First off, thanks for reading this. This was not easy to write by far, but I knew that I needed to post this.
As of 2019, I have had over 7-8 manic episodes. I have gone through different medicine regimens and I have gone to countless appointments. I have kept the same psychiatrist over the past 3 years and for once in my life in the range of mental health, I have given up on someone that is supposed to be part of my support team: my psychiatrist.
Before I go any further in this post, I realize that this is no one's fault. It's not my fault that my the medication combination the psychiatrist gave me did not work. And it is not my psychiatrist's fault, either. But I know that it is time for a change.
All in all, this is why I have decided to switch psychiatrists. I will post an update when I meet my new psychiatrist in January.