I'm bipolar and I started taking Lamictal and Seroquel around a year ago. I'm in my second year at art school after taking a year out due to depression.
I'm finding it very hard to be creative this year. I used to instantly think of a million ideas as soon as I was given a brief, now it takes me days to come up with one. I'm also finding it very difficult to draw which used to be one of my strengths. My first semester assessment is in few weeks and I'm kind-of ashamed of what I'm handing in.
I've heard bipolar meds can effect peoples's creativity, has anyone else experienced this? Is there anything I can do about it short of coming off the meds (which I definitely don't want to do)?
posted by Chenko
on Dec 16, 2011 -
DepressionFilter: I'm on meds and am in talk therapy. However, I tend to fall apart on weekends and at night. What coping strategies might I try in order to help with the downness that comes with nights and weekends? [More info, including potential factors and meds schedule, inside.] [more inside]
posted by sperose
on Feb 21, 2011 -
I have a crazy health issue/issues and wonder if any of you brilliant people can give me any insights or advice. Thanks for your time. [more inside]
posted by gibbsjd77
on Apr 5, 2010 -
Heart racing/pounding upon waking up. This happens in the morning and also when I take naps. [more inside]
posted by desjardins
on Dec 8, 2008 -
Instead of not being able to get up in the mornings, I have a problem with waking up TOO early. Typically I go to sleep around midnight-1:00 am (it's when I start getting tired) but for the last 2 months or so I've been waking up anywhere between 5:00 am to 7ish, and my alarm doesn't go off until 8:15. [more inside]
posted by dithmer
on Aug 14, 2008 -
I recently increased my dosage of lamictal from 100mg/day to 200mg/day. I was prescribed 100mg pills, whereas before I had 25mg pills. For a month's supply of 100mg/daily in 25mg units, the bill sent to my insurance was over $500. For 200mg in 100mg units, it was just under $300.
Why would more of the active ingredient cost less? I know the difference in pill count can't account for that much of a differential. What's the creative economics here?
posted by jammer
on Sep 21, 2006 -
In your personal experience, do you think it's possible (or even common) to be mistakenly diagnosed as bipolar? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 20, 2005 -