13th Dec 17′ – More Drugs

20:38 Today was my medication review. It went quite well actually and I felt comfortable. I had terrible anxiety leading up to the meeting that knocked me sick. I was sweating and my whole body felt restless. Also pulled more eyebrow hairs out! All of that seemed to swiftly go away once I was going into the dr’s room. He was a nice gent and not one bit condescending (something I loathe & unfortunately see in alot of dr’s). 

He asked me the usual textbook questions but delivered them in an open, relaxed way:

  • How was I doing at the moment
  • What medication am I currently on
  • Is my current medication working
  • When high/low describe feelings or events that have happened 

And a few more but you get the idea. The more we rattled through the questions we begun discussing the similarities of my symptoms with Bipolar Disorder – this is something I have thought alot about as my sister is diagnosed Bipolar and we’re pretty much identical (symptom’s, mannerisms, personality etc.). In absolute honesty, I think I have Bipolar disorder but I understand it’s something that takes a long time to diagnose. It’s symptoms are found in many other disorders and the treatments vary from what I currently recieve. 

Anyway, I got what I wanted to say across and I’m proud of myself I did that rather than shrink away or forget. It was decided that I should add Mirtazapine (30mg) into my meds. This is an anti depressant with histamine blocking properties (sedative effect). Started taking that today so hopefully over the next 3 – 4 weeks I will see a positive change πŸ™‚ 

Hopefully the crushing lows won’t be as severe and I can actually start to live! I will be updating my mental health diary to track how this new medication is going. 

For the record I am currently on:

  • 400mg lamotrigine /day
  • 30mg Mirtazapine /day 

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11 thoughts on “13th Dec 17′ – More Drugs”

  1. I’ve had good luck with mirtazapine. Interestingly enough at higher doses the antihistamine properties tend to be outweighed by the activating properties, so I found that 45mg made my sleep worse but 30mg is perfect.

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  2. I’m glad it went well for you today even after all the anxiety! What a legend!
    And I see you didn’t ask for rhino tranquillisers though πŸ˜‰ I’m going too when I go next week πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you 😁 haha, I did bring it up but the Dr said they don’t like prescribing them as they’re addictive whereas this antidepressant isn’t. I could see his argument…would still have liked some tranquillisers though πŸ˜‚ let me know how yours goes!

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      1. Lol … I reckon theres a conspiracy and those docs are keeping the good stuff for themselves πŸ˜‰

        And I will πŸ™‚

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