Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thumbs Up For Crazy Pills

Crazy pill count:
AM 2 Ativan, 90 Cymbalta, 20 Viibryd, 50 Lamictal, 5 Zyprexa
afternoon 2 Ativan
PM 1 Ativan, 50 Topamax

Raise your hand if you want to talk about crazy pills!!!

I'm loving the enthusiasm, ladies!

Raise your hand if you don't like taking crazy pills.

Really? All of you? Come on, crazy pills aren't so bad.

Raise your hand if you are going to take them anyway!

Oh, whew...I'm so glad to hear. Good for you!

Now, if I'm going to be honest with you, I don't want to take crazy pills either. I mean who really wants to take crazy pills - wants to need crazy pills?

But what I want to talk about today is the idea of how taking crazy pills relates to the idea of acceptance we've been talking so much about. 

Taking crazy pills is not an admission of guilt:

"If I swallow this pill, then I really am crazy."
"If I don't swallow this pill, them maybe I'm not crazy after all."
"If I swallow only half the dosage I'm suppose to swallow, then maybe I'm only half as crazy."

Sweet friends, that's not how it works. 
I'm going to be blunt with you:
We are bipolar. 
We need pills. 

This is the tricky part that's actually very simple. If we don't take our pills, and let our bipolar disorder and our crazy run rampant, we will feel batshit crazy. If we only take some of our pills, or the incorrect dosage, we are not giving them the chance to work, and we are going got around rampant feeling batshit crazy.

But if we take those stinkin' crazy pills exactly how we are supposed to take them, they will do their best job to control our symptoms, and we won't be running around feeling and acting batshit crazy. Dare I say it...we may even feel "balanced" or "normal." 

So you see, taking the pills means we must accept that we need them - accept that we are a tad, a touch, or a lot crazy. And this acceptance stuff isn't easy. I know it's not. I won't pretend it is.

But taking our crazy pills (properly as recommended and prescribed by our doctor ) we don't feel crazy anymore. At least not all the time, or at least not as crazy.

Thumbs up for feeling less crazy!

Accepting we're bipolar, and being compliant with the treatments for bipolar disorder, let's us feel less bipolar. Funny how that works...isn't it?

Three cheers for acceptance!

I want you to feel good.
So take those glorious pills. 
Exactly how you are supposed to.
You are worth it. 

Need more encouragement? 
Click here for my list of 40 Reasons to Take Crazy Pills.

Until next time...



  1. okay okay! haha! This is so important and just what I needed...again. ;) thanks bacon. big hugs!

  2. Right on point - as usual and with beautiful flare.

    1. Thanks, Sharon! And thanks for sharing it too.

  3. "If I swallow this pill, then I really am crazy."
    "If I don't swallow this pill, them maybe I'm not crazy after all."

    In addition: "Aren't there people who need this medication more than I do?"
    "Is this all in my head?" This one still catches me sometimes!!!

    I then point out to myself: If I didn't need medication, I wouldn't have been prescribed it- but my brain has a way of tricking me into thinking I'm not sick and sometimes it works- until I end up screaming and crying in public! *sigh*

    Cute cartoon of the bat! :)
    Thanks for this!!

    1. Sweet girl, take those pills. They were prescribed to you for a reason. Don't let your brain trick you! It's sweet of you to think of the people "who may need it more" like the "starving children in China" when you've left food on your plate at dinner, but YOU are deserving of that medication! You are deserving of feeling good. So swallow, swallow, swallow! Big hug!

  4. As always- I am proud and love you more :) Anita