The Importance of Taking Your Medicine
At some point during your Bipolar I Disorder treatment, you may want to stop taking your medicine. There are many reasons why this might happen, such as:
- You haven’t experienced an episode of illness in a long time, and you are feeling better
- You may be disappointed with the lack of improvement in your symptoms
- You find it hard to take your medicine as directed
- You might be having side effects. If you think you are having side effects, talk to your doctor immediately
Remember that one of the best opportunities to help keep symptoms under control is following your treatment plan and taking your medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing side effects with your current treatment. He or she can work with you to make the necessary changes in your treatment plan. There are medicines that you can take less frequently. Talk to your doctor about longer-term treatment options.