Just a little background... I am 24, law student with BP. My mom has a more sever BP (she is on lithium) but does not have the aggressive delusions and paranoia that I have. When I mean aggressive delusionals I am talking about
reading article on how important being tall is for 10 hours consecutively over a span of 6 months.... and hating people...believing they are going to kill. I dont have hallucinations though. I was fired from two jobs over pretty short time spans because i got into arguments with customers and my boss.
For a long time I was in denial and thought maybe its just my imagination. I was also very cyncial about
pyschiatry... believing that it is a sham.
There is also a strong cultural component to my BP.
I take lamictal twice a day = 100 mg each
I take seroquel = twice 50 and then 75 before sleep
I take kemadrin since the seroquel made me have some motor movement issues.
This was all prescribed by a very reputable psychiatrist that I saw during the summer. Now I am at school and although the pyschiatrist a nice guy its not the same.
My important question is - can I take ALL of the seroquel before I go to sleep since when I take it in the afternoon it makes me sleepy and I have to go take a nap. On the other hand it is extremely important that the seroquel be effective since as I mentioned before my BP has a very delusional/bizzare flavor to it.
By the way I started seroquel on 25 a day and had to go up since it wasn't enough.
Overall I am very happy with this cocktail and its doing wonders for me. Without it I don't want to think what would happen.
Post Edited (dgoldberg) : 9/23/2005 3:09:23 PM (GMT-6)