadone, etc) for almost a month, super anxious and feeling extremely depressed today, having passive SI
Stevie's world (7 месяцев назад)
How did you quit benzos cold turkey? Or did you wean yourself off slowly?
Katie Zazenski (7 месяцев назад)
Please don't try to go off of your medication cold turkey and without a doctor's supervision. Going off of benzodiazepines, in particular, cold turkey can cause serious complications, including death. Sometimes a reduction in the medications you take can make more of a difference than you might think. No matter if you choose medication or not, make sure you are communicating with a professional to make sure you are safe, and that you are making the right decision for yourself.
TheDrnorton (7 месяцев назад)
These meds are absolute bs. Workout and eat plants. Problem solved.
Paul M (3 месяца назад)
TheDrnorton are you a troll ? XD in any case you made me laugh
dipendu shukla (6 месяцев назад)
+Lithium Lollipop will stopping Depakote help improve my dexterity and memory ?
Lithium Lollipop (7 месяцев назад)
Done that, it solved many problems but unfortunately I was still Bipolar. Lol Lot skinnier though!
Misfit Chespin (7 месяцев назад)
Dude, I been off meds for my Bipolar for 6 months. Do you recommend I go back on mine?
GreGgaeRasta Fari (7 месяцев назад)
Dextarity! Omg
Jokes (8 месяцев назад)
I totally get this. I would stick to multi-vitamins and minerals every day plus Omega 3 and Omega 6 in capsule form. Take exercise 3 x per week and drink plenty of pure (filtered) water. Try and have a regular thing you do once a week - a yoga class, meeting a friend for coffee, gardening, cycling etc... If things Don't improve within 3-4 months maybe consider going back on the drugs...? Having said that it sounds like you were on quite a combination! Lithium is quite toxic. Lamotrigine is very good for preventing a depressive episode but you know what affects you the most. CBT is very helpful in terms of learning how to manage the condition. Get 8 hours sleep a night and eat 3 meals a day and you should start to feel better :)
NeptuneReturnz (9 месяцев назад)
Would have been a good video without the shit muzack.
Lithium Lollipop (8 месяцев назад)
Britlee Sauro (9 месяцев назад)
thank you so much for sharing this story with us. your bravery is inspiring.
Gustavo Perdomo (9 месяцев назад)
bro! if you want to contact me I'll be more than glad to have a good conversation with you! I am quitting my meds currently, and I think that it is difficult at first and I hope it gets better. DM me
Angelus Avila (9 месяцев назад)
Read Patty Duke's book she too iwas bipolar but she dealt with it successfully
Lithium Lollipop (9 месяцев назад)
I have, it was good! And the Unquiet Mind is another brilliant one!
Ghost in the waves (9 месяцев назад)
I abruptly stopped taking my medication, seroquel & cymbalta like maybe 2 months ago or even more shit I can't even remember. Hasn't done any well for me, Im just too far into this depression I know I'm not gonna last anymore
Alex Campbell (9 месяцев назад)
Get back on meds bro, if you ever need to talk let’s talk. You are not alone
Alex Campbell (9 месяцев назад)
I take tegretol, lexapro and Remeron.
Alex Campbell (9 месяцев назад)
I’m never getting off my meds, I always end up going to jail when I’m off. My opinion is a bipolar person cannot function in society without meds. Besides why wouldn’t you want to feel good?
Arrefeena (9 месяцев назад)
I'm sure I have ultra rapid cycling bipolar or even schizo affective disorder. Every psychiatrist had different diagnosis for me. However I got treated for bipolar by the second one and he put me on mood stability which was anti convulsion medicine. I never felt worse. I got allergic rash from it anyway so was taken off. I never got any replacement for mood stabilisator. I was treated with antidepressants and antipsychotics which caused me to be extremely anxious over time so I got anti anxiety drugs which didn't work well. I have never had such bad manic episodes before as I only experienced hypomania when first diagnosed. My life was constantly up and down I cycled in few days sometimes hours but I never had normal mood in two years. When I stopped medication from one day to other it was really hard. I vomited was sick sweating for one month but then it got alright. I didn't feel good since that time but I also didn't feel so bad like on med. I am slightly depressed and didn't have any manic or hypomanic episode yet. However I feel urge to change my life. I feel more powerful and hopeful I feel I can move forward while on med I felt hopeless powerless. I don't want ever go on med again. It's drug and it's unpredictible I think it messes my brain chemistry even more than before I also stopped hallucinate so I'm fine and I feel better and better since half year ago. You have to give it at least a year for your brain to recover from the meds I think and then decide what's better for you meds or no meds. Wait one to two years if you don't experience dangerous symptoms. I do get suicidal at times but not extremely suicidal I can manage it. Read book by osho floating clouds it helped me with moods.
leigh davey (9 месяцев назад)
your doctors who prescribe medication barely know what there giving you? especially new on the market drugs. were all guinea pigs. trial and error. many doctors will tell you to take a certain type or brand of medication, depending on which pharmaceutical company gives him the most commission / money. regardless if there maybe a better drug with less side effects . its a big scam. there mentality is shove some tablets down you throat and we will see what happens ??? i have had doctors and shrinks pretty much admit this.
