I saw my psychiatrist yesterday and she keeps pushing Seroquel. I have tried Seroquel and Seroquel XR three times and had the same adverse reaction to it each time. It makes me hypermanic and gives me a bad case of akathisia. All three times, it was terrible; I just couldn't calm down.
But, she just keeps after it, along with the other anti-psychotics, all with the high potential for agitation and akathisia... I mean, BUSPAR, agitated the heck out of me, 5mgs of CELEXA agitated me.... We're talking about two very smooth drugs; Buspar has even been referred to as BusLESS. It's always about adding new medications in, instead of tinkering with the original cocktail and she never takes into consideration the past history with other medications and their pharmacology. And, this is what has kept me laid up for awhile, every week, she throws something new in and it agitates me or causes me to cycle harder. I end up messed up for a week and out of work.. I am very sensitive to medications; I know when something is working and when something isn't She wants to throw me on a Lamictal/Depakote mix and she doesn't even consider the increase chance of getting a rash with these medications.. Plus, the Lamictal was the medication that turned me around; WHY MESS WITH IT??
I am just getting frustrated.. My shrink is great, she gives me leeway in my treatment, and is also BP herself. But I am thinking about getting a second opinion, or at least find another shrink so that the two of them can hammer it out.. I just don't know how much more of this I can take. If I have another bad episode, of any kind, I am thinking about just going down to the hospital. At least there, I'd have several shrinks looking into my situation and if they tinkered with something, at least I'd have people watching me to catch it quickly..