Sunday, February 19, 2012


I had a chat with my psychiatrist on Friday.

It went how it usually does.

Asking me basic questions.

Being surprised that I have a job. (This part never gets old.)

Ending with adding a new medication to my cocktail of psychiatrics.

This time, drum roll please, I get lithium.

As if it's not hilarious enough that pictures of Kurt Cobain flood Google image searches on lithium,
the name of this picture, originally used on a university webpage about the usage of lithium
as a pharmaceutical, simply names this picture 'Lithium Guy', seemingly unaware
that this 'Lithium Guy' is, in fact, the most famous user of lithium. Ever.

I guess I've burned some bridges with my previous stints with the shiny, new anti-depressants like Celexa, Cymbalta, Lexapro and Zoloft.

Now I get stuck with the mood stabilizer from the 1800s.

Not only was it popular in the 19th century, but it was one of the primary ingredients in
'Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda', more commonly known as 7 Up

I'm about 99.9% positive that my psychiatrist thinks that I'm bipolar.

And I'm about 99.9% positive that I'm not.

But never one to reject a chance to try out a new pharmaceutical, I suppose I'll give it a good two weeks and see if it has any discernible effect other than making me thirsty and fat.

Because that's what lithium is good at.

Making you thirsty and fat.

Oh, and fucking up your kidneys.

And... building up to toxic levels and, y'know, killing you.

So there's that.

But my dear psychiatrist thinks that I only need to be on a "little bit" of medications (which I'm sure is why I'm on the highest dosage of Vyvanse).

So my dosage should be low enough that it won't kill me.

And, in my opinion, low enough that it probably won't have any effect.

I guess we'll see.

Personally, I'm banking on this not working so that I can propose being put on Wellbutrin.

For fuck's sake, Wellbutrin even looks happy!

A bientôt, lovelies.



  1. I've tried a million a those too. Not lithium tho. But wellbutrin is my favorite. Not that it gets me high or anything like that. it just works the best for me. Helps me not ocd myself out the door. I didn't have any side effects, except once when I forgot to take it for 3 days in a row, I kept crying so then I was like "oh ya, I need to remember to take my medicine". According to my doc, it is the easiest to get off of.

    SO ya, I totally recommend giving that one a try if you're in the market for that type of stuff. You can just ask your regular doctor "hay I wanna try this out", you don't have to convince your psych doc.


  2. Btw, your post reminded me to go take my meds like a good girl so I actually sleep tonight XD

    I wish they'd give me wellbutrin, or something that would rid me of the kilo-tonnes that the mirtazapine made me gain -.-

    Omg those old sodas were really something, no? Coke actually had coke in it too. Those were the days. If I get my flux capacitor working we're hijacking a train and going back in time, ok?

    Love you <3