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Hi. Everyone. Back again for some much needed advice regarding quetiapine. I've posted previously about a mistake being made by my psychiatrist when he neglected to tell me to halve my dose of venlafaxine as I raised my quetiapine. This resulted in extreme anxiety, detachment and restlessness. This has now been resolved. I have been without one day of venlafaxine while the proper dose was organised. My quetiapine has been raised at a speed which I thot was a bit fast to allow me to see how I coped. (100mg every 7 days up to 300mg which I took last night. I didn't feel so well after taking it last night and felt my thoughts jagged when moving from one thought to another and a feeling of confusion and rising anxiety. My feelings are coming back tho (sadness at times and happiness) but for some reason these feelings seem to stop halfway and this is making me feel anxious. Can quetiapine do this to you if your dose is too high for your needs? Any input would be much appreciated as I've lost all faith in my psychiatrist for his blunder regarding the venlafaxine and 2 CPN's on my team have given conflicting advice. One said I could be on quetiapine for life while the other said that after a period of balance I could slowly wean off and use my care plan to monitor my condition and if any of my warning signs appeared I could use meds if required. I'm 51 and had 1 period of hypomania last year which was wrongly treated with 3 different antidepressants and no mood stabilizer which left me ill for 5 months. I was ill again this year and for 6 weeks was treated with only antidepressants which made me even worse. I spoke to my CPN (who contacted my psychiatrist immediately and low and behold they've decided to reduce the quetiapine back to 200mg for the next week to see how things go. Could do with advice and reassurance. Thanking everyone in advance.
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