Steven Arbitman (10 месяцев назад)
did you quit cold turkey ?
Miss Mir (10 месяцев назад)
I've started to ween off lithium 150 mgs at a time.. I'm feeling confused..out of it.. I have to constantly keep tabs on my anxiety. I feel like a ghost in my own house. Just floating around. Not gonna lie.. I'm scared.. I just hope this feeling goes away.. please tell me it gets better.. I'm on 450 MG at the moment.. but I feel some emotions peeking through. Which gives me hope. I just want to be happy.. scariest part was.. I had these symptoms on lithium.. I just didn't notice them..or care. I want to care. Love you guys please tell me it gets better.
Notelly Promter (10 месяцев назад)
Thank you. Life after bi-polar 1 is difficult. Life will never be the same. It's hard to see the positives. Quitting meds never worked out for me.
Samuel L. Jackson (10 месяцев назад)
When I was first diagnosed, the psychiatrist put me on an SSRI. BIG mistake. I was rapid cycling like Lance Armstrong in the face of a divorce. Medicine helps, but is no substitute for therapy. Albeit, there probably needs to be an interim period in which to reroute synaptic dysfunction. It's hard work and an uphill battle, and there are no guarantees, but trying it is worth the effort. I used to be a professional, carried a pistol on my hip, but things went south in all respects. It's more than situational, although I think the situation brought out the worst. I had always wondered why I was the way I was, I didn't even know the way I was, I remain logical and delusion or paranoia doesn't influence me much. Psychosis does. But I maintain a zero motivation lifestyle.... some days are better than others. I wish you well good sir.
Andizu1 (10 месяцев назад)
I will never understand why people quit meds for mental afflictions. If you have a cardiac affliction and take meds for that, people would not even consider quitting. Meds for mental afflictions are the same. You hang in there! Good decision to start them up again. You'll get there.
Foxy Fiske (2 месяца назад)
Psychiatry is crock science. They do not run tests, only give you medicing based on symptoms which can easily be many different conditions. The medicines they give are neuroleptics, which work because they quiet the brain down. And it is proven they cause damage to the frontal lobe which long term use. These medications are chemical lobotomies . My problem is I have a condition but the doctors could never diagnos me properly. And over time the medication they were giving me was hurting my physical health. Of course people like me stop their medication eventually and try to ride the wave ourselves.
Erin (4 месяца назад)
Because these types of meds can have intolerable side affects. Often the side affects out weigh the benefits.
Alina Kowalko (11 месяцев назад)
feeling this
herewegokids7 (11 месяцев назад)
Dallas Jose (1 год назад)
Do u still feel this way Lithium Lollipop
Lithium Lollipop (1 год назад)
I would love to answer that, but I have no idea what I said in this video (it's a couple years old) and I am too scared of the cringe to watch myself o.O Probably not though, most of my opinions have changed in the last 8 months!
Carole S. (1 год назад)
The pharmacist gave me a print out (which I haven't read yet) on tapering off the drugs. Have you tried that rather than all at once?
Carole S. (1 год назад)
Don't have a doctor or anyone else here so I'm on my own with the tapering. At least the pharmacist is helpful even though I want to go herbal instead.
Lithium Lollipop (1 год назад)
Aside from once or twice, I've only ever tapered and been more cautious than probably necessary. (And worked with my psych rather than did what I wanted to!) It's the best way to go if you can do it imho
Carole S. (1 год назад)
You're making sense, I can follow you. Was interesting.
Ben Gaudreault (1 год назад)
Favorite video of you yet. The feel is so much nicer.
Maranda Russell (1 год назад)
That music really sets the atmosphere. You sound really depressed here and I relate.
