I want to share my story of dealing with bipolar disorder and taking Buspirone as a form of treatment. It took me a long time to come to terms with my illness and find the support I needed, but once I did I was able to take back control of my life.
When I first became aware that something was wrong, it was difficult for me to accept that I needed help. Like many people, I had heard stories about how mental health issues can spiral out of control and leave individuals unable to function normally in their day-to-day lives. That thought terrified me and made me put off getting the help I needed for as long as possible. I think many people can relate with that feeling of fear and hesitation before they take steps towards seeking help.
When I finally went to see a mental health specialist, they prescribed me Buspirone to manage my symptoms. My biggest concern with this medication was its potential side-effects; however, after discussing these potential risks with my doctor, we came up with strategies for managing them together. This communication went a long way in helping me feel comfortable starting the medicine and gave me confidence in the decision we made together about my treatment plan.
It’s been several months since starting on the medication and it has made a huge difference in my well-being! The transition wasn’t easy - there were some ups and downs in the beginning - but now that things have stabilized, it feels very rewarding to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Each day brings something new and a reminder that life doesn’t have to be so hard when you’re living with bipolar disorder if you take steps toward self-care like eating right, sleeping enough, exercising regularly, reducing stress levels, etc., as well as taking prescribed medications like Buspirone when your doctor recommends them.
By sharing my story, I hope I can encourage others who may be struggling right now too but are afraid or hesitant about getting help - don’t wait any longer! Taking back control starts by knowing yourself better and making decisions based on what’s best for your wellbeing in both short-term & long run perspectives.