Riding the Wave ... And the Trough

I am mentally ill, diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder I, OCD, ADHD, PTSD and a vitamin B12 deficiency (a key element in brain development). For over 12 years, I took anywhere from 5-8 psychotropic meds each day, and have been recently giving myself a monthly injection of B12.

In January 2012 I was hospitalized for depression, and management of my currrent med cocktail. Immediately all but two of my meds were discontinued and, after a few weeks of adjustment, and some near hospitalizations, things seem to be going much better.

I have been on permanent disability since January 2010, and am adjusting to life on a very limited income.

My prayer is that in walking with me during the ups and downs of Bipolar Disorder, you might find solace, and benefit through my experiences.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Day 2 Without Seroquel


On Wednesday my pDoc, Dr. Rustagi, took me off Seroquel, a med that had been added just a few days earlier. I had taken it years ago, but it didn’t work well with me. This time I experienced extreme anxiety, leg pain, slurred speech and the “MI Shuffle”.

I will call my pDoc back on Friday, and give him an update. If I am doing better, he will maintain my current schedule; if I am, he’ll change my meds, or put me back into the hospital. I don’t care what it takes, or how extreme the treatment, I need fixed, whatever it takes.

Currently I am better, but experience bouts of anxiety and extreme, uncontrollable anger. We’ll see what he says when I call tomorrow.

Just Plain Nuts

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