Elle O'Brien (1 год назад)
I relate so much to this video. Thank you so much for posting, its comforting to know I am not alone.
dantrapped (1 год назад)
I’ve been on and off for 10 years, my first experience of mania led to an ER visit where I was forceable restrained, sedated and cathetered. I was hallucinating that they castrated me as a nurse said “you go to Baldwin Wallace? Well you’ll hit the high notes now”. I heard my dad laughing outside the room as this happened. I woke up thinking I had died. I haven’t been able to trust people since then. I’ve fought cops because I was afraid they would restrain me and take me to the er to be cathetered. I’ve never held a job, girlfriend or social life on meds. They seem to help right after a manic episode but then I get severely depressed on them. I have been medicated for a year no with longstanding hopelessness and suicide knocking on the door. There has got to be some other way. Therapy? I don’t know. Thanks for the video
dipendu shukla (6 месяцев назад)
how are you doing now ? btw same happened with me in hospital and I too have fought with cops .
Andrei Yudin (1 год назад)
The psychiatrists are criminals.They mutilate people with their psychiatric "medecines".The psychiatrists are at same time police informants.The use of psychotropic "medecines" is a crime against humanity because they cause neuro-endocrine disorders,sexual impotence and lost of libido and orgasm.I know it very well because I was tortured and mutilated exactly with psychiatric "medecines" for 5 months in 2014-2015 by the Russian secret services (the FSB,the former KGB) and police because of my arguing against their superpower in Russia.They made me in practice sexually disabled.
j blue (1 год назад)
How about traveling ? Lol sometimes a change of cultural values will illuminate thy mind
D C (1 год назад)
I'm on depakote and risperdal. Last time I went off my meds, I spent a weekend doing oxycodone and made a half-hearted attempt to kill myself in the middle of a mixed episode
Meddling Serpent (1 год назад)
If meds work for you and your life is great, congratulations and disregard this comment. If they suck for you however, read on... The problem is that you identify as having a "disorder". You are told that you have an uncurable "disease" and you have adopted that paradigm. Shed that skin. It no longer serves you and is very limiting. Your brain is wired differently from the majority of society and the psychiatric industry is trying to force you back into their box. Instead of calming the ocean, which is what medication attempts to do and is an impossible task, learn to surf. In my case, I've been off meds for a couple of years now and I am fantastic. It was a serious trip to become fantastic, though. THERE IS HOPE. However, I am in a constant state of feeling like I am on 50-90 micrograms of LSD with a sprinkling of psilocybin. I enjoy this personally, but I understand that others may not like the prospect of ALWAYS tripping. My sleep is also regular, but lucid dreams and OBEs are routine. I always feel tuned in with other realms of existence and higher planes of consciousness. I fully understand that this sounds insane. Though anyone on meds is technically "insane", so instead of fighting it, accept the insanity and make it work for you. By understanding and implementing the "Law of the Pendulum", I have gotten my moods to shift in ways that serve me. I am by no means "stable". I simply learned to surf the waves of my brain. Read a book called the "Kybalion" by Three Initiates. Approach it with an open mind and see where that leads you. I personally read the "Ramayana" and "Mahabharata" back to back right after. Many of the enlightened yogis in those books would be put on meds and locked in a psych ward today with similar diagnoses to yourself, myself and many of the people subscribed to this channel. I have been on a spiritual journey ever since.
Meddling Serpent (1 год назад)
That is a deep question, so it will require a long answer based on my own subjective experience. I can't speak for everybody. Whether or not one is dangerous has a lot to do with personality type. If a person is dangerous in this life, they likely would be with or without a mental illness. Happiness is based on perspective. Do you have a perspective of lack (unhappy)? Or do you feel fulfilled (happy)? Are you filled with fear or the sort of unconditional love the Buddha describes? I fee like it depends on how comfortable you are with yourself, as well as how you feel within your own mind. Do you see yourself as broken or different? I am less unhappy since I decided to be "different" rather than "broken" and people in my life don't consider me dangerous as far as I can tell. Odd yes, strangely captivating and rather interesting, but not dangerous. I did not "cure" myself. If the increased awareness/"symptoms" are overwhelming and burdensome, medication is a way to attemt to silence them. But our bodies change and our responses to various meds change as well, so I don't see them as a viable long term solution, at least not for me. I guess what I am trying to say is that for me, I am still rife with symptoms within the framework of "big psych" or whatever we wanna call it. But I have woven them into my reality in a way that peacefully coexists with "normal" people. Think about John Nash. I found his story very inspiring. Also, consider this quote from Morpheus in "The Matrix": "What is real? How do you define 'real'? If you're talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain." This is the core of my philosophy. I don't piss people off around me and I have not been forcibly sent to the hospital in years. If anything, I have an advantage over them now. I am also typing this on a flashy gaming keyboard plugged into a reasonably speced out alienware. Not trying to brag, just emphasise that with my method of combining