Tuesday, December 20, 2005

YAY! I got some Seroquel!

Finally the pdoc gave me Seroquel again. I'm so looking forward to hopefully sleeping tonite that it's not even funny. He also took me off the Remeron and Abilify, put my Zoloft up to 150 mgs and kept me on the Valium. I explained to him that I needed Seroquel. It's the only drug that has worked pretty consistently to help me sleep and calm my brain.

He seemed surprised by the mania and how I thought it was brought on by the Abilify. Not sure if he didn't believe me because it's not listed as a side effect, but I did tell him I know others that have had similar experiences. Told him it began about a week after I started taking the pills and went off the Seroquel. I've been off Seroquel before so I know that was the cause of the lack of sleep, but that I've never experienced mania before.

He asked if I enjoyed the mania, if at any point it felt good. I said hell no. It felt foreign and was very tiring. I would forget things in mid-sentence, kept having minor accidents around the house cuz I was so manic I was trying to do multiple things at once, etc. Told him I felt I was finally about to crash from exhaustion because I actually got 5 hours of sleep last night, compared to the 19 hours I got all of last week; and that I just wanted to take all the pills I had on hand so I could finally get some much needed sleep. When I said that, I half expected him to ask if I should be hospitalized, but he didn't. Guess because I didn't mention suicide he didn't feel I was in danger.

Think I'll add the few Abilify & Remeron pills I have left to my "stash" I'm slowly rebuilding. Suppose I don't really even need a stash. My daughter had a prescription for a penicillin based antibiotic. If I take the 20 or so pills leftover from that in my time of need, it'll kill me. I'm highly allergic to penicillin. Guess they didn't realize that when they were taking all my other pills away. I didn't even realize those pills were still there until last night. Or maybe I knew they were there but just forgot because I don't go in that cabinet for much.

I'm not suicidal though. But then again, I wasn't the last time I downed all those pills either. Guess I'll just keep plugging away and trying to make it thru. I have to at least hang on and stay out of the hospital until after January 14th.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im so glad you got you seroquel. I couldnt live without my effexor since Im addicted to it and a zombie without it.

Hopfully you'll be able to get just the right combination of meds. I know how difficult it is to get just what you need to make you feel right.

Take care,

11:32 PM, December 20, 2005  
Blogger mizeeyore said...

WOO HOO! glad you got the Seroquel! and i got mine yesterday too! Aint life good sometimes!

Sid, i am SOOOOOOOOOOO happy for you! hopefully now you can get some much needed sleep and your mood will be stabilized a lot better!

*cheering Yay for Sid! She got her Seroquel!*

take care and i wish you and your daughter a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Hugs! (((((((((((((Sid))))))))))))))

your friend

11:54 AM, December 21, 2005  
Blogger marie said...

Sid, what a early Christmas present for you. I am glad you got what you need to make you feel better.

4:07 PM, December 21, 2005  
Blogger Ale.X said...

Delicious delicious sleep-aids... I've found that a brick to the cranium really speeds the sleeping process up (I think it bludgeons me all the way to stage 4 [that's REM, bitchez]). Plus, it's much cheaper than prescript. meds... you know, for us poor college kids.

12:26 AM, December 22, 2005  
Anonymous Seroquel Prescription Medication said...

My name is Richard Elmore and i would like to show you my personal experience with Seroquel.

I am 17 years old. Have been on Seroquel for 1.5 years now. I am currently trying to come off it, but my anexiety has been through the roof, and even 2mg of extended release xanax isnt working

I have experienced some of these side effects-
the biggest one is weight gain, i have to take at least 600mg at bed time for it to work.

I hope this information will be useful to others,
Richard Elmore

2:52 AM, December 10, 2008  

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