I am a MDD Mom of a wonderful young man who's fallen to BP and is now fighting, quite bravely, all of the horrible and frustrating idiosyncrasies that come with having bipolar. My 27 yr old son Will, has only begun a more consistent program of meds (therapy too, GO WILL!
) within the last 6 months... along with a divorce, loss of all possessions (through the divorce)loss of career job, and worst of all, loss of closeness with his baby boy with only limited and supervised visitation... so he's REALLY gone through major adjustments along with his treatment plan.
I did manage to talk him into the pillkeeper since I've used one for some 20 years now, and have been very successful beating the (literally) crippling major depressive disorder I once suffered.
Once I shook off the stereotype of the kind of person I thought would even need a pillkeeper, I discovered what a great convenience, sometimes even lifesaver the system really is. Y'know, it's just another tool, or lifeskill we can use to get over our hurdles. HA HA! Who'da thought I would ever be that organized!!! Not me!
Will has come back to thank me for the idea, so I guess it's working well for him too. And boy, it beats the consequences he's suffered a few times when he did mix up his meds!
I say, ANYthing to stop the suffering!!!
God bless you all, I have learned SOOO much from you!