woo woo fantasy and science, my physical needs are adequately met and I am comfortable. In my world view, I have more or less smushed Occult metaphysics and modern science together into a cohesive system that works for me. By redefining my identity and relationship with the 'real' world, I live in what a "normal" person would consider a realm of fantasy. I have more or less eliminated many of the negative sides of mental illness through a mixture of spiritual techniques from different practices. While I am not perfect, I no longer consider myself "ill". Beings and entities still communicate with me in my dreams, as well as telepathically during the day at times. But these are positive encounters, at least now. I also see fields of energy around living beings (plants, animals and humans), as well as look into the souls of random animals and people I encounter both in real life and see in videos. I think it is more than my imagination because my impressions are eerily spot on more often than not whenever I've had the opportunity to confirm them. I could also just be really observant and tuned into body language, voice tones and other subtle involuntary behavioural cues. Most likely it is a mixture of things. In my experience, since I have gone deep into the occult, I consider them real. Who knows if they are seperate entities, parts of reality hidden to most or just different parts of my subconscious mind communicating to me in their own special ways. My experiences certainly represent something, because when I consider what they tell me, I gain new useful perspectives in the 'real' world I would never have received had I continued to medicate them away. There were bad entities in the beginning when I was first beginning to "break on through to the other side", but with the assistance of my extra dimensional friends and some weird out of body rituals, I more or less banished them from my experience. I was on meds for a short time after my "awakening" experience which quieted things down and made me feel dead inside, as well as add on 50ish pounds. I used the silence to build the foundations of my spiritual practice and then eased out of the meds when the sideffects and anhedonia became unbearable. The point is I am happy now. I fit all of the criteria for being in a deep state of psychosis, but I am comfortable in that state. I have been stable and improving my life both physically and spiritually for several years off medication. I remember multiple times taking 500+ micrograms of LSD and combining it with large doses of psilocybin several years ago when I had access to such things. It actually made me feel more at home whenever I was that far out. I guess I never fully came down and now I have learned to live with it. Or maybe I opened various mental doors to new realms of perception. I don't care which it is. I think it is both. I acknowledge that this path is not for everyone and that I am experiencing a more or less permenant "good trip". Were I experiencing a permenant "bad trip", I might have continued to identify as mentally "ill" rather than mentally "different". I also firmly believe that any "crazy" person can grab the reins of their brain and make it work for them. It just might take a LOT of effort and discipline to rewire the proper neural pathways into something pleasant and useful. Look into "neural plasticity" and "NLP". That is a more scientiffic explanation for the goals of mental alchemy and what a 'magician' pursues in occult studies. Best of luck to you on your journey and thanks for the videos!
Lithium Lollipop (1 год назад)
I'm interested what your world view would say of people who have all of the most common problems mental illness cause, but who AREN'T involved in the "corporate psychiatry" world (Trying to think of an umbrella term for what you were talking about - "big psych"?), but for whom those problems persist and natural means haven't helped. I.E. do you think that the new age philosophy combined with the absence or removal of the concept of medical mental illness will result in people being less dangerous or unhappy?
welcome to derry (1 год назад)
Im so sick but its all pd and the pilks made me zombie. Ive not slept tonight ughhh. Very depressed hate ppl been in bed. Sadly on meds same shit.
gruff5 (1 год назад)
Reading of other's experiences with meds, it seems they often help, but that once you're on them (and they're helping), you can't ever come off them - yes? Maybe the body adusts its imbalance yet further in the context of meds, so once you're on them, you're stuck on them (and possibly needing to increase dose). THis makes me wary of ever starting them. I'm BP, just listened to a hypnosis MP3 for anxiety, followed by a "body scan" meditation. The pit in the stomach of anxiety disappeared for a few hours. Think I will continue with this approach for now.
Lithium Lollipop (2 месяца назад)
You can go off meds, you aren't locked into them - it just sounds like that because once something makes your life easier, giving that up again seems like it isn't an option anymore. Like someone could say that once you buy a car, you can't ever not have a car - you can, you just get used to the car helping you out. :/
plumeria66 (2 месяца назад)
gruff5 Please seek an IFS certified therapist. It worked for me. I've never been on meds for my lifelong depression. I'm now cured. I just get anxious over my health issues. But I am no longer depressed. I am now doing holographic repatterning NLP. Lots of great cutting edge techniques out there that change the brain.
Michele Mustafa (1 год назад)
Withdrawal and recovery from psych meds takes awhile, that's for sure. I'm in a similar position and you're right- support can be hard to find. Crazy boards is helpful along with anything by Peter Breggin, M.D. A Phoenix has to crash and burn before it can rise from the ashes. We will rise from this!
