When’s the last time you saw your doctor for a med check? A month ago? Six months ago? A year or more? Getting regular med checks, which can vary from weekly to quarterly depending on the level of acuteness of your symptoms, is important for a number of reasons:
A “med check” sounds like a drive-through check-in with your doctor, but it’s really much more than that. A number of issues should be checked and discussed as part of the foundation of long-term management of bipolar disorder.
Caution: Don’t stop taking a medication or adjust your medications without consulting your prescriber first.
If it’s been more than three months since you had your last med check, we encourage you to make an appointment to see your prescriber.
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