Crazy Cakes, Being Bipolar with No Medication

You know what’s fun about being bipolar, poor, and having crappy insurance?
Nothing.
 
My current medication isn’t helping as much as I’d like.
Sure I feel pretty normal most of the time, but then there are moments when I am absolutely positive that my world is crumbling around me.
I’m not a fan of those moments.
Other than becoming an alcoholic or a drug addict, I feel as though I’m running out of options here.
Most days I adopt a “screw this” attitude when it comes to my pills.
My loving husband went looking for alternative solutions.
 
He came up with 4.
 
Seroquil
Zyprexa
 Lihium
Lamictal
I was on Seroquil back in the day. It made it impossible for me to stay awake. I fell asleep anywhere and everywhere.
 
 
I was also on Zyprexa about 7 years ago. This made me hella fat. Don’t believe me? Ask my mom. As she so lovingly puts it, I looked like “a puffer fish.”
 
 
Lithium & Lamictal – no thank you.
Being as I need to be awake to care for my 2 small children, Seroquil was out.
This left Zyprexa.


“But the only real side effects were rapid weight gain and dry mouth.” – loving husband
“F*ck that,” – skinny wife
“It is safe for nursing.”
“Bull.”
“The weight gain is only in teenagers.”
“Lies!”
 
 
After I begrudgingly agreed to at least try it, Denny looked up the cost.
This crap sells for $600 a month.
wtf?
Our insurance knocks it down to about $300 for a 90 day supply, but still.
We survive, but we aren’t rolling around in money.
Anyway.
If you notice that I start to bloat at an alarming rate – no, I will not be pregnant.
It will mean that I agreed to take the devil pills.
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