Hi Nicola ,
What was happening when you couldn't take your meds straight away , did you forget to carry them with you or are you trying not to take them - I don't know much about seroquel but I have read that even if you don't have mania at the time you are still supposed to take your normal dose regularly (please correct me peeps if I've got it wrong) and I think it is still best to carry it with you at all times.
Let me know how you are take care ,
I apologise for my previous post - I only read your post , not your signature
What kinds of things have you tried so far?
I tend to "use" my mania to get things done - put all my energy , anger and racing thoughts in a big ball and throw myself into something like cleaning or a big project.
Maybe some strenuous exercise would help - something fast like squash , a treadmill , martial arts.
I find rather than being able to "control" the mania it's more a case of learning to ride the wave instead of getting drowned - trying to use it for productive purposes.
It's great that you've got such a good BF who helps you.
Take care ,
One of the other people on here had a great one that might be worth a try ;
While you are deep breathing , close your eyes and imagine a place (real or make believe) that you can "go to" when you need to be calm , imagine yourself surrounded by soothing things. This person imagines a waterfall but it could be anything as long as it gives you peace of mind.
Soothing music might also help you.
If you still find you are struggling please go back to you pdoc as there might be something else they can do.