Wellness Displays at Grantham Museum 26th Jan and 2nd Feb 2019 1pm to 4pm

I am now into my 8th year since my last dose of medication relating to bipolar disorder. Recovery from such diagnosis/medication takes a long time. Back on my feet now, I am sharing what I have learned along the way.

I am making these events in Grantham ‘transportable’, by which I mean I can pack it all into my car and display the same information anywhere in England, Wales or Scotland, only limited by the cost of fuel to get to a venue near you.

wellness at grantham 19th jan to 2nd feb 2019

About Roger Smith (in the UK)
Helping you to think about bipolar disorder in different ways so that we can eliminate the disorder and eventually eliminate the need for this diagnosis.

2 Responses to Wellness Displays at Grantham Museum 26th Jan and 2nd Feb 2019 1pm to 4pm

  1. Jengiz says:

    I have been diagnosed with Bipolar in February 2015 and have been on various medication since then; latest being Lithium. I find Lithium not very agreeable with me due to unpleasant physical and emotional side effects. I am exploring alternative methods of controlling my condition such as healthy eating, avoiding excessive alcohol, regular moderate exercise such as walking and regular sleep pattern. These steps have made a difference. I am in process of consulting my care team regarding alternative treatments. I have reservations that NHS may offer medicine based treatment only. Any ideas and suggestions would be appreciated.


    • Hi Jengiz, You may have read that I took lithium every evening, without fail, for about 14 years. I am sure you will have heard that any sudden discontinuation can have awful consequences. I was fortunate to meet great people quite early in my journey. Listening to how they dealt with diagnosis and medications allowed me to plan well. You may be surprised that my plan was never about getting off all medications. I simply planned to very gradually take less. This I achieved by making many small lifestyle changes to make each small reduction in dose as safe as possible. I am happy to discuss more. This can be here or elsewhere. Roger


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