Sink or Swim – a Poem

I can truly appreciate this wonderful poem written by Sue “My Loud Bipolar Whispers”. Not all Bipolar medications prescribed work, and this poem touches on many points of the feelings you have when you take something that is not serving its purpose. Great piece!

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Introduction to my poem…

I wrote the following poem a year ago after getting two severe physical syndromes that began my quest to eventually become medication free in a less than desirable manner. For those of you that have been following my blog you know my scary and dangerous  story.

Please read my two posts I wrote about a year ago that describe the two syndromes I got:

  1. My Bipolar Medication Nearly Killed Me Because I Didn’t Get My Sodium Levels Checked 

  2. Bipolar Medications Can Be Dangerous

They are valuable posts that give awareness to the possible dangers of psychotropic medications and the importance of getting your blood levels checked regularly which I didn’t do enough apparently.

After discontinuing my bipolar medication, Trileptal, the only medication I was still taking in my medication cocktail was Klonopin. I took only Klonopin last year and always tried to decrease it from 5 mg…

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