- Nov 20, 2020
- Oakley, KS
We have all heard of, or experienced, what happens when someone, who is bipolar, quits their medications. I have not been medicated for two (2) years now. Not by choice. I am allergic to all psychiatric drugs. This might sound unlikely but it is not. Psychiatric drugs all have similar formulas; if you are allergic to one, you have a high probability of being allergic to others. My allergist explained this to me. Two years ago, I developed a med rash and was placed in an acute mental health care facility. The longest stay is generally two (2) weeks. I spent four (4) and a half (1/2) months there. They tried every drug their pharmacy carried for bipolar but none worked out. I was an unusual patient as I had never deliberately stop taking my meds. Now I have no help, from meds, for my illness. This has forced me to remove myself from almost all social contact. Social contact almost always is negative for myself and those I come in contact with. The loneliness wears on me and I think it is worse due to being bipolar.