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I feel like I used to be able to cope with my bipolar but now seem to be dependent on my meds- is this normal?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The illness may b more severe but also u r becoming more aware of your meds & how they affect u.

In brief: Yes

The illness may b more severe but also u r becoming more aware of your meds & how they affect u.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Bipolar has an undulating (up & down) course.
Sometimes meds work better than other times. Many factors can influence effectiveness including sleep, nutrition, exercise, drug, tobacco and alcohol use. Intercurrent illnesses also play a role in how you respond to the meds. Check in with your doctor to discuss these variables.

In brief: Maybe

Bipolar has an undulating (up & down) course.
Sometimes meds work better than other times. Many factors can influence effectiveness including sleep, nutrition, exercise, drug, tobacco and alcohol use. Intercurrent illnesses also play a role in how you respond to the meds. Check in with your doctor to discuss these variables.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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