Just recently I was prescribed quetiapine 50mg (2 x 25mg doses) for psychosis and it has worked as described on the box. I have also noticed that my moods have increased since taking this medication. I am having bursts of energy and happiness which is a nice surprise. So the question is, does quetiapine effect … Continue reading Quetiapine for Depression?
So I now take Olanzapine 15mg and Quetiapine 50mg daily and everything feels...ok. I expected to be much more sedated than I am, even though I am pretty sedated I just expected to be a pure zombie. My racing thoughts and noisy mind has halted which is cool. When I saw my psychiatrist yesterday we … Continue reading Life on Double Antipsychotics
Photo by Adam Nieścioruk on Unsplash The past few weeks have been, well… a roller-coaster of emotions. From one minute being depressed on the verge of suicide to the next minute bouncing off the walls wanting to party. The cruel fact is that I have now come to terms that this will be how my life may end … Continue reading Being A Medication Guinea Pig
It's not often that I reflect on the events of the last four months, so here goes, I am going to spew all of the thoughts in my head down onto the keyboard. I am borderline manic at the moment so apologies for any grammatical errors you find. It all began in January 2019, this … Continue reading My Progress With Bipolar Disorder
As you may know I have been in a state of mania for some time. I was initially taking quetiapine for these past few week, with no change in mood. So today my doctor changed me to Olanzapine to try to get this mania under control. I am starting on 10mg daily, potentially increasing to … Continue reading From Quetiapine to Olanzapine
This is the one part of taking lithium that is a literal pain. For the past two months I have had to get blood tests done every week. The way they are going I will have no blood left to test. I also checked my blood pressure last night and it was sitting around 150/90 … Continue reading Constant Blood Tests on Lithium
Ok so I thought it was about time I started to get this mania under control. It's been getting more and more intense over the last few weeks, with my memory and concentration starting to be affected. I called my psychiatrist who wants me to come in tomorrow and look at swapping out quetiapine for … Continue reading Getting Mania Under Control in Bipolar