Denise Simpson (1 год назад)
I'm off meds, too (again). I was on Lamictil, Depakote, Zoloft, and Buspar. I take Buspar periodically for anxiety. I took Lamictil for years, but, after a year off meds, I re-started Lamictil, and I suffered optical illusions (like lines in the ceiling that weren't actually there, etc.), after undergoing a major-league bipolar mixed episode just this past summer. Well, I took myself off meds by popular demand (my own) and I'm depressed again and suffering overwhelming fatigue and beaucoup non-motivation. I choke and vomit on psych meds nowadays and they make me nauseous, to boot. Like you, I'm existing in a sort of Twilight Zone. I haven't killed a hobo yet, either!
Sai Nellore (1 год назад)
From personal experience I can tell you that the only way we can take back our mental health is by removing all toxins (food & meds) from our lives. We tend to worry about 1000 mg (1 gram) of pharmaceutical concoction; but don't pay attention to all the chemical shit-storm that's being pumped into our food supply. High Fructose Corn Syrup, Aspertame, MSG, food colorings, stabilizers and petroleum-derived preservatives are causing immense damage to us internally. Once we clean up our diet and stop depending on chemicals for quick-fix, we can restore our clear thinking on our problem issues. Clean organic whole food/plant based diet, exercise, exposure to sunlight, cutting out toxic people etc will help us immensely. Once I removed processed foods 100%, things started changing for the better. It is time-taking and difficult at first, but we can definitely re-train our taste buds to stop craving those industrial chemicals created by food scientists in the lab. They just want us to be addicted to their brand of food/drink and our health is the last thing on their mind. All the best to you!
Sai Nellore (1 год назад)
Lithium Lollipop I was put on a cocktail including Lithium and Lithium gave me Psoriasis. Once I cleaned up my diet very strictly, my body started detoxing and my Psoriasis is 90% gone. From my experience and what I read, meds don't do anything positive for the long run. Depression meds may work for the short run, but unless we grab the bull by the horns and take the tough decisions that are necessary, nothing will work. Even the best therapist cannot do it for us. Analysing our situation intensely and facing upto our ground realities is the only way. People tend to resort to drugs/alcohol because they dull our senses and let us postpone our problems (by pushing dirt under the carpet). As we all know, the problems don't disappear on their own. By eliminating all the stressors one by one (including manipulative people in our lives), we can regain our sanity. Most are afraid to walk away from toxic situations and suffer the consequences. It could be due to financial dependence or due to societal expectations. Developing thick skin and not worrying about others' opinions worked for me. We also tend to hope that people will change their ways; but it rarely happens. No one can change others. Change only comes from within, that too only if we do the intensive inner work with discipline. To answer your question, I will never ever depend on pharmaceutical drugs unless brain scans show damage (for eg, seizure meds may be necessary for some). Mind is a highly complex thing and I don't think we'll ever decipher human thoughts/emotions well enough to prescribe a pill. I suffered suicidal ideation while on meds. Not before and not after I stopped taking them. In my opinion, meds cause more problems than they claim to solve.
Lithium Lollipop (1 год назад)
+Sai Nellore I think there is truth to that, but what do you do when you have removed all of those things from your diet and are still not able to function by yourself with only exercise/health/talk therapy? Would you bring meds back in to stabilise? Just curious!
billsf94131 (1 год назад)
I think too many people look at the drug issue as "all or nothing". I'm a 59 year old man who was diagnosed with bipolar at 55. I was told to take three, 250 mg. of Depakote a day. I started with one a day and realized that was all I needed. If I start feeling irritable, I'll increase it to one and one half for a week or two, then move back down to one. Mental issues are very personal and doctors can only advise you. You may have been prescribed the right drug, but you may be taking too little or too much of it. After you've found the right drug, try different dosages to see what is the least amount you can take to eliminate most symptoms. What's most important is a good night's sleep, healthy diet, vitamins, omega 3's, and avoiding alcohol and hard drugs. I tolerate marijuana with no problems, but it bothered me when I was manic. Mindfulness and stress reduction is very important too. When you get symptoms of bipolar, don't beat yourself up over it and tell yourself it will pass. Try to get outdoors, even if it's just sitting on a balcony. Most of all, don't lash out at people. With bipolar, it's easy to get worked up over small things. If what you're about to say to someone isn't kind, bite your tongue and try not to blurt it out.
Rosalyn Manning (4 месяца назад)
billsf94131 Your comment is greatly appreciated
Sean Kent (1 год назад)
In a video you made may 8th 2015, you said you were watching a lot of movies and videos a lot, and you had the functionality to go and take care of some weeds. That was after you quit Latuda. It doesn't seem weird to me that in this video you're watching a lot of videos, because you were feeling the same way after latuda.
