Did you go cold turkey off these medications? Because if you did, then you are experiecing the withdrawal symptoms of these meds. With the help of your MD, he/she can wean you off of these meds. Sounds like to me that you may need to change your meds around. I can't tell you the number of times my meds have been changed and some added to it.
Can you hold out to see your MD? If not, can you call the office and tell them your concerns? The MD or the nurse should be able to call you back.
I tried coming off one of my meds cold turkey and I had panic attacks and insomnia for 2 days. I couldn't wait to get home and take the med. When I did, I was fine. I felt like a true addict at that time. But I know that I need these meds.
Sounds too like you need your doses adjusted or try something else that might work better for you.
I was given prozac back when I was in my 20's. It was given to me to treat PMDD or PMS and it made me so manic that I thought I was going to kill my husband. I called my doctor and told him that I was having throughts of killing my husband. He didn't pause...I don't think he even took a breath. He told me to stop taking the medication. I did. Nothing happened, except that urge to kill my husband went away!
Feel free to e-mail me here....
Sorry you're suffering. Just know you're not alone.
seroquel was so great!! I had to stop it to because i couldn't get up at night with my baby i went through and still going through this it really sucks
Hello again. A natural solution, again, to the rescue. First of all, you do not want to ever quit "cold turkey". These medicines are not to be taken lightly. They change the biochemistry in our brains and quitting abruptly can really mess you up. Best to taper off, under doctors care. Ok, I struggle with insomnia myself, one of the grand fringe bennies of being bipolar J/K... It SUCKS! I have battled with sleeping well since childhood. I like to sleep a regular 8 hours like everyone else. Sleeping well and feeling refreshed is a luxury to me, and I am sure it is to all the other bipolars in this world. Ok, after heavy meds and tons of pills, I found something that works pretty darn well. I went to the healthfood store (what a shock) and got 5mg dissolving Melatonin pills. I put it under my tongue and BAM,,, 20 minutes later, DROWSY!! Yippee... puts me into a restful sleep. In order to combat the racing thoughts, which I have a terrible time with, I got myself a theraputic sound machine that plays ocean waves. It matches my breathing pattern, hence minimizing the racing thought pattern. So a natrual solution and I am starting to get regular sleep and waking up feeling refreshed. BTW, did you ever go get that Magnesium???? If you did not, I am gonna be ticked at you! It really works wonders for those migraines!
yes actually i did stop cold turkey. i was missing to much school, work and motherly duties. But like Ashley said i may need to get my meds adjusted because that is just too much. and it is also affecting my menstral cycle. i was suppose to get it on the 12th and it hasnt shown up yet although i am having severe cramps associated with it. And i know i am not doing anything to suspect that other option as well lol:).
Also i love the sound of the ocean and rainfall so i have several small fountains but they are battery operated. i also light candles with them to get that relaxing feel i love it. but i do need to get the one that plugs in.
i also did buy the magnesium but i have not tried it because my private doctor told me not to take it until I get my MRI results which will be on march 18
Oh! I did not realize you had an MRI, results only 2 days away. I hope your doctor is supportive in you taking it. Alot of doc's these days do not believe in natural methods and want to pump us full of prescriptions. It was recommended to me by my nurse practitioner and has been well recieved by all of the doctors I have come in contact with since then. They even gave it to me when I was in the mental hospital because I requested it, and they had no problem with it. I was relieved b/c w/o it I get bad migraines. Did you know that it is very common for bipolar people to also be migrainers? Most bipolar people have two neurological disorders and it seems that the second one is commonly migraines! Yeah, get you a plug in noise maker, it makes a big difference. I am sorry you are having such a hard time with everything and I hope you get it all straightened out soon! Keep me posted on your results. I hope everything is ok!