As noted before, living with Bipolar disease is possible and treatable. Since I have been diagnosed my doctors first monitored me (my medications) on a weekly, then biweekly and now a monthly basis. In the beginning much patience is needed because the meds can take two to six weeks to actually work into your system completely.
I’ve been on my meds about two months now. I am starting to notice some times where I have difficulty dealing with a situation. These are mild issues and as anyone, I will have bad days. Not every day will be perfect. Life goes on as normal as possible.
One symptom of Bipolar is memory problems. Now I have to mention that I to also have been diagnosed years ago with sleep apnea. That can also cause memory problems due to not resting right. I do not wear the CPAP because during the night I always took it off without realizing. I was not even aware that I did that. I would wake up and the mask would be laying there and the machine running. I finally got to the point that I returned the machine because I really did not use it.
Since I have been prescribed my latest medications for the Bipolar I seem to rest much better and feel more active. More like doing the simple things like cleaning or taking the dogs for a walk.
Lately, I rest OK but find myself becoming confused easily. This has happened the past few days. At work, as a waitress I forget what tables I have. It is not a big restaurant and it is not like I’ve had this problem before. To make this matter easier, I carry a pad around all the time. I just write my table numbers down.
What really bothered me was yesterday while hunting. I know the area I hunt in like the back of my hand. I spend a lot of time in the woods. I love spending any free time there.
Anyway, yesterday I knew where I wanted to go but became very confused. I went where I thought I wanted to be. Then while leaving the woods as I entered the field along the edge I realized I was not even close to where I wanted to go. This really upset. To the point that I cried when I came home. I cried because of the confusion I have been experiencing the past few days.
What will I do? I will give it a day or two and then call the hospital. Part of my support line. The counselors that work there who I know will always be there. It does not cost a dime to call and discuss this issue with someone. I don’t feel it necessary to call Crisis right now. It could come to that point and I would if necessary but for right now I don’t see that happening.