Stephanie DeGange (1 год назад)
i am 61 and i have quit my meds and that caused severe problems...go back on your meds; maybe a new psychiatrist. My memory is better off meds, but it is hell for me and my family when I go off................Love to you.
Julie Witt (1 год назад)
What's w/ the spooky music?
Josh Hope (1 год назад)
ROBACZEK littleworm (1 год назад)
I took xanax and lamotrygnine (50mg and 20 as i remember - for a bit more than a year) - i asked for them but for light "version" coz i wasnt sure how theyll work on myself and to be honest they didnt help me sleep but i felt like shit anyway. I asked if i can quit taking them and from heavy jumps from high on manic to deep deep depression now i have mix of all that and more panic attacks - at least one a day but short one and i dont know if meds helped me that now im in mix (less paintfull state coz when i jumped it was more shitty) or no but as far as i read from others they say drugs dont help and some of them say they made them even worse so theres no answer for that. I also found where psychiatrists says that meds killk and are making maniacs so i wont say anything to you. I think someone with bipolar should make website where ppl can say what they took, that illness they have and how was before, on and after coz producents lie to us... I must also add when i tried not drink coffee for few days i was able to go to sleep, with some troubles but at the beggining i wasnt sleeping for weeks - waking up after 1h of sleep and it was freakin' deadly to ma body, mood etc.
Jessica Guzon (1 год назад)
You should look into whether you're a psychopath as well. I have a lot of the same symptoms and reactions as you do. I'm manic depressive and I came home the other day with black feet because I went walking somewhere barefoot apparently. You ever get so depressed you literally don't even wanna watch 2 mins of a 7 min video even if it's something you're trying to want to watch? Ya know? Yeahhhhh. Me too.
Lithium Lollipop (1 год назад)
I feel you, although I am DEFINITELY not a psychopath because I have too much empathy and care what others think of me. Haha
zalila zainol (1 год назад)
Im a bipolar type 2 and im a junior doctor/houseman..100% same..lets b friends 😂
Hayleigh Price (3 месяца назад)
zalila zainol I’m BPD, Borderline personality disorder, Socail/ Gen anexity. I’m on disability, but I don’t want to be. I want to be normal. And keep a job. By my whole body hurts so bad I feel weak.
Roy Belovoskey (1 год назад)
I would not like a lithium lollipop sound fucking nasty and I find it offensive lol!
J Pierre (1 год назад)
I don't go outside if I don't have to. I feel tired all the time. Loss of pleasure in things . Insomnia. Stopping respiridone today. Day 1
Dave Blasko (1 год назад)
Lithium Lollipop what are you currently taking? I'm thinking of coming off risperdal, pristiq and klonopin.
Lithium Lollipop (1 год назад)
I had a pretty bad time and remembered why I was taking meds in the first place, I've been back on a different mix of meds since this video! Quitting meds is no joke. o.O take care of yourself!
Anonomyous Monkey (1 год назад)
Hey, how are you feeling right now? I tried to quit Invega for almost 2 weeks and felt the same way, wondering if you still feel this way.
J Pierre (1 год назад)
Lithium Lollipop thanks. I do drive my partners car short distances. I'm only on depakote. No friends, no job. My memory and senses are better after withdrawal from ability
Lithium Lollipop (1 год назад)
+J Pierre be careful!
Saleh Namani (1 год назад)
I literally cry like a baby through out the day when i suddenly stop taking my medications just to see what happens. Maximum 3 days to be so suicidal.
revamped831 (1 год назад)
Meds are far from perfect. I have sincere doubts that medications actually get to the cause of bipolar at this point in history. They do however make things a bit easier. Also mood-stabilisers, particularly lithium, slows the progressive nature of bipolar down a bit. If you look at the long-term mood graphs of people on mood-stabilisers vs bipolars who are med free, number of lifetime episodes are increased somewhat for those who are untreated. So meds, NOT perfect. Have a LOT of side-effects. But they also help. They just don't help enough. Also bipolar gets worse as we grow older unfortunately a la kindling effect.
Gitte Gregersen (1 год назад)
tried to quit my meds. Always going back after a few weeks 😏
Jarrod Thomas (1 год назад)
Mobility was the word u were looking for
Rolando Cueva (1 год назад)
The background's music is pretty cool.
Hydrated Exhaustion (1 год назад)
Man so many BS comments on here. Look what you need to deeply think about is. Sometimes people need a substance to feel well due to hereditary nature of chemical imbalances in the brain WHO KNOWS EVERY BEING IS DIFFERENT. Bottom line is think very hard whether you may need a med to keep you feeling okay. I have a dark past and PTSD from literally being on the frontline in the army. I need fifty 5mg valiums a day I need venlafaxine XR twice a day. I could go on and on about all the meds I feel I need because, when I don't take them the dark eerie past of seeing my best mate being shot by sniper fire comes back.
