My next appointment with my psychiatrist is in December. He is notoriously terrible at returning calls and just waiting until the next appointment to speak to me. I’m on alprazolam, lamotrigine, and triazolam. In the last month my depression has spiraled into this constant state of sadness and/or anger. On top of that, I went from getting regularly 8-9 hours of good sleep a night to about 5 hours of crap sleep. So mix the two and it’s a crap show. I’m going to call and beg and see if they will add ?Maybe Seroquel? back into the mix or do something. I don’t remember feeling so unstable but I do remember the sleep while taking seroquel. I don’t really know what to do. I’m at my wits end and exhausted. My roommates can’t stand me. I’m just at a loss. Especially if I have to try to sit through this another month.
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Hi! I don’t know what mental disorder you are dealing with but the doctor proscribed seroquel to me along with depakote. It worked well. I’d find a new doctor if this one isn’t taking you seriously.
I have anxiety, bipolar 1 with mixed episodes, and OCD primarily. I think my dr cares about his patients, he’s just an older man and he has a private practice, runs the only short term rehab/mental health facility in town, and runs an outpatient program. Does the depakote help? Any negative side effects?
Thank you for responding ❤️
it helped me. I was actually on lithium first and it was absolutely incredible! I don’t remember why they switched my meds but the depakote/ seroquel combo works too
🙏 🙏 sounds like me, except I have a Dr that checks emails and replies the same day usually more than one email in. Day). I am not getting sleep either. I am in a large amount of pain. I see a neurologist and a pain management specialist, as well as an orthopedic. I see a new primary on Thursday this week. I don’t know what’s going on but I have issues with waking up in a sweat, chronic pain, migraines, and many other things. I too am at my wits end. I have several psych meds all prescribed by my psychiatrist… I just went from lorazepam to Diazapam. I really don’t want to add anything more
I have emailed my psychiatrist and have not heard back from her several times now It really bothers me because even if she doesn’t want to change anything or know what to do she could say that. I feel ignored and I hate that feeling.
I feel you on both responses. I also have some pain issues. I have scoliosis, and my lumbar sacral area is turning into just mush. It’s been flaring up and I went to an urgent care clinic last Tuesday. Gave me prednisone. I had a bad mental and physical reaction after day 2. So I’m seeing someone tomorrow about it but I’m sure they’ll just refer me to a specialist for my back which will take months. I’m sure you know the process.
I feel you on the reaching out to them front too. I called bright and early and left a message with my psychiatrists nurse and explained everything, asked/suggest seroquel, and begged for her to at least call me back and let me know if they were going to switch meds or make me wait til December for my appointment and nothing but crickets. It’s frustrating Af. Like, I pay him to help me. I try to be understanding about other patients feeling the same way or needing to be treated but jeez… come on…
Sorry you’re dealing with all this…
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