Bipolar Laid Bare

Did My IUD Trigger My Depression? Part II

This article is Part II of “Did My IUD Trigger My Depression.” You can find Part I here.

As a person with bipolar disorder, I have to work constantly to monitor my symptoms and recognize any triggers that may induce a depressive or manic episode. Several months ago, something triggered a severe depressive episode that still hasn’t fully dissipated. I initially thought the trigger might have been travel or seasonal change, but recently remembered...

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Why I Stopped Taking Latuda

Episodes of depression can be unpredictable. Sometimes they emerge without an identifiable trigger and without warning. Sometimes triggers are identifiable, which helps inform preparation for any potential episodes in the future, but may not help with the current episodes. Length of depressive...

Bipolar Laid Bare

Depression Without a Depressed Mood?

I’ve been experiencing a depressive episode for five months. It’s been a horrible experience and longer than any other depressive episode I’ve ever had.

It has negatively impacted almost every aspect of my life including work and relationships. Through this...

Bipolar Laid Bare

Did My IUD Trigger My Depression?

Four months ago I switched from the Mirena intrauterine device to the Kyleena IUD. Two weeks later I was hit by a period of major depression, from which I have still not recovered. It’s important for people with depression and bipolar disorder...