Miguel (1 год назад)
it was a bad transaction for me. it absolutely destroyed the most fucking precious asset i have: my curiosity and extraordinary ability to focus when interested. turns out, the things i got in exchange were just "meh" at best. i just wanted to ease the pressure and heat sensation 24/7 in my head, the migraines, insomnia, irritability and depression. it was partly my fault, in the beginnig. then again it was my fault for trusting on a shrink for more than a year. ill do it my fucking way, even if it requires unconventional methods, fuck it.
Miguel (1 год назад)
it was a bad transaction for me. it absolutely destroyed the most fucking precious asset i have: my curiosity and extraordinary ability to focus when interested. turns out, the things i got in exchange were just "meh" at best. i just wanted to ease the pressure and heat sensation 24/7 in my head, the migraines, insomnia, irritability and depression. it was partly my fault, in the beginnig. then again it was my fault for trusting on a shrink for more than a year. ill do it my fucking way, even if it requires unconventional methods, fuck it.
hotheadedjoelhaha (1 год назад)
You Might go back on Drugs without Proving that natural products Don't work? Are you serious? Look into things-Ashwaganda, Lions Nane, L-theanine. Sense your channel is called lithium lollipop- I have Never heard you mention Lithium Orotate, do you know Anything about it? This could solve ALL of Your anxiety issues. No prescription required. Look it up, watch some reviews, stop taking these absolute Poisons because some deranged DOCTOR tells you to. Please!
AC RealityCheck (1 год назад)
Lithium Lollipop I tried lithium orotate in high doses.. Didn't work for me.. Tried super high magnesium, Zinc, Iodine, L-tyrosine, 5HTP, omega 3, ginseng, Chinese herbs, natural remedies ... even recently high doses of Monoatomic Gold (ORMUS). I must have spent well over £30,000 since I was 19 yrs of age. (now 37). Nothing natural has ever made any noticable improvement for my bipolar. After 2 years of trials without mood stabilisers and numerous "healthy diets" and all the above "Natural supplements", I am now about to finally go back on mood stabilisers (again). Starting a course of Olanzapine. Iv begun to realise, this shit just doesn't end does it?... All we can do is buckle up and try to make the most of those few and far between "happy and enjoyable" moments in life, whilst riding the waves of despair... Shit, that sounds so depressing!! Just enjoy all the good times you get when you do get them.. bipolar can really grind you down. keep on fighting on :-)
Lithium Lollipop (1 год назад)
+hotheadedjoelhaha I do know of lithium orotate, I consider it to be homeopathic lithium basically. An infinitesimally small amount of lithium too small to be measured almost - it's a feel good pill, placebo for the people who use naturopathic remedies and vitamins and stuff :(
Arthur6855 (1 год назад)
Wow.I have the same opinion as you about stopping to take medication.I always think that my life will be better without them.
Lunaric (1 год назад)
I'm scared. But o want to stop my medicine.
alwynbth1 (1 год назад)
What is the song in your video called?
Lithium Lollipop (1 год назад)
I don't know the name, it's in Youtube's library of free music you can use. :/
hotheadedjoelhaha (1 год назад)
Very good video! But that music put me into a Full Blown Panic Attack! Sorry.
David Hillier (1 год назад)
20 ýears of this shit get back on the meds
Lithium Lollipop (1 год назад)
+David Hillier did. Real quick. O.0
The Sounds of the Suburbs (1 год назад)
This makes me feel like I am on hard drugs.
Morgan Brussolei (1 год назад)
i take 25 mg of serouqil it helps me sleep.. which helps my bipolar symptoms alot if a get good sleep... lithium was probly the worst
bluedaisy xx (1 год назад)
might not work for all but I swear by weed I hope u are feeling more ay ease hun xx
Bradley Nicklow (1 год назад)
Van Kirby, it is all true what he said.
HarleyQObsession (1 год назад)
Van Kirby And? I'm a published writer. And I was stating my opinion. It's called freedom of speech. Nobody made you read my "novel" lol.
Van Kirby (1 год назад)
HarleyQObsession way to write a novel
HarleyQObsession (1 год назад)
bluedaisy xx I have bipolar type two disorder and smoked weed (from time to time I still do but not like all the time if that makes sense lol) and still had the worst depression ever and hypomanic episodes. Not every bipolar disorder person is the same. There's various types of bipolar disorder but the main ones are type one and two that are relatively well known and recognized by people. I also have on top of being bipolar, (separate but enhances my bipolar symptoms Bc they are the same except for one) I have severe depression and anxiety/panic disorders, I have severe insomnia disorder and I have anger management disorder as well. Not all "natural" herbs (not saying they don't help either but from my experience only) help people who have this disorder. And not to be mean, but people who say things like "just smoke weed! It helps!" or "Just don't take manmade medications bc you can just eventually get out of your own head and feel better!" are ones who have no actual true clue what it is like to actually have a mental disorder that is professionally diagnosed or they would know that it's more than just it "being all in our heads" so to speak. I wish to god I could even if it's for a millisecond just to be some type of normal. It's more than just that. It's dealing with an unbalanced mood shift that you have no control over no matter how hard or how much you try. It's hard for it to be explained and it's hard for people who don't have the disorder to grasp even a 1% understanding of what it actually is. People can help by actually educating themselves about it and what it is and how it effects people differently and actually really research actual facts not just some random google search crap. Then maybe they would have a bit more understanding knowledge about how it really is. Just my opinion.
Priscilla Proud (1 год назад)
I got off my meds they made me feel horrible I feel so much better
New World Disorder (1 год назад)
Nice lampshade
Mr.SunShine Jr. (1 год назад)
hey man, love your videos. look up nofap amd give me a pm
Marina (1 год назад)
Hey, I was taking citalopram for depression from 18-25. I then went off it recently for about 2 months cold turkey and relapsed really hard into a depression. I went back on the meds..I just want to say I understand the bizarre and kind of trippy reality of medication..not knowing what is right or real or whether to trust doctors, psychiatry, or a more spiritually minded approach. What is this reality of "medication" anyway? The thing that gets me up and moving is my faith in God, being thankful, attempting to not isolate myself, and exercise. Self acceptance is always key. You aren't alone in this!
Daniel James (1 год назад)
I hope that you go back on your meds. It just seems like an ominous video, kinda concerning. I can identify with the going off drugs and trying to "learn something". Truthfully, I have gone off meds several times and each time I guess I did learn, but what I learned was that I needed to go back on them. I was on 1800-2100mg lithium, depakote 1500mg, seroquel 300mg, Wellbutrin 450mg, adderall 20mg IR+ 20mgXR, xanax 3x a day, vistaril 50mg, inderal (for tremor) and a couple other non-psych meds. I would go off my mood stabilizers lithium and depakote and I would usually feel very elated and amazing and creative etc, but eventually it led to depression. After 2 weeks I usually wanted to die and I would go back on the meds....my doc recently put me on abilify 8 weeks ago and I think it has been a lifesaver. I feel like its given me more control of my life and emotions and since I have been on it I have also been compliant with my other meds... You looked depressed in this video, man..I hope it got better. Curious to know what youre up to now
brocksprogramming (1 год назад)
I've quit meds many times. Almost killed myself a few times when off of my meds. Be careful man.
Bradley Nicklow (1 год назад)
WTF. I have quit my meds before too my situation was I couldn't sleep so I would walk all night long till the mourning time. still can hardly sleep even e=with ability. I use to take Seroquel but hated the weight gain.
vivixxen (1 год назад)
hi thanks for the videos, im not diagnosed with anything yet because ive seen shitty psychiatrists that dont tell me anything but ive had 2 manic episodes that hospitalized me and psychiatrist put me on bipolar meds such as olanzapine and latuda but i dont want to take anything if they arent sure what i have and i hate these side effects.. drugs are so harmful and i want to manage symptoms holistically. please keep updating i would like to learn more about myself thru watching videos and hearing people's experiences... i've been on latuda for 2-3 weeks now and im quitting it. luckily ive only been on psychotic meds for 3 months so im not heavily dependant.
GW76 M (1 год назад)
This is meaningless.
New World Disorder (1 год назад)
GM is off his meds
Lithium Lollipop (1 год назад)
+G M thanks
Dave Lilley (1 год назад)
have also quit meds a few times. I think most bipolar people try at a few times . It never went well for me. Went nuts. No sleep. Depression returned along with panic etc.
Jason Sonnenfeld (6 месяцев назад)
But... did you believe in GOD?
Prince of Florida (1 год назад)
i wish you luck brother, if you ever want to talk about anything don't hesitate do message. i take meds and have had to quit a few times before.
The Good news From God (1 год назад)
The only was to quit is threw Jesus Christ. Meds are bad Taking them mean while jesus heals you in church. its not easy its your battle but. Thete is nothing impossible to God.
Paul M (3 месяца назад)
The Good news From God I think being passionate about religion has actually been a trigger for many manic breaks x)
Gary Martinez (1 год назад)
U lucky devil!
Chris Lopez (1 год назад)
The Good news From